The 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Football Team

Allen (Texas) quarterback Kyler Murray. / Jim Horn

Allen (Texas) quarterback Kyler Murray. / Jim Horn

The 2014 Preseason American Family Insurance All-USA Football Team was selected by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley. All statistics are from last season. All of the players on the team are seniors, except for five juniors, who are noted by an asterisk.


Alize Jones, TE, 6-4, 220
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

UCLA commit caught 35 passes for 571 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Jalin Barnett, OL, 6-5, 313
Lawton, Okla.

Undecided recruit recently cut his list of favorite schools to Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Chuma Edoga, OL, 6-5, 280
McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)

Southern California commit grew up as a soccer player. Helped lead team to state semifinals.

Mitch Hyatt, OL, 6-5, 275
North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)

Clemson commit is the lone returning starter on North Gwinnett’s offensive line. His athleticism comes in handy in team’s no-huddle offense.

Martez Ivey, OL, 6-5, 285
Apopka, Fla.

Undecided recruit can overpower most defenders and has quick enough feet to pass block well.

Javon Patterson, OL, 6-2, 313
Petal, Miss.

Undecided recruit intends to graduate early. Despite his weight, he runs a 5.06-second 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 24 inches.

Maea Teuhema, OL, 6-6, 337
Keller, Texas

LSU commit is the brother of LSU freshman defensive tackle Sione Teuhema.

Taj Griffin, RB, 5-11, 178
McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)

Oregon commit ran for 1,253 yards and 13 touchdowns and had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards in a season shortened by injury. Runs a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash.

Damien Harris, RB, 5-11, 200
Madison Southern (Berea, Ky.)

Undecided recruit ran for 2,621 yards and 42 touchdowns.

JaMycal Hasty, RB, 5-8, 185
Longview, Texas

Speedy Baylor commit missed two games but ran for 1,413 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 12 passes for 255 yards.

Soso Jamabo, RB, 6-2, 191
Plano (Texas) West

Undecided recruit averaged just shy of 9 yards a carry while rushing for 10 touchdowns and 1,077 yards. He’s also an elite basketball recruit.

Jacques Patrick, RB, 6-2, 210
Timber Creek (Orlando)

Undecided recruit ran 231 times for 2,153 yards (9.3 yards a carry) and 30 touchdowns.

Larry Scott, RB, 6-1, 218
Hubbard, Ohio

Michigan State commit ran for 1,867 yards and 24 touchdowns on 218 carries (8.6 yards a carry).

*Kareem Walker, RB, 6-1, 197
DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.)

As a sophomore, he ran for 12 touchdowns and 1,169 yards, averaging more than 10 yards a carry.

Jake Browning, QB, 6-2, 185
Folsom, Calif.

Washington commit threw for 5,737 yards and a state-record 75 touchdowns.

Kyler Murray, QB, 5-10, 180
Allen, Texas

Texas A&M commit is 27-0 as a starter. He threw for 3,669 yards and 46 touchdowns and ran for 1,274 yards and 19 TDs.

Josh Rosen, QB, 6-4, 190 
St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

UCLA commit threw for 3,200 yards and 39 touchdowns and ran for 416 yards and eight TDs to lead team to state Open Bowl championship.

Cordell Broadus, WR, 6-2, 185
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

Undecided recruit, son of rapper Snoop Dogg, caught 60 passes for 685 yards and eight touchdowns.

George Campbell, WR, 6-4, 190
East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)

Undecided recruit is a two-way player who caught 31 passes for 769 yards and seven touchdowns.

*Nate Craig, WR, 6-3, 205
Tampa Catholic

As a sophomore, Auburn commit caught 37 passes for 502 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Christian Kirk, WR, 5-10, 190
Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Undecided recruit had 65 catches for 1,183 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for 832 yards and 13 TDs.

DaMarkus Lodge, WR, 6-2, 185
Cedar Hill, Texas

Texas A&M commit caught 72 passes for 1,255 yards and 22 touchdowns, leading team to state title.

Da’Vante Phillips, WR, 6-1, 190
Miami Central

Undecided recruit caught 47 passes for 872 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead team to state title.

Calvin Ridley, WR, 6-0, 170 
Monarch (Coconut Creek, Fla.)

Alabama commit caught 41 passes for 1,131 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Justin Yoon, K, 5-11, 185
Milton (Mass.) Academy

Notre Dame commit made nine of 13 field goal attempts, including three of 40 or more yards, and 38 of 39 extra-point attempts. Less than 20% of his kickoffs were returned.


Terry Beckner Jr., DE, 6-4, 260
East St. Louis, Ill.

Undecided recruit had 123 tackles, including eight sacks.

Byron Cowart, DE, 6-4, 250
Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)

Undecided recruit had 72 tackles, including 13 sacks, and two fumble returns for touchdowns.

CeCe Jefferson, DE, 6-3, 275
Baker County (Glen St. Mary, Fla.)

Undecided recruit had 68 tackles and 171/2 sacks.

Josh Sweat, DE, 6-5, 240
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)

Undecided recruit had 94 tackles and 22 sacks. Very athletic with a 4.59-
second 40 and 331/2-inch vertical leap.

*Rashan Gary, DT, 6-4, 290
Paramus (N.J.) Catholic

As a sophomore, he had 58 tackles (13 for loss), two sacks and four forced fumbles.

Albert Huggins, DT, 6-4, 280
Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg, S.C.)

Undecided recruit had 65 tackles, including 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles.

Daylon Mack, DT, 6-2, 297 
Gladewater, Texas

Texas A&M commit had 61 tackles, including 18 for loss, with two sacks and four forced fumbles.

Kahlil McKenzie, DT, 6-4, 341
Clayton Valley (Concord, Calif.)

Tennessee commit, son of former NFL player Reggie McKenzie, had 74 tackles and 12 sacks.

Adam McLean, DT, 6-1, 282
Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.)

Penn State commit had 47 tackles, including 10 for loss, with seven sacks.

Daron Payne, DT, 6-3, 300
Shades Valley (Birmingham, Ala.)

Undecided recruit had 65 tackles — 16 for loss, including three sacks — and can bench press 445 pounds.

Tim Settle, DT, 6-2, 295
Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, Va.)

Undecided recruit had 92 tackles, 37 for loss, and three forced fumbles.

Trenton Thompson, DT, 6-4, 280
Westover (Albany, Ga.)

Georgia commit had 83 tackles, including 38 for loss, with 12 sacks.

Justin Hilliard, LB, 6-2, 216
St.Xavier (Cincinnati)

Ohio State commit had 76 tackles, with seven for loss, and one interception in seven games.

Jeffery Holland, LB, 6-2, 220
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)

Undecided recruit had 48 tackles, including 171/2 for loss, and 111/2 sacks.

Malik Jefferson, LB, 6-3, 222
Poteet (Mesquite, Texas)

Undecided recruit had 93 tackles and 14 sacks last season.

*Keion Joyner, LB, 6-3, 200
Havelock, N.C.

As a sophomore, he had 108 tackles, including 19 for loss, with two interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

Leo Lewis, LB, 6-3, 228
Brookhaven, Miss.

Alabama commit had 100 tackles, with 71 solo tackles and five sacks.

*Lyndell Wilson, LB, 6-2, 216
Carver (Montgomery, Ala.)

As a sophomore, he had 61 tackles with seven sacks.

Shaun Crawford, DB, 5-10, 175
St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)

Notre Dame commit had 82 tackles, including eight for loss, and two interceptions. Scored 10 touchdowns as a wide receiver.

Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, 6-0, 183
St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City)

Alabama commit had 83 tackles, including 38 for loss, and 12 sacks.

Kevin Henry, DB, 6-1, 200
Central (Baton Rouge)

LSU commit had 47 tackles, including six for loss, with two interceptions.

Iman Marshall, DB, 6-1, 175 
Poly (Long Beach)

Undecided recruit had 64 tackles and didn’t allow a completion in six league games.

Kendall Sheffield, DB, 5-11, 181
Marshall (Missouri City, Texas)

Undecided recruit had 39 tackles and three interceptions.

Kevin Toliver II, DB, 6-2, 180
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)

LSU commit had 36 tackles and two interceptions. Uses his size well against receivers and is not afraid to be physical. Also plays quarterback.

Joseph Charlton, P, 6-5, 180
A.C. Flora (Columbia, S.C.)

South Carolina commit averaged more than 45 yards a punt with a hang time of 5.3 seconds.