Jeremy Johnson – John Tyler (5A), Senior
Prototype dual-threat quarterback, Johnson led the Lions to the 5A Division II Quarterfinals. The SMU commit, who is 6’1, 180 lbs. runs a 4.4 40 yard dash and used his speed to tie the all-time rushing record at John Tyler set by Kendall Hunter with 2,799 yards.
Scotty Young – Denton Ryan (4A), Senior
Young rang up stats almost identical to his 2008 season, and both seasons were huge. He completed over 63% of his passes for 4,467 yards and threw for 64 TDs against only 13 interceptions. His 64 TDs tied for 3rd on the all-time single season list and he was named POY by the Associated Press.
Darian Godfrey – Gilmer (3A), Senior
Led the Buckeyes to the Class 3A Division I State Championship. He was 254-357 passing for 3,581 yards with 42 touchdowns against only 6 INTs and also ran for 848 yards and 22 touchdowns. Godfrey finished his career tied with Colt McCoy for fifth place in career touchdown passes with 116.
Malcolm Brown – Cibolo Steele (4A), Junior
The junior running back averaged almost eleven yards a carry as he ran for 2,170 yards and 33 touchdowns for the Knights.
Nathan Jeffery – Caddo Mills (2A), Senior
The 5’11 185 lb. senior ran for 3,100 yards and scored 48 touchdowns. Jeffery wound up his career tied for 2nd place in career touchdowns with 136.
Jarman Johnson – Pilot Point (2A), Senior
Johnson ran for 2,978 yards and 41 touchdowns while averaging 10.06 yards per carry in leading the Bearcats to a state title. He also had 30 receptions for 456 yards and five touchdowns.
Elijah Hudson – Albany (1A), Junior
Hudson led the Lions all the way to the class 1A title game with 2,566 yards rushing and 41 touchdowns while averaging 8.9 yards per carry.
Evan Washington – DeSoto (5A), Senior
Washington, who is 6’5 and 290 lbs. graded at 96 percent, allowed no sacks and had 83 pancakes in only his 2nd season of football. He will attend LSU.
Daryl Williams – Lake Dallas (4A), Senior
The 6’5, 269 lb. Williams, who is committed to Oklahoma, graded at 98 percent, allowed no sacks and averaged 4 pancakes per game.
Matt Kirkland – Pittsburgh (3A), Senior
The 6’2, 290 lb. lineman graded at 96 percent with 37 pancakes and no sacks allowed while paving the way for a 2,000-yard rusher and a 1,700-yard passer.
Cam Feldt – Pilot Point (2A), Senior
The 6’5, 290 lb. lineman helped Pilot Point to a state title and graded at 90 percent with no sacks allowed and 104 pancakes. He is committed to Arkansas.
Spencer Scott – New Deal (1A), Junior
Scott is a rock solid member of the Lions offensive line and started for three years. He graded at 98 percent with 53 pancakes.
Brady Zunker – Falls City (1A), Junior
Zunker had 46 pancakes, graded at 96 percent and didn’t allow a sack this season.
Matt Lipka – McKinney (4A), Senior
Lipka averaged almost 25 yards per catch on 54-1,344 receiving with 22 TDs and 2 kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Chris Hipps – Highland Park (4A), Senior
The 6’4, 180 lb. Hipps hauled in 86 passes for 1,597 yards with an average of 18.5 yards per catch for the Scots.
Brandon Wilkerson – La Grange (3A), Junior
Had 70 catches for 1,166 yards with 19 touchdowns.
Jayden Barefield – Yorktown (1A), Sophomore
Only a sophomore, Barefield averaged 21.5 yards per catch on 54 receptions for 1,164 yards with 14 touchdown receptions.
Kramer Fyfe – Lake Travis (4A), Senior
The 5’9, 165 lb. kicker was 57-57 on PATs and hit 11 field goals, with a long of 54 and three others over 42 yards.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The 6-3, 210 lb. running back, who is committed to Texas, capped off a brilliant high school career by rushing for 2,689 yards with 44 touchdowns on the season to lead the Wildcats to the Class 1A Division II State Championship. How important was Shead to his team? Consider that Cayuga had not been to the playoffs since 1994 when Shead burst on the scene as a freshman in 2006 and has now been to the playoffs every year since Shead’s arrival. He ends his career as the second all-time leading rusher in Texas high school football history with 10,291 yards and is first in career touchdowns with 147.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dallas Skyline Raiders
The senior linebacker was named all-state for the second consecutive year in addition to being named the class 5A district 9-5A defensive MVP, as well as the defensive player of the year by the Associated Press. Nelson, who is committed to Texas A&M, had 120 tackles and ten sacks as well as two blocked field goals and PATs. The 6’0, 210 lb. linebacker used his 4.5 speed and propensity to locate the ball to lead the Raiders to the 3rd round of the playoffs.
Jordan Wade – Round Rock Stony Point (5A), Senior
Wade was a dominant figure in the middle of the Dragons defense at his defensive tackle position for a team that allowed only 13 points per game. He had 77 tackles with 14 sacks and nine QB pressures on the season.
Jackson Jeffcoat – Plano West (5A), Senior
The son of former Cowboy Jim Jeffcoat, Jackson (6’5, 230) makes our team for the second consecutive year as he finished with 67 solo tackles, 20 assists, 11 for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 INTs (1 TD) and 2 blocked kicks.
DeShun Williams – Carthage (3A), Senior
Pulled off a rare feat by being named the overall MVP in district 18-3A. Had 132 tackles, including 30 for loss to go along with six sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Jacoby Alexander – Van (3A), Senior
Had 85 tackles with 32 TFL and an incredible 20 sacks with 2 fumbles caused. AP class 3A defensive POY.
Tevin Daniels – Leonard (2A), Senior
Daniels had 189 tackle along with 45 tackles for loss and 18 sacks. He was named the class 2A defensive player of the year.
Zak Aossey – Pflugerville Connally (5A), Senior
The 6’1, 228 lb. linebacker was a tackling machine, with 151 take downs in addition to 5 fumbles caused, 3 INTs, 10 TFL and 4 sacks. He is also an excellent student with a 3.9 GPA.
Bryce Hager – Austin Westlake (5A), Senior
Hager was a mainstay at linebacker for the Chapparels, who made it all the way to the state championship game before falling in OT. The 6’1, 205 lb. Hager had 117 tackles to go along with 12 tackles for loss and six sacks.
Rudy Lopez – Mission (4A), Senior
Lopez racked up 172 tackles, including 41 for loss with 19 sacks, four forced fumbles along with three fumble recoveries in addition to being named the AP class 4A defensive POY.
Charles Kelly – Waco Midway (4A), Senior
The 5-11, 210 lb. linebacker was named the 16-4A Defensive POY after collecting 135 tackles to go along with an INT, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks.
Carlton Bryant – Kennedale (3A), Senior
Bryant piled up 138 tackles and forced three fumbles while recovering six fumbles.
Justin Mendoza – Crane (2A), Senior
Had 185 tackles with 2 sacks, 2 INTs and 3 forced fumbles. Was named the class 4-2A defensive MVP.
Sam Holl – Katy (5A), Senior
The 6’1, 195 lb. Holl, who is committed to Baylor, was a huge playmaker for the Tigers as a defensive back and punt return man. He had six interceptions on the season and was the Houston Chronicle defensive player of the year.
Bryce Callahan – Cypress Woods (5A), Senior
The 5’9, 164 lb. defensive back who runs a 4.51 40 had 120 tackles (80 solo) and 6 interceptions as well as a 28-yard punt return average.
Alonte’ Darden – Longview (4A), Senior
The 5’10, 170 lb. speedster who runs a 4.5 had 65 tackles and four interceptions to help lead the Lobos to the state title game.
J.T. Alaniz – San Diego (2A), Junior
Had 9 INTs with 71 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and 2 fumbles recovered.
Scott Irvin – Daingerfield (2A), Senior
Helped the Tigers to the 2A championship with 101 tackles, 23 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 fumbles recovered, 1 INT.
Kilton Wade – Alto (1A), Junior
Had 9 INTs and 8 passes defensed along with 60 tackles and 2 fumbles recovered.
Edgar Salcido – El Paso Del Valle (4A), Senior
Averaged 45.7 yards per kick and had seven downed inside the 20 yard line.
All Texas Team 2009 Coach of the Year
Coach Chad Morris found himself in one of the toughest positions a coach can face when he took over the Lake Travis program two seasons ago from Jeff Dicus, who moved on to Duncanville. The Cavaliers had just come off a 15-1 state championship season and usually a program in that situation has nowhere to go but down. However, Morris made sure that would not be the case at Lake Travis, as he led them to their third consecutive title with a 24-17 victory over Longview.
All Morris has done since arriving at Lake Travis from Stephenville is go 32-0 with two state titles to his credit, and with quarterback Michael Brewer and other key players returning, the Cavaliers look to be in position to extend their 46 game win streak in 2010. Morris now has a career record of 167-25.
Blake Feldt – Pilot Point
Feldt led the Bearcats to their first state title since 1981, beating Kirbyville 35-18 in the final and finishing 15-0 to win the Class 2A Division I State Championship.
Surratt led Carthage to the Class 3A Division II title as they edged Graham in the final, 13-12. The Bulldogs finished 16-0 and have won 29 consecutive games over the past two seasons.