South Dakota State football team names captains for 2022 season

South Dakota State has named its 2022 football captains.

Defensive linemen Caleb Sanders and Reece Winkleman, offensive linemen Garret Greenfield and Mason McCormick, quarterback Mark Gronowski, linebacker Adam Bock and wide receiver Landon Wolf were all selected by their teammates to serve as captains. of John Stiegelmeier’s team.

Sanders, a senior defensive tackle, had 6.5 sacks last season and five in the spring of 2021. A 6-foot-1, 270-pound all-conference selection, he played in 51 career games and had 97 tackles and 15 bags.

Winkelman, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound senior defensive end from Marshall, Minnesota, has played in 50 career games and recorded 105 tackles and 15 sacks. He had 6.5 sacks in 2019 and 5.5 last year, earning second-team all-conference honors.

BROOKINGS, SD – MAY 2: Mark Gronowski #11 of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits watches the defense of Clayton Bush #0 of the Southern Illinois Salukis at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium on May 2, 2021 in Brookings, Dakota from South.  (Photo by Dave Eggen/Inertia)

Greenfield, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle from Rock Valley, Iowa, started all 25 games the Jacks played in 2021 and was named an All-Conference and All-American for his performance in the spring.

McCormick, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound Roosevelt senior, was named second-team all-conference for the 2021 spring and fall seasons, starting every game at left guard.

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Gronowski missed the fall season after winning Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Newcomer of the Year for his performance in the spring, when he led the SDSU in the national championship game, throwing 15 touchdown passes and rushing for 577 yards. He is expected to return to his role as the team starts as a second year in 2022.

South Dakota State's Adam Bock shouts victory following the team's semi-final victory over Delaware on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings.

Bock was named the 2021 all-conference first team for his performance at center linebacker. After establishing himself in the spring as a rookie, he had a monster year in the fall, collecting 125 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one blocked kick and one touchdown.

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Wolf is a graduating senior who transferred to SDSU in 2021. He missed the spring season under transfer rules, then suffered a season-ending injury early in the fall season opener. He was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA and is expected to be a key member of the Jackrabbit receiving and returning corps in 2022.

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