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East Lansing – Michigan State announced on Wednesday that it has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund with the cooperation of the Sadler family.

The move honors Sadler, the former All-American punter who died in a car accident on Saturday. The 24-year-old was also a four-time Academic All-American and will be remembered with a public memorial Sunday at Spartan Stadium.

Through 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,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement. “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 sending contributions to Michigan State University, Spartan Fund, 535 Chestnut Rd, Suite 200, East Lansing, MI 48824-4005.

Donations can also be made online at: spartanfund.net by clicking on the "Give Now" link and choosing Mike Sadler Memorial Scholarship Fund from the drop-down menu.

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