2015 ALL-USA New York Football Team

2015 ALL-USA New York Football Team


2015 ALL-USA New York Football Team


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

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COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike O’Donnell, Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains)

In the first 59 years of the Catholic High School Football League, Archbishop Stepinac won zero titles. O’Donnell, however, has guided the Crusaders (12-0) to two straight, this year adding a victory over St. Francis in the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association title game and a share of the No. 1 ranking in Class AA.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jake Zembiec, Aquinas (Rochester)

Zembiec led the Little Irish to a perfect record, the Class AA state title and a No. 15 ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25. The Penn State-bound gunslinger completed 184 of 269 passes for 3,030 yards and 37 touchdowns.

First Team

QB Jake Zembiec (6-3, 210, Sr.), Aquinas (Rochester)

RB Jaydakis Scott (5-9, 200, Sr.), Liverpool

RB Jeremy Perry (6-1, 240, Sr.), East Syracuse-Minoa

WR Earnest Edwards (5-10, 170, Sr.), Aquinas (Rochester)

WR Taysir Mack (6-3, 190, Sr.), Grand Street (Brooklyn)

TE Ray Marten (6-4, 230, Sr.), Poly Prep (Brooklyn)

OL Anthony Catapano (6-2, 295, Sr.), Carey (Franklin Square)

OL Jake Fuzak (6-5, 270, Sr.), Williamsville South

OL Isaiah Wilson (6-7, 320, Jr.), Poly Prep (Brooklyn)

OL Matt Weiss (6-2, 270, Sr.), Longwood (Middle Island)

OL Jeremiah Sanders (6-3, 285, So.), South Park (Buffalo)

Second Team

QB Jack Coan (6-3, 186, Jr.), Sayville (West Sayville)

RB Josh Mack (6-1, 200, Sr.), Pittsford (Sutherland)

RB Jesse Manual (5-8, 155, Sr.), Tioga (Tioga Center)

WR Ahmed Bah (6-4, 195, Sr.), Grand Street (Brooklyn)

WR Jeremy Ruckert (6-6, 215, So.), Lindenhurst

TE David Stegemann (6-4, 210, Sr.), Fayetteville-Manlius (Manlius)

OL Justin Morgan (6-7, 335, Sr.), Poly Prep (Brooklyn)

OL Dan Kubik (6-6, 285, Jr.), Orchard Park

OL Matt Mascia (6-3, 290, Sr.), East Meadow

OL Khalique Newsome (6-7, 305, Sr.), Bennett (Buffalo)

OL Luke Mysliwy (6-3, 270, Sr.), Shenendehowa (Clifton Park)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Isaiah McDuffie, Bennett (Buffalo)

Also an outstanding running back, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior dominated from his linebacker position, recording 91 total tackles and five sacks. McDuffie also forced four fumbles, recovered two and nabbed two interceptions.

First Team

DL Brandon Barlow (6-4, 230, Sr.), Shaker (Latham)

DL Adam Korutz (6-3, 290, Sr.), Johnson City

DL Ethan Wiederkehr (6-6, 270, Jr.), Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham)

DL Matthew Jones (6-4, 290, So.), Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn)

LB Isaiah McDuffie (6-1, 205, Jr.), Bennett (Buffalo)

LB Jahsen Wint (6-0, 186, Sr.), Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn)

LB Dakota Harvey (6-1, 240, Sr.), Saratoga Springs

DB Mike Palmer (6-2, 178, Sr.), Maine-Endwell (Endwell)

DB T.J. Morrison (5-11, 175, Sr.), Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains)

DB Tyree Brown (5-10, 175, Sr.), South Park (Buffalo)

DB Justin Jones (6-3, 200, Sr.), Canisius (Buffalo)

Second Team

DL Chase Dixon (6-1, 225, Sr.), Ticonderoga

DL Prince Emili (6-1, 298, Sr.), Clarkstown North (New City)

DL Romello Martin (6-4, 290, Jr.), Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn)

DL Desmond Stephens (6-3, 235, Sr.), Bishop Timon (Buffalo)

LB John Dolac (6-0, 205, Sr.), West Seneca East

LB Elias Reynolds (6-3, 230, Sr.), Poly Prep (Brooklyn)

LB Jamir Jones (6-3, 235, Sr.), Aquinas (Rochester)

DB Raki Johnson (5-10, 175, Sr.), Green Tech (Albany)

DB Elijah Riley (6-0, 195, Sr.), Newfield (Selden)

DB Jesse Bramble (6-0, 180, Sr.), Tottenville (Staten Island)

DB Brandon Metz (5-9, 185, Sr.), St. Francis (Athol Springs)


K/P Blake Haubeil (6-3, 200, Jr.), Canisius (Buffalo)


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