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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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