September 24th, 2018

Heading into the season, one of the most-secure positions on Michigan State’s roster was punter. Jake Hartbarger is a fifth-year senior and in his fourth season as a starter. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season and an often-underappreciated special teams weapon for the Spartans. A hit he took to the right leg after a play was blown dead in a loss at Arizona State on Sept. 8 created uncertainty for Michigan State’s special teams and led to a surprise.