2015 ALL-USA Ohio Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Ohio Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Ohio Football Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Ohio 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: Tim Tyrrell, Archbishop Hoban (Akron)

The third-year head coach brought home Hoban’s first state title in the football team’s 61-year history this fall. The Knights went 14-1 thanks to a smothering defense that allowed 11 points per game and held teams to 10 points or less eight times. Ohio State-bound junior running back Todd Sibley’s 2,100 yards and 26 touchdowns didn’t hurt, either.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jeremy Larkin, La Salle (Cincinnati)

Larkin totaled 1,914 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior to lead La Salle to the Division II state championship. The Cincinnati recruit averaged 10.2 yards per carry on the season.

First Team

QB Deshaunte Jones (5-10, 180, Sr.), Colerain (Ohio)

RB Jeremy Larkin (5-10, 180, Sr.), La Salle (Cincinnati)

RB Todd Sibley (5-110 205, Jr.), Archbishop Hoban (Akron)

WR Ruben Flowers (6-4, 190, Sr.), Lima

WR Justin Layne (6-3, 180, Sr.), Benedictine (Cleveland)

TE Jake Hausmann (6-4, 240, Sr.), Moeller (Cincinnati)

OL Liam Eichenberg (6-6, 290, Sr.), St. Ignatius (Cleveland)

OL Alex Gellerstedt (6-7, 275, Sr.), Coffman (Dublin)

OL Tommy Kraemer (6-5, 305, Sr.), Elder (Cincinnati)

OL Josh Myers (6-6, 295, Jr.), Miamisburg

OL Jack Wohlabaugh (6-4, 285, Sr.) Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls)

Second Team

QB Jake Sopko (6-2, 215, Sr.), Avon

RB Keishaun Sims (6-1, 170, Sr.), Perry (Massillon)

RB Benny Snell (6-0, 210, Sr.), Westerville Central (Westerville)

WR Seth Dawkins (6-3, 205, Sr.), Franklin Heights (Columbus)

WR Nick Kovacs (6-2, 185, Jr.), Springboro

TE Luke Farrell (6-6, 240, Sr.), Perry

OL Matt Bockhorst (6-4, 295, Jr.), St. Xavier (Cincinnati)

OL Zach Bycznski (6-4, 300, Sr.), Berea-Midpark (Berea)

OL Gavin Cupp (6-5, 290, Sr.), Leipsic

OL Thayer Munford (6-6, 330, Jr.), La Salle (Cincinnati)

OL Gunnar Vogel (6-6, 290, Sr.), Westerville South (Westerville)

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jonathon Cooper, Lincoln (Gahanna)

The consensus top defensive recruit in Ohio, Cooper lived up to the hype this fall with 12 sacks and 18 tackles for loss. A U.S. Army All-American, Cooper will make the short trip from Gahanna to Columbus to play for Ohio State.

First Team

DL Jerron Cage (6-3, 275, Jr.), Winton Woods (Cincinnati)

DL Jonathon Cooper (6-4, 235, Sr.), Lincoln (Gahanna)

DL Michael O’Malley (6-3, 240, Sr.), St. Edward (Lakewood)

DL Prince Sammons (6-7, 265, Sr.), Hills Christian (Cincinnati)

LB Brendan Ferns (6-3, 225, Sr.), St. Clairsville

LB Jonah Morris (6-4, 200, Sr.), Archbishop Hoban (Akron)

LB Ethan Tucky (6-3, 230, Sr.), Hayes (Delaware)

DB Tony Butler (6-1, 195, Sr.), St. Edward (Lakewood)

DB Seth Currens (6-2, 200, Sr.), Pickerington Central (Pickerington)

DB Tobias Gilliam (6-0, 180, Sr.), Wayne (Huber Heights)

DB Brendon White (6-1, 195, Jr.), Olentangy Liberty (Powell)

Second Team

DL Tommy Carnifax (6-5, 250, Sr.) Howland (Warren)

DL Chris Crumb (6-1, 260, Sr.), Olentangy (Lewis Center)

DL Roman Moreno (6-1, 210, Sr.), Hudson

DL Antonio Shelton (6-2, 275, Sr.), Westerville North (Westerville)

LB Joe Bachie (6-2, 215, Sr.), Berea-Midpark (Berea)

LB Zach Sandwisch (6-2, 220, Sr.), Central Catholic (Toledo)

LB Chez Westfall (6-4, 250, Sr.), Perrysburg

DB Jataris Grant (5-11, 180, Sr.), Garfield (Akron)

DB Amir Riep (6-0, 180, Jr.), Colerain (Cincinnati)

DB Jarrell White (5-10, 205, Jr.) La Salle (Cincinnati)

DB Marcus Williamson (5-10, 170, Jr.), Westerville South (Westerville)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Drue Chrisman (6-4, 200, Sr.), La Salle (Cincinnati)

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