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State senior on NFL draft podium

Posted: Monday, May 13th, 2013

SDSU students Erick Froiland, left, and Spencer Laufmann attended the NFL draft in New York City as a result of Laufmann winning a Bud Light contest. Laufmann also won the opportunity to actually announce one of the draft selections – a second-round pick by San Francisco. Courtesy photo

• Contest winner announces second-round pick to media

BROOKINGS – When it came time to study for finals, biology/pre-physical therapy major Spencer Laufmann had trouble concentrating.

The South Dakota State University senior’s mind was on the week before. Laufmann, of Brookings, was one of 32 winners in Bud Light’s Best Round Ever promotion. Each winner, one from each team in the National Football League, was able to attend the NFL draft in New York City in late April.

Laufmann’s luck continued when he learned that he was chosen from among the 32 winners to actually go in front of the cameras and tell the gathering at Radio City Music Hall who his team picked in the second round of the seven-round draft.

“The whole trip was an absolute dream,” said Laufmann, who describes himself as a “die-hard” Minnesota Vikings fan.

For the complete article see the 05-11-2013 issue.

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