Kieft drafted by Tampa Bay

April 30, 2022 8:04pm

Kieft Ko

Las Vegas — Former Sioux Center Warrior and Minnesota Gopher Tight End Ko Kieft was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round Saturday.

Kieft created a name for himself with his ability to run block for a Minnesota team that was one of the top rushing squads in the country in each of the past two years. One scouting service labeled him the top run-blocking tight end in the nation last season. He started all 13 game for Minnesota his senior season, caught seven passes for 101 yards and one touchdown, and blocked for an offense that totaled 4,681 yards.