South Dakota State's Pierre Strong Jr. was dominant at the FCS level and his new team is hoping that success will continue at the next level.

Pierre Strong Jr. was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

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Strong Jr. was a catalyst to the success offensively that SDSU experienced in his tenure in Brookings and he is on a great trajectory to experience that success at the NFL level as well.

During his time at SDSU, Strong Jr. rushed for 4,527 yards, landing him 3rd all time on the Jackrabbits All-Time rushing list.

Last season as SDSU made another deep run in the FCS Playoffs, he tallied 1,686 yards on the ground and 18 touchdowns.

It is going to be very interesting to see how New England utilizes Strong Jr. in their very complex system, while creating certain mismatches to optimize his still set.

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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info: