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Article by Craig Peters from Vikings.com
The traditional Mr. Football banquet that brings elite high school football players from across the state transitioned to a video session Sunday, but there was plenty of recognition to go around for the 10 finalists and 2020 winner Jake Ratzlaff.
Ratzlaff played safety and tight end for the Rosemount Irish. He recorded 70 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries (including one returned for a touchdown) and three interceptions on defense. Ratzlaff also caught 10 passes for 209 yards and three scores on offense and blocked three punts on special teams in just six games.
The two-time captain and team's player of the year led the Irish in tackles, interceptions, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns, and blocked kicks, helping Rosemount go 6-0 in a season shortened by COVID-19.
After starting as an outside linebacker as a sophomore, Ratzlaff transitioned to safety for his junior season and thrived with the opportunity to make plays that included a school record 126 tackles in 2019. He totaled 261.5 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and three interceptions in his career.
Ratzlaff also was named the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year for 2020. He committed to Wisconsin in November after evaluating offers from Minnesota, Iowa and Iowa State.
"I'd like to thank God for blessing me with the abilities I've been blessed with. I give Him all glory and honor," Ratzlaff said after he was named Mr. Football. "I want to thank my family for always sticking with me through the ups and downs. It's been easy at times; it's been hard, but they've always stood right by my side, and I'm truly thankful for that.
"I want to thank the coaching staff at Rosemount for making me the player and person I am today," he continued. "Coach [Jeff] Erdmann has done so much for myself and the program. I thank him greatly. I also want to thank my defensive coordinator, my defensive backs coach and my outside linebackers coach for teaching me how to play physical defense. I want to thank my teammates for always pushing me in practice to become better. It was such a blessing to have so many great teammates and such a great team. Lastly, I want to thank the Minnesota Football Coaches Association and the Minnesota Vikings for the award and putting this all together."