November 22, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 MR. FOOTBALL AWARD
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The Elite Ten finalists for the 2022 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 2021 Mr. Football Award winner was Emmett Johnson, Academy of Holy Angels.
The 2022 Mr. Football Award will be presented at the Mr. Football Banquet on Sunday, December 18th (9:30 AM) at the Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel (hotel address: 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55416).
The 10 finalists for the 2022 Mr. Football Award (in alphabetical order) are:
|Ryan Bengtson||Becker||QB||North Central-White||4A|
|Carson Hansen||Lakeville South||RB/S/PR||Metro-Gold-South||6A|
|Cade Osterman||Elk River||QB/DB/PR||North Central-Black||5A|
|Tanner Scheevel||Lester Prairie||RB/S/P/K||Mid Southeast-Red||1A|
|Max Shikenjanski||Stillwater Area||QB||Metro-Maroon-North||6A|
|Reese Tripp||Kasson-Mantorville||OG/DT||Big Southeast-Blue||4A|
Mr. Football Award Criteria:
Previous winners of the Mr. Football Award:
2021 - Emmett Johnson, Academy of Holy Angels
2020 - Jake Ratzlaff, Rosemount
2019 - Jalen Suggs, SMB Wolfpack
2018 - Jason Williamson, Owatonna
2017 - Antonio Montero, Eden Prairie
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
Questions may be directed to Mr. Football Committee Chair Clay Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 215-5559.