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Michigan State DB Jalen Watts-Jackson To Pursue Grad Transfer

A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans.

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michigan State defensive back Jalen Watts-Jackson will pursue a graduate transfer.

For outsiders, Watts-Jackson might not be a household name. For Michigan State fans, he's a legend.

It was Watts-Jackson who picked up the fumble by Michigan punter Blake O'Neill and scampered to the end zone, giving the Spartans an improbable win over their arch-rivals back in October 2015.

The victory was a driving force propelling MSU to the Big Ten title and College Football Playoff.

Unfortunately, Watts-Jackson suffered a major hip injury on the famous play and missed the rest of the season. He returned to play in nine games in 2016, making three tackles.

He appeared in six games last fall, but did not record any stats.

Watts-Jackson never had a major role in East Lansing, but he could provide quality depth for a team that needs it this fall. He will be eligible immediately.

For Spartan fans, there will always be October 17, 2015 and the vision of Watts-Jackson diving into the end zone in Ann Arbor.