November 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELEVEN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 MR. FOOTBALL AWARD
The Elite Eleven finalists for the 2018 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 2017 Mr. Football Award winner was Antonio Montero, Eden Prairie.
The 2018 Mr. Football Award will be presented at the Mr. Football Banquet on Sunday, December 16th (9:00 AM) at the Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel (hotel address: 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55416).
The 11 finalists for the 2018 Mr. Football Award (in alphabetical order) are:
Name School Position Sub-District Class
Bryce Benhart Lakeville North OL Metro South 5A
Matt Cavanaugh Edina LB/RB/P/K Metro East 6A
Alex Folz Spring Grove QB/S/P/K 9 South East 9M
Nick McCabe Caledonia RB/LB SE White 2A
Cade Plath Chanhassen LB/FB Suburban White 5A
David Roddy Breck QB/DE/P Twin City Red 3A
Luke Ryan BOLD WR/DB/K/P Mid State 2 1A
Treyton Welch Buffalo WR/LB No Central Blue 6A
Brandon Westberg Cambridge OL No Central Blue 5A
Jason Williamson Owatonna RB/FS Big SE Red 5A
Cole Woodford Redwood Valley WR/DB/R/K So Central White 2A
Mr. Football Award Criteria:
Previous winners of the Mr. Football Award:
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 Rick Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 860-6624.
If you plan to attend the Mr. Football Banquet, please notify Jim Dotseth (email@example.com).