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David Rule
Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown: Lafayette, Ind.
Alma Mater: Purdue
Graduating Year: 2007
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (605) 688-6820
Email: David.Rule@sdstate.edu

David Rule came to South Dakota State in 2011 as a member of the athletic training staff working with the Jackrabbit football team, as well as overseeing sports medicine operations in the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center.

Rule brought six years of experience working with football teams both at the collegiate and professional level. While an undergraduate student at Purdue University, Rule worked with the Boilermaker football program as a senior, assisting in day-to-day operations in the training room and on the practice field and aiding in in-season and off-season rehabilitation programs.

Prior to joining the Jackrabbits, Rule served a year-long internship with the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he constructed and implemented rehabilitation programs for injured athletes, maintained athletes' medical records and assisted in the daily operations of the training room. He also completed a year-long internship with the Green Bay Packers from May 2008 to May 2009 and spent the summers of 2005 and 2006 as a summer intern with the Buffalo Bills.

A 2007 graduate of Purdue, Rule later enrolled in graduate school at West Virginia University. As a member of the Mountaineers' training staff, Rule assisted with physician consultations and also served as an Approved Clinical Instructor to undergraduate students in the Athletic Training Education Program.