Cole Langer of Dell Rapids is the 2012 Gatorade South Dakota Football Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior linebacker/fullback led the Quarriers to an 11-1 record at the Class 11A state championship earlier this month. Langer rushed for 874 yards and 15 TDs on 102 carries and recorded 71 tackles along with three forced fumbles. He is a two-time first team all-state selection.
Langer has maintained a 4.14 GPA in the classroom. A devoted member of his church community and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs and has served on his school's student council.
Langer has verbally committed to play football for South Dakota State. See complete list of past Gatorade South Dakota Football Players of the Year in Scoreboard.