Mound Westonka White Hawks standout football player Kris Kurtz was recently selected to play in the 2018 Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The senior captain adds this great accomplishment to a long list of football accolades. Kurtz was a three-year starter and letter winner for the White Hawks and was a Twin Cities All-District selection in both 2017 and 2018. Additionally, he earned Class 4A Individual Academic All-State honors this year. Kurtz recently committed to continue his education and play football at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota next year.
“There is not a player in our football program who has dedicated himself more to both improving himself and the players around him these last four years,” White Hawks head coach Nick David said about Kurtz. “His work ethic and dedication are second to none, and we are truly going to miss his leadership both on and off the field.”
Kurtz’s High School Career Stats:
Total Tackles – 193
TFLs – 30
QB Sacks – 6
Interceptions – 5
Rushing Attempts – 69
Rushing Yards – 398
Receptions – 19
Receiving Yards – 221
TDs – 5
Kurtz joins the list of 12 former Mound Westonka High School football players that were selected to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game: Bernard Linquist (guard, 1946), Ron Bates (back, 1952), Andy Jackson (center, 1954), Scott LaGault (guard, 1959), Tom Wiswell (defensive end, 1980), Marc Illies (defensive back, 1981), Tom Illies (defensive back, 1982), Christian Norton (defensive back, 1990), Nate Schermerhorn (defensive line, 2011), Bryan Tierney (defensive back, 2014), Isaiah Cherrier (defensive back, 2016) and Evan Dahl (defensive back, 2017).