2015 ALL-USA Mississippi Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Mississippi Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Mississippi Football Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Mississippi 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: Ricky Woods, Starkville

Woods experienced a familiar feeling in an unfamiliar setting this fall, leading Starkville to the Class 6A state championship in his first year at the helm. He’s no stranger to lifting trophies, however, as Woods won seven titles before this year’s triumph, including four in a row at South Panola from 2003-06. After an overtime loss to Class 4A champ Noxubee County to open the 2015 season, Woods led Starkville to 14 consecutive wins with an average margin of victory of 25 points.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB Jack Abraham, Oxford

Abraham came up one win short of his ultimate goal this fall as Oxford lost in the Class 5A title game, but he still had a season for the ages along the way. Abraham, a Tulane recruit, threw for 5,091 yards and 57 touchdowns against just six interceptions in 15 games. For his career, Abraham amassed 12,024 passing yards and 130 TDs.

First Team

QB Jack Abraham (6-1, 195, Sr.), Oxford
RB Stephon Huderson (5-9, 185, Jr.), Petal
RB Alan Lamar (5-9, 185, Sr.), DeSoto Central (Southaven)
WR A.J. Brown (6-2, 210, Sr.), Starkville
WR DeKaylin Metcalf (6-4, 210, Sr.), Oxford
TE Octavious Cooley (6-2, 240, Sr.), Laurel
OL Greg Eiland (6-8, 305, Sr.), Philadelphia
OL Eli Johnson (6-3, 290, Sr.), Lafayette (Oxford)
OL Scott Lashley (6-7, 310, Sr.), West Point
OL Dareuan Parker (6-5, 330, Sr.), DeSoto Central (Southaven)
OL Gentle Williams (6-3, 275, Sr.), Florence

Second Team

QB Cam Akers (5-11, 205, Jr.), Clinton
RB Kylin Hill (6-0, 205, Jr.), Columbus
RB Tyrell Price (5-11, 215, Sr.), Lafayette (Oxford)
WR Daniel Crowell (6-0, 195, Sr.), Meridian
WR Jordan Duncan (6-2, 195, Sr.), Oak Grove (Hattiesburg)
TE Chase Rogers (6-3, 240, Jr.), St. Stanislaus (Bay St. Louis)
OL Arvin Fletcher (6-4, 305, Sr.), Germantown (Madison)
OL Ryan Hodges (6-2, 300, Sr.), Brandon
OL Bobby May (5-11, 260, Sr.), Noxubee County (Macon)
OL Colton Skidmore (6-2, 285, Jr.), Oxford
OL Nick Vines (6-4, 315, Sr.), Oak Grove (Hattiesburg)

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jeffery Simmons, Noxubee County (Macon)

Simmons put up huge numbers as a senior to lead Noxubee County to the Class 4A state championship. He rang up 105 tackles (20.5 for loss), 18.5 sacks, five blocked kicks, two caused fumbles and an interception on the season. The U.S. Army All-American plans to choose from a final five of Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee on Signing Day.

First Team

DL Raekwon Davis (6-7, 345, Sr.), Meridian
DL Benito Jones (6-3, 290, Sr.), Wayne County (Waynesboro)
DL Kobe Jones (6-3, 275, Sr.), Starkville
DL Jeffery Simmons (6-4, 270, Sr.), Noxubee County (Macon)
LB Racheem Booth (6-1, 220, Sr.), Bassfield
LB Willie Gay (6-2, 215, Jr.), Starkville
LB Quin Jones (6-1, 210, Sr.), Lafayette (Oxford)
DB Zaire Jones (6-0, 190, Sr.), Meridian
DB Nigel Knott (6-0, 170, Sr.), Germantown (Madison)
DB Quincy Lenton (6-1, 195, Sr.), Meridian
DB Nero Nelson (6-0, 175, Sr.), Simmons (Hollandale)

Second Team

DL Damion Dickens (6-3, 225, Sr.), Holmes County (Lexington)
DL Jerome Johnson (6-4, 280, Sr.), Bassfield
DL Drelan Porter (6-4, 200, Sr.), South Panola (Batesville)
DL Marquiss Spencer (6-5, 235, Sr.), Greenwood
LB Denzell Bonner (6-1, 205, Sr.), Wayne County (Waynesboro)
LB T-Tez Cole (6-0, 220, Sr.), Lawrence County (Monticello)
LB Damion Dickens (6-3, 225, Sr.), Holmes County (Lexington)
DB C.J. Avery (6-1, 205, Jr.), Grenada
DB Sanchez Blake (6-0, 200, Sr.), Olive Branch
DB Lamarques Thomas (6-0, 195, Sr.), Clinton
DB Travion Williams (5-11, 170, Sr.), Charleston

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Brad Wall (5-7, 155, Sr.), Ocean Springs

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