Anticipation is high yet again for another great season of South Dakota State Jackrabbit Football. At this time of the offseason, rankings abound, whether it be the projected top 25, preseason All-Americans, or position rankings.

Hero Sports recently released their top 25 returning tight ends at the FCS level for this Fall, and two Jackrabbits were among the top selections.

Tucker Kraft, at no surprise to many was selected as the #1 returner at the position in the FCS. Some would argue Kraft as a top 5 prospect nationally at any level of competition.

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Kraft hauled in 65 passes for 773 yards and 6 scores last year in what was a memorable campaign for SDSU.

Joining Kraft in the top 5 is teammate Zach Heins. Heins has elite potential at the position after posting 6 scores last season as well. The Sioux Falls native and graduate of Washington High School will aim to grow from last year's production and enhance what is the top TE tandem in the FCS.

Here is the top 5 returning FCS Tight Ends per the article, as well as other MVFC Tight Ends that made the rankings:

1) Tucker Kraft - South Dakota State

2) Noah Gindorff - North Dakota State

3) McCallan Castles - UC Davis

4) Kemari Averett - Bethune-Cookman

5) Zach Heins - South Dakota State

21) Adam Zavalney - North Dakota

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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits open the season on Saturday, September 3rd when they travel to face the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City. It's an 11 am kickoff, and for more information on the Jacks and their upcoming season, visit the official site.

Sources: GoJacks.comHero Sports and Football Database (Stats)

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Do You Remember These 10 Crazy Snowstorms In South Dakota?

Here's some news that some South Dakotans prefer not to hear this time of year. Winter is coming. In denial? The dropping temperatures and early snowstorms out west by Deadwood speak for themselves.

Slowly but surely, people of the Sioux Empire are bracing for colder weather and snow-covered roads. Even though snow will soon be gracing the Sioux Empire with its presence, some snow showers will not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlights these ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the roads during the winter. These South Dakotan winters can be harsh, which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

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