EAST LANSING, Mich. – In honor of the late Mike Sadler and through the cooperation of the Sadler Family, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund to honor the former Spartan football student-athlete (2011-2014) who earned first-team All-America and All-Big Ten honors as a punter and was the only four-time Academic All-American in school history.

Through the establishment of the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund, a Spartan football student-athlete will be awarded a scholarship each year in his honor. The fund, created as an endowment, will provide scholarship support in perpetuity for the Spartan football program.

“Mike Sadler was a giver, not a taker,” said Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio. “Mike was about life. He would want to be remembered as a person who embraced life. His wit, character, passion and competitiveness will live on through the establishment of this legacy scholarship fund. Mike Sadler will forever be associated with the Spartan football program.”

Gifts for the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund may be made by:

Mail: Send contributions to: Michigan State University, Spartan Fund, 535 Chestnut Rd, Suite 200, East Lansing, MI 48824-4005 or

Online at: spartanfund.net by clicking on the “Give Now” link and choosing Mike Sadler Memorial Scholarship Fund from the drop-down menu.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday, July 23 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was 24.