Indispensable Spartan #11

Spartan Digest is back with our annual look at the most important Spartans for the upcoming season. Each year we come up with a different theme and this year we'll look at the 30 most indispensable Spartans in 2013.

Michigan State saw George Perles take the field as head coach 30-years ago. Spartan Digest recognizes Perles with this seasons 30 Most Indispensable Spartans with a look at those members of the football team we feel will have major roles if the Spartans are to have success on the field.

Here is #11

Trae Waynes

HT: 6-1 WT: 185

Position: Field Corner

Experience: One-time letter winner

2012 Season: Played in nine games primarily as a special teams player. Took the majority of snaps at cornerback replacing Johnny Adams in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and gave Spartan fans hope the future was extremely bright at the position.

Strengths: Great physical size at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds allows Waynes to match-up against taller receivers. Has shown he's got the ability to make tackles and should enter camp with great confidence coming off a great spring.

Weaknesses: Needs more reps before he can be counted on to deliver each week during the season.

Overall: Shows great potential for stardom in the Spartans defense with his combination of size and strength. His performance in last year's bowl game followed by a strong spring gives Waynes the early advantage but he must not get too comfortable as the Spartans coaching staff will look to Ezra Robinson to push Waynes to keep him working hard.

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