Former Michigan State Punter Mike Sadler Remembered in Tribute Video
Former Michigan State University punter Mike Sadler died in a car accident Saturday in Wisconsin. He was 24.
MSU Spartan Athletics has put together a video tribute, honoring the four-time Academic All-American and four-year starter for the Spartans, MLive reports.
Sadler had been working at a kicking camp Waukesha, Wisconsin. Nebraska University punter Sam Foltz was in the vehicle with Sadler and was also killed.
According to a release from Michigan State University, details about the accident will be forthcoming from law enforcement.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement,
"We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear the extremely tragic news about Mike Sadler's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sadler family, his teammates, friends, coaches and Spartan Nation. We also express our deepest sympathies to the family of Sam Foltz and the Nebraska program for their loss.
Mike impacted so many people not only as a football player, but also from an academic standpoint and in the community as well. The world has lost a rising star who dreamed big and was accomplishing those dreams, one after another. He was one of those people that brightened your day. I always say to try and be a light, and he truly was a light in this world.
We will all miss him dearly. Once again, we find out that life is so fragile. The world will be a sadder and lonelier place without Mike Sadler in it. May he rest in peace."