MSU’s top 50 football players: No. 36 Ed Budde

This is the 15th in a 50-day summer series counting down the top players in Michigan State football history, as I see them. As with last year’s MSU basketball top 50, the criteria is performance and impact at MSU only, professional career irrelevant. Have your own opinion? Leave a comment or tweet at me @Graham_Couch.

No. 36 – Ed Budde

Offensive tackle, 1960-62, Detroit

The skinny: Ed Budde is an example of why offensive line accolades sometimes don’t fairly represent the player — especially in the pre-cable television era. Budde was a Time Magazine All-American in 1962, clearing running room for Sherman Lewis and George Saimes and helping MSU to the No. 2 rushing offense nationally. Somehow he was never more than honorable mention All-Big Ten. His line mate, All-American guard Dave Berhman, received more recognition. – Read more at LSJ.com

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