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National Championship Rings

National Championship Rings of the 1950's
The golden age of Football at Michigan State began with the hiring of Coach Biggie Munn in the late 1940’s. What Coach Munn accomplished along with his line Coach Duffy Daugherty and future successor is unparalleled in the history of College Football. Four National Championships during the 1950’s. Truly a decade of the Spartans, which continued into the mid 1960’s with 2 more National Championships.

ImageYou all have seen the National Championship Rings the 1965 and 1966 teams were awarded when they were crowned champions. If not, take a look on our web site, they are there and beautiful. But in the 1950’s for what ever reason, rings were not awarded to the teams of 1951, 1952, 1955 and 1957. This was an injustice done back then not because the accomplishments weren’t recognized, but because it just wasn’t common practice back then to do so with rings.

The players association has gotten many calls since we made championship rings available to all 1965 and 1966 players. With the approval of the University and working with Jostens Jewelers we have created National Championship Rings for all of the players that were on the rosters of those four teams.  

The rings take on a look very similar with the look of the 1965/1966 teams. They are 10K Gold rings with a green shamrock spinel stone and a 15 point diamond sitting in the center.  All six (6) of our National Championship rings take on a similar look which complements the tradition of Michigan State Spartan Football. All six will proudly be shown in our new Football Complex cases when it is completed. This truly will be a proud display of past MSU accomplishments on the gridiron and certainly something to show current players and future recruits. 

For those of you, who are eligible to purchase one of these, please follow the instructions below. The graphic rendition of the rings, along with the ordering process is shown on this page. Just make a copy of the order form and fill it out and send it to us. Congratulations to all the eligible recipients and I hope you wear them proudly as the 1965 and 1966 teams do.
CLICK HERE to see Graphic Design of Rings
CLICK HERE for instructions for ordering the rings
CLICK HERE to Order the Ring

National Championship Rings for 1965 and 1966 Teams

Dear Spartan Teammates,

Do to various reasons, many of you have lost or misplaced your National Championship Rings and have requested replacements for them. Up until now, we were unable to reproduce our Championship Ring, but most recently I was able to work with Jostens of Minneapolis and replicate the identical ring. It looks great and we are ready to take orders for those of you who are missing yours.

Another issue had come up, which both Coach Bullough and I felt needed to be resolved. Many players of the teams didn’t receive a Ring for one reason or another, and have requested if they also could participate in the program. After considerable thought and debate, this was an issue that should be left up to those who actually received the Ring initially.

 For several reasons, budget restrictions, NCAA and Big Ten requirements back in 1965-66 only so many Rings were awarded to players and numerous rings were given to the administration personnel of the University. This was determined by Duffy and his Staff at that time. Those that didn’t letter were excluded and this has been an underlying issue for Forty + years. The non recipients truly feel that their efforts in preparing the team week after week for their undefeated seasons were as valuable as those provided by the ticket manager, business manager, student managers and trustees, some of which seemed to have misplaced theirs as well.

We have long felt a need to unify our forces and eliminate the divide between us. Those who were left out because of past economic conditions and NCAA and Big Ten regulations Constraints have for 40 plus years been denied  the recognition  many think they deserve. It was best felt that those of you who were the original recipients decide if you wish to open up and allow your other teammates the privilege and honor to wear the Championship Ring in their remaining years.

It is with extreme pleasure that I announce that in a landslide vote, the original Ring recipients overwhelmingly elected to give their teammates the opportunity to purchase their National Championship Ring which has been long overdue.

A committee of Coaches, Players and Managers were selected and an honest attempt has been made to include all former players, coaches and managers who were legitimately a part of the 1965 and 1966 squads. This list is meant to be all inclusive and honor all participants affiliated with the squads.

If you have any questions, please contact Con Demos at 281-731-5383 or Hank Bullough at 517-290-5517.
CLICK HERE to view an artists design of the National Champs Ring.
CLICK HERE to view Pricing Structure & details of Ordering Rings.
CLICK HERE to obtain copy of the Order Form to send in.

Sincerely Yours,

Constantine S Demos                                   
Media Director

Henry Bullough
President MSUFPA

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About Us

The MSU Football Players Association (MSUFPA) is an organization that was formed in midyear 2004 and was given its birth by Head Coach John L. Smith. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2005 that the association got functioning, but when it did a strong force was created within the family of Spartans and a tradition had begun. The purpose of the Association is to perpetuate the Spartan football tradition and to enhance the success of the MSU football program. Our goal is to sustain a working relationship and to provide a network of communication to link the membership with the existing football program.

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