Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship

In September, the Cotton Bowl Foundation also initiated a charitable gift challenge match to enhance the fund created in 2016 after the death of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler.

The Cotton Bowl Foundation pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations to the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Endowment until the Spartans’ spring game in April 2018.

“He had such a dynamic personality, everybody on our staff remembered him,” Cotton Bowl Classic president/CEO Rick Baker said. “We had Michigan State in our game two years in a row. We wanted to do something to show our respect for Mike and be supportive of Michigan State, keep Mike’s legacy fresh in everyone’s minds.”