#38 Jake Hartbarger
While this might be low on our countdown, Hartbarger is a player who proved himself last season as only the third punter in the Mark Dantonio era. Spartan Digest expect the Ohio native to be solid again this season and while he's important, other needed to be listed higher in our countdown.
Had 57 punts on the season with an average of 42.7 yards per punt. Had no punts blocked with 17 of them going for 50-yards or more and 21 placed inside of the 20-yard line.
WHY HE MADE THE COUNTDOWN
We value a solid punter and the Spartans have been blessed since Dantonio arrived by having some of the best in the Big Ten. Hartbarger is in that category and should only get better. Field position has been and always will be important for the Spartans and the Ohio native can flip the field when needed to give the Spartans defense the field position it needs to attack.