By Colton Hall
One of the best all-around athletes in the state of South Dakota has signed a letter of intent to play college football.
Jackson Kinzer, Colome, will be playing for the Dakota State Trojans this year, and he won’t be alone. Kinzer will join his former high school teammate, Chase Dufek.
Kinzer will be playing quarterback for the Trojans one year removed from a 12-0 season as quarterback of the Colome Cowboys where he received many rewards including an all-state selection, and Ben Connot as his coach.
Kinzer gained 2,834 all-purpose yards, scored a total of 46 touchdowns, and helped lead the Cowboys to a state title in 2018.
While Kinzer is known to be dangerous with the ball in his hands as a runner, he excelled as a passer as well. Kinzer finished with about 1,396 passing yards, and 24 touchdowns with no interceptions.
Not bad for a quarterback that hadn’t played the position since 7th grade.
While he is obviously a great football player, Kinzer was also a standout basketball player who scored over 1,000 career points for Colome High School. Kinzer received a second-team all state selection while averaging over 18 points a game in 2019.
Kinzer polished off his impressive athletic resume while being an even better baseball player. Kinzer was rewarded for his efforts by being a first-team all-state selection in 2018 and 2019.