WAYNE – Victor Kniesche signed his national letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to attend Dakota Wesleyan University and continue onto the next level for collegiate football.
Kniesche finished up his senior season this past fall qualifying for the playoffs during three out of his four years with the Wayne High football team.
“The football season was pretty good,” said Kniesche. “It didn’t end up as playing and winning the state championship but overall, we played good as a team…it was always fun playing with my friends and loved being out there. They always worked hard; pushing your limits.”
The 5’11, 195-pound senior will continue in his defensive role with the Tigers.
This past season, Kniesche paced the team in total tackles with 85 while adding two sacks and an interception. He also was the top defender his junior season with 102 tackles, five tackles for loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Dakota Wesleyan signee finished with 243 career tackles at Wayne Community Schools.
Kniesche is currently working out and working on the farm as he plans to participate in baseball this spring for Wayne High. The strength coach from DWU will send out a workout for before he attends camp ahead of the 2021 season.
Kniesche said linebacker’s coach and special team’s coordinator Alex Foster reached out to him.
“I went up for a visit and I really like their campus,” Kniesche added. “It’s fairly new and I liked what I saw…I plan on studying Agricultural Business.”
A message Victor would like to pass along to the underclassmen would be to always work hard, keep your head up and play as hard as you can.
Wayne High finished 6-4 in 2020 falling in the first round of the Class C1 playoffs to runner-up Adams Central, 31-13.
Dakota Wesleyan, located in Mitchell, South Dakota, finished 4-5 this past fall.