Michigan State football picks a new captain for every game every week, but has picked a familiar face for 14 straight games…until now.
The Spartans’ official Twitter page shared a picture of the Michigan State captain who played against Akron this weekend, senior safety Xavier Henderson not included.
Instead, Michigan State selected defensive end Jacoby Windmon, who popped up on the field last week as their defensive captain, racking up four sacks against Western Michigan.
Windmon joins Offensive Captain Jayden Reed and Special Forces Captain Elijah Collins.
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Henderson’s absence from the captain’s roster has two obvious factors:
First, and most unfortunate, the senior safety was injured in Week 1 against the Broncos and is expected to miss a period of time. Second, Windmon had a great season opener and deserves recognition for all the recognition he has received locally and nationally this week.
Who knows? – Maybe Henderson will join the other captains in midfield for a coin toss against Akron. I’m curious to see if this will happen and would like to see how Henderson behaves on the Spartan touchline.
So is junior linebacker Darius Snow, who head coach Mel Tucker confirmed will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury.
While Snow and Henderson won’t be on the floor this Saturday, they will still provide important leadership roles for Michigan State’s defense.