2015 ALL-USA Kansas Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Kansas Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Kansas Football Team

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

For the complete list of American Family Insurance ALL-USA state teams, click here.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Joel Applebee, Mill Valley (Shawnee)

Applebee led the Jaguars to their first-ever state title in the fall, posting a 12-1 record (including a victory over 6A champ Derby) en route to the 5A crown. Mill Valley averaged 42 points per game on the year and was only held below 35 points twice.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Christian Jegen, Mill Valley (Shawnee)

Jegen found paydirt 31 times as a senior with 16 receiving scores, 14 on the ground and one on a punt return. He averaged 11.8 yards per touch and finished with 2,098 combined yards as the offensive star on a team that won the Class 5A title.

First Team

QB Brady Rust (5-10, 180, Sr.), Derby

RB Dawson Downing (6-0, 205, Sr.), Bishop Miege (Roeland Park)

RB Mike McCoy (6-2, 215, Sr.), Topeka

WR Christian Jegen (6-2, 200, Sr.), Mill Valley (Shawnee)

WR Jafar Armstrong (6-0, 190, Jr.), Bishop Miege (Roeland Park)

TE Trevor Kent (6-4, 240, Jr.), Pittsburg

OL Ben Hecht (6-6, 250, Sr.), Mill Valley (Shawnee)

OL Trevor Hudson (6-3, 285, Sr.), Derby

OL Teven Jenkins (6-6, 290, Sr.), Topeka

OL Noah Johnson (6-2, 275, Sr.), Bishop Carroll (Wichita)

OL Tom Killilea (6-6, 270, Sr.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park)

Second Team

QB Bryce Torneden (5-10, 175, Sr.), Free State (Lawrence)

RB Vinnie Shabazz (5-9, 195, Sr.), Olathe North (Olathe)

RB J.D. Woods (5-7, 175, Sr.), Lawrence

WR Eric Reid (5-11, 170, Sr.), Dodge City

WR Kenyon Tabor (6-4, 195, Jr.), Derby

TE Conner Vancleave (6-6, 215, Jr.), Holcomb

OL Jeff Heath (6-1, 215, Sr.), Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village)

OL Kirrian Kirby (6-3, 250, Jr.), Blue Valley (Stillwell)

OL Jeremy Luck (6-6, 305, Sr.), Maize South (Wichita)

OL Zach Pfeifer (6-3, 305, Sr.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park)

OL Josh Rivas (6-6, 330, Jr.), Hutchison

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Amani Bledsoe, Lawrence

Bledsoe did it all for the Lions this fall, tallying 89 tackles, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles and three blocked kicks. Also a dominant offensive lineman, Bledsoe is considering offers from the likes of Oregon, Oklahoma and UCLA.

First Team

DL Amani Bledsoe (6-5, 270, Sr.), Lawrence

DL Xavier Kelly (6-5, 230, Sr.), Wichita East (Wichita)

DL Isaiahh Loudermilk (6-7, 285, Sr.), West Elk (Howard)

DL Kaelin Key (6-0, 265, Sr.), Bishop Miege (Roeland Park)

LB Dan Conner (6-1, 175, Sr.), Derby

LB Jace McDown (6-0, 215, Sr.), Columbus

LB Sam Skwarlo (6-0, 205, Sr.), Free State (Lawrence)

DB Jahron McPherson (6-0, 185, Sr.), Basehor-Linwood (Basehor)

DB Evan Nichols (5-11, 180, Sr.), Bishop Carroll (Wichita)

DB Kade Remsberg (5-11, 175, Jr.), Newton

DB Isaiah Simmons (6-4, 210, Sr.), Olathe North (Olathe)

Second Team

DL Angel Dominguez (6-3, 250, Jr.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park)

DL Trey Georgie (6-5, 260, Sr.), Lawrence

DL Peerlus Walker (6-0, 250, Sr.), Derby

DL Duall Watson (6-2, 275, Sr.), Northwest (Wichita)

LB Mason Barta (6-2, 205, Sr.), Holton

LB Michael Maffry (6-1, 215, Jr.), Blue Valley (Stillwell)

LB Ian Rudzik (6-2, 220, Sr.), Ulysses

DB Chase Crawford (6-0, 165, Sr.), Valley Central

DB Grant Elston (5-7, 165, Sr.), Eudora

DB Creighton Sanders (6-0, 180, Sr.), Wichita Heights (Wichita)

DB Damare Simms (6-1, 180, Sr.), Derby

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Andrew Hicks (6-0, 185, Sr.), Mill Valley (Shawnee)

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