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Theodore D. Rohrer: 1943-2016

Theodore D. Rohrer (1943-2016) At the age of 73, Theodore D. Rohrer passed away on December 12, 2016. Born in Canton, Ohio on January 26, 1943 to Dale and Martha Strott Rohrer, he was an area resident all of his life. Ted, a member of the Stark County Football Hall of Fame, graduated from MSU...

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Dewey Lincoln – 1942 – 2016

Dewey Lincoln (1942 – 2016) Dewey Lincoln #26 Born: August 21, 1942 Died: October 25, 2016 Approximately one week ago, Dewey Lincoln suffered a major heart attack.  Dewey brought a new style and swagger to Michigan State University.  He perfected this style in Hamtramck.  Dewey Lincoln was passionate about everything he put his mind to.  On...

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MYLAN HICKS-1993-2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State Spartan Mylan Hicks was tragically killed in a shooting early Sunday morning in Calgary, Alberta. Hicks, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was 23 (1993-2016). “Our coaches, staff and players are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Mylan Hicks,” said Michigan State head football coachMark Dantonio. “Mylan went...

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Kermit Smith- 1947-2016

Kermit Smith(1947 – 2016) Kermit Teslee “Chief” Smith Jr Kermit Teslee “Chief” Smith Jr, 68, formally of Lansing, passed away from complication of diabetes on September 4, 2016. Kermit was born to Madonia (Hurst) and Kermit T. Smith, Sr. of Baytown, TX on October 28, 1947. Kermit excelled at sports in high school playing football,...

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Alan Haller – Greater Lansing Area Sports HOF

The MSUFPA congratulates Alan Haller on his recent induction in to the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame on July 28, 2016 at an award ceremony dinner at Lansing Center. A graduate of Lansing Sexton High School, Alan was a star athlete in both football and track.  He went on to Michigan State University where he was a four-year...

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Dr. Richard Bryce, D.O. – Young Alumni Award

The MSUFPA congratulates Richard Bryce on being selected to receive the Young Alumni Award from Michigan State University.  This award is the highest recognition awarded by the MSU Alumni Association. The Young Alumni Award is given annually to candidates who have distinguished themselves by attaining the highest level of professional accomplishment and who possess high...

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MICHAEL SADLER – 1991-2016

July 24, 2016 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan State All-America punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. He was 24. Sadler was working a kicking camp near Waukesha, Wisconsin; current Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was in the same car as Sadler and was also killed in the...

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Where Are They Now: Edwin Baker

isportsweb – SPORTS IN PERSPECTIVE – Where Are They Now: Edwin Baker   June 6, 2016 by Chris Zorbas In January the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts announced they had signed international running back Edwin Baker. I wrote about the announcement in an article you can read here. Baker had previously spent time on multiple NFL rosters including...

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FORMER SPARTAN FOOTBALL PLAYER AND USMC VETERAN JOE TATE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MICHIGAN’S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 2 DETROIT MI – Michigan State University graduate, Spartan football player, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Joe Tate of Detroit has announced his candidacy for Michigan’s House of Representatives 2nd District. Born in Detroit to a city firefighter...

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James Alan Williams – 1959-2016

San Diego, CA: James (Jim) Williams, 57, of Alpine, CA unexpectedly passed away March 31, 2016. Jim was born February 8, 1959 in San Diego, CA to Marion and Joyce Williams. He grew up in San Diego, attended Madison High School, went on to attend Mesa Community College and later Michigan State University where he...

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