Sadler talks Heisman "snub" and Twitter humor

Michigan State punter took to social media with tongue-in-cheek comments Saturday night about his lack of invitation to the Heisman ceremony and talks about what hurt his chances this season -- and when next year's campaign gets under way.

As the 2013 Heisman ceremony took place Saturday night, Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was nowhere on the guest list at Radio City Music Hall.

"I was outside and they wouldn't let me in," the junior joked. "I was a little salty about that, but what can you do?"

Instead, Sadler took to Twitter with his thoughts on the decision to crown Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the top player in college football.

"Uhhh that's weird. 'Mike Sadler' just sounded a whole lot like 'Jameis Winston'...?" he tweeted.

Despite his lofty 14 yards per carry average in 2013, Twitter humor and inclusion as one of Seventeen Magazine's "hottest college football players" – or as he said, "being the total package" – Sadler felt his lack of use in the passing game held him back from an invitation to New York.

"I haven't had many opportunities to throw the ball, so I think that's what hurt me this year," he said. "Credit Jameis, he's a great player in his own right, but I think they got this one wrong."

The "campaign" for Sadler's Heisman hopes started on Twitter, which is fitting as Sadler is often labeled as the funniest user on the team, as fans used the hashtag "Sadler4Heisman." Despite the Heisman "snub," Sadler has not been absent from reeling in some postseason honors, earning All-American from CBSSports and ESPN.

"It's cool to get these individual honors, but more than anything I think it just shows how hard working everybody was in the offseason, how well our coaches develop talent," he said. "I think Shilique (Calhoun) and Darqueze (Dennard) were the other two All-Americans we had this year and if you look at it, I was the most highly recruited out of them."

Calhoun also has drawn attention this postseason with some All-American honors, but he let it be known that next season his campaign for Heisman won't be his own.

"Sadler for Heisman," he declared.

And that campaign is getting under way quickly, the All-Big Ten punter said.

"It starts right now," he said. "They only count the stats in the 2014 year, but if I have a good Rose Bowl performance, maybe that will roll over in the voter's minds.

"We will see what happens."


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