South Dakota State University punter Brady Hale has received a free agent mini camp invitation from the Chicago Bears, becoming the fourth member of the 2018 Jackrabbit football senior class to earn a National Football League offer.
A Yankton native, Hale handled the punting duties each of his four seasons with the Jackrabbits and averaged 40.3 yards per attempt for his career. He was a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection as a senior, when he averaged 42.5 yards on 56 punt attempts and landed 24 of his punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
Cornerback Jordan Brown was drafted in the seventh round of the recent NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Following the draft's conclusion on April 27, quarterback Taryn Christion signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks and offensive lineman Sepesitiano Pupungatoa received an invitation to mini camp with the Minnesota Vikings.