2015 ALL-USA Wisconsin Football Team

2015 ALL-USA Wisconsin Football Team

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2015 ALL-USA Wisconsin Football Team

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USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wisconsin 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: Scott Newton, Osceola

The Chieftains claimed the Division 4 state crown this fall, winning 13 in a row after a season-opening loss. Osceola suffered a winless season in 2011 but steadily moved up the ranks under Newton since then. After going 7-3 last fall, the Chieftains made the leap this season behind a defense that averaged 9.5 points allowed per game and posted four shutouts, including a 28-0 blanking of Lodi in the title tilt.

OFFENSE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Blair Mulholland, Kimberly

Mulholland was at his best when it mattered most. The senior running back piled up 745 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Division 1 state semifinal and final combined to lead Kimberly to a third consecutive crown. He finished the season with 2,971 rushing yards and 47 TDs while averaging 9.6 yards per carry.

First Team

QB Ben Nienhuis (6-1, 185, Jr.), Oconomowoc

RB Blair Mulholland (5-11, 195, Sr.), Kimberly

RB Toren Young (5-11, 215, Sr.), Monona Grove

WR Jordan Janssen (6-3, 200, Sr.), Kimberly

WR Mitchell Gerend (6-3, 185, Sr.), Southern Door (Brussels)

TE Brett Samson (6-3, 215, Sr.), Oconomowoc

OL Ben Bredeson (6-5, 293, Sr.), Arrowhead (Hartland)

OL Cole Van Lanen (6-5, 280, Sr.), Bay Port (Suamico)

OL Sam Heckel (6-5, 270, Sr.), Waukesha West (Waukesha)

OL Spencer Kanz (6-6, 290, Sr.), Luxemburg-Casco (Luxemburg)

OL Mike Caliendo (6-4, 285, Sr.), Brookfield East (Brookfield)

Second Team

QB Garrett Groshek (6-1, 200, Sr.), Amherst

RB Gavin Boeck (5-11, 190, Sr.), Franklin

RB Brandon Thull (5-10, 190, Sr.), Kewaskum

WR Zach Clayton (6-3, 215, Jr.), Oconomowoc

WR Dale Tygum (6-4, 200, Sr.), Madison East (Madison)

TE Gabe Lloyd (6-5, 225, Sr.), Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran (Green Bay)

OL Isaac Benner (6-6, 290, Jr.), Chippewa Falls

OL Logan Bruss (6-5, 235, Jr.), Kimberly

OL Chris Malicky (6-2, 280, Sr.), Homestead (Mequon)

OL Josh Bernhagen (6-3, 240, Sr.), La Follette (Madison)

OL Logan Miller (6-4, 265, Sr.), Osceola

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mason Stokke, Menomonie

Stokke finished his senior season with 151 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, three interceptions, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. The Wisconsin pledge added 1,400 yards rushing as well.

First Team

DL Tyler Biadasz (6-3, 270, Sr.), Amherst

DL Luke Benzschawel (6-7, 255, Sr.), Grafton

DL Aaron Maternowski (6-2, 260, Sr.), Slinger

DL Trayvonn Johnson (6-6, 250, Sr.), Verona Area (Verona)

LB Mason Stokke (6-3, 210, Sr.), Menomonie

LB Jacob Erbs (5-9, 205, Sr.), Reedsburg

LB Samuel Santiago-Lloyd (5-10, 235, Jr.), Brookfield East (Brookfield)

DB Michael Crowley (6-1, 175, Sr.), Marquette University High (Milwaukee)

DB Tyler Mais (6-2, 180, Jr.), Waunakee

DB Kobe Knaak (5-9, 180, Sr.), Franklin

DB Jack Popp (6-3, 195, Sr.), Homestead (Mequon)

Second Team

DL Josh Mueller (6-6, 275, Sr.), Homestead (Mequon)

DL Nick Leach (6-3, 240, Sr.), Marquette University High (Milwaukee)

DL Zack Taylor (6-3, 290, Sr.), Catholic Memorial (Waukesha)

DL Demetrious Pinkston (6-0, 220, Sr.), Wautoma

LB Ross Kennelly (6-0, 205, Sr.), Superior

LB Zach Turner (5-11, 210, Sr.), Stanley-Boyd (Stanley)

LB Zach Steuck (6-0, 195, Sr.), Lodi

DB Vinny Pallini (5-10, 180, Sr.), Notre Dame (Green Bay)

DB Jim Hoesley (5-11, 170, Sr.), Arcadia

DB Nick VandeHey (5-11, 195, Sr.), Xavier (Appleton)

DB Matt Lechner (5-11, 180, Sr.), Catholic Memorial (Waukesha)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Johnny Mack (6-0, 175, Sr.), Arrowhead (Hartland)

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