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USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2012 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Football Team

QB Max Browne (Skyline HS, Sammamish, Wash.) is Offensive Player of the Year; DB Su'a Cravens (Vista Murrieta HS, Murrieta, Calif.) is Defensive Player of the Year

J.T. Curtis of No. 1-ranked John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) named Coach of the Year

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MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports -- the nation's leading source for high school sports news and information -- today unveiled the 2012 American Family Insurance ALL-USA high school football team, honoring 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 Max Browne of Skyline HS (Sammamish, Wash.), who threw for 49 touchdowns and more than 4,500 yards this season in leading his team to a 14-0 record and the Class 4A state championship. The ALL-USA Defense is led by Defensive Player of the Year Su'a Cravens of Vista Murrieta HS (Murrieta, Calif.), a dynamic two-way player who led his team to a 13-1 record this season and scored 17 total touchdowns from both sides of the ball. Both players have committed to play next season at the University of Southern California.

J.T. Curtis of 14-0 John Curtis (River Ridge, La.), the No. 1 team in this year's season-ending USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25, has been named the Coach of the Year.

The full 2012 preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA high school football team (first and second teams) appears in today's print edition of USA TODAY and is also available online at http://www.usatodayhss.com.  The American Family Insurance 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.

Two defensive players -- 6-1 defensive back Jabrill Peppers of Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, and 6-4 lineman Andrew Brown from Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) -- are the lone underclassmen represented on this year's ALL-USA first team. Both players are juniors.

In all, players from 16 states are represented on this year's team, with the highest representation coming from Alabama with four players -- OL Grant Hill of Huntsville, LB Reuben Foster of Auburn, DL Dee Liner of Muscle Shoals, and DB Marquez White of Dothan's Northview HS. The state of Florida was next with three players (RB Derrick Henry of Yulee, OT Laremy Tunsil of Lake City's Columbia HS, and CB Vernon Hargreaves III of Tampa's Wharton HS).

USC, Alabama and Oregon lead all college programs with two ALL-USA commits each. Six of the senior ALL-USA selections are still yet to declare their college destination.

Following is the complete listing of this year's American Family Insurance ALL-USA First Team, as determined by USA TODAY High School Sports. For more information on the ALL-USA Team, including a full listing of the ALL-USA First and Second teams, visit www.usatodayhss.com.

USA TODAY High School Sports

2012 American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Football Team

Coach of the Year: J.T. Curtis (John Curtis, River Ridge, La.)

All-USA Offense

Player of the Year: Max Browne (6-5, 218), QB, Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.), Senior. College: USC

 

Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Max Browne


Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)


QB


6-5, 218

Senior

USC

Thomas Tyner


Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.)


RB


6-0, 200

Senior

Oregon

Derrick Henry


Yulee (Fla.)


RB


6-3, 243

Senior

Alabama 

Robert Foster


Central Valley (Monaca, Pa.)


WR


6-3, 170

Senior

Undecided

Evan Lisle


Centerville (Ohio)


OL


6-6, 265

Senior

Ohio State

Hunter Henry


Pulaski Acad. (Little Rock, Ark.)


TE


6-6, 235

Senior

Arkansas

Ethan Pocic


Lemont (Ill.)


OL


6-7, 285

Senior

LSU

Grant Hill


Huntsville (Ala.)


OL


6-6, 315

Senior

Alabama

Kent Perkins


Lake Highlands (Dallas, Tex.)


OL


6-6, 300

Senior

Texas

Laquon Treadwell


Crete-Monee (Crete, Ill.)


WR


6-3, 198

Senior

Undecided

Laremy Tunsil


Columbia (Lake City, Fla.)


OT


6-6, 295

Senior

Undecided

Matt Wogan


Porter Ridge (Indian Trail, N.C.)


K/P


6-2, 195

Senior

Oregon



















All-USA Defense

Player of the Year: Su'a Cravens (6-1, 205), DB, Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.), Senior. College: USC

Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Su'a Cravens


Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.)


DB


6-1, 205

Senior

USC

Reuben Foster


Auburn (Ala.)


LB


6-2, 228

Senior

Undecided

Marquez White


Northview (Dothan, Ala.)


DB


6-1, 180

Senior

Florida State

Andrew Brown


Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)


DL


6-4, 292

Junior

Undecided

Vernon Hargreaves III


Wharton (Tampa, Fla.)


CB


5-11, 185

Senior

Florida

Montravius Adams


Dooly County (Vienna, Ga.)


DL


6-3, 290

Senior

Undecided

Peter Kalambayi


Butler (Matthews, N.C.)


LB


6-3, 238

Senior

Stanford

Robert Nkemdiche


Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)


DL


6-5, 260

Senior

Undecided

Dee Liner


Muscle Shoals (Ala.)


DL


6-2, 274

Senior

Auburn

Jabrill Peppers


Paramus Catholic (N.J.)


DB


6-1, 210

Junior

Undecided

Jaylon Smith


Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.)


LB


6-3, 212

Senior

Notre Dame

Henry Poggi


Gilman (Baltimore, Md.)


DL


6-4, 260

Senior

Michigan



















About American Family Insurance

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states. American Family insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 382nd on the Fortune 500 list. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam; YouTube: www.youtube.com/amfam

About the USA TODAY Sports Media Group

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett's more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography service USA TODAY Sports Images, USA TODAY High School Sports and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties such as thebiglead.com and mixed martial arts site MMAjunkie.com, among others.  USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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