2015 ALL-USA Texas Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Texas Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Texas Football Team

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

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COACH OF THE YEAR: Todd Dodge, Westlake (Austin)

In his second year at the helm of Westlake, Dodge may be on his way to establishing his second Texas prep football dynasty. The architect of Southlake Carroll’s dominant run of four titles in five years from 2002-06, Dodge led Westlake to the Class 6A-I state title game this fall. His squad upended Allen in the state semifinals, snapping the Eagles’ 57-game winning streak and perhaps shifting the balance of power in Texas high school football from Allen to Austin.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jett Duffey, Lake Ridge (Mansfield)

Duffey made highlight-reel plays look routine this season as he led Lake Ridge to the Class 5A-I state championship game. The Texas Tech pledge amassed more than 4,000 combined yards and scored 48 touchdowns entering the title game against George Ranch (Richmond) on Dec. 18.

First Team

QB Jett Duffey (6-1, 185, Sr.), Lake Ridge (Mansfield)

RB Trevor Speights (5-9, 195, Sr.), McAllen

RB Ja’Ron Wilson (5-10, 185, Sr.), Euless Trinity (Euless)

WR Tren’Davian Dickson (6-1, 170, Sr.), Navasota

WR Devin Duvernay (5-11, 195, Sr.), Sachse

TE Kaden Smith (6-5, 245, Sr.), Marcus (Flower Mound)

OL Jean Delance (6-5, 280, Sr.), North Mesquite (Mesquite)

OL Kellen Diesch (6-7, 270, Sr.), Byron Nelson (Trophy Club)

OL Patrick Hudson (6-5, 330, Sr.), Silsbee

OL Greg Little (6-5, 305, Sr.), Allen

OL Chris Owens (6-3, 310, Sr.), Lamar (Arlington)

Second Team

QB Sam Ehlinger (6-1, 210, Jr.), Westlake (Austin)

RB Kennedy Brooks (5-10, 185, Jr.), Mansfield

RB Kyle Porter, (5-11, 190, Sr.), Katy

WR Tyrie Cleveland (6-3, 190, Sr.), Westfield (Houston)

WR Courtney Lark (6-2, 170, Sr.), Bellaire

TE J.C. Chalk (6-3, 220, Sr.), Argyle

OL Austin Anderson (6-4, 290, Sr.), Mineola

OL Riley Anderson (6-5, 280, Sr.), Mineola

OL Austin Myers (6-5, 300, Sr.), Manvel

OL J.P. Urquidez (6-6, 300, Sr.), Copperas Cove

OL Denzel Okafor (6-3, 285, Sr.), Lewisville

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brandon Jones, Nacogdoches

Arguably the best safety in the nation, Jones put his talents on display this fall to earn District 16-5A Defensive Player of the Year honors. He piled up 124 tackles (including 16 for loss) and a pair of interceptions while adding eight touchdowns combined between offense and special teams. Jones is considering offers from in-state powers Baylor, Texas A&M and Texas as well as Alabama and Auburn.

First Team

DL Mark Jackson (6-3, 215, Sr.), Steele (Cibolo)

DL Kendell Jones (6-5, 360, Sr.), Shoemaker (Killeen)

DL Ed Oliver (6-2, 290, Sr.), Westfield (Houston)

DL Marvin Wilson (6-4, 316, Jr.), Episcopal (Houston)

LB DeMarco Boyd (6-0, 225, Sr.), Gilmer

LB Dontavious Jackson (6-2, 240, Sr.), Elsik (Houston)

LB Rahssan Thornton (6-4, 220, Sr.), Shoemaker (Killeen)

DB Deontay Anderson (6-1, 205, Sr.), Manvel

DB Brandon Jones (5-11, 193, Sr.), Nacogdoches

DB Jaylon Jones (5-11, 175, Sr.), Allen

DB Eric Monroe (6-0, 180, Sr.), North Shore (Houston)

Second Team

DL Jordan Elliott (6-5, 300, Sr.), Westside (Houston)

DL Justin Madubbuike (6-3, 250, Sr.), McKinney North (McKinney)

DL Levi Onwuzurike (6-3, 235, Sr.), Allen

DL Alton Robinson (6-3, 220, Sr.), Judson (Converse)

LB Paddy Fisher (6-2, 215, Sr.), Katy

LB Erick Fowler (6-3, 235, Sr.), Manor

LB Jeffrey McCulloch (6-2, 235, Sr.), Davis (Aldine)

DB Eric Cuffee (5-11, 190, Sr.), Waco

DB Charles Oliver (6-2, 185, Sr.), Fairfield

DB Sewo Olonilua (6-3, 220, Sr.), Kingwood

DB Collin Wilder (5-11, 175, Sr.), Katy

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Braden Mann (6-0, 200, Sr.), Cy-Fair (Cypress)

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