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Rick Spielman's Son JD Named Star Tribune Metro Football Player of the Year


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JD Spielman, one of the sons of Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman, has been named **Metro Football Player of the Year** by the Star Tribune.

JD, who starred at running back for Eden Prairie and had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards totaled 25 touchdowns as a senior, has committed to play for Nebraska. A multi-threat running back in high school, JD anticipates playing receiver for the Cornhuskers.

"Special is probably the best word [to describe his play]," Eden Prairie coach Mike Grant told David La Vaque. "He's got abilities you can't coach."

La Vaque also quoted Totino-Grace coach Jeff Ferguson, saying, "(JD's) got the best 15-play highlight film in the history of Minnesota high school football.

JD is one of two Minnesota high school players scheduled to participate in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Tyler Johnson of North High School (Minneapolis) is also on the West roster for the game that is scheduled for Jan. 3 in Carson, California.

Linebacker Carter Coughlin, a teammate of JD's at Eden Prairie, is scheduled to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 9 in San Antonio, Texas.

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