Gopher recruit Matt Eggen named WI All-State

Matt Eggen, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman from LaCrosse (WI) Logan, was named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State team for the second straight year today. Eggen was Minnesota's sixth verbal when he committed to Minnesota at the end of June. He helped lead the Rangers to a 8-2 mark this season as they tied for the Mississippi Valley title.

Matt Eggen committed to Minnesota over offers from Indiana, Western Michigan, Marshall, Northern Illinois, Buffalo, North Dakota State, North Dakota, Northern Iowa and Illinois State. He had also received interest from Michigan State, Iowa State, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Eggen led Logan to a 8-2 record last year, losing to Marshfield 25-14 in their final game of the season. The Rangers tied with La Crosse Aquinas for the Mississippi Valley Conference title.

Eggen was named first team WFCA (Wisconsin football coaches association) All-State and second team Associated Press All-State. He was also chosen WFCA all-region, La Crosse Tribune first-team all-area and first-team all-conference as an offensive lineman. He was also named first-team all-conference as a defensive lineman.

Eggen was an honorable-mention Mississippi Valley Conference offensive lineman as a sophomore.

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