Mike Sadler being inducted into Michigan State Hall of Fame

The Michigan State Spartans are going to honor a number of former athletes in a special Hall of Fame ceremony in the very near future. One of the athletes being inducted at this year’s ceremony will be former punter Mike Sadler, who was killed in a tragic car accident last month.

The team announced their eight-member class on Tuesday and they waived the 10-year waiting period for Sadler to induct him posthumously. He will join a class that includes Eric Allen, Don Behm and Steve Juday.

Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis said in an official release:

Mike Sadler embodied everything great about being a Spartan. His excellence on the football field and in the classroom was surpassed only by the first-class manner in which he represented not only Spartan football, but Michigan State University. After careful consideration and a thorough examination of his credentials, we decided to waive the waiting period and induct him immediately.”

Sadler twice led the Big Ten in punting yards in 2012 and 2013 and also led the conference with 76 punts in 2013.

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