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Football Players Battle Mind Over Matter

Former NFL quarterback Neil Graff talks about the mentality of a football player

SIOUX FALLS, SD—For many football players, injuries are just a part of the game. “Every football player has injuries; some are more severe than others. But that can limit what you need to do, and that can be very frustrating,” said Neil Graff, former NFL quarterback. Graff says he understands when players like Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, choose to…

South Dakota Will Always Be Home for Dallas Goedert

South Dakota Will Always Be Home for Dallas Goedert

ABERDEEN, SD… Britton native Dallas Goedert was back on his home turf this week, helping out with the Sanford power Football camp in Aberdeen, just miles from where he grew up. Goedert went on to Brookings where he had a stellar All-American career for the Jackrabbits. But that was a fairly big jump from Britton. Now he’s a 2nd year…

Hall of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre to Headline Sioux Falls Event

His appearance this fall is the first time the NFL legend will speak publicly in South Dakota

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10: Brett Farve visits FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on February 10, 2015 in New York, United States. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)Hall of Fame quarterback, Brett Favre, will be in Sioux Falls this November to headline a charity fundraiser and event organizers expect tickets will go fast. Favre has agreed to help host…

Trey Pipkins Becomes First USF Cougar To Participate In NFL Draft Combine

All-American Offensive Lineman Hoping To Prove Himself To NFL Scouts

INDIANAPOLIS, IND  —  Trey Pipkins proved himself to be an all-american offensive lineman during his brilliant four year career at Sioux Falls. Today he’s trying to show that he can translate that in the NFL. The 6’7” USF alum was at the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis today working out as one of the top offensive line prospects in the…

Super Bowl: Limo Shortage Could Bring ‘Black Eye’ to Georgia

ATLANTA – An executive with Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host committee says she’s been told limousine companies are 300 to 400 vehicles short of what’s needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this weekend. In a letter to Georgia’s public safety commissioner, Amy Patterson said she fears this will become a “viral news story” and “a black…

SOUND: Vikings Drop Interim from Stefanski’s Title

Eagan, Minn. (January 9, 2019) – The Minnesota Vikings have named Kevin Stefanski offensive coordinator. “Kevin is a smart young coach with a bright future,” said Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. “I’m happy to have him take over the offensive coordinator job. His work ethic and teaching ability have been obvious to me behind the scenes since I came here…

Nate Gerry Snags 1st NFL Career Interception

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. —  At the age of 23 Nate Gerry already has a Super Bowl ring. During Monday Night Football the Washington High School alum added a new accomplishment to his resume. Gerry making his 3rd career start for the Eagles recorded a couple tackles including one on running back Adrian Peterson. The linebacker later snagged his 1st career interception coming against…

Kick Off the NFL Regular Season with Beer & Bacon (Cheese Log)

Chef Scott Teal stops in the studio with tasty options for your tailgate party

Whether you’re a fan of high school, college or pro football, the season is kicking into full gear right now. For those wanting something new to take to the tailgate or to serve up for your guests, check out the easy options Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee on Louise in Sioux Falls is serving up. Beer & Bacon Cheese Spread…

Sioux Falls Native Cedrick Lang Hoping To Catch On With Vikings

O'Gorman Alum Only Recently Began Playing Football Again

EAGAN, MN  —  Cedrick Lang’s football career appeared to end after an injury in his freshman season at O’Gorman led to him focusing on basketball. However, after getting back on the gridiron in college, the Sioux Falls native is a late bloomer that’s hoping to make the roster of the team he grew up watching, the Minnesota Vikings. Cedrick signed…

SOUND: Nate Gerry More Than Ready for Training Camp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Philadelphia Eagles Nate Gerry had quite an impressive season that ended with a Super Bowl ring, but he says he’s put that behind him and it’s time to be ready for his 2nd season. The Washington High School and Nebraska standout is excited and ready to get work this year. Gerry is reporting to training camp this…

Ham & Thielen Impressed With New Vikings QB Cousins

Minnesota Signed Former Redskin To 3-Year, 84-Million Dollar Deal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Minnesota Vikings have bet 84 million dollars on Kirk Cousins being the franchise quarterback who will end a 57 year championship drought. We’ll begin to find out what kind of return that gets in a few month, but so far several of his new teammates like what they see. C.J. Ham and Adam Thielen were…

Goedert Adjusting Well To Philadelphia Eagles System

SDSU Alum Wraps Up First Mini-Camp

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Britton native Dallas Goedert got his first work in with the Philadelphia Eagles over the weekend. And while there’s plenty to learn, Dallas certainly sounds up to the task. Though it may take South Dakota State fans time to get used to him wearing the number 88, Goedert seems to be acclimating pretty well to his new…

Going Undrafted Allows Wieneke To Live Dream & Sign With Vikings

Maple Grove Native Hopes To Follow In Footsteps Of Adam Thielen & CJ Ham

MAPLE GROVE, MN  —  On the final day of the NFL draft most prospects are hoping that they get a call from a team wanting to draft them. South Dakota State alum Jake Wieneke was praying that his phone wouldn’t ring. During the draft process no team had shown more interest in the Maple Grove native than his hometown Minnesota…

Eagles Introduce Britton Native & SDSU Alum Dallas Goedert In Philadelphia

Goedert Picked In Second Round Of NFL Draft

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit and Britton-Hecla star Dallas Goedert began taking flight with the Philadelphia Eagles one day after they selected him with the 49th overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft. Less than 24 hours after watching and celebrating with his family just north of Britton, the Eagles flew Goedert to the…

SDSU’s Jake Wieneke Signs As Undrafted Free Agent With Minnesota Vikings

Maple Grove Native Signs With Hometown Team

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  SDSU alum Jake Wieneke didn’t get selected during the final three rounds of the NFL Draft today, and he may prefer it that way since it allowed the Maple Grove, Minnesota native to sign with his hometown Vikings as an undrafted free agent. During a stellar career in Brookings from 2014-17, Wieneke became SDSU and the Missouri…

Trio Of Locals Get Undrafted Opportunities In NFL

Gardeck Signs With Arizona, Soulek & Vandeberg Get Mini-Camp Tryouts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will get a shot at the NFL thanks to undrafted deals. Sioux Falls linebacker Dennis Gardeck, second in Division Two last year in Sacks with 14, has signed on with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. SDSU defensive lineman and Yankton native Kellen Soulek has also received an…

Pats Kicker Talks About Importance of the Returning Vinatieri

SD native Adam Vinatierito return for 23rd season in the NFL

Even the energizer bunny can’t keep up with South Dakota’s Adam Vinatieri. He announced Tuesday that he will be returning for his 23rd season in the N-F-L, extending the Hall-of-Fame career that has him 2nd on the all-time scoring list behind Morten Anderson. Vinatieri has been in more Super Bowls and won more rings (4) than any kicker. And what…

Concussion Safety in Youth Football

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend and registration for youth football around the corner, parents in the Sioux Empire have a big decision coming up. “The game is being coached today safer than it’s ever been in the history of the game of football,” says former South Dakota Junior Football League President Larry Leveranz. Youth football…

Backup Quarterbacks Front & Center In NFC Championship

Keenum & Foles Face Off For Trip To Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  If I’d told you at the beginning of the season that Case Keenum and Nick Foles would be battling for a trip to the Super Bowl you’d think I was nuts. Truth will be stranger than fiction on Sunday when those two lead the Vikings and Eagles into the NFC Championship. The former St. Louis Ram teammates…