By Nathan Bourne

Hard work pays off, Shelmerdine signs with DSU


February 10, 2022

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Sawyer Shelmerdine with his parents Phil and Megan and Blackhawks Head Coach Jay Crum at the signing Feb. 1

SEELEY LAKE – On Feb. 1, national signing day, Seeley-Swan High School Senior Sawyer Shelmerdine took a big step toward fulfilling a childhood dream. He signed a letter of intent to play football for Dakota State University.

Shelmerdine's goal of playing college football goes back to his earliest school days. He remembers writing it in his kindergarten goal book. He has kept his goal as the years went by but it hasn't always been easy.

An injury sidelined Shelmerdine for much of his sophomore year and another injury kept him out of play all of his senior year. While most people would hav...

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