School: Woodbury | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 225 | Position: Defensive lineman
Remarkable athletic ability. Led the East Metro Blue subdistrict with four interceptions. Added 6.5 sacks. Committed to Nebraska.
School: Totino-Grace | Grade: Junior | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 273 | Position: Defensive lineman
Great strength makes him an anchor of an interior lineman. Had 15 tackles for loss.
School: Chaska | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 215 | Position: Offensive lineman
Plays with great leverage, hands and motor. Strong against the run. Finished with 56 tackles, 12 for loss.
School: Prior Lake | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 290 | Position: Defensive lineman
The Lakers’ mountain in the middle. Physical player who was tough to move. Registered 62 tackles.
School: Minnetonka | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 220 | Position: Linebacker
Versatile athlete who led defense and also carried the ball. Racked up 52 solo tackles and 71 assists for Prep Bowl-bound Skippers.
School: Apple Valley | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 210 | Position: Linebacker
The Eagles’ catalyst. Strong yet nimble, makes plays at the line of scrimmage and in coverage. Played running back as well.
School: Eden Prairie | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 215 | Position: Linebacker
Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year. Instinctual player who hits holes with purpose and makes sure tackles.
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School: St. Michael-Albertville | Grade: Senior | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 205 | Position: Linebacker
Runs very well (4.65 seconds in 40-yard dash), tackles well in space. Averaged almost 10 tackles per game.
School: Minneapolis North | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 170 | Position: Defensive back
Ball-hawking safety picked off seven passes. Also made big plays as a receiver.
School: Eden Prairie | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185 | Position: Defensive back
Rolls down from safety spot to deliver crunching tackles. Led the Eagles with four interceptions.
School: Minnetonka | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185 | Position: Defensive back
Tough, physical cornerback with terrific closing speed. Made 33 tackles — eight for loss — and one interception
School: Robbinsdale Cooper | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 175 | Position: Defensive back
Do-it-all player for the Hawks whom offenses couldn’t avoid. Committed to North Dakota State.
School: Mound Westonka | Grade: Senior | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 160 | Position: Kicker/punter
Finished 10-for-15 on field goals and 33-for-34 on extra points. Flipped the field with eight punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line.
Davis Jaeger, Sr, Eden Prairie
James Van Horne, Sr, Minnetonka
Donnie Ventrelli, Sr, St. Paul Como Park
Odell Wilson, Sr, Minneapolis North
Josh Aune, Sr, St. Paul Highland Park
Nate Hill, Sr, Robbinsdale Cooper
Brock Mogensen, Sr, Farmington
Jarrod Peterson, Sr, Centennial
Karon Adams, Sr, St. Louis Park
Max Sandin, Sr, Roseville
Nate Soto, Sr, Fridley
Xavier Thurman, Sr, St. Michael-Albertville
Skyler Redulius-Palmer, Sr, St. Louis Park
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.