Seiter dominant on interior as Jackrabbit offense keeps rolling

AUSTIN HAMM Sports Editor

For his efforts in the trenches that helped the South Dakota State football team have a huge offensive performance against Robert Morris this past weekend, guard Dylan Seiter is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week. Seiter was also named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week.

A senior from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Seiter received an 86 percent grade and recorded 13 knockdown blocks. As a team, the nationally ranked Jackrabbits racked up 520 yards of total offense, marking this the second time in three games this season that SDSU topped the 500-yard mark. The last time prior to this season that the Jacks surpassed 500 yards was in 2014 against Cal Poly in Brookings. Seiter was named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week following that game as well.

Seiter joins quarterback Zach Lujan, who was named the MVFC Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday, as a Jackrabbit award winner from the game against Robert Morris.

This is Seiter’s second year as a starter, after he started all 14 games in 2014 at left guard. He appeared in six games in a reserve role in 2013 after not appearing in a game as a redshirt freshman in 2012.

SDSU, 3-0 overall and ranked fifth in this week’s STATS FCS Top 25 media poll and seventh by the Football Championship Subdivision coaches, opens league play this Saturday (Oct. 3) by hosting No. 3 North Dakota State. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.