MSU’s top 50 football players: No. 12 Javon Ringer

This is the 39th 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. 12 – Javon Ringer

Running back, 2005-08, Dayton, Ohio

The skinny: Ringer gave Mark Dantonio an elite workhorse to ride early in his coaching tenure, and Ringer allowed the Spartans to both tread water and make strides they otherwise might not have made in Dantonio’s first two years, especially during a nine-win 2008 season. Ringer was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior that year — the first at his position at MSU so acclaimed since Lorenzo White — rushing for 1,637 yards and a school-record 22 touchdowns. – Read more at LSJ.com

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