South Dakota seniors Alex Jensen and Dalton Godfrey have been named to the STATS Perform FCS Preseason All-America team announced Monday. The Missouri Valley Football Conference leads all others with 22 selections to the team.
Godfrey is a returning all-American and academic all-American long snapper from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is a four-year starter and a two-time all-MVFC honoree. Last year, he helped Brady Schutt set the program record for career punting average while also assisting Mason Lorber on 10 consecutive field goal makes and 13 overall. Godfrey will be working with a new punter and place kicker this season.
Jensen has been the Coyotes’ starting left tackle for 28 consecutive games dating back to the start of the 2019 season. He hails from Plymouth, Minnesota, and is a returning all-MVFC pick from last year. Jensen aided an offense that averaged 27 points last year and ranked 32nd nationally in rushing at 170 yards per game. He was named Valley Offensive Lineman of the Week last year following USD’s 353-yard rushing effort in a road win at Cal Poly, the most by USD in the Bob Nielson era.
South Dakota begins fall practice Thursday. The Coyotes’ season opener is Sept. 3 at Kansas State.
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