Spartan 66 Player Rankings #22

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 #22.

SD Ranking: #22

Aaron Bates

Position: Punter

Exp: Senior

It seems like only yesterday that Aaron Bates named the Spartans as his team of choice. Now in his fourth and final college season, Bates is set to have started all four of his seasons in a Spartans uniform.

Strengths: Ability to change field position with ball placement.

Weakness: Hard to find a weakness as he continues to get better.

Overall: As one of the top punters in Michigan State history, Aaron Bates will have his senior season to push his totals to the top of the list. A solid kicker and also holder in the Spartans kicking game, Bates is a main part of the success the Spartans have on the field.

Why He Made The List: Could have listed Aaron higher on the list but feel he's set himself as a consistent part of the Spartans special teams and should continue to improve upon his game to finish as one of the top punters in Spartan history.


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