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True Freshmen WR Dell, P Bates Earn Starts

True Freshmen WR Dell, P Bates Earn Starts

it is rare to see a true freshman step right in and start, which is exactly what true freshmen Mark Dell and Aaron Bates have done for Michigan State. Dell, a wide receiver and Bates a punter will both step in for the Spartans.

EAST LANSING - New staff, new coach, new systems, new quarterback. Still it is rare to see a true freshman step right in and start, which is exactly the job that 6-foot-2, 185-pound standout receiver Mark Dell has earned. "It came as a surprise to me," said Dell, who is from Harrison High School in Farmington Hills. "In the beginning it was pretty tough but I studied the playbook a lot and the...

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