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December 18, 2008

Class 5A All-State




The 2008 Class 5A All-State high school football team, released Thursday, as voted on by The Associated Press Sports Editors based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE:

  • OFFENSIVE LINE (tie):

    - THOMAS ASHCRAFT, Cedar Hill, Sr., graded over 90 percent; averaged 8 pancakes per game

    - ALEC EGAN, Abilene, Sr., graded 94 percent, 22 pancakes, 1 sack allowed

    - JOSH KASTEN, Copperas Cove, Sr., graded 93 percent grade, 40 pancakes

    - HANUR KIM, Plano, Sr., 27-game starter; 98 pancakes

    - CEDRIC OGBUEHI, Allen, Jr., Best blocker on team that averaged 36.1 points, 225 rushing yards

    - GARRETT PORTER, Odessa Permian, Sr., 118 knockdowns, 98 pancakes

  • ENDS/RECEIVERS (tie):

    - ALDO HERNANDEZ, Laredo Alexander, Sr., 121-1,548 receiving, 18 TDs; 38 PATs, 5 FGs as kicker

    - JORDAN LESLIE, Tomball, Jr., 59-1,065 receiving, 10 TDs in 9 games

    - SHANEY WILKINSON, Lubbock Coronado, Sr., 106-1,458 receiving, 18 TDs

  • QUARTERBACK:

    - RUSSELL SHEPARD, Cypress Ridge, Sr., 1,458 passing yards, 16 TDs in 9 games; 1,111 rushing yards, 17 TDs

  • RUNNING BACKS:

    - REX BURKHEAD, Plano, Sr., 212-1,495 rushing, 24 TDs

    - JA'TERIAN DOUGLAS, Arlington Lamar, Jr., 2,036 yards, 28 TDs; had 353-yard game

    - STEPFAN TAYLOR, Mansfield, Sr., 1,789 yards, 22 TDs; 200 or more yards in 6 games

  • KICKER:

    - CHRIS BOSWELL, Keller Fossil Ridge, Sr., 9 FG, long of 51, 3 from 47; 27-for-27 on PATs


  • OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: RUSSELL SHEPARD, Cypress Ridge.



    FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE:

  • LINEMEN:

    - JACKSON JEFFCOAT, Plano West, Jr., 94 tackles, 11 TFL; 20 pressures; 7 sacks; 4 pass breakups

    - ALEX OKAFOR, Pflugerville, Sr., 59 tackles, 17 TFL, 9 sacks, 2 fumbles recovered, 1 fumble caused, 1 blocked punt

    - THADDEUS RANDLE, Galena Park North Shore, Sr., 50 tackles, 17 TFL in 8 games; 8.5 sacks, 3 fumbles caused, 2 fumbles recovered, 11 QB pressures

    - NIKITA WHITLOCK, Wylie, Sr., 101 tackles, 17 TFL; 14 sacks; 16 hurries; 4 fumbles caused; 2 fumbles recovered; 7 blocked kicks (2 returned for TDs)

  • LINEBACKERS:

    - TANNER BROCK, Copperas Cove, Sr., 155 tackles (101 solo); 13 TFL

    - COREY NELSON, Dallas Skyline, Jr., 156 tackles, 12 sacks, 19 TFL, 4 pass breakups, 9 blocked punts, 3 fumbles recovered, 5 fumbles caused

    - ZACHARY ORR, DeSoto, Jr., 159 tackles (88 solo), 22 TFL, 6 fumbles recovered, 7 fumbles caused, 1 INT

  • BACKS:

    - GREG BROWN, Garland, Sr., 125 tackles (90 solo, 35 assist); 4 TFL, 5 fumbles caused, 2 fumbles recovered, 3 INT, 6 pass breakups

    - DANIEL JORDAN, Wylie, Sr., 60 tackles; 8 INTs, 15 pass breakups; 9 blocked kicks

    - CHRIS MILLER, Copperas Cove, Sr., 11 INTs, four returned for TDs; 62 tackles (43 solo)

    - LARRY STEPHENS, Galena Park North Shore, Jr., 47 tackles, 3 TFL in 8 games; 5 INTs, 12 pass breakups, 3 fumbles recovered

  • PUNTER:

    - JESUS VARGAS, Donna, Sr., 42.3-yard average on 30 punts; 6 inside 20


  • DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: NIKITA WHITLOCK, Wylie.


    SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE:

  • LINEMEN:

    Matt Boyles, Southlake Carroll, Sr.; Joel Gray, Lewisville Hebron, Sr.; Hunter Hogan, Tyler Lee, Sr.; Will McLane, Smithson Valley, Sr.; Margarito Vasquez, Odessa Permian, Jr.

  • ENDS/RECEIVERS:

    Collin Ashley, Flower Mound, Sr.; Tayler Gabriel, Mesquite Horn, Sr.

  • QUARTERBACK (tie):

    Matt Brown, Allen, Jr.; Jerry Lopez, Laredo Alexander, Sr.

  • RUNNING BACKS:

    Bradley Marquez, Odessa, Soph.; Sherard Ray, Odessa Permian, Sr.; Bo Snelson, Pasadena Memorial, Sr.

  • KICKER:

    Zach Olen, Richardson Berkner, Jr.


  • SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE:

  • LINEMEN:

    Brayden Burnett, Southlake Carroll, Sr.; Jamarkus McFarland, Lufkin, Sr.; Jackson Richards, Southlake Carroll, Jr.; Siasaio Tuipulotu, Euless Trinity, Sr.

  • LINEBACKERS:

    Elikena Fieilo, Euless Trinity, Sr.; Edgar Martinez, Los Fresnos, Sr.; Daniel Salinas, Galena Park North Shore, Sr.

  • BACKS:

    Jordan Aubrey, Tyler Lee, Sr.; Dele Junaid, Fort Bend Hightower, Sr.; Nate Snow, Houston Clear Lake, Sr.; Steve Williams, Dallas Skyline, Sr.

  • PUNTER:

    Will Atterberry, Lewisville, Sr.


    HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE:

  • LINEMEN: Emone Bailey, Alief Elsik; Toni Cognasi, Amarillo; Bryan Collins, Keller; Dex Dennard, Odessa; Chase Douglass, Lewisville Marcus; Isain Garcia, Houston Milby; Brett Gunn, Temple; Tino Hong, McAllen; Trey Hopkins, Galena Park North Shore; Scott Inskeep, McAllen; Clint Naron, Klein Oak; Austin O'Connell, Odessa Permian; Ruben Talamantes, Odessa; Brandon Teinert, Georgetown.

  • ENDS/RECEIVERS: Emory Blake, Austin High; Josh Boyce, Copperas Cove; Mike Davis, Dallas Skyline, Jr.; Darius Johnson, Fort Bend Hightower; Kris Lott, Plano; Cody Matthews, Smithson Valley; Kevin Miller, Pearland; Mathew Montalvo, San Benito; M.J. Porter, Killeen Shoemaker; Charlie Rivas, San Benito; Benny Shepard, Amarillo.

  • QUARTERBACKS: Chris Camp, Lubbock Coronado; Garrett Gilleland, Georgetown; Steven Hill, Colleyville Heritage; Matt Joeckel, Arlington; Denarius McGhee, Euless Trinity; Carson Meger, Plano; Joe Mitchell, Katy Morton Ranch; Austin Pugliese, Cypress Creek; Derrick Teegarden, Odessa.

  • RUNNING BACKS: Robert Bass, Fort Bend Elkins; Michael Blackmon, Weslaco; Kasey Carrier, Pearland; Adam Hirtz, Katy Cinco Ranch; Stephen Hopkins, Lewisville Marcus; Ashton Jefferson, Alvin; Ben Malena, Cedar Hill; Glasco Martin, Round Rock Stony Point; Dedrick McKnight, Cedar Park; Christine Michael, Beaumont West Brook; Darius Miller, Midland; Jonathon Miller, Garland Naaman Forest; Lache Seastrunk, Temple, Jr.; Ryan Swope, Austin Westlake; Domingo Torres, EP Montwood.

  • KICKERS: Raul Balbuena, Katy; Eduardo Camara, Cedar Hill; Taylor Cowart, Smithson Valley; Robert Degollado, Los Fresnos; Cade Foster, Southlake Carroll; Randy McKay, Abilene; Brandon Rock, McAllen; Jordan Williamson, Round Rock Westwood.


    HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE:

  • LINEMEN: Darnell Armstrong, Round Rock Stony Point; Nate Bonsu, Allen; John Bordano, New Braunfels; Jeff Claremond, DeSoto; Brian Corcoran, Klein Oak; Cody Davis, Klein Oak; Ashton Dorsey, Tyler John Tyler; Stephen Fox, Smithson Valley; Chris Kyle, McAllen; Arturo Lopez, San Benito; Stansly Maponga, Lewisville Hebron; Josh Mauro, Hurst Bell; Tevin Mims, Round Rock Stony Point; Edgar Perez, San Benito; Domingo Rincon, Harlingen; Justin Williams, Galveston Ball; Jordan Wilson, Conroe.

  • LINEBACKERS: Tariq Allen, Irving MacArthur; Tanner Brown, New Braunfels; Blake Cavil, Conroe; David Curley, Lewisville; Fabian Galavez, Galveston Ball; Shaun Lewis, Fort Bend Hightower; Matt Monigold, Tyler Lee; Trevon Randle, League City Clear Springs; Anthony Rodriguez, PSJA North; Matthew Torres, Harlingen; Augustine Ume-Ezeoke, Garland Lakeview Centennial; Trey Villarreal, San Benito; Patrick West, Cypress Woods; Corey White, Richardson Berkner; Tom Wort, New Braunfels.

  • BACKS: Tyson Brower, Round Rock Westwood; Luis Charles, Los Fresnos; Josh Garcia, Laredo United; Ryan Grametbaur, New Braunfels; Josh Peprah, Plano East; Jeremy Reeves, Allen; Sam Richardson, League City Clear Springs; Jason Stone, Georgetown; Darnell Taylor, Mesquite; Steven Terrell, Allen; Devin Walker, League City Clear Springs; Ryan Wood, Smithson Valley.





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