We continue our countdown of the 52 Michigan State Spartans to watch during the 2016 college football season.

To remember one of the best Michigan State squads, Spartan Digest brings you Spartan 52 for 2016. Why “52”? To remember the 1952 team coached by Clarence Lester “Biggie” Munn that went 9-0 winning a National Championship by being voted No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches’ polls. Munn was also named the AFCA Coach of the Year. So to start our official countdown to the season we announce the 52 most important Spartans for 2016. No. 46 is quarterback Brian Lewerke.

#46 Brian Lewerke


We had to place three quarterbacks in our Michigan State Spartans countdown as you just never know what is going to happen during a season.  The hope would seem to be that Lewerke gets some reps during the season.  However, we fully expect Tyler O’Connor Damien Terry to be the main two getting the work.  That means Lewerke is just an injury away from moving up the depth chart and reason he's listed in this countdown.


The Phoenix, Arizona native did a lot of watching and learning much like Connor Cook had done before him.  That should pay off when Lewerke gets the call to take the field hopefully in the right situations.


One injury to the quarterback position could push Lewerke into the No. 2 spot during the season.  If that would happen the time could come for the Spartans offensive brain trust to take off the training wheels and push Lewerke to be able to play a more meaningful role.  He has to be on the list as we fully expect he’ll take some reps at some point during the season.

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