2017 ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team

2017 ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team


2017 ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team


USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Rhode Island Football Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.

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COACH OF THE YEAR: Geoff Marcone, La Salle (Providence)

Marcone and the Rams (11-3) ended Bishop Hendricken’s seven-year reign as state champions, pulling off a 22-21 victory in the State Championship Super Bowl. After sophomore quarterback Nate Lussier—who replaced Second Team All-State quarterback Anthony Wright in the season’s third game—scored with 38 seconds left to pull La Salle within 21-20, Marcone called for a two-point conversion that produced the winning points.



Such rushed for 1,476 yards and 15 touchdowns in only nine games, his season ending abruptly when he broke his leg in the regular-season finale against Portsmouth. A standout linebacker, Such recorded 112 tackles and four sacks on defense for the Falcons.


QB Michael Walsh (6-2, 185, Jr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

RB Will Such (6-2, 220, Sr.), Cranston West

RB Tristan Turano (5-8, 180, Jr.), Westerly

WR Peyton Robinson (6-0, 180, Sr.), Portsmouth

WR Jake Ribeiro (6-0, 180, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

TE Nick Amaral (6-3, 240, Sr.), Portsmouth

OL Montaner Fresilli (6-2, 270, Jr.), South Kingstown (Wakefield)

OL Ephraim Graham (6-4, 210, Jr.), North Kingstown

OL Jordan Griffin (6-1, 230, Jr.), La Salle (Providence)

OL Cam Thomas (5-11, 215, Jr.), Portsmouth

OL Xavier Truss (6-7, 330, Jr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)


QB Justin Neary (5-10, 165, Sr.), Cranston East

RB Leroy DeOliveira (5-11, 190, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

RB Rayven DeOliveira (6-0, 210, Jr.), Cranston East

WR Eric Dahlberg (6-0, 155, Sr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

WR Zach Pezza (6-3, 180, Sr.), North Kingstown

TE Jaden Pena (6-1, 175, Jr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

OL Matt Beyer (5-11, 250, Sr.), Cranston West

OL Jake Faria (6-2, 210, Jr.), Cumberland

OL Tom Kelleher (5-10, 215, Sr.), Barrington

OL Ado Palmer (6-0, 260, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

OL Jose Sandoval (6-1, 235, Sr.), Cranston East


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dylan Gardner, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

Gardner led a defense that recorded five shutouts, including a run of four straight late in the season. Gardner finished the year with 65 tackles, four sacks, four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.


DL Mason Carr (6-2, 180, Sr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

DL Wilfred Chirinos (5-8, 175, Sr.), Classical (Providence)

DL Dante DelBonis (5-11, 235, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

DL Dylan Poirier (6-3, 245, Jr.), North Kingstown

LB Kyle Bicho (5-10, 185, Jr.), Portsmouth

LB Dylan Gardner (6-0, 170, Sr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

LB Jamari Mason (5-9, 172, Jr.), Cranston East

DB Ethan Ennis (6-0, 180, Sr.), La Salle (Providence)

DB Andrew Licciardi (5-10, 170, Sr.), East Greenwich

DB Alex Martinez (5-10, 185, Sr.), Cranston East

DB Elijah Matthews (5-9, 150, Sr.), Juanita Sanchez/PCD/Wheeler (Providence)


DL DeAndre Babbitt (5-10, 185, Jr.), St. Raphael (Pawtucket)

DL Max Davis (6-3, 255, Sr.), Westerly

DL Aidan Lynn (6-3, 220, Jr.), West Warwick

DL Nick Rimoshytus (5-9, 250, Sr.), Barrington

LB Vincent Armenio (5-10, 190, Sr.), Moses Brown (Providence)

LB Tristan Edwards (5-9, 180, Sr.), St. George’s (Middletown)

LB Joe Gilmartin (6-0, 210, Sr.), Barrington

DB Jaren Alves (6-0, 150, Sr.), East Providence

DB Seun Filaoye (5-10, 150, Jr.), Bishop Hendricken (Warwick)

DB Brian Hamilton (5-10, 170, Jr.), Portsmouth

DB Devin Russ (5-9, 150, Jr.), Middletown


KR Robenson Antoine (5-7, 137, Jr.), Cranston East


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