Pressure’s on for new MSU punter Jake Hartbarger

Mark Dantonio has had four starting quarterbacks at Michigan State, three starting place kickers, three starting long snappers and several players at all the other positions.

But in eight seasons, he has had just two punters. Both were standouts – Aaron Bates from 2007-10 and Mike Sadler from 2011-14. That’s a high standard for No. 3, redshirt freshman Jake Hartbarger, who starts his first preseason camp as “the guy” this weekend.

At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Hartbarger looks more like a quarterback or a linebacker than a punter. As a guy ranked the No. 1 punter in the nation for the 2014 class by 247Sports.com, he has credentials and expectations, and pressure. – Read more a Freep.com

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