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ELEVEN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 MR. FOOTBALL AWARD
The Elite Eleven finalists for the 2017 Mr. Football Award have been announced by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA).
The Mr. Football Award is sponsored by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) and the Minnesota Vikings.
The Mr. Football Award was first presented in 2004, with the first winner being Nick Mertens of East Grand Forks High School. The 2016 Mr. Football Award winner was Wade Sullivan, Lakeville North.
The 2017 Mr. Football Award will be presented at the Mr. Football Banquet on Sunday, December 10th (10:00 AM) at the Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel (hotel address: 1500 Park Place Blvd.,Minneapolis,Minnesota,55416).
The 11 finalists for the 2017 Mr. Football Award (in alphabetical order) are:
Name School Position Sub-District Class
Ronald Audette Elk River T/TE/DL North Central Blue 5A
Ty Barron Minnetonka ILB/RB Metro West 6A
Michael Empting Alexandria QB/DB North Central Red 5A
Isaac Hennen Minneota RB/REC/DB Southwest West 2A
Preston Jelen Prior Lake RB-R/PR/S Metro South 6A
Owen King Caledonia QB Southeast White 2A
Conner Knoepfle Andover QB North Central Blue 5A
Carter Kopet Cleveland QB/DB South Central 9M
Antonio Montero Eden Prairie LB/RB/K/P Metro West 6A
Spencer Rolland Apple Valley OL/DL Suburban Maroon 5A
Brevyn Spann-Ford St. Cloud Tech WR/TE/LB North Central Red 5A
· Nominee must be a graduating senior.
· Nominee’s Head Coach must be a current member of the MFCA.
· Nominee must not have any MSHSL violations.
· Each player must be nominated by their Sub-District/MFCA representative, after being selected by the coaches in each Sub-district.
Previous winners of the Mr. Football Award:
2016 – Wade Sullivan, Lakeville North
2015 – J.D. Spielman, Eden Prairie
2014 – Robbie Grimsley, Hutchinson
2013 - Jeffrey Jones, Minneapolis Washburn
2012 - Bridgeport Tusler, Osseo
2011 - Philip Nelson, Mankato West
2010 - Peter Westerhaus, Holy Family Catholic
2009 - Zach Vraa, Rosemount
2008 - Varmah Sonie, Apple Valley
2007 - Michael Floyd, Cretin-Derham Hall
2006 - Blake Sorensen, Eden Prairie
2005 - Matt Carufel, Cretin-Derham Hall
2004 - Nick Mertens, East Grand Forks