Michigan State kicker celebrates graduation in the best way possible
The high of Michael Geiger’s college football career came in late November two seasons ago, when the Michigan State kicker booted a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give the Spartans a 17-14 win on the road against Ohio State.
At the time, the Buckeyes were riding a 23-game winning streak, ranked No. 2 in the AP poll, and were on track to make it to the College Football Playoff again after winning the inaugural title the season before. Michigan State was no slouch either, and the win turned the Big Ten East race in the Spartans’ favor.
So it was no surprise that Geiger would celebrate enthusiastically, charging down the field with his left arm extended and his right arm windmilling after the monumental victory:
The Spartans won the following week to clinch the division, then beat Iowa in the Big Ten title game to earn a spot in the playoff, where they were soundly beaten by Alabama in the semifinals.
Geiger graduated over the weekend, and he brought back the iconic moment for one more spin:
— James D. Geiger (@JamesDGeiger) May 7, 2017
Geiger was a four-year mainstay for the Spartans. He went 15 of 19 on his field-goal tries and a perfect 30-for-30 on extra points in 2016, albeit in a disastrous 3-9 campaign for the team.