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Spartans have four captains for upcoming football season

Posted at 6:09 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 18:09:57-04

LANSING, Mich. — For the first time since 2009, the Michigan State Spartans will have four captains for the upcoming football season.

With the 2019 football season just around the corner, it's about time that they add their captains for this year. It's no surprise that quarterback Brian Lewerke and Hoe Bachie are on that list, but they added two new names: Kenny Willikes and Raequan Williams.

"They're guys that are going to bring it each and every day. All three of them are outstanding leaders, and hard workers and great leaders, so It's an honor to be selected as a captain and even more to be selected with these three," Kenny Willikes said.

Coach Dantonio said his team voted twice a day for six days and the consensus in East Lansing was that there's no shortage of leadership.

"You look at our team, we could have had 10, 12, 15 different captains," Bachie said.

"I think there's just great leadership overall on this team as a whole," Lewerke said.

"We'll still alternate guys in to walk out to that 50, because they've all done a great job of leading right now, and we want to make sure we honor that," Dantonio said.

Michigan State's season kicks off in just over a week when the Spartans take on Tulsa next Friday at Spartan Stadium.

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