Spartan 66 2011 Ranking #44

The Michigan State Spartans won a share of the Big Ten title in 2010. Last year, SpartanDigest.com looked in-depth at sixty-six Spartans and their importance to the team's success. We look at 66 Spartans as 1966 was the last time MSU won a National Championship. It is now time to look at the #44 ranked Spartan in 2011.

Jeremy Gainer

SD 2011 Ranking : #44

Position: Outside Linebacker

Experience : Redshirt Sophomore

Strengths : Great physical size at 6-foot-1, 228-pounds.

Weakness : Lack of experience at the college level.

Gainer will enter camp as the back-up to Denicos Allen. While everyone expects Allen to man the position, Gainer will be a player to watch in case of any injuries.

Overall : Gainer has the physical tools and should be expected to contribute this season. The talent is there it's a matter of continued progress on the field for such a young player.

Why They Made The List : While everyone expects Denicos Allen to be the guy, you always have to look at a player like Gainer to be a player that will contribute on a weekly basis. Now is the time for Detroit native to earn his scholarship and push Allen each week.


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