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.

#39 Tyler Higby

Could Tyler Higby be the big surprise when fall camp opens?  Many feel the Texas native has done a lot of the right things to step forward and push for reps.


Spent the year watching and getting better.  The work from all reports has paid off as Higby has the physical size to play early if needed.


When looking at the left guard spot we see Benny McGowan and Brian Allen listed as the top two on the depth chart.  We all know that Allen will get the nod at center leaving a possible void backing up McGowan.  Higby from all reports in the off season has really stepped forward and we’re taking those reports to heart.

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