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.