Greenfield Named To Preseason All-America Team

VERMILLION, S.D.—For the second consecutive season, South Dakota senior defensive end and Sheldon native Darin Greenfield has been named a preseason All-American by STATS the organization announced Tuesday. Greenfield, a second-team pick, is joined by an FCS-leading 16 selections from the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It is the second preseason all-America honor in 2019 for Greenfield.

Greenfield was a third-team STATS All-American as a sophomore in 2017 when he led the Valley and ranked fifth nationally with 19.5 tackles-for-loss. He was also second in the conference that year with 9.0 sacks. Last season, Greenfield finished 20th on the ballot for national defensive player of the year and was one of three MVFC players named to the Walter Camp All-American Team. He was also named first-team all-MVFC for the second year in a row.

Of the returners to the MVFC this year, no one has recorded more sacks and tackles-for-loss than Greenfield over the last two seasons. He is also the Coyotes’ third-leading tackler in that span. In 33 career games dating back to 2016, he has accumulated 141 tackles including 41 for loss and 19 sacks. He has the fourth-most sacks and sixth-most tackles-for-loss in program history.

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