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Eden Prairie • OL
6-5, 270. Smart and surly, Olson “dominates every game,” coach Mike Grant said. “He’s one of our best ever.” Key reason few teams ran the ball with Eden Prairie’s blend of efficiency and physicality.
Eastview • OL
6-6, 305. Big frame and physical style gave defensive ends throughout the tough South Suburban Conference fits.
Chanhassen • OL
6-6, 300. Dominated games and helped turn Chanhassen from a 0-2 team to one of the metro’s top rushing offenses.
East Ridge • C
6-3, 300. Played under considerable scrutiny after making a verbal commitment to Alabama. Backed it up with his size, footwork and hands.
Prior Lake • OL
6-4, 250. Emerged as the South Suburban Conference’s best offensive lineman. He got under defenders’ pads or in their faces and stayed there through the echo of the whistle.
Rosemount • Athlete • Jr
5-11, 170. Do-it-all offensive dynamo thrived despite game plans designed to slow him down. Ran for 615 yards and 12 TDs. Caught 26 passes for an average of 20.5 yards and nine scores. Dangerous on kick and punt returns.
DAVID LA VAQUE