USA Today’s 2014 All-USA Team

by Jeff Fisher

With a 42-0 record as Allen‘s (Texas) starting quarterback, it’s no surprise that Texas A&M-bound Kyler Murray is USA Today‘s Offensive Player of the Year and also a member of the 2014 All-USA Team.

The honors keep rolling-in for Murray, who last Saturday, led the Eagles to their third straight state title in Texas’ largest classification.  Earlier this month, Murray was named Gatorade’s National Player of the Year.  On Sunday, High School Football America named Allen as our national champion for the third straight year.

On the other side of the ball, USA Today chose Georgia-bound Trent Thompson of Westover High School in Albany, Georgia as its Defensive Player of the YearAccording to USA Today‘s story on Thompson, he recorded 84 tackles despite being double- and triple-teamed all season.

USA Today‘s Coach of the Year goes to Bishop Gorman‘s Tony Sanchez, who led the Gaels to their sixth straight Nevada state title in 2014.  Just last week, Sanchez, who was 85-5 as Gorman’s leader, was named the head coach at UNLV.

USA Today All-USA 1st Team Offense

QB – Josh Rosen, St. John Bosco (California)

QB – Jake Browning, Folsom (California)

QB – Kyler Murray, Allen (Texas)

RB – Soso Jamabo, Plano West (Texas)

RB – Damien Harris, Madison Southern (Kentucky)

OT – Martez Ivey, Apopka (Florida)

OT – Mitch Hyatt, North Gwinnett (Georgia)

OT – Tristen Hoge, Pocatello (Idaho)

OT – Maea Teuhema, Keller (Texas)

TE – Aliz’e Jones, Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

WR – DeMarkus Lodge, Cedar Hill (Texas)

WR – Tyron Johnson, Warren Easton (Louisiana)

USA Today All-USA 1st Team Defense

DL – Byron Cowart, Armwood (Florida)

DL – Terry Beckner, Jr., East St. Louis (Illinois)

DL – Rasheem Green, Serra (Gardena, California)

DL – Trent Thompson, Westover (Georgia)

LB – Malik Jefferson, Mesquite Poteet (Texas)

LB – Justin Hilliard, St. Xavier (Ohio)

LB – Leo Lewis, Brookhaven (Mississippi)

DB – Iman Marshall, Long Beach Poly (California)

DB – Kevin Tolliver, Trinity Christian (Florida)

CB – Kendall Sheffield, Missouri City Marshall (Texas)

CB – Terry Godwin, Callaway (Georgia)

K/P – Kevin Robledo, Westlake (California)

USA Today All-USA 2nd Team Offense

QB – Tate Martell – Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

QB – Ben DiNucci – Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)

WR – Christian Kirk – Saguaro (Arizona)

WR – Deon Cain – Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)

WR – George Campbell – East Lake (Florida)

OL – Tommy Kraemer – Elder (Ohio)

OL – Greg Little – Allen (Texas)

OL – Chuma Edoga – McEachern (Georgia)

RB – Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Pearl-Cohn (Tennessee)

RB – Jacques Patrick – Timber Creek (Florida)

RB – Sihiem King – Colquitt County (Georgia)

K/P – Michael Tarbutt – Canisius (New York)

USA Today All-USA 2nd Team Defense

DB – Kerryon Johnson – Madison Academy (Alabama)

DB – Niko Small – Arlington Bowie (Texas)

DB – Derwin James – Haines City (Florida)

DB – Minkah Fitzpatrick – St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)

LB – Thomas Hutchings – Cedar Park (Texas)

LB – Sam Kuschnick – Silverton (Oregon)

LB – John Huston – Serra (Gardena, California)

LB – Porter Gustin – Salem Hills (Utah)

DL – Natrez Patrick – Mays (Georgia)

DL – Joseph Wicker – Long Beach Poly (California)

DL – Shy Tuttle – North Davidson (North Carolina)

DL – Joe Gaziano – Xaverian Brothers (Massachusetts)


About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.