Caledonia’s King Minnesota Associated Press Football Player of Year
Caledonia quarterback Owen King was not named Mr. Football but he is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year.
The announcement Wednesday included the naming of the 2017 AP All-State team and the three teams include a couple of Owatonna Huskies.
The Spring Grove Lions were the nine man State Champs and landed just one player on the third team this year.
Owatonna junior running back Jason Williamson was named to the First Team. Also from the KDHL POWER 96 listening area on the first team were:
- Spencer Rolland Offensive Lineman Apple Valley
- Kellen McKeag Linebacker Apple Valley
- Zach Whaley Defensive Lineman Prior Lake
- Zach Myhre Running Back Grand Meadow
- Preston Jelen Running Back Prior Lake
- Jordan Burg Receiver Caledonia
- Jacob Paulson Receiver Rushford-Peterson
- Bryce Benhart Offensive Lineman Lakeville North
- Connor McKern Offensive Lineman Kasson-Mantorville
- Nathan Boe Offensive Lineman Lakeville North
- Riley Hansen Offensive Lineman Apple Valley
- Mitchell Oswald Defensive Lineman Blooming Prairie
- Mason Staggemeyer Linebacker Caledonia
- Zach Mensink Linebacker Owatonna
- Saiveon Williamson Defensive Back Waseca
- Marcus Shepley All-purpose Burnsville
- Carter Kopet Quarterback Cleveland
- Andrew Goeregen Receiver Caledonia
- Jacob Smith Offensive Lineman Rosemount
- Nick Waldo Offensive Lineman Winona
- Ryan Schoenfelder Defensive Lineman Goodhue
- Zachary Jakes Defensive Lineman Mankato West
- Brock Mogenson Linebacker Farmington
- Alex Folz All-purpose Spring Grove
No Faribault Bethlehem Academy players were named and they were in the State Tournament. No Northfield players, and no players from Rochester made it on the three teams.
The First Team had 5 Eden Prairie players and two from Apple Valley.