School: Andover | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 170 | Position: Quarterback
Dual threat who makes great decisions, delivers the ball on time and in the right place. Completed 179 of 283 passes for 2,547 yards and 27 TDs, added 623 yards rushing.
School: Maple Grove | Grade: Junior | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185 | Position: Running back
Relentless workhorse carried the Crimson offense. Ran for 2,174 yards, 19 touchdowns. Averaged 181.2 yards per game with a high of 397 in playoff victory over Roseville.
School: Prior Lake | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 194 | Position: Running back
Versatile, plays with a high motor. Gave Prior Lake the element of speed on the edge. A Mr. Football finalist, he’s also dangerous as a kick returner.
School: Eden Prairie | Grade: Senior | Ht: 5-7 | Wt: 190 | Position: Running back
Speed-power package who thrived after first contact. Had 1,529 yards, 8 TDs. Maple Grove coach Matt Lombardi called him “the most underrated player we’ve faced.”
School: Delano | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | Position: Receiver
Basketball star committed to Georgia Southern, wowed in his only year playing football with 57 receptions, 1,296 yards, 14 TDs. “Best receiver I’ve coached in my 42 years at Delano,” coach Merrill Pavlovich said.
School: Buffalo | Grade: Junior | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 219 | Position: Receiver
Athletic long-strider with exceptional ball skills, ability to make mid-air adjustments. Routinely makes the difficult catch common. Fifty-five receptions, 926 yards, 11 touchdowns.
School: Elk River | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 310 | Position: Offensive lineman
Dominant blocking force for a rushing game that routinely puts up more than 300 yards. Very quick for his size. More than 90 pancake blocks. Committed to North Dakota State.
School: Edina | Grade: Junior | Ht: 6-7 | Wt: 290 | Position: Offensive lineman
Minnesota’s top Class of 2019 prospect. Great hands, delivers an exceptional punch. Overwhelms opposing defenders. Has 29 Division I offers.
School: Totino-Grace | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 300 | Position: Offensive lineman
Physical, with tremendous drive. Wide body who pulls well and delivers punishment at the point of attack.
School: Eden Prairie | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 285 | Position: Offensive lineman
Tough-as-nails leader of the Eagles’ line. Excellent technique. Called by Mike Grant his “best center in 25 years.” North Dakota State-bound.
School: Apple Valley | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-8 | Wt: 240 | Position: Offensive lineman
Three-year starter on offense and defense. Moves well for his size. Suburban Maroon subdistrict lineman of the year. Committed to Harvard.
School: Blaine | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 180 | Position: Athlete
Playmaker who can score on any play. Exceptional acceleration and top-end speed. Compiled more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns.
Connor Melton, Sr, Blaine
Aaron Syverson, Jr, Minnetonka
Matt Cavanagh, Jr, Edina
Mike Stern, Sr, St. Croix Lutheran
Henry Trost, Sr, Chisago Lakes
Ernest Worjloh, Sr, Champlin Park
William Clough, Sr, Minnetonka
Nasir El-Amin, Jr, Minneapolis North
Garett Maag, Sr, St. Croix Lutheran
Jaylen Newton, Sr, Cretin-Derham Hall
Eli Solberg, Sr, Rogers
Manny Alvarez, Sr, Columbia Heights
Bryce Benhart, Jr, Lakeville North
Nathan Boe, Sr, Lakeville North
Riley Hansen, Sr Apple Valley
Jacob Smith, Sr, Rosemount
Mitch Stroh, Sr, Elk River
Zach Andrade, Sr, Roseville
The Star Tribune’s All-Metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with a panel of coaches and staff observations.
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