Spartan 66 Player Rankings #26

In looking at players on the current roster and players getting ready to enter Michigan State this fall, SpartanDigest.com presents its Spartan 66 Rankings. What is our reason for naming sixty-six Spartans? Michigan State last won a National Championship in 1966. We're now at player #26.

SD Ranking: #26

Alex Shackleton

Position: Long snapper

Exp: Redshirt Senior

Yes, Spartan Digest looks hard at special teams and Alex Shackleton has shown how special he's been to the Spartans program as he'll enter the season having played in 39 games.

Strengths: Controls the first stage of extra points and field goals. Game experience

Weakness: Hard to find one after starting 39 games in three seasons.

Overall: While Alex Shackleton doesn't play every down at Michigan State, he is one of the unsung heroes that have made the Spartans successful on field goals and extra points.< p> Why He Made The List: After the great success by MSU in the kicking game last season, how can you keep Alex Shackleton off any list of top players. Having played in every Spartan game the past three seasons, Shackleton should end his college career with over 52 starts.


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