Dell Rapids senior Cole Langer has spent his career barreling over defenders while running the football. But he's a small town hero, who's done a lot more than that.
"Cole is great player, but more than that he's great student, great in the community, the kids look up to him." says head coach Steve Hansen
"He's a great teammate, he works hard and deserves everything he gets." says senior Bryce Koch.
Despite dealing with a number of injuries in his career, Langer, has rushed for almost 25-hundred yards and scored 42 touchdowns in a Quarrier uniform. His team will be playing for a third straight state title on Friday night against Harrisburg.
"It's been a great run for the seniors, playing for another championship. It's been a lot of fun." says Langer.
Football was certainly in Cole's blood, he's the grandson of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Langer. And he'll follow his granddad's footsteps, playing college football at South Dakota State.
"I wanted to stay close to home. I've wanted to go there since I was a kid. I go up and tailgate for the home games, it was a good fit." says Langer.