USA TODAY and HighSchoolSports.net Unveil 2011 All-USA High School Football Team Bob Beatty of Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) Named Coach of the Year, Mario Edwards Jr. of Ryan (Denton, Texas) is Defensive Player of the Year, Dorial Green-Beckham of Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.) is Offensive Player of the Year

States of Florida (five players), California (three) and Pennsylvania (three) lead selections; Ohio State, Wisconsin each have two All-USA player commitments

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY and HighSchoolSports.net today unveiled the 2011 All-USA high school football team, highlighting the best offensive and defensive high school football players in the USA during the past season.

The All-USA Offense is led by Offensive Player of the Year Dorial Green-Beckham of Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.), a 6-6 senior wide receiver who established a national record for career receiving yards (6,447). The All-USA Defense is led by Defensive Player of the Year Mario Edwards Jr. of Ryan (Denton, Texas), a 6-4, 275-pound lineman who racked up 67 tackles this season — 32 for a loss — as well as 11 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

Bob Beatty of Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), the number two team in this season's final USA TODAY Super 25 rankings, is the Coach of the Year. Beatty guided Trinity to the school's ninth state title in 11 years and a 14-0 record, which included wins over teams from four different states.

The full All-USA Team (first and second teams) appears in today's print edition of USA TODAY and is also available online at www.highschoolsports.net. The All-USA Team and its year-end player and coach awards have been given out annually since 1982 and are considered the highest such honors in high school football, with past player of the year honorees such as running back Emmitt Smith (Escambia, Pensacola, Fla.) in 1986 and linebacker Derrick Brooks (Washington, also Pensacola) in 1990 going on to star-studded careers in the NFL.

Green-Beckham and Zach Banner, a 6-9 offensive lineman from Lakes (Lakewood, Wash.), are the lone repeat honorees from last year's All-USA Team. In all, players from 15 states are represented on this year's team, with the highest representation coming from Florida (five), California (three) and Pennsylvania (three).

Following is the complete listing of this year's All-USA First Team, as determined by USA TODAY and HighSchoolSports.net. For more information on the All-USA Team, including a full listing of the All-USA First and Second teams, visit www.highschoolsports.net.

2011 USA TODAY All-USA High School Football Team

Coach of the Year: Bob Beatty, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)

All-USA Offense

Player of the Year: Dorial Green-Beckham (6-6, 220), WR, Hillcrest (Springfield, MO)  College: undecided

 

Player

 

School

 

Position

 

Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Jameis Winston

 

Hueytown (Ala.)

 

QB

 

6-4, 200

Senior

Florida State

Jordan Westerkamp

 

Montini (Lombard, Ill.)

 

WR

 

6-2, 195

Senior

Nebraska

Stefon Diggs

 

Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)

 

WR

 

6-0, 185

Senior

Undecided

D.J. Humphries

 

Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.)

 

OL

 

6-5, 265

Senior

Florida 

John Theus

 

Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.)

 

OL

 

6-6, 292

Senior

Georgia

Andrus Peat

 

Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.)

 

OL

 

6-7, 305

Senior

Undecided

Zach Banner

 

Lakes (Lakewood, Wash.)

 

OL

 

6-9, 310

Senior

Undecided

J.J. Denman

 

Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, Pa.)

 

OL

 

6-7, 305

Senior

Wisconsin

Johnathan Gray

 

Aledo (Texas)

 

RB

 

5-11, 190

Senior

Texas

Rushel Shell

 

Hopewell (Alquippa, Pa.)

 

RB

 

6-0, 210

Senior

Pittsburgh

Kelvin Taylor

 

Belle Glade (Fla.)

 

RB

 

5-10, 205

Junior

 

Ross Martin

 

Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)

 

 K

 

5-10, 185

Senior

Duke

All-USA Defense

Player of the Year: Mario Edwards Jr. (6-4, 275), DL, Ryan (Denton, TX)  College: undecided

Player

 

School

 

Position

 

Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Ellis McCarthy

 

Monrovia (Calif.)

 

DL

 

6-5, 311

Senior

Undecided

Noah Spence

 

Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)

 

DL

 

6-4, 245

Senior

Ohio State

Tommy Schutt

 

Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)

 

DL

 

6-2, 301

Senior

Ohio State

Darius Hamilton

 

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)

 

DL

 

6-4, 245

Senior

Undecided

Shaq Thompson

 

Grant (Sacramento, Calif.)

 

DB

 

6-2, 210

Senior

Undecided

Landon Collins

 

Dutchtown (Geismar, La.)

 

DB

 

5-11, 199

Senior

Undecided

Leon McQuay III

 

Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)

 

DB

 

6-1, 177

Junior

 

Tracy Howard

 

Miramar (Fla.)

 

DB

 

6-0, 170

Senior

Undecided

Vince Biegel

 

Lincoln (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.)

 

LB

 

6-3, 210

Senior

Wisconsin

Scott Starr

 

Norco (Calif.)

 

LB

 

6-3, 225

Senior

Southern California

Noor Davis

 

Leesburg (Fla.)

 

LB

 

6-4, 223

Senior

Stanford

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