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Jake Hartbarger
Jake  Hartbarger

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Waterville, Ohio

High School:
Anthony Wayne

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 201

Position:
P

Experience:
2L


08/07/2017

Football Media Day: Defense

Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.

12/07/2016

Program-Record 22 Spartan Football Players Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Matt Macksood, Tyler O'Connor and Josiah Price garner Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the fourth time.

08/08/2016

Football Media Day: Defense & Special Teams

08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

03/08/2016

Watch: 2015 Special Teams Plays of the Year

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience. Now it's time to develop a knockout punch. Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

11/12/2016

Michigan State 49, Rutgers 0

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Michigan State and Rutgers.

10/08/2016

Michigan State vs. BYU

Oct. 8, 2016

12/31/2015

Michigan State vs. Alabama

Photos from Michigan State vs. Alabama on December 31, 2015.

12/05/2015

Spartans Win Big 10 Championship Over Iowa

The Spartans topped Iowa in the Big 10 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

10/10/2015

Michigan State vs. Rutgers

The Spartans traveled to Rutgers to take on the Scarlet Knights on Saturday night.

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015 | 2016 | 2017

CAREER NOTES:Fourth-year player enters his third season as the starting punter in 2017 . . . two-year letterwinner player is just the third starting punter in the Mark Dantonio era (Aaron Bates: 2007-10; Mike Sadler: 2011-14) . . . listed eighth on MSU's career average yards per punt list (41.9 ypp) . . . also ranked 12th in MSU history in punting yards (4,645) and 13th in punts (111) . . . has 24 punts of 50-plus yards . . . has placed 41 of 111 career punts (.369) inside the 20 and 21 inside the 10 (.189) . . . has pinned four inside the 20 in a game twice, both against Maryland (11/14/15 at home and 10/22/16 at Maryland) . . . has three punts of 60+ yards for career (60 vs. Nebraska, 11/7/15; 61 vs. Iowa, 12/5/15 and 61 vs. Northwestern, 10/15/16) . . . with 111 career punts, is the 14th Spartan punter with 100 career punts . . . two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Tied for sixth in the Big Ten in punting (40.9 avg.) . . . placed 37.0 percent of his punts (20-of-54) inside the 20, while 20.4 percent of his punts (11-of-54) were pinned inside the 10 . . . punted five times at No. 8 Penn State for 46.4 ypp average with a long of 58 yards, tying his second longest of the season, and had one inside the 20 . . . tied season high with seven punts against No. 2 Ohio State for a 40.6 ypp average with a long of 53 yards and two inside the 20, including one inside the 10 . . . logged five punts for a 39.8 ypp average against Rutgers with a long of 48 yards and one inside the 20 . . . punted four times at Illinois for a 36.5 ypp average with two pinned inside the 10 . . . had one punt for 49 yards vs. No. 2 Michigan . . . tied a career high by pinning all four of his punts inside the 20 at Maryland, finishing with a 32.8 ypp average, with one inside the 10 . . . tied a career-long 61-yard punt vs. Northwestern as part of five punts for a 46.2 ypp average with three inside the 20 and two inside the 10, and added a 42-yard free kick following a safety . . . punted five times for a 37.8 ypp average vs. BYU . . . had five punts for an average of 39.4 ypp at Indiana with a then-season-long 59-yarder as well as pinning one inside the 10 . . . boomed two of his three punts in the Wisconsin game for over 50 yards, including a 57-yarder for his fourth-longest punt of career, finishing with 51.0 ypp average, his second-best outing of career, with one inside the 20 . . . punted seven times for a 38.0 yards per punt average at No. 18 Notre Dame, getting three inside the 20 including two inside the 10, highlighted by one downed at the 1 . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Furman game, punting three times for a 44.7 yards per punt average . . . placed three punts inside the 20, and two inside the 10 against the Paladins.

2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in punting (42.7 avg.) in his first year as a starter . . . named second-team Freshman All-American by CampusInsiders.com . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com and ESPN.com . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had 17 punts of 50-plus yards . . . placed 21 of his 57 punts (.368) inside the 20 and 10 inside the 10 (.175) . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week a team-best five times . . . set career highs for punts (9) and punting yards (411) against No. 2 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal; both of those totals rank second most by a Spartan in a bowl game . . . dropped two of his four punts inside the 20 and had a season-long 61-yarder vs. No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . named Spartan Special Teams Co-Player of the Week for his performance in the win at No. 2 Ohio State; placed three of his five punts inside the 20, including a 51-yarder that pinned the Buckeyes on their own 7-yard line with 5:49 left in the fourth quarter, setting up MSU's game-winning field goal drive . . . averaged 42.4 yards on seven punts (297 yards) against Maryland, including a career-best four kicks inside the 20 . . . named Spartan Special Teams Co-Player of the Week vs. Maryland . . . booted a 60-yard punt and also placed one at the Husker 9-yard line with under a minute to play in the game at Nebraska; averaged 45.0 yards on three punts (135 yards) . . . averaged 42.5 yards per punt (four for 170 yards) vs. Indiana, including a 56-yarder and one inside the 10 . . . put two of his five punts inside the 20, including one at the Purdue 4, and had a 52-yard punt against the Boilermakers . . . placed two of his three punts inside the 20 vs. Central Michigan . . . booted two of his three punts 50-plus yards and placed one inside the 10 vs. Air Force . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week after averaging 51.4 yards on five punts (257 yards), including four of 50-plus yards and one inside the 20, vs. No. 7 Oregon . . . averaged 47.2 yards per punt (seven punts for 443 yards) in his collegiate debut at Western Michigan, including two inside the 20 and two of 50-plus yards . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week against the Broncos.

2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Co-Player of the Week against Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in 2014 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . ranked among the nation's top punters by 247Sports.com (No. 1) and Kohl's Professional Camps (No. 2) . . . rated among the country's top kickers by ESPN.com (No. 4) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 73) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 29) . . . three-time first-team all-district punter for Coach Craig Smith at Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio . . . three-time All-Northern Lakes League selection as a kicker . . . averaged 43.0 yards on 30 punts (1,290 yards) as a senior, including a career-long 77-yarder, while earning first-team All-NLL honors as the punter . . . placed 11 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line in 2013, including seven kicks downed inside the 10 . . . also hit four punts 50-plus yards as senior . . . hit 5-of-7 field-goal attempts in 2013, including a season-long 30-yarder, and 33-of-34 extra-point tries . . . third-team All-Ohio selection as the punter as a junior . . . two-time first-team All-Blade selection (2012: punter; 2011: kicker) . . . named second-team All-NLL punter in 2012 . . . received special mention All-Ohio honors as a kicker as a sophomore . . . averaged 42.2 yards on 60 career punts (2,534 yards) . . . scored 138 career points for the Generals, converting 10-of-18 field-goal attempts (.556), including a career-best 42-yarder, and 108-of-115 PATs (.939) . . . son of Toby and Wendi Hartbarger . . . born May 31, 1995 . . . hospitality business major.

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