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Mike Sadler
Mike Sadler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Forest Hills Northern

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
P

Experience:
3L


04/15/2014

SASS Academic Excellence Gala Celebrates MSU Student-Athletes

17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.

03/20/2014

Spartans Honored at State Capitol

Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

12/17/2013

Mark Dantonio Weekly Press Conference Coverage

No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.

11/08/2013

Mike Sadler Named Semifinalist for Ray Guy Award

Sadler leads the NCAA FBS with 15 punts downed inside the 10-yard line.

10/17/2013

Grinz On Green Blog: Sadler Has Perfected The Art Of Punting

Junior punter leads the Big Ten with a 43.8-yard average and 41 percent (15 of 34) of his punts have been placed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

09/14/2013

USATSI Gallery: Michigan State vs. Youngstown State - 09/14/13

USATSI Gallery: Michigan State vs. Youngstown State - 09/14/13

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2011 | 2012 | 2013


CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner enters his fourth season as Michigan State's starting punter in 2014 . . . has a career average of 42.4 yards per punt, which is currently sixth best in MSU history . . . also ranks among MSU's all-time punters in punting yards (sixth with 9,164) and attempts (seventh with 216) . . . a valuable weapon on special teams, he has placed 41 percent of his career punts inside the 20 (89-of-216) and 24 percent inside the 10 (52-of-216) . . . two-time first-team All-Big Ten pick (2012, 2013) . . . three-time Academic All-America selection achieved near perfection in the academic arena, maintaining a 3.97 GPA while graduating with a major in applied engineering sciences in May 2013; currently pursuing his Ph.D in economics . . . is the first Spartan in program history to earn Academic All-America honors three times.

2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned All-America honors from ESPN.com (first team), CBSSports.com (first team) and Athlon Sports (second team) . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches . . . second-team pick by the media . . . Ray Guy Award semifinalist . . . also tabbed All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports (first team) . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten in punting with his 42.5-yard average . . . ranked seventh in MSU single-season history with 3,233 punting yards . . . placed 43 percent of his punts (33-of-76) inside the 20 and 32 percent inside the 10 (24-of-76) . . . led the NCAA FBS with 24 punts downed inside the 10 and ranked tied for second with 33 inside the 20 . . . also had eight punts downed inside the 5, including three at the 1-yard line . . . had 16 punts of 50-plus yards . . . averaged 45.5 yards per punt, including a 55-yarder, while also placing three of his six punts inside the 20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford . . . placed two of his six punts inside the 10 against Minnesota . . . pinned four of his seven punts inside the 10 in victory at Nebraska, including one that was fumbled at the 8-yard line and another that was downed at the 1; also gained 3 yards on a fake field goal that helped propel Michigan State to a touchdown scoring drive midway through the fourth quarter, giving MSU a 34-21 lead . . . placed three of his five punts inside the 20 in the win over No. 23 Michigan, including two inside the 10 . . . placed his only punt of the game at Illinois, a 54-yarder, on the Illini 8-yard line . . . dropped three of his seven punts inside the 10 against Purdue . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career and also named College Football Performance Awards National Punter of the Week after averaging a career-best 59.2 yards on four punts in the win over Indiana, including a season-long 69-yarder in the fourth quarter; also placed one kick on the IU 4-yard line . . . averaged 44.4 yards on five punts at Iowa, including two inside the 20 and a 51-yarder . . . averaged 41.4 yards per punt at No. 22 Notre Dame, including a 54-yarder and one downed inside the 20 . . . downed four of his seven punts inside the 20 against South Florida; totaled seven punts for 319 yards (45.6 avg.) . . . placed a career-high six punts inside the 20 in the season opener vs. Western Michigan and tied his career high with 11 punts (38.5 avg; 423 yards).

2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): First-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and second-team pick by the media . . . became the sixth Spartan punter to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors . . . also a first-team All-Big Ten selection by ESPN.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele . . . named to the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) . . . led the Big Ten and ranked 21st in the FBS, averaging 43.3 yards per punt . . . placed 39 percent of his punts inside the 20 (31-of-79) and 22 percent inside the 10 (17-of-79) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten with 31 punts downed inside the 20 . . . had 19 punts of 50-plus yards, which ranked first in the Big Ten . . . his 3,422 punting yards ranked second most in a MSU single-season . . . named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, for the second-straight year . . . the two-time Academic All-American is the first Spartan to earn Academic All-America honors in back-to-back seasons since Josh Thornhill (2000-01) and just the seventh player in program history to earn multiple Academic All-America honors . . . was also named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the second year in a row . . . named to ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Bowl Team after setting MSU's single-game bowl records for punts (11) and punting yards (481) in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU; those marks also represented career highs . . . the 481 punting yards were the most by a Big Ten punter in a single-game in 2012 and the 11 punts tied for second most . . . broke the bowl records he set in the 2012 Outback Bowl against Georgia (eight punts for 401 yards) . . . three of his punts against the Horned Frogs were 50-plus yards, including his long of 55 yards that was fumbled by TCU punt returner Skye Dawson at the TCU 4-yard line and was recovered by Michigan State; that play led to Le'Veon Bell's 4-yard TD run with 7:00 left in the fourth quarter that gave MSU a 14-13 lead . . . placed three punts inside the 20 against TCU, including two inside the 10 . . . two of his three punts at Minnesota traveled 50-plus yards, including a 56-yarder that was downed at the 2-yard line . . . placed two of his five punts inside the 20 vs. Northwestern while averaging 42.6 yards per punt . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after averaging 46.6 yards on seven punts vs. No. 21 Nebraska, including three placed inside the 20 . . . placed three of his seven punts inside the 10 in overtime win at Wisconsin . . . averaged 41.4 yards on seven punts, including a season-high four placed inside the 20, at No. 23 Michigan; on fourth-and-9 from MSU's 23-yard line in the fourth quarter, Sadler ran a fake punt 26 yards for a Spartan first down, leading to Dan Conroy's go-ahead field goal at the 5:48 mark . . . averaged 40.2 yards on nine punts (362 yards), including a 59-yarder, vs. Iowa . . . placed three of his seven punts inside the 20 while averaging 45.6 yards per punt at Indiana . . . averaged a career-best 55.4 yards on five punts against No. 14 Ohio State, including a career-long 70-yarder in the second quarter; three of his five punts were downed inside the 20, including two inside the 10 . . . had eight punts vs. Notre Dame for 340 yards; had three downed inside the 20 . . . averaged 49.5 yards on two punts at Central Michigan, including a 56-yarder that was downed at the 8-yard line.

2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned Freshman All-America honors by Phil Steele (third team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (honorable mention) . . . named to ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America Team (second team) for his 4.0 GPA in applied engineering sciences . . . also a CoSIDA Academic All-District V first-team selection and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree . . . 2011-12 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient . . . was one of 14 freshmen starting punters in the FBS (true and redshirt) . . . averaged 41.1 yards per punt (61 punts for 2,509 yards) . . . placed 41 percent (25-of-61) of his punts inside the 20 . . . tied for 12th in the FBS with 25 punts inside the 20 . . . also pinned 11 punts inside the 10, which tied for eighth most in the nation . . . had six punts of 50-plus yards . . . set season highs in punting average (50.1 yards per punt), punts (8) and punting yards (401) and tied a career high with four punts inside the 20 in Michigan State's win over No. 18 Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl; also had a season-long 57-yard punt against the Bulldogs . . . placed two of his three punts inside the 20 against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, including one at the 1-yard line . . . pinned two of his four punts inside the 20 at Northwestern and averaged 39.0 yards per punt (four punts for 156 yards) . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after averaging 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 . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in MSU's 31-24 victory over Minnesota; averaged just 35.0 yards on five punts against the Gophers, but four of his five punts were placed inside the Gopher 20-yard line; delivered two clutch punts in the final seven minutes, twice pinning Minnesota inside its own 10-yard line; his first punt was downed at the Minnesota 6 and the second was fair caught by Brandon Green at the Gopher 10 . . . pinned two of his seven punts inside the 20 against Wisconsin; averaged 38.0 yards on seven punts vs. the Badgers . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Michigan game; averaged 41.0 yards per punt on five attempts, had one punt downed inside the Michigan 20-yard line, and delivered a long of 45 yards despite wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour in Spartan Stadium; also earned honorable mention College Football Performance Awards National Special Teams Player of the Week accolades . . . averaged 40.8 yards on six punts at Ohio State, including three downed inside the 20 . . . averaged 43.5 yards on two punts vs. Central Michigan, including a 46-yarder . . . averaged 39.7 yards on six punts, including a 55-yarder, at Notre Dame . . . his only punt against Florida Atlantic was a 36-yarder that was downed at the FAU 8-yard line . . . in his collegiate debut against Youngstown State, averaged 38.3 yards per punt (three for 115 yards), including one inside the 20.

2010 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top punters by Scout.com (No. 3) . . . listed among the country's top kickers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 7) . . . rated as possessing the fourth-strongest leg among kickers by Rivals.com . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 23), Rivals.com (No. 28) and Detroit Free Press (No. 49) . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Rapelje at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . averaged 39.9 yards on 32 punts as a senior, including a season-long 61-yarder . . . placed 13 kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line in 2009 . . . ranked second on the team in scoring as a senior with 33 points, hitting 27-of-29 extra-point and 2-of-4 field-goal attempts . . . converted a school-record 58-yard field goal vs. Belding . . . averaged 63.0 yards on 33 kickoffs in 2009 . . . averaged 38.6 yards per punt as a junior, including a career-best 65-yarder . . . accounted for 15 points in 2008, converting 12-of-13 PATs and 1-of-2 field-goal tries . . . as a junior, his only field goal came vs. West Catholic, a 43-yarder . . . also lettered in basketball for the Huskies . . . son of David and Karen Sadler . . . born Nov. 19, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . has achieved near perfection in the academic arena, maintaining a 3.9 GPA while graduating with a major in applied engineering sciences in May 2013; currently pursuing his Ph.D in economics.

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