Dell Rapids native Tate Bunkers earned an All-NCIS South second team selection in his senior year as a safety for the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs. Bunkers ranked second on the team with 90 tackles on the season. 52 of those tackles were solo tackles, which led the team. Bunkers also had 4.5 tackles for loss, forced two fumbles, and had a blocked kick on the season. In 2012 Bunkers earned an All-NCIS honorable mention.
The Mustangs had a 7-4 record in 2013, including a four-game win streak to end the season.