Watch South Dakota State’s Rozeboom Nab First NFL INT
Each and every year, it seems there is a small continual growth of the number of USD Coyotes and SDSU Jackrabbits playing in the NFL.
Christian Rozeboom, who has been patient in his ascent to a significant NFL role, made a big first in his career on Sunday for the LA Rams.
Rozeboom who played his college ball in Brookings for the Jackrabbits, went undrafted following the 2020 NFL Draft.
He initially joined the Rams, but had since joined the Chiefs for a season before returning to LA late in the 2021 season.
This season, he has had an increased role in the Rams defense, and on Sunday, he made the most of his opportunity.
In the fourth quarter of a tight ball game against the Cardinals, Rozeboom came up BIG:
NFL on X: "Christian Rozeboom gets his first career INT at the perfect time 💪 @C_JJ_Rozeboom 📺: #AZvsLAR on FOX 📱: Stream on #NFLPlus https://t.co/B4mQvLOt8O https://t.co/jduIv6wUuC" / X (twitter.com)
It's a big win for Jackrabbits in the NFL and for the future prospects of Rozeboom moving forward.
Thus far this season, Rozeboom has appeared in 6 games for the Rams, and has recorded 30 total tackles, 1 pass defense, and now 1 interception.
The Rams ultimately defeated the Cardinals to move to 3-3 on Sunday and take on the Steelers at home this coming Sunday.
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- What does it take to be a mascot?
- "Losing a bet or filling an opportunity!" Welch says, "An internal energized desire to love life. After meeting great performers who are introverts out of costume, they become the center of attention when they take the stage. And also feeding off the performance of others."
- Why does the mascot never talk?
- "Know your role and shut your mouth. You are there to entertain. Tell the story with your actions and not your voice."
- Advice to someone putting on that costume for the first time?
- "Remember you are now in a costume. Have fun. Otherwise, you're just a dork in tights. If the fur ain't flying you ain't trying."
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