Demonstrating Commitment and Passion on the Field and Beyond


Each week, Beck’s recognizes high school football players who demonstrate that they are a Player with Heart. At Beck’s, we are and will remain, Farmers at Heart.

 

Meet Minnesota’s Players with Heart:

 

Jackson Lacek, Ivanhoe, MN
Senior WR & DB | FFA | Family Farm
Lacek was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the brotherhood with his teammates on and off the field. To him, agriculture is about farmers feeding the world. Off the field, Lacek is involved in FFA and 4-H. He is excited for what lies ahead in his future.

Jaren Winselman, Adrian, MN
Sophomore MLB & RG | Volunteering | Farm Connection
Winselman was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is working together as a team. To him, agriculture means connecting with the community and providing food for the world. Off the field, Winselman is involved in wrestling, baseball, church activities, and volunteering with youth athletics. After graduation, he hopes to play college football.

Matthew Schell, Altura, MN
Senior G | Volunteering | Farm Connection
Schell was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the perseverance and mental toughness required to be successful. To Schell, agriculture connects our society. Off the field, he is involved in FFA, student government, Math League, Drama Club, Supermileage, volunteering in his community, and playing a variety of sports. After graduation, he plans to attend college and eventually become a doctor.

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Matthew Zeug, Morgan, MN
Senior RB & LB | FFA | Family Farm
Zeug was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is how it operates as a collective, yet individual, sport. To him, agriculture is a showcase of the commitment and connection of family. Off the field, Zeug is involved in wrestling, FFA, 4-H, and church. After graduation, he hopes to study animal science or diesel mechanics and stay on the family farm.

Caleb Hauger, Springfield, MN
Senior RB & LB | FFA | Family Farm
Hauger was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about football is the connection among teammates and the feeling of walking onto the field for a Friday night game. Agriculture links back to almost everything Hauger does and has taught him a strong work ethic. Hauger has a long list of extracurriculars off the field, including Student Council, National Honor Society, choir, solo ensemble, chamber choir, basketball, track, community theater, FFA, and 4-H. After graduation, he plans to attend college.

Connor Overgaard, Luverne, MN
Senior DE, DT, MLB | Volunteering | Farm Family
Overgaard was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is building relationships with his teammates. To him, agriculture is an integral part of our world. Off the field, Overgaard is involved in FFA, basketball, baseball, and volunteering in his church. After graduation, he plans to attend college and continue his football career.

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Trevor King, Brewster, MN
Senior TE & OLB | Volunteering | Farm Connection
King was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is how everyone must collaborate for group success. To him, agriculture is an important part of his culture and an important piece of rural lifestyle. Off the field, King is involved in FFA, basketball, Student Council, Youth Group, and volunteering at a youth football league. After graduation, he plans to attend college and major in social work.
Connor Plumley, Olivia, MN
Senior FB & MLB | Volunteering | Farm Connection
Plumley was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the physicality and passion in the game. Agriculture has him the value of hard work and has a special place in his heart. Off the field, Plumley is involved in wrestling, track and field, and volunteering as a youth recreation instructor. After graduation, he plans to attend college and major in education and/or agribusiness.
Spencer Eisenbraun, Paynesville, MN
Junior LT & T | Youth Group | Family Farm
Eisenbraun was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the sense of brotherhood he feels with his teammates. To Eisenbraun, agriculture has shown him how hard work and dedication can pay off. Off the field, he is involved in 4-H, FFA, community landscaping, church youth group, and playing several sports. After graduation, he hopes to enter the electrical field and continue raising livestock.

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Ashton Sandbulte, Beaver Creek, MN
Senior FB & DE | Student Council | Family Farm
Sandbulte was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He enjoys the close friendships he’s built with teammates over his many years of playing football. To him, being in agriculture is a family tradition that he cherishes. Outside football, Sandbulte is involved in choir, Student Council, church activities, and participating in track. He hopes to attend college and earn a degree in ag business.
Aiden Manggaard, Hayfield, MN
Senior WR & DE | FFA | Family Farm
Manggaard was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite part about football is the challenging nature of improving as a player and accomplishing goals. To Manggaard, agriculture is a livelihood that supports the community and the globe by providing important resources. Off the field, he participates in FFA, volunteers, and plays basketball. He hopes to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and earn a degree in ag business.
Steele Walsh, Badger, MN
Senior RB & LB | Volunteering | Family Farm
Walsh was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He enjoys the bonds he’s formed with coaches, teammates, and his family during his football career. To him, agriculture is part of his family history and has taught him valuable life lessons. Off the field, he volunteers as a youth coach, participates in a variety of sports, and works at a grass seed cleaning facility. He is excited for the future as he determines his plan of study for college.

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Trevor Schweiss, Fairfax, MN
Senior G & DT | FFA | Family Farm
Schweiss was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the sense of community on his team. He firmly believes that being in agriculture has shaped his values and work ethic. Off the field, Schweiss is actively involved in FFA. After graduation, he plans to continue working on the family farm and remain involved in agriculture.
Ryan Hoven, Ada, MN
Senior OLB, TE, WR | Volunteering | Family Farm
Hoven was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is putting in effort and working hard with his teammates. He says agriculture means everything to him, and everything in life can be connected back to agriculture. Off the field, he participates in FFA, student council, volunteering, and playing a variety of sports. He plans to attend Wahpeton and eventually become a sales agronomist.

Conner Martens, Nicollet, MN
Sophomore WR & CB | Minnesota Nice | Family Farm
Martens was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He loves the teamwork, brotherhood, and drive that football instills. To Martens, agriculture also instills teamwork and drive as he learns to care for animals with his family. Outside of football, he is involved in basketball and Minnesota Nice. After graduation, Martens hopes to continue working with his family.

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Terrik Miller, Kellogg, MN
Senior RB & FS | Volunteering | Family Farm
Miller was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says that football means working together and challenging his mental toughness. To Miller, agriculture brings new things to learn with each changing season. Off the field, he is involved in SADD, prom committee, church activities, and a variety of other sports.
Martin Owusu, Prior Lake, MN
Junior | Young Life | Family Farm
Owusu was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Owusu, football means being part of a team that cares for one another. He says his involvement on the family farm has brought him closer to his family and taught him valuable lessons. He is also involved in wrestling, track, and his local church. After high school, Owusu hopes to play college football and earn a degree in business or marketing.
Logan Banse, Eitzen, MN
Senior DE & WR | 4-H | Family Farm
Banse was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Banse, football has strengthened his work ethic and given him a sense of community. That sense of community and hard work has also been developed through his experiences on his family’s farm. When Banse isn’t on the field, he is involved in 4-H, track, and 4th of July clean-up days in his community. After graduating high school, Banse hopes to continue his football career or become a heavy equipment operator.

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Alex Freitag, St. Clair, MN
Junior RB & LB | Volunteer | Family Farm
Freitag was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Freitag, agriculture is a means to providing for your family and for the community, and what he loves most about football is the bond the sport creates between players. After graduation, Freitag plans to further his education.
Eli Gillman, Dassel, MN
Sophomore QB | Link Leader | Family Farm
Gillman was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Gillman, agriculture is the backbone of his local community. In the off-season, he is involved in basketball and track. After graduating, Gillman will attend college, play football, and earn a degree a finance and business.
Eli Fest, Heron Lake, MN
Senior QB & CB | VBS | Family Farm
Fest was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about playing football is being part of a team and having fun. Fest is involved in 4-H, refereeing youth sports, and cleaning up his local community. Fest plans to get a degree in agribusiness.
Devin Ritter, Avon, MN
Senior OG & DT | Volunteer | Family Farm
Ritter was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Ritter, agriculture is important because it’s about producing products that everyone needs. Next year, Ritter will pursue an agriculture degree and work on the family run dairy farm.
Austin Allen, Beaver Creek, MN
Junior Linebacker | Project Love | Family Farm
Allen was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Allen, agriculture is feeding communities and hard work. After graduation, he plans to attend South Dakota State University to earn a six-year doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Brayden Weber, Becker, MN
Senior Linebacker | B3 | Family Farm
Weber was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Weber, agriculture is a necessity because it keeps the population fed. Next year, Weber will attend college, play football and pursue a degree in Business Marketing or Accounting.
Tanner Olson, Hanska, MN
Junior Right Guard | Camp Courage | Family Farm
Olson was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in other sports, National Honors Society, trap shooting, and FFA. After graduating high school, Olson plans to attend college to become an electrician.
Brady Gifford, Arco, MN
Junior C & DE | 4-H | Family Farm
Gifford was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about playing football is the life lessons the sport has taught him. To Gifford, agriculture is opportunity because the skills learned are never ending. Gifford plans to continue farming after high school.
John Smith, Kenyon, MN
Junior OL & DL | Boy Scouts | Family Farm
Smith was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. When he thinks of agriculture, Smith thinks of persistence, community, and family, all of which have had an impact on him. After high school, Smith plans to attend college and to get his teaching degree.
Lucas Evans, Clearwater, MN
Junior RB & LB | Service Learning | Family Farm
Evans was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. When not playing football, he also participates in track and field, and volunteers with service learning. After graduating from high school, Evans plans to attend a local trade school.
Bailey Keck, Owatonna, MN
Senior T & LS | 4-H | Family Farm
Keck was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves about football is the unity the sport creates between members of a team. Keck would like to attend an out-of-state college, and receive an Agriculture Business or Animal Science degree.
Alex Sullivan, Vernon Center, MN
Senior DT | Youth Volunteer | Family Farm
Sullivan was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Sullivan volunteers at youth retreats where he enjoys mentoring young students about respect and courage. After graduating from high school, Sullivan plans to enlist into the military.

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