Bridgeport Tusler, a running back/defensive back from Osseo High School, was named Mr. Football for the 2012 season by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Dec. 9.
His accomplishments at Osseo include:
• 2-year team captain.
• Led Metro area with eight interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.
• Rushed for 1,173 yards and 16 touchdowns, 18 receptions for 243 yards and three touchdowns.
• Punt return average of 25 yards with two touchdowns.
• More than 3,000 career offensive yards.
• 12 career interceptions.
• Northwest Suburban Conference and special teams player of year.
• KARE-11 all-metro and player of year.
• StarTribune all-metro and player of year.
• Pioneer Press all-state.
• Minnesota Vikings all-state.
• Associated Press all-state and AP player of year.
• Marley Allison, Edina, WR/DB/RET
• Jake Disterhaupt, Moose Lake-Willow River, RB/LB/DB
• Chase Morlock, Moorhead, RB/LB
• James Onwualu, Cretin-Derham Hall, RB/WR/DB
• Noah Scarver, Mpls. Washburn, TE/DE
• Shaun Schindler, Hutchinson, LB/RB,
• Brett Watercott, Becker, WR/DB,
• Jake Wieneke, Maple Grove, WR,
• Alex Wood, Lakeville North, LB/FB,
Previous Mr. Football winners
• 2011: Philip Nelson, Mankato West
• 2010: Peter Westerhaus, Holy Family
• 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