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Hometown: Brainerd, Mont.
Gessell leads his team with 777 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns through the first seven games of the season, including a 224-yard, two-touchdown effort against Grand Rapids on Oct. 12. Academically, Gessell’s 4.0 GPA ranks 14th in a class of roughly 500 students. Gessell has volunteered for Race for the Cure and has been an active volunteer with American Legion baseball and youth football camps.