Fifteen South Dakota State football players, including eight first-team selections, were honored Monday as members of the 2022 All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Team. The University of South Dakota has six players named to the 2022 team.

Of SDSU's 15 total honorees, 10 had previously earned all-MVFC accolades with Jaxon Janke, Mason McCormick, and Caleb Sanders earning recognition for the third season in a row.

SDSU Selections:
First-Team Offense: Isaiah Davis, RB; Garret Greenfield, OL; Tucker Kraft, TE; Mason McCormick, OL
First-Team Defense: Adam Bock, LB; DyShawn Gales, DB; Caleb Sanders, DL; Reece Winkelman, DL
Second-Team Offense: Mark Gronowski, QB; Zach Heins, TE; Jaxon Janke, WR
Second-Team Special Teams: Jadon Janke, RS
Honorable Mention Offense: Jadon Janke, WR
Honorable Mention Defense: Dalys Beanum, DB; Jason Freeman, LB
Honorable Mention Special Teams: Hunter Dustman, P
Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year: John Stiegelmeier


In addition, Jackrabbit head coach John Stiegelmeier was selected as the league's Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year.

A finalist for the FCS Eddie Robinson Award, Stiegelmeier has led the Jackrabbits to a 10-1 overall record this season, including a perfect 8-0 mark in the MVFC.

SDSU ascended to the top of the FCS polls for the first time in program history and has held the No. 1 ranking for six consecutive weeks entering the FCS playoffs.

The top-seeded Jackrabbits are making their 11th straight appearance in the postseason and 12th berth overall under Stiegelmeier, who is in his 26th season in charge of the SDSU program.

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The six selections for the Coyotes equal the most by the program since joining the Valley in 2012.

First-Team Dalton Godfrey
First-Team Stephen Hillis
Second-Team Alex Jensen
Second-Team Brock Mogensen
Second-Team Myles Harden
Second-Team John Bickle
Carter Bell, Travis Theis, Wesley Eliodor, and Isaac Erbes earned honorable mention

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