FIRST TEAM OFFENSE (Seniors unless noted)


Conner Knoepfle, Andover, 6-2, 170: Dual threat who makes great decisions, delivers the ball on time and in the right place. Completed 179 of 283 passes for 2,547 yards and 27 TDs, added 623 yards rushing.

Running backs

Evan Hull, Maple Grove, junior, 6-1, 185: Relentless workhorse carried the Crimson offense. Ran for 2,174 yards, 19 touchdowns. Averaged 181.2 yards per game with a high of 397 in playoff victory over Roseville.

Solo Falaniko, Eden Prairie, 5-7, 190: Speed-power package who thrived after first contact. Had 1,529 yards, eight TDs. Maple Grove coach Matt Lombardi called him "the most underrated player we've faced."

Preston Jelen, Prior Lake, 6-0, 194: Versatile, plays with a high motor. Gave Prior Lake the element of speed on the edge. A Mr. Football finalist, he's also dangerous as a kick returner.


Calvin Wishart, Delano, 6-2, 185: Basketball star committed to Georgia Southern, wowed in his only year playing football with 57 receptions, 1,296 yards, 14 TDs. "Best receiver I've coached in my 42 years at Delano," coach Merrill Pavlovich said.

Treyton Welch, Buffalo, junior, 6-3, 219: Athletic long-strider with exceptional ball skills, ability to make midair adjustments. Routinely makes the difficult catch common. Fifty-five receptions, 926 yards, 11 touchdowns.


Ronald Audette, Elk River, 6-3, 310: Dominant blocking force for a rushing game that routinely puts up more than 300 yards. Very quick for his size. More than 90 pancakes. Committed to North Dakota St.

Quinn Carroll, Edina, junior, 6-7, 290: Minnesota's top Class of 2019 prospect. Great hands, delivers an exceptional punch. Overwhelms opposing defenders. Has 29 Division I offers.

Zach Collins, Totino-Grace. 6-3, 300: Physical, with tremendous drive. Wide body who pulls well and delivers punishment at the point of attack.

Spencer Rolland, Apple Valley, 6-8, 240: Three-year starter on offense and defense. Moves well for his size. Suburban Maroon sub-district lineman of the year. Committed to Harvard.

Joe Schreiber, Eden Prairie, 6-3, 285: Tough-as-nails leader of the Eagles line. Excellent technique. Called by Mike Grant his "best center in 25 years." North Dakota State-bound.


Byron Bynum Jr., Blaine, 6-0, 180: Playmaker who can score on any play. Exceptional acceleration and top-end speed. Compiled more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns.