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Michigan State Spartan Punter Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

July 10th, 2013 at 10:06 PM
By MacK Lester

Mike Sadler, a punter for the Michigan State football team, has been listed on the watch list for the annual Ray Guy award. The award goes out each year to the athlete who is considered the best college punter in the nation.

'Day 148 - Visit to Michigan State University Football Stadium' photo (c) 2007, Betsy Weber - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sadler, a junior, has been the starting punter for the Spartans for the past two years. Last year in 2012 he placed 21st in the nation with a 43.3 yards per punt average, which also happened to be the best in the Big Ten conference. His current career average is 42.4 yards per punt, placing him at sixth all-time in school history.

The junior’s punts are very accurate as well, landing 40 percent of his punts inside the 20 and 20 percent inside the 10. His 3,422 punting yards in 2012 put him in second place for a single season in school history.

Sadler was honored last year with a first-team All-Big Ten selection from the coaches, and second team from the media. He is also a two time letter-winner at MSU.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan native is joined on the watch list by 24 other punters, including two others from the Big Ten conference. 

Tags: Michigan State, Michigan State Spartans, Mike Sadler, MSU, NCAA

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