2015 ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Rhode Island 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: Chris Branch, Smithfield

Branch led Smithfield to a pair of major firsts in 2015. The Sentinels won their first regular season conference title by going 8-0 in Division IV play. And after a 35-20 win over Burrillville in the state final, Smithfield had its first-ever state championship.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nick Andreozzi, East Greenwich

Andreozzi led Rhode Island in total yardage this fall with 2,771 yards. He threw for 2,382 and completed 67 percent of his passes while connecting on 39 touchdowns. He added another 389 yards on the ground and six more TDs to lead East Greenwich to the Division III state championship.

First Team

QB Nick Andreozzi (5-7, 145, Sr.), East Greenwich

RB Omari Davis (6-0, 215, Sr.), St. George’s (Middletown)

RB Isaac Garcia (5-8, 165, Sr.), Rogers (Newport)

WR Egan Reale (5-11, 185, Sr.), East Greenwich

WR C.J. Waite (6-1, 180, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

WR Kuba Witczak (6-0, 175, Sr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

OL Dan Ayriyan (6-2, 290, Jr.), Smithfield

OL Kevin Ellicks (6-4, 225, Sr.), Portsmouth Abbey (Portsmouth)

OL Jared Maymon (6-3, 275, Sr.), East Greenwich

OL Ali Merhi (5-10, 210, Sr.), Shea (Pawtucket)

OL Conor Regan (6-2, 210, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

Second Team

QB Adam Romano (6-5, 200, Sr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

RB Owen Kelly (5-10, 170, Sr.), Pilgrim (Warwick)

RB Zack Tayes (6-1, 215, Sr.), Burrillville (Harrisville)

WR Kaleel Harley (5-11, 170, Sr.), St. Raphael (Pawtucket)

WR C.J. Holcombe (6-1, 175, Sr.), St. George’s (Middletown)

WR Riley Tupper (5-11, 180, Sr.), Burrillville (Harrisville)

OL Max Handley (6-0, 230, Sr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

OL Ado Palmer (5-11, 255, So.), La Salle (Providence)

OL Spencer Penney (6-1, 270, Sr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

OL James Switzer (6-3, 250, Sr.), Burrillville

OL Cameron Theriault (6-0, 245, Sr.), Lincoln

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Connor Fitzgerald, St. George’s (Middletown)

Fitzgerald keyed St. George’s perfect 9-0 campaign and the team’s victory in the season-ending Kevin Flemming Bowl. He made 93 tackles and added three forced fumbles, two interceptions, two sacks and two blocked kicks to earn All-New England honors.

First Team

DL Cam Almeida (5-11, 185, Sr.), East Providence

DL Andre Bibeault (6-3, 235, Sr.), Cumberland

DL Kwity Paye (6-3, 220, Jr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

DL Avien Peah (6-3, 230, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

LB Connor Fitzgerald (6-2, 205, Sr.), St. George’s (Middletown)

LB Shane Olson (6-2, 225, Sr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

LB Tyrone Silva (6-1, 210, Sr.), Central (Providence)

DB Chris Argys (6-1, 165, Jr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

DB Kody Greenhalgh (6-1, 180, Sr.), St. George’s (Middletown)

DB Terell Handley (5-11, 190, Sr.), South Kingstown (Wakefield)

DB Billy Mueller (6-1, 195, Sr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

Second Team

DL Jamal Martey (6-2, 180, Jr.), Pilgrim (Warwick)

DL Malik Rocha (5-10, 265, Sr.), Lincoln

DL Austin Williams (5-8, 265, Jr.), St. Raphael (Pawtucket)

DL Joey Mendes (6-0, 285, Jr.), Providence Country Day/Sanchez/Wheeler

LB Billy Costello (6-1, 210, Jr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

LB Jake Derderian (5-9, 200, Sr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

LB Mario Peoples (6-0, 200, Sr.), East Providence

DB Ben Cortes (5-9, 160, So.), Smithfield

DB Mitchell Gemma (5-11, 160, Jr.), East Greenwich

DB Darren Grant (6-0, 190, Sr.), Pilgrim (Warwick)

DB Anthony Shepard (5-10, 185, Jr.), South Kingstown (Wakefield)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Nick Cohen (6-0, 180, Jr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

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