While some fans ignore the special teams aspect of the game, those who know football know just how important it is–especially at Michigan State. The Spartans pride themselves on their special teams units, and for good reason. MSU has solid coverage teams along with one of the top kicking duos in the entire country in punter Mike Sadler and place-kicker Michael Geiger.
College football coaches make a lot of promises when recruiting players to join their programs. The sell recruits on early playing time, tell them that they can send guys to the NFL with regularity, and promise that their team will play for conference and national titles. Obviously, not all of these promises come true, even if many are made with good intentions.
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Mich. St. punter Mike Sadler running like a boss. Image via Cedar Rapids Gazette.
What do Michigan State and alleged comedian Andrew Dice Clay have in common? The apparently both like nursery rhymes maybe a bit too much.
The Spartans' defeated Iowa in Iowa City on Saturday 26-14. A big part of that win was a fake punt by punter Mike Sadler at the beginning of the...
On the fourth floor of Spartan Stadium sits Michigan State senior quarterback Andrew Maxwell. What’s brought Maxwell and dozens of his teammates and coaches here today is the team’s annual football media day, which took place on Monday, August 5.
And on this day, Maxwell, the returning starter from a year ago, is surrounded by several members of the local media, as the starting...
Michigan State punter Mike Sadler is one of 25 candidates on the Ray Guy Award Watch List for 2013.
He is known as the jokester on the Michigan State football team. His Twitter bio reads, “I punt footballs and tell bad jokes.” But Mike Sadler, who wears uniform number three as the starting punter for the Spartans, is also widely regarded as one of the smartest players on the squad – and possibly even a future Rhodes Scholar.
Being a student athlete has its...
What Michigan State bowl record did Mike Sadler set against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl? That and more in the following game notes.
Today the Big Ten Conference announced 788 different student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference Team.
Among them: Spartan punter, Mike Sadler.
But while it is an honor to make it onto that list of names, Sadler didn’t just blend in with the crowd.
A much smaller group was further honored as a group in which all members maintained perfect GPA’s throughout...
Punter Mike Sadler has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Sadler averaged a season-best 46.2 yards per punt (six punts for 277 yards), including three inside the opponent's 20, in Michigan State's 37-21 victory at Iowa, as the Spartans recorded their first win in Iowa City since 1989, ending a seven-game losing streak in Kinnick Stadium.
Red-shirt freshman punter Mike Sadler has been named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Sadler averaged just 35.0 yards on five punts in Michigan State's 31-24 victory over Minnestoa, but a season-best four of his five punts were placed inside the Gopher 20-yard line.