2015 ALL-USA North Carolina Football Team

2015 ALL-USA North Carolina Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA North Carolina Football Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina 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: Mike Brodowicz, Charlotte Catholic (Charlotte)

All Brodowicz has done in his first two years in charge at Charlotte Catholic is go 29-2 and reach back to back Class 4A state championship games. After losing last year’s state final, the Cougars claimed this year’s crown on the back of a defense that allowed fewer than 10 points per game.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln (Denver)

Surratt left it all on the field in 2015. In the Class 2AA quarterfinals, Surratt had his left elbow dislocated but returned to the game and threw with his opposite arm (completing five passes) to help East Lincoln advance to the state semifinals. He had season-ending surgery following the game, leaving him with 3,546 passing yards and 48 touchdowns. He finished his career as North Carolina’s all-time record holder in passing yards (16,590) and passing touchdowns (229).

First Team

QB Chazz Surratt (6-3, 215, Sr.), East Lincoln (Denver)

RB B.J. Emmons (5-10, 230, Sr.), Freedom (Morganton)

RB Zamir White (6-1, 205, So.), Scotland (Laurinburg)

WR Diondre Overton (6-5, 195, Sr.), Page (Greensboro)

WR Cornell Powell (6-1, 190, Sr.), Rose (Greenville)

TE Thad Moss (6-4, 245, Sr.), Mallard Creek (Charlotte)

OL Landon Dickerson (6-5, 300, Sr.), South Caldwell (Hudson)

OL Jonah Melton (6-4, 295, Jr.), Eastern Alamance (Mebane)

OL Sean Pollard (6-5, 295, Sr.), Pinecrest (Southern Pines)

OL De’Jour Simpson (6-3, 330, Sr.), Mallard Creek (Charlotte)

OL Taleni Suhren (6-4, 270, Sr.), Ardrey Kell (Charlotte)

Second Team

QB Rico Dowdle (6-0, 205, Sr.), A.C. Reynolds (Asheville)

RB Jordon Brown (5-11, 180, Sr.), Southern Durham (Durham)

RB Antonio Williams (5-11, 210, Sr.), North Stanly (New London)

WR Jayden Borders (5-11, 175, Jr.), Shelby

WR Sage Surratt (6-4, 200, Jr.), East Lincoln (Denver)

TE Garrett Walston (6-4, 225, Sr.), New Hanover (Wilmington)

OL Kollin Byers (6-5, 240, Sr.), Crest (Shelby)

OL Jack Doyle (6-6, 240, Sr.), Heritage (Wake Forest)

OL Harrison Gee (6-3, 275, Sr.), Williams School (Burlington)

OL Peter Leota (6-5, 290, Sr.), Asheville

OL Joe Sculthorpe (6-2, 280, Sr.), Topsail (Hampstead)

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dexter Lawrence, Wake Forest

A consensus top 10 national recruit, Lawrence accumulated 60 tackles (12 for loss) to go with nine sacks and two blocked kicks. The U.S. Army All-American has committed to Clemson.

First Team

DL Marlon Dunlap (6-4, 285, Sr.), West Charlotte (Charlotte)

DL Grant Gibson (6-1, 290, Jr.), Mallard Creek (Charlotte)

DL Dexter Lawrence (6-5, 330, Sr.), Wake Forest

DL Jalen Price (6-3, 290, Sr.), Riverside (Williamston)

LB Josh Brown (6-3, 220, Sr.), Mallard Creek (Charlotte)

LB Jonathan Smith (6-1, 230, Sr.), Scotland (Laurinburg)

LB Chrishon Springs (6-2, 215, Sr.), East Forsyth (Kernersville)

DB Ryan Jones (6-2, 205, Jr.), Mallard Creek (Charlotte)

DB Marquil Osborne (5-11, 185, Sr.), Hough (Charlotte)

DB Isaiah Stallings (6-4, 205, Sr.), Terry Sanford (Fayetteville)

DB Alan Tisdale (6-3, 195, So.), Page (Greensboro)

Second Team

DL Nick Coe (6-5, 270, Sr.), Asheboro

DL Kendall Futrell (6-3, 225, South Central (Winterville)

DL Zack Gilbert (6-0, 240, Sr.), South Mecklenburg (Charlotte)

DL Julian Okwara (6-4, 225, Sr.), Ardrey Kell (Charlotte)

LB Alexander Gagnon (6-4, 225, Sr.), Charlotte Catholic (Charlotte)

LB Dax Hollifield (6-1, 220, So.), Shelby

LB Aaron Ramseur (6-1, 215, Sr.), Crest (Shelby)

DB Keyshawn Canady (6-0, 180, Sr.), Wallace-Rose Hill (Teachey)

DB Myles Dorn (6-2, 195, Sr.), Vance (Charlotte)

DB Mark Gilbert (6-2, 175, Sr.), Terry Sanford (Fayetteville)

DB Tyric McCarter (6-0, 180, Sr.), New Bern

SPECIAL TEAMS

K/P Marshall Long (6-4, 225, Sr.), South Rowan (China Grove)

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