2012 Clarion-Ledger All-Metro Football First Team Defense

2012 Clarion-Ledger All-Metro Football First Team Defense


2012 Clarion-Ledger All-Metro Football First Team Defense


The Clarion-Ledger All-Metro Team is selected by Clarion-Ledger high school reporter Rod Walker. See who made this year’s defensive team and learn more about the metro’s top defensive football players.

Fletcher Adams

Brandon, DL

Anchored Bulldogs’ 3-man front, recording 136 tackles and six sacks for Class 6A runners-up.

Michael Brooks

Brandon, DL

Brooks recorded a team-high 10 sacks to go along with his 131 tackles for Bulldogs.

Xavier Woodard

Jim Hill, DL

2-way star recorded 82 tackles and 9 sacks on defense for Tigers, who reached 6A playoffs.

Brandon Nutt

Germantown, LB

Heart and soul of Mavericks recorded 79 tackles and led 2nd-year school to division title.

Tayler Polk

Brandon, LB

2012 Metro Player of the Year recorded 213 tackles with five sacks and two interceptions.

Breeland Speaks

Callaway, LB

One of state’s top juniors, Speaks led Chargers with a team-high 136 tackles.

Isaiah Williams

Jim Hill, LB

Tigers’ versatile senior had 60 tackles, 7 sacks and 2 interceptions (returning one for a TD).

Joshua Bates

Provine, DB

Rams’ 2-way star had 87 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 INTs to go with 649 receiving yards.

Nick Beasley

St. Joseph, DB

Repeat All-Metro pick had 72 tackles, five interceptions and accounted for 18 touchdowns.

Xavier Marion

Ridgeland, DB

2-way star recorded 39 tackles and had an interception to help Titans reach 5A quarterfinals.

Evan Osborne

Pearl, DB

Southern Miss commit was leader of Pirates defense, recording 71 tackles with 3 INTs.

Reece Everett

Clinton, P

Averaged 43 yards per punt for the Arrows. Also kicked 49 of 50 kickoffs into the end zone.

Elijah Parker

Brandon, ATH

Perhaps Bulldogs’ most versatile player, recorded 126 tackles, 4 sacks with three INTs.

Chandler Pride

Jackson Prep, ATH

Recorded a team-high 136 tackles to spark Patriots’ D that allowed 7.3 points per game.


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