Signing Day: South Dakota State football team adds WSHS Senior Quinten Christensen

Look no further than the halls of Wessington Springs High School (WSHS) to find one of the newest members of the South Dakota State football team.

WSHS senior Quinten Christensen made it official with the Jackrabbits earlier this month as he put pen to paper, with his family and high school football coach by his side. 

“I’m super proud that he gets this recognition,” said Blackhawks Head Football Coach Corey Flatten. “I’m going to miss his leadership, motivation, character and integrity. With his mental fortitude, I have no doubt he will be successful at the college level.”    

A “small-town standout” Christensen, a 6-5, 255-pound offensive tackle is among South Dakota State football team’s early signing period additions, announced Wednesday, December 15 as having signed their National Letters of Intent to accept scholarship offers from the Jackrabbits. 

During his time with the Blackhawks, Christensen dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage, earning all-conference honors three times and all-state recognition twice. A two-time team captain, he blocked for an offense that racked up more than 1,800 rushing yards his senior season and also tallied 129 career tackles, 8.5 sacks and four interceptions on defense.

Christensen touts being a multi-sport athlete, specifically a wrestler, as a huge factor when it comes to his success in football. 

“Balance, positioning and mental toughness in wrestling helps with tackling and blocking,” Christensen said. “But most of all, wrestling has prepared me for what I am going to face mentally.”    

Christensen will begin workouts while finishing out his high school career and plans to move to Brookings in June.