Eleven finalists have been named for the 2017 Mr. Football Award honoring the state’s top graduating senior football player.
The finalists, announced Tuesday by the Minnesota Football Coaches Assocation, are: Ronald Audette, Elk River; Ty Barron, Minnetonka; Michael Empting, Alexandria; Isaac Hennen, Minneota; Preston Jelen, Prior Lake; Owen King, Caledonia; Conner Knoepfle, Andover; Carter Kopet, Cleveland; Antonio Montero, Eden Prairie; Spencer Rolland, Apple Valley, and Brevyn Spann-Ford, St. Cloud Tech.
The award is sponsored by the coaches association and the Minnesota Vikings. It will be presented at a banquet on Dec. 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton in St. Louis Park.