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LB Danny Batten (Courtesy of SDSU)

A finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, this athletic and intense player chose football over rugby in hopes of possibly playing in the NFL. It turned out to be a wise choice, with his nine sacks as a senior. He'll play inside or outside linebacker in the NFL.

Five years ago, Danny Batten had a decision to make. Either go to South Dakota State and play football or accept an invitation to play on the United States' U-19 rugby team. That decision wasn't as tough as it sounds. "It was for about 10 minutes but then I came back down to earth, per se, and I realized I had an opportunity to pay for my college education," Batten told Packer Report. "Who...

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