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.

#34 David Dowell

One of the prized members of the Spartans 2015 recruiting class stepped up in the spring and showed he’s a player with the ability to play sooner than later.


Redshirted last season but is expected to push to be on the field in 2016


There was no mistaking that Dowell worked hard since arriving on campus and it paid off with a great spring.  Many feel Dowell will have a role on special teams while also pushing those ahead of him at safety.  We feel confident we’ll hear more about Dowell as the 2016 season gets underway and in full gear much like we did his brother the year before.

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