Michigan State specialist announces decision to utilize 6th year of eligibility
One of the top specialists in the B1G will be returning for another season.
Thursday, Michigan State punter Bryce Baringer announced on Twitter that he plans to utilize a sixth year of eligibility. He will be returning to East Lansing for the 2022 season with the Spartans.
“Having the opportunity to live out my dream at Michigan State has been an indescribable journey. God has blessed me more than I deserve,” Baringer wrote. “I have made so many memories that I will treasure forever. I am beyond thankful for all those who have been through this journey with me and helped me get to this point.
“With that being said, I have elected to return to Michigan State and use my 6th year of eligibility. I look forward to another unbelievable year in East Lansing with my teammates, coaches and Spartan Nation! I can’t wait to see you all in Atlanta! Go Green!”
Job’s not finished… #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/GdSUChFQAQ
— Bryce Baringer (@bryce_bin18) December 16, 2021
Baringer was a second-team All-B1G selection following his 2021 performance. This year, he punted 56 times with an average length of 48.6 yards per boot. He had 25 kicks over 50 yards and pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line 18 times.
Opponents also called for 13 fair catches with just 8 touchbacks over the course of the season. The Spartans finished with a 10-2 record.
With Baringer returning for another season, Michigan State’s punting unit could be one of the best in the B1G again in 2022. It will make field position a tough battle for nearly every opponent.