South Dakota State Jackrabbits
First season 1900
Athletic director Justin Sell
Head coach John Stiegelmeier
Home stadium Coughlin-Alumni Stadium
Year built 1962
Stadium capacity 15,000
Stadium surface Grass
Location Brookings, South Dakota
Conference Missouri Valley Football
Past conferences NCC (1922–2003), Great West (2004–2007)
All-time record 528–423–38
Postseason bowl record 0–0–0
Conference titles North Central Conference Championships (14)

1922, 1924, 1925, 1933, 1939, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963

Great West Football Conference Championships (1) 2007

Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 0
Current uniform
Colors Blue and Yellow            
Fight song Ring the Bell
Mascot Jack Rabbit
Website Jackrabbit Football

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team is a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA) program that competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Jackrabbits were a Division II program in the North Central Conference until moving to Football Championship Subdivision in 2004. The current head coach is John Stiegelmeier. In March 2007, SDSU was accepted into the Missouri Valley Football Conference and began league play in the 2008 season.

Players in the National Football LeagueEdit

A total of 33 Jackrabbits have played for NFL Clubs, including six currently:

28 Jackrabbits have been drafted in the NFL Draft. Jim Langer is the only Jackrabbit, and the only North Central Conference football player, to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame

Head coachesEdit

# Name Tenure
1 Mr. Morrison 1900
2 L.L. Gilkey 1901
3 J. Harrison Werner 1903
4 William Blaine 1904
5 William Juneau 1905–1908
6 J.M. Saunderson 1909–1910
7 Frederick Johnson 1911
8 Harry "Buck" Ewing 1912–1917
9 no football 1918
10 C.A. "Jack" West 1919–1927
11 T.C. "Cy" Kasper 1928–1933
12 R.H. "Red" Threlfall 1934–1937
13 Jack Barnes 1938–1940
14 Thurlo McCrady 1941–1946
15 Ralph Ginn 1947–1968
16 Dave Kragthorpe 1969
17 Dean Pryor 1970–1971
18 John Gregory 1972–1981
19 Wayne Haensel 1982–1990
20 Mike Daly 1991–1996
21 John Stiegelmeier 1997–


South Dakota State University and the South Dakota Board of Regents are in the design phase for a new stadium, to be constructed on the location of the current Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The stadium is proposed to hold 22,500 fans, with construction to begin by 2014 if final designs are approved.

Media CoverageEdit

All home and road games are covered on the Jackrabbit Sports Network. The broadcast range of the Jackrabbit Sports Network covers eight states (South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Wyoming), and consists of the following stations:

The team does not have an official television partner, but Jackrabbit games have been televised on Midco Sports Net, Fox College Sports, the Big Ten Network, Fox Sports North, and local television networks.

External linksEdit

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