First Team Defense
Gerald Willis, DL, 6-4, 255, Karr (New Orleans)
The Class 4A Defensive Player of Year, Karr registered 110 tackles and 13 sacks for the Class 4A state championQualen Cunningham, DL, 6-3, 220, Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
The highly-coveted Cunningham was an all-Arizona pick by the Arizona Football CoachesLorenzo Carter, DL, 6-6, 230, Norcross (Ga.)
The best defensive player on the state's top team, Carter was dominant, making 136 tackles and 18 sacks.
Malik McDowell, OL, 6-7, 290, Loyola (Detroit)
Also a superb two-way player, McDowell was a Detroit News Dream Team pick on offense after he paved the way for a 2,000-yard rusher Keymonn'e Gabriel.Mark Fossati, LB, 5-11, 195, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.)
The Star Ledger's pick for Defensive Player of the Year, Fossati was in on 154 tackles and scored two defensive touchdowns.Tre' Williams, LB, 6-3, 225, St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.)
An all-region selection, Williams made 113 tackles and is a top recruit in the class of 2014.Grant Watanabe, LB, 5-11, 216, Brennan (San Antonio)
The Express-News Defensive Player of the Year, Watanbe made 167 tackles for a Brennan squad that finished 9-2.Kain Daub, LB, 6-4, 240, Sandalwood (Jacksonville, Fla.)
An first team all-area defensive selection, Daub made an immediate impact after transferring from Nease in-season. He finished with 74 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles.Raekwon McMillan, LB, 6-2, 230, Liberty County (Hinesville, Ga.)
McMillan was the Savannah Morning News Defensive Player of the Year after compiling 155 tackles and seven sacks to go along with five forced fumbles.
Edward Paris, DB, 6-0, 190, Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas)
An all-state selection, Paris made seven interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.
Bishard "Budda" Baker, DB, 5-10, 175, Bellevue (Wash.)
A Seattle Times all-area selection, Baker was a two-way star for Bellevue. He returned two touchdowns for interceptions in a single game.Quin Blanding, DB, 6-2, 200, Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.)
An All-Tidewater selection, Blanding caught 55 passes for 1,035 yards and six touchdowns but also flourished in the secondary.Marlon Humphrey, DB, 6-0, 180, Hoover (Ala.)
A first team all-state pick in Class 6A, Humphrey was pivotal in Hoover's defense, which helped the Bucs capture the Class 6A title.Justin Barron, P, 5-11, 177, Falcon (Colo.)
Barron averaged 50.18 yards per punt and booted 17 inside the 20-yard line.