2015 ALL-USA Utah Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Utah Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Utah Football Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Utah 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: Dustin Pearce, Herriman

Pearce led the Mustangs on an impressive playoff run this fall to bring home Herriman’s first-ever state title. Pearce’s gang avenged regular season losses to Brighton and Lone Peak en route to the Class 5A crown. After losing its regular season finale to Lone Peak, 30-0, Herriman turned around and dropped the nationally ranked Knights, 17-14, in one of the nation’s most surprising title-game upsets.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: WR Simi Fehoko, Brighton (Cottonwood Heights)

Fehoko closed his career in record-setting fashion this fall, piling up 1,495 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns to set career records in both categories. The U.S. Army All-American will play his college ball at Stanford.

First Team

QB Drew Lisk (6-2, 195, Sr.), Jordan (Sandy)

RB Josh Davis (5-11, 195, Jr.), Alta (Sandy)

RB Tre Miller (6-0, 215, Sr.), Dixie (St. George)

WR Spencer Corbett (6-1, 170, Sr.), Logan

WR Simi Fehoko (6-4, 190, Sr.), Brighton (Cottonwood Heights)

TE Bryce Mortenson (6-6, 210, Sr.), Sky View (Smithfield)

OL Keaton Bills (6-6, 265, Sr.), Corner Canyon (Draper)

OL Johnny Maea (6-5, 305, Sr.), East (Salt Lake City)

OL Napa Nu’usa (5-11, 250, Sr.), East (Salt Lake City)

OL Michael Richardson (6-5, 265, Jr.), American Fork

OL Ethan Schofield (6-5, 260, Jr.), Lone Peak (Highland)

Second Team

QB Hunter Horsley (5-11, 170, Sr.), Logan

RB Sione Lund (6-0, 230, Jr.), Brighton (Cottonwood Heights)

RB Quinn Meier (6-1, 190, Sr.), Olympus (Holladay)

WR Ty Jones (6-3, 185, Jr.), Provo

WR Samson Nacua (6-3, 175, Sr.), Timpview (Provo)

TE Jackson McChesney (6-0, 185, Jr.), Lone Peak (Highland)

OL Justice Alo (6-2, 260, Sr.), Desert Hills (St. George)

OL Andrew Gramer (5-11, 230, Sr.), Highland (Salt Lake City)

OL Brayden Montalvo (6-3, 260, Sr.), Roy

OL Cade Parrish (6-5, 300, Sr.), Logan

OL Walker Wolfgramm (6-3, 285, Sr.), Pleasant Grove

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jay Tufele, Bingham (South Jordan)

Despite facing double and triple teams all season, Tufele notched 57 tackles and 10.5 sacks for the Class 5A semifinalists. The explosive nose tackle was the ringleader of a Miners defense that surrendered just 9.8 points per game on the year. Tufele is the state’s top recruit from the Class of 2017 and already has offers from the likes of Michigan and USC.

First Team

DL Leki Fotu (6-7, 270, Sr.), Herriman

DL Jay Tufele (6-2, 305, Jr.), Bingham (South Jordan)

DL Langi Tuifua (6-3, 215, Jr.), Bingham (South Jordan)

DL Maxs Tupai (6-1, 245, Sr.), Murray

LB Lavani Damuni (6-2, 225, Jr.), Mountain Crest (Hyrum)

LB Keenan Pili (6-2, 205, Sr.), Timpview (Provo)

LB Max Tooley (6-2, 195, Sr.), Bountiful

DB Chaz Ah You (6-1, 185, Jr.), Westlake (Sarasota Springs)

DB Sione Finau (6-0, 185, Sr.), Kearns (Salt Lake City)

DB Braxton Gunther (5-11, 170, Sr.), Woods Cross

DB Noah Vaea (6-0, 190, Jr.), Herriman

Second Team

DL Lyric Bartley (6-3, 245, Sr.), Taylorsville

DL Max Christensen (6-4, 235, Sr.), Sky View (Smithfield)

DL Tangaloa Kaufusi (6-3, 205, Sr.), East (Salt Lake City)

DL Adam Rodriguez (6-3, 225, Sr.), Springville

LB Jackson Kaufusi (6-2, 190, Sr.), Brighton (Cottonwood Heights)

LB Pookie Maka (6-3, 200, Sr.), Cottonwood (Murray)

LB Riley Sharp (6-5, 220, Sr.), Skyline (Salt Lake City)

DB Simonte Lokotui (6-3, 190, Sr.), Bingham (South Jordan)

DB Alex McRae (6-0, 180, Sr.), Sky View (Smithfield)

DB Josh Vasquez (6-2, 185, Sr.), Juan Diego Catholic (Draper)

DB Will Watanabe (6-0, 190, Sr.), Timpview (Provo)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Skyler Southam (6-0, 175, Sr.), Wasatch (Heber City)

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