ALL-STAR ALUMNI IN THE NFL DRAFT

Three alumni of the Minnesota High School All-Star Football were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. They are:

First Name

Last Name

All-Star Year

School/City

Team

Position

Captain

Draft Year

College

Draft Rd

Draft #

NFL Team

Jermaine

Johnson

December 2016

Eden Prairie

South

DT

 

2022

Florida State

1

26

New York Jets

Boye

Mafe

December 2016

Hopkins

South

DL, DE, RDE

South

2022

Minnesota

2

40

Seattle

Matt

Waletzko

2017

Rocori

North

OL, OG, ORT

 

2022

North Dakota

5

155

Dallas

One alumni player was signed as an undrafted free agent (after the 2022 NFL Draft)

First Name

Last Name

All-Star Year

School/City

Team

Position

Captain

College

NFL Team

Blaise

Andries

December 2016

Marshall

South

OL, OLT, DT

South

Minnesota

Miami

Notes:

  1. Jermaine Johnson is the fourth Minnesota All-Star player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, and the second in two years. Trey Lance was drafted in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (#3 overall).

  2. Jermaine Johnson is the seventh Minnesota All-Star player to be selected in the top 30 selections of the NFL Draft.

  3. Jermaine Johnson and Boye Mafe were South All-Star teammates in December 2016.

  4. A total of 78 All-Star alumni have been selected in the NFL Draft

South 12, North 7: Pass Interceptions Rule the Day as South Defeats North 12-7
in 49th Annual All-Star Football Game
(Game story by Dave Giles, Minnesota All-Star Football Game Historian)

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In a game where a record six pass interceptions were recorded; it was fitting that the South’s winning points came via an interception return for a touchdown. The South All-Stars scored two touchdowns 54 seconds apart in the second quarter and held off a late North rally to defeat the North All-Stars 12-7 in the 49th Annual Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game (known as the Minnesota Football Showcase) at U.S. Bank Stadium.

 With the win, the South leads the all-time North-South series 17-10-1. The South leads the current North-South series (2011-2021) 9-2. The South has won all five All-Star games played at U.S. Bank Stadium. The South has now won five games in a row, which is the longest South winning streak in game history and ties the longest overall winning streak in game history (North 1945-56, 1952-54).

 

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