2002 Ridgewater Players to Watch

Head Coach John Vraa has a talented squad heading into the 2002 season. In recent years, the MCCC has been dominated by one team -- Rochester -- but other programs are beginning to make noise. Last year it was Fergus Falls, a team that will once again be strong. Rainy River had an excellent first year and will be better. Here's a look at Ridgewater's top prospects, which includes arguably the league's top interior defensive linemen.

RETURNING PLAYERS

Mike Redman, DT, 6-3, 285
2001 - 54 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, 3 blocked kicks, 1st Team All-MCCC, Red Rock Central High School.

Jason Prochaska, RB, 5-8, 195
2001 - 1,018 yards, 9 TD, 1st Team All MCCC, Glencoe-Silver Lake High School.

Aaron Nelson, CB, 6-0, 170
2001 - 36 tackles, 8 pass break-ups, 2 int, 2nd Team All MCCC, Springfield High School.

Jesse Olson, CB, 5-11, 175
2001 - 39 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, 4 int, 2nd Team All MCCC, KMS High School.

Bob Tuckolke, OT, 6-3, 235
2001 - started all 9 games, great feet and intensity, 2nd Team All MCCC, Glencoe Silver Lake High School.

NEW PLAYERS

David Blom, RB, 5-11, 170
ACGC High School.  2,400 yards, 27 td for State 2A Champions.  First Team AP All-State.

Jacob Meixl, FB/LB, 5-11, 205
Mankato Loyalo High School.  1st Team AP All-State, MN All Star Game.

Corey Feltman, LB, 5-11, 215
Norwood-Young America High School.  2 time All Conference, 3rd Team All Metro, State Wrestling Champ.

Garret Duske, OLB, 6-2, 190
Howard Lake-Waverly High School.  Conference Def Lineman of the Year.

Cal Hennen, OLB/DE, 6-4, 215
Albany High School.  First Team All St Cloud Times, 8 QB sacks.

Mike Terres, LB, 5-10, 195
Melrose High School.  2nd Team All St Cloud Times, team tackle leader with 103 tackles

Cody Walter, WR/DB, 5-10, 180
Sleepy Eye High School.  3 time All Conference, State 2A champs in 2000.  MN All Star baseball game participant.

Luke Buffington, LB, 6-2, 225
New London-Spicer High School.  1st Team All West Central Tribune

Neil Glein, QB, 6-3,195
St. Cloud Apollo High School.  All Central Lakes Conference in football and baseball.

Jared Dagel, DT, 6-4, 230
RTR High School.  2 time All-Marshall Independent.

Craig Swann, LB, 6-0, 230
Red Rock Central High School.  2000 2nd Team All State.  Knee injury forced him to miss season in 2001.

Tim Thode, SS/TE, 6-1, 200
Hutchinson High School.  2001 MN All Star Game, knee injury force to miss 2001 college season.

Isiah Wahl, LB, 6-0, 195
Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School.  2001 MN All Star Game, 2000 MN State 9-man champions, not in school in 2001.

 


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