FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – March 13, 2020 – Minnesota State Mankato linebacker Alex Goettl has been named the Stein-Fallon College Scholar Athlete by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The award, which highlights outstanding academic, athletic and community service accomplishments, is presented annually to one senior student-athlete from a Minnesota college or university. Goettl will be recognized at the 13th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Sunday, April 26 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Alex Goettl impacted lives through a variety of academic, athletic and community service activities. The Minnesota State Mankato linebacker notched 205 career tackles (92 solo), 20.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, five interceptions and 13 pass breakups. In the classroom, Goettl posted a 3.90 cumulative GPA and earned a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He also actively participated in community service programs, including as a chemistry lab teaching assistant, science fair judge and softball coach for Mankato LEEP. Additionally, Goettl was a certified Nursing Assistant at Oak Terrace Assisted Living and frequently volunteered to help with local school and youth programs.
The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame selected Goettl as one of 12 national finalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda. This prestigious award honors the best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. Goettl was also recognized as a two-time College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American and three-time NSIC All-Academic Team member.
The Stein-Fallon College Scholar Athlete Award honors Minnesota Golden Gophers legend Bob Stein and former business leader Pat Fallon for their tremendous contributions to the state of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation will host the 13th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The largest football awards show in Minnesota is presented by the Minnesota Vikings. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the 4 p.m. show. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at www.minnesotafootballhonors.com.
About the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote amateur football’s ability to develop leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit and academic excellence in Minnesota’s young people. The Minnesota Chapter recognizes legendary football icons, college football Hall of Famers and Minnesota’s top high school and college football scholar athletes. For more information, visit www.nffmn.org, or Facebook (@MNFootballHonors) and Twitter (@NFFMN).
Todd Fultz, President
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation
Daniel House, Director of Media Relations and Content
MN Chapter of the National Football Foundation