2015 ALL-USA Illinois Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Illinois Football Team


2015 ALL-USA Illinois Football Team


USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Illinois Football Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.

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COACH OF THE YEAR: John Holacek, Loyola Academy (Wilmette)

After a pair of runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2013, Holacek led Loyola to the promised land this fall with a Class 8A state title. Loyola went 14-0 and finished No. 20 in the Super 25.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sam Brodner, Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn)

Brodner carried Glenbard West to the Class 7A state crown with 264 yards and four touchdowns in the 34-28 victory over Libertyville. For the year, the Vanderbilt pledge piled up 2,361 total yards and 49 combined touchdowns.

First Team

QB Riley Lees (6-1, 190, Sr.), Libertyville

RB Sam Brodner (5-11, 215, Sr.), Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn)

RB James Robinson (5-11, 215, Sr.), Rockford Lutheran (Rockford)

WR Kendric Pryor (6-1, 175, Sr.), Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor)

WR Manny Rugamba (6-1, 180, Sr.), Naperville Central (Naperville)

TE Eric Eshoo (6-5, 230, Sr.), Loyola Academy (Wilmette)

OL Matt Allen (6-3, 265, Sr.), Hinsdale Central (Hinsdale)

OL Bryan Brokop (6-5, 280, Sr.) Lincoln-Way West (New Lenox)

OL Sean Foster (6-8, 285, Sr.), Carmel (Mundelein)

OL Kevin Jarvis (6-5, 330, Jr.), Maine South (Park Ridge)

OL Erik Swenson (6-7, 285, Sr.), Downers Grove South (Downers Grove)

Second Team

QB Brendan Skalitzky (6-1, 180, Sr.), Marist (Chicago)

RB Sam Sergent (5-10, 210, Sr.), Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield)

RB Barrington Wade (6-1, 207, Sr.), Niles North (Skokie)

WR Ricky Smalling (6-2, 195, Jr.), Brother Rice (Chicago)

WR Jeff Thomas (5-10, 175, Jr.), East St. Louis

TE Albert Okwuegbunam (6-5, 225, Sr.), Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield)

OL Kurt Gavin (6-5, 260, Sr.), Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort)

OL Trevour Simms (6-3, 315, Sr.), East St. Louis

OL Austin Warner (6-4, 265, Sr.), Oswego

OL Justin Witt (6-6, 275, Sr.), Lincoln-Way West (New Lenox)

OL Tyler Witt (6-3, 300, Sr.), Joliet Catholic (Joliet)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Josh King, Hinsdale South (Darien)

A U.S. Army All-American, King piled up 82 tackles and eight sacks this fall. He led Hinsdale South to the Class 6A state semifinals and is bound for Michigan State.

First Team

DL Naquan Jones (6-4, 285, Sr.), Evanston Township (Evanston)

DL Josh King (6-6, 260, Sr.), Hinsdale South (Darien)

DL Mike Panasiuk (6-3, 280, Sr.), Lake Park

DL Amir Watts (6-2, 260, Sr.), Phillips Academy (Chicago)

LB Tuf Borland (6-2, 225, Sr.), Bolingbrook

LB John Embrey (6-1, 220, Sr.), Montini (Lombard)

LB Max Ihry (6-0, 210, Sr.), Waubonsie Valley (Aurora)

DB Julian Love (6-0, 185, Sr.), Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park)

DB Kenney Lyke (6-3, 185, Sr.), Fremd (Palatine)

DB Juwuane Parchman (6-0, 195, Sr.), Auburn (Rockford)

DB Isaiah Robertson (6-3, 205, Jr.), Neuqua Valley (Naperville)

Second Team

DL A.J. Epenesa (6-5, 230, Jr.), Edwardsville

DL Daniel Joseph (6-3, 240, Sr.), Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest)

DL Ben Kimpler (6-6, 235, Sr.), Libertyville

DL Ben Leroy (6-3, 265, Sr.), Loyola Academy (Wilmette)

LB Nico Gagliano (5-11, 190, Sr.), Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn)

LB Drew Harvey (6-0, 210, Sr.), Crete-Monee (Crete)

LB Amani Jones (5-11, 215, Sr.), Phillips Academy (Chicago)

DB Tray Banks (6-1, 175, Sr.), Evanston Township (Evanston)

DB Jeremy Fejedelem (5-11, 185, Sr.), Lemont

DB Andrew Gregory (6-2, 200, Sr.), Normal Community (Normal)

DB Drake Spears (6-1, 200, Sr.), Aurora West (Aurora)


K Tucker McCann (6-1, 185, Sr.), O’Fallon


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