Posted On: 12/11/19 5:57 PM
If you didn't know, SMB QB, Jalen Suggs was named this year's Mr. Football of Minnesota last Sunday. The Mr. Football Award is an annual award recognizing Minnesota’s best [senior] high school football player.
The award was well deserved for Jalen who had one of the most ridiculous football single-seasons I have ever seen from a high school football player in Minnesota.
Passing: 128 of 253 (50.6%) for 2213 yards and 25 touchdowns; quarterback rating 102.1
Rushing: 115 carries for 978 yards, averaged 8.5 yards per carry and 75.2 yards per game, 12 touchdowns
Receiving: 2 receptions for 34 yards, averaged 17.0 yards/reception
Kick Returns: 5 attempts for 91 yards, averaged 18.2 yards/return
Defense: Played defense in 8 games with 15 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, 9 interceptions, two defensive TDs
This got me thinking–who has had the greatest single season in the history of Minnesota high school football?
I thought this would be a great time to look back at which MN football players have had some of the best single seasons in the history of the state (for as long as I can remember).