Michigan State announces 2016 Hall of Fame class, waives waiting period for Mike Sadler
Michigan State made an exception in its 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame class.
The 2016 class, announced on Tuesday, includes former punter Mike Sadler, who died last month in a car accident in Wisconsin. The school waived the 10-year waiting period to include the 2014 graduate and four-time Academic All-American.
Eric Allen (football/track & field), Trevor Harris (soccer), Steve Juday (football/baseball), Don Behm (wrestling), Anne Pewe Khademian (cross country/track & field), Ken Popejoy (cross country/track & field), Patti Raduenz (softball) are the other inductees.
“Mike Sadler embodied everything great about being a Spartan,” athletic director Mark Hollis said in a release. “His excellence on the football field and in the classroom was surpassed only by the first-class manor in which he represented not only Spartan football, but Michigan State University. After careful consideration and a thorough examination of his credentials, we decided to waive the waiting period and induct him immediately.”