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A Scholar Among Us

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

mike sadlerWell, this is one that doesn’t happen all too often. An NCAA football player is faced with a seemingly impossible choice- NFL football or Rhodes Scholarship? In a stereotype-defying turn of events, the smartest player on Michigan State University’s football team is also one with a bright future in football. So when it comes to a career on Wall Street vs. a career on the field, what’s a 21 year old to do?

That decision is the one facing Mike Sadler right now, as he embarks on a quest for a PhD in economics while simultaneously considering his punting prospects in the NFL. Sadler graduated in 3 years from MSU with a degree in applied engineering sciences, while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Meanwhile, he also kept up with the rigorous training schedule of a starting football player, and averaged a league-leading 43.3 yards per punt and placed 40% of punts within the opposing 20 over the last 2 seasons.

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