BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — Three former South Dakota State football players reached free-agent agreements with National Football League teams Saturday following the conclusion of the NFL Draft.
Agreeing to terms were:
Mikey Daniel, fullback/running back, Atlanta Falcons;
Christian Rozeboom, linebacker, Los Angeles Rams, and
Luke Sellers, fullback, Detroit Lions.
A Brookings native, Daniel rushed for 1,728 yards and 29 touchdowns during his four-year Jackrabbit career. He led the team with 11 rushing touchdowns in 2017 and ranked second on the squad with 630 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018. He again ranked second on the team in rushing during his senior campaign with 535 yards, averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Rozeboom finished as SDSU’s career leader in tackles with 475, including 29 tackles for loss, while adding eight forced fumbles and eight interceptions during a standout career. The Sioux Center, Iowa, native earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors each of his four seasons from 2016-19, topping the 100-tackle mark each year. Rozeboom also was an All-America selection three years and was a 2019 finalist for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented annually to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Sellers helped pave the way for a potent Jackrabbit rushing attack that averaged more than 175 yards per game each of the past three seasons. The Papillion, Nebraska, native scored a touchdown on his lone reception of the 2019 season and also was a key contributor on special teams for SDSU squads that earned a top-eight seed in the FCS playoffs each of the last four years.
(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)