Although he plays three sports at Farmington, Brock Mogensen will tell you his passion is football.
A 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker, Mogensen earned East Metro All-District honors as a junior, finishing second on the team in tackles with 96. He recorded double-digit tackles in five of the Tigers nine contests. Farmington finished 4-5 and lost to Hopkins in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
Mogensen is one of the Tigers captains for the 2017 season. Improving on last season – both individually and as a team – has pushed him to better his speed and agility.
“Our team goals are to be very competitive in our district and battle for a district championship,” Mogensen said via email. “My individual goal is to be a great leader on and off the field. I want to lead our team by setting a good example of hard work on the field during practice and games, and off the field by serving others and our community.”
Mogensen, who also plays baseball and basketball, started playing football in first grade and has been around the Tigers’ program for over a decade. His father, Glenn, was a member of Mark Froehling’s staff before he retired in 2014, and has served as defensive coordinator for head coach Adam Fischer the past two seasons.
“Brock is a very smart football player,” Fischer said via email. “He is a student of the game. His dad has really helped Brock with his film study and overall football IQ.”
Fischer also said Mogensen has dedicated himself to the weight room the past couple offseasons, which made him the strongest player on the team. He said his work has “transformed him into a physical presence on both sides of the ball.”
When he’s not training, or playing one of the three sports at Farmington, Mogensen likes to fish and play Frisbee golf with his family.
“Brock is a happy-go-lucky kid who always has a smile on his face,” Fischer said. “An all-around great person.”
The schools recruiting Mogensen span across multiple divisions. He said he’s visited North Dakota, Winona State, MSU-Moorhead and Concordia-St. Paul, but does not have any scholarship offers yet.
“I am interested in many [schools], but have a lot of decisions to make on where I want to go, and what I want to do on the future with my education,” Mogensen said. “I’m looking for an institution that will provide me with the best opportunity to succeed after graduation.”
He added his comfort level with the entire football program – players, coaches, fans, etc. — will be an important determining factor too.
Fischer said he believes Mogensen will get even better at the next level.
“When he focuses on just football he is going to be an unbelievable college football player,” Fischer said.