2015 ALL-USA Nebraska Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Nebraska Football Team


2015 ALL-USA Nebraska Football Team


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

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COACH OF THE YEAR: Fred Petito, Millard North (Omaha)

Revenge was the theme of the postseason for Petito and the Mustangs. After losing to Bellevue West and Millard West in the regular season, Millard North avenged both losses when it mattered most. The Mustangs topped Bellevue West in the Class A semifinals and then Millard West in the finals to take the crown. It was Petito’s fifth state championship for Millard North.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jadyn Kowalski, Bellevue West (Bellevue)

Kowalski set state records for single-season passing yards (3,146) and touchdowns (46) this fall in his final prep campaign. He added nine touchdowns on the ground to lead Bellevue West to the Class A state semifinals.

First Team

QB Jadyn Kowalski (6-4, 210, Sr.), Bellevue West (Bellevue)

RB Jaylin Bradley (6-0, 185, Jr.), Bellevue West (Bellevue)

RB Triston Fairchild (5-10, 185, Sr.), Papillion-La Vista South (Papillion)

WR Trystn Ducker (5-9, 165, Sr.), Bellevue West (Bellevue)

WR Todd Honas (6-0, 200, Sr.), Aurora

TE Noah Fant (6-5, 210, Sr.), Omaha South (Omaha)

OL Jake Domandle (6-4, 285, Sr.), Millard West (Omaha)

OL Shane Henderson (6-0, 290, Sr.), Elkhorn South (Elkhorn)

OL Daniel Jahn (6-2, 275, Sr.), Millard North (Omaha)

OL Connor Pavlik (6-3, 280, Sr.), Omaha Central (Omaha)

OL Gavin Rush (6-3, 280, Sr.), Aurora

Second Team

QB Christian Ellsworth (6-4, 215, Sr.), Omaha Northwest (Omaha)

RB Moses Bryant (6-0, 190, So.), Elkhorn South (Elkhorn)

RB Gage Orton (5-11, 175, Sr.), Plattsmouth

WR Cade Johnson (6-0, 175, Sr.), Bellevue West (Bellevue)

WR J.J. Schulz (6-0, 185, Sr.), York

TE Nick Lenners (6-4, 240, Sr.), Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln)

OL Tyren Baker (6-0, 275, Sr.), Lincoln

OL Tyler Ciurej (6-4, 290, Jr.), Bellevue West (Bellevue)

OL Matt Kindler (6-2, 195, Sr.), Aquinas (David City)

OL Dante Sortino (5-11, 245, Sr.), Omaha Westside (Omaha)

OL Eli Zoucha (6-3, 270, Sr.), Millard West (Omaha)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ben Stille, Ashland-Greenwood (Ashland)

Stille piled up 79 tackles, nine sacks, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a senior. The Nebraska recruit added 415 receiving yards and five scores on offense.

First Team

DL CorDarrius Bailey (6-4, 205, Jr.), Lincoln

DL Zack Sorich (6-2, 205, Sr.), Millard West (Omaha)

DL Ben Stille, (6-4, 230, Sr.), Ashland-Greenwood (Ashland)

DL Elijah Wilson (6-4, 260, Sr.), Omaha Central (Omaha)

LB Jack Connelly (6-0, 210, Sr.), Omaha Westside (Omaha)

LB David Engelhaupt (6-4, 235, Sr.), Norfolk Catholic (Norfolk)

LB Barrett McDonald (6-2, 220, Sr.), Millard South (Omaha)

DB Jack Begley (6-3, 210, Jr.), Millard North (Omaha)

DB Chance Hall (6-0, 170, Sr.), Omaha Central (Omaha)

DB Grant Martin (6-3, 185, Sr.), Omaha North (Omaha)

DB Noah Pelan (5-9, 170, Sr.), Aquinas (David City)

Second Team

DL Trent Hixson (6-4, 275, Jr.), Skutt Catholic (Omaha)

DL Logan Hoyt (6-1, 270, Sr.), Plattsmouth

DL Marvin Lazo (62-235, Sr.), York

DL Matthew McBride (6-2, 225, Sr.), McCook

LB Cameron Jurgens (6-3, 225, So.), Beatrice

LB Emmitt Knight (5-10, 185, Sr.), Gretna

LB Jake Matthew (6-3, 230, Sr.), Millard North (Omaha)

DB Adrian Kellogg (6-0, 190, Sr.), Millard North (Omaha)

DB Tate Moyer (6-0, 180, Sr.), Millard North (Omaha)

DB Joe Schlager (5-9, 180, Sr.), McCook

DB Noah Vedral (6-2, 180, Jr.), Bishop Neumann (Wahoo)


K Lane McCallum (6-2, 185, Jr.), Norfolk


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