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2015 All-Metro Football First Team

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Wed, Dec 16, 2015 1:42 PM — @MSG_Varsity

Updated Thu, Dec 17, 2015 5:09 PM

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2015 All-Metro Football Player of the Year

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Jack Coan
Jack Coan

Height:6-3
Weight:190

Grade:Junior
Position:Quarterback

The junior with eight major college offers threw for 2,474 yards and 36 touchdowns and ran for 1,278 yards and 16 TDs to guide Sayville to an undefeated season and the Long Island Class III title. Coan became the first player to throw and run for 200 or more yards in the LIC.

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2015 All-Metro Football First Team Offense

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Sadiq Palmer
Sadiq Palmer

Committed to:UMass

Height:6-2
Weight:185

Grade:Senior
Position:Running back

The Bucs used Palmer in exotic ways to maximize his speed, maneuverability and touches. He repaid the gesture by grabbing 48 passes for 676 yards and seven TDs and rushing for 456 yards and nine scores on 76 hauls. An alert safety, he had 66 tackles and returned one of his five interceptions for a TD.
 

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Taysir Mack
Taysir Mack

Committed to:Indiana

Height:6-3
Weight:190

Grade:Senior
Position:Wide Receiver

Mack displayed good hands, speed and was a playmaking threat for Grand Street Campus. The Rutgers-commit made clutch plays with 66 receptions for 1,210 yards, averaging 19 yards per catch and had 16 touchdowns. The 6-3, 190-pound receiver had six catches and scored twice in the city title game.

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Hasise DuBois
Hasise DuBois

Committed to:Virginia

Height:6-3
Weight:210

Grade:Senior
Position:Wide receiver

Dubois multi-tasked every game for DePaul and never appeared to be overburdened. He hauled in 45 passes for 740 yards and 12 touchdowns, rushed for 165 yards and one TD, made 45 tackles at DB and averaged 31.3 yards a punt. Dubois had over 1,400 receiving yards in two years.
 

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Donald Stewart
Donald Stewart

Committed to:Stanford

Height:6-3
Weight:190

Grade:Senior
Position:Wide receiver

The Paladin's offensive weaponry was nowhere near as dangerous as 2014, but that did not stop Stewart from terrorizing secondary units that had identified him as the man to stop well in advance. He pulled down 41 passes for 702 yards and 11 touchdowns for 3-6 Paramus Catholic.
  

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Luke Timm
Luke Timm

Committed to:Princeton

Height:6-5
Weight:180

Grade:Senior
Position:Wide Receiver

Despite beginning football as a sophomore, Timm is among the best receivers in Section 1 history. He caught a Section 1-record 96 passes (the 2nd most in NYS history) for a NYS record 1,611 yards and 14 touchdowns. He tied the state record with 18 catches for 277 yards and 3 TDs in the state final and had 8 INTs on defense.

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Matt Maietti
Matt Maietti

Committed to:Rutgers

Height:6-3
Weight:260

Grade:Senior
Position:Offensive line

This durable veteran center helped Don Bosco win 23 games over the last three seasons and earn its first Non-Public, Group 4 title in four years earlier this month. The improved precision of the Ironmen offense as the season went on had much to do with Maietti's exchanges.
 

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Steven Cepalia
Steven Cepalia

Committed to:Yale

Height:6-4
Weight:260

Grade:Senior
Position:Offensive line

Whether he is drive-blocking or in pass protection, Cepalia, a three-year starter, identifies his man and makes him an accessory of his shoulder pads straight through the whistle--on every snap. If his target is occupied somehow, Cepalia will merely seek out another 15-20 yards downfield.
 

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Lucas Niang
Lucas Niang

Committed to:TCU

Height:6-7
Weight:305

Grade:Senior
Position:Offensive line

Niang burst onto the scene as a junior and was a star in 2015 for another powerful New Canaan offense. All eyes were on the future Division 1-bound tackle when he went up against Darien’s Mark Evanchick and held the state record holder to one sack. 

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Andrew Steuber
Andrew Steuber

Height:6-6
Weight:305

Grade:Junior
Position:Offensive line

Steuber, just a junior, showed off his incredible talent and potential this year by paving the way for a record-setting Blue Wave offense. Darien accounted for 69 offensive touchdowns this year and Steuber’s athleticism on the edge allowed Tim Graham to be comfortable all season long.

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Micah Clark
Micah Clark

Height:6-5
Weight:283

Grade:Junior
Position:Offensive line

A dominating figure on both sides of the line of scrimmage, Clark was a driving force within an offense that scored 43.0 points per game. The 6-5, 283-pound tackle/defensive end already has over a dozen offers from FBS schools, including Clemson, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and Alabama.
 

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Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown

Committed to:Boston College

Height:6-2
Weight:196

Grade:Senior
Position:Athlete

Pure electric with nimble feet, slick moves and a right arm that unloaded the deep ball with effortless ease, the 6-2, 196-pound senior drove the Lancers to a 21-2 mark over the last two years. This fall, he completed 120 of 180 attempts for 2,324 yards and 34 TDs and ran for 600 yards and 13 scores.
 

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Zach Feagles
Zach Feagles

Height:6-2
Weight:210

Grade:Junior
Position:Punter

The Feagles name has long been associated with exceptional kicking (dad, Jeff, was an All-Pro punter with the Giants), but Zach's feet helped the Maroons in various ways this fall. He rushed for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns and averaged 48.2 yards per kickoff and 40 yards per punt.
 

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Mohamed Jabbie
Mohamed Jabbie

Committed to:Rutgers

Height:6-1
Weight:180

Grade:Senior
Position:Returner

By season's end, there probably was not a square inch of gridiron upon which Jabbie failed to make an impact. He returned three punts and two kicks for touchdowns, caught 34 passes for 567 yards and six TDs and recorded 66 tackles and three interceptions, one for a score.
 

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2015 All-Metro Football First Team Defense

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Michael Dwumfour
Michael Dwumfour

Committed to:Michigan

Height:6-3
Weight:285

Grade:Senior
Position:Defenslve line

This interior powerhouse not provided his linebackers access to ball carriers by stuffing holes, he often gave them free downs by making the tackles himself. Dwumfour finished with 55 tackles and seven sacks to help the Spartans rebound from a 1-4 start and claim the Non-Public, Group 3 title.
  

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Brandon Simon
Brandon Simon

Committed to:Iowa

Height:6-1
Weight:235

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive line

His 4.7 speed makes Simon quick enough to zip by most blockers and send QB's scampering, and his upper-body strength often turns sure-footed linemen and blocking backs into discarded waste. Simon was overpowering in the Non-Public, Group 4 final with eight tackles, three sacks in the win over St. Joseph.
 

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Dashon Copes
Dashon Copes

Height:6-1
Weight:275

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive line

Cast from the traditional mold of a defensive tackle, the rugged Copes enhanced the package with speed and technique. The physical catalyst off a unit that conceded 14.6 points per game for the South Jersey, Group 5 champ, he had 97 tackles (16 for losses), 12 sacks and 19 hurries.
 

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Mark Evanchick
Mark Evanchick

Committed to:UPenn (Lacrosse)

Height:6-1
Weight:235

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive line

Evanchick’s dominance this season and in his career can’t be overstated. He's a three-time All-Connecticut first team selection. The future UPenn lacrosse player finished the year with 89 tackles, 39 tackles for loss, and 23 1/2 sacks. He finished his career as a state champion, two-time FCIAC champion, 4-0 against New Canaan on Thanksgiving, and the all-time sack leader in state history with 66 1/2. 

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Dylan Rogers
Dylan Rogers

Height:6-1
Weight:215

Grade:Senior
Position:Linebacker

The sheer energy and joy for the game exuded by the MLB was infectious. Rogers epitomized the zest of a stout defense (7.4 points per game) in a 12-0 run capped by the North 2, Group 4 crown. He piled up 135 tackles, 27 behind the line of scrimmage, 12 sacks and 15 QB hurries.
 

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Drew Singleton
Drew Singleton

Height:6-2
Weight:215

Grade:Junior
Position:Linebacker

The hard-hitting linebacker played a surprisingly big role as a sophomore last year for the 9-2 Paladins, and was again a fearsome presence at linebacker despite a largely inexperienced crew around him. Michigan, Alabama, Georgia and Clemson are among his most interested suitors.
 

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Jahsen Wint
Jahsen Wint

Committed to:Ohio State

Height:6-0
Weight:190

Grade:Senior
Position:Linebacker

Wint was the emotional leader on a stingy defense, a quick instinctive player who recorded 69 tackles, recovered two fumbles and had an interception in helping the Dutchmen reach the PSAL city conference championship game for the second year in a row. 

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Phil Campbell
Phil Campbell

Committed to:Pittsburgh

Height:6-1
Weight:195

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive back

This lean speedster exploded both with and to the football during his stellar career. Campbell racked up 110 tackles and three interceptions at strong safety and ran for 848 yards and 14 TDs on 148 attempts this season for the 11-1 Vikings. He amassed 215 tackles the last two years.

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Jordan Fuller
Jordan Fuller

Committed to:Ohio State

Height:6-2
Weight:202

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive back

The Golden Knights called upon his outstanding work in the secondary and offensive versatility to claim the North 1, Group 4 championship with a 12-0 record. Fuller recorded 44 tackles and six interceptions and scored 10 times on carries, five times on receptions and he threw three TD passes.
 

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Tyrone Hill
Tyrone Hill

Committed to:Buffalo

Height:6-0
Weight:190

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive back

He constantly eroded the confidence of opposing quarterbacks by locking on to one of the opposing team's most prized receivers and immediately making that option a questionable, if not costly one. The versatile Hill also distinguished himself as a smart and physical run-defender.
 

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T.J. Morrison
T.J. Morrison

Committed to:Stony Brook

Height:5-11
Weight:170

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive back

One of the Hudson Valley’s most versatile players, Morrison was a dynamic presence for the state champion Crusaders. Morrison, a Division I-A recruit, had 39 tackles and five interceptions, including two in the CHSFL AAA title game, earning MVP honors. He also caught 35 passes for 525 yards and 10 TDs, highlighted by a four-TD effort in the state final.

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Elijah Riley
Elijah Riley

Committed to:West Point

Height:6-0
Weight:195

Grade:Senior
Position:Defensive Back

The winner of the Hansen Award, given annually to the most outstanding player in Suffolk. Defensively, the 6-foot senior was a lockdown cornerback who had 66 tackles, 45 solo, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He rushed for 1,012 yards and 19 touchdowns and had 11 receiving TDs.

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Kolton Huber
Kolton Huber

Committed to:Pennsylvania

Height:6-2
Weight:195

Grade:Senior
Position:Athlete

The Ivy League-bound Huber was a steady-handed presence as both a receiver and defensive leader for the Marauders, who finished 8-3 despite heavy graduation losses from a state championship team in '14. He caught 48 passes for 619 yards and six touchdowns and was in on 47 tackles.
 

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Justin Davidovicz
Justin Davidovicz

Height:5-10
Weight:162

Grade:Junior
Position:Kicker

He boomed 10 of 14 field goal attempts, including 47-yarder in a state playoff win over Ridge and one for 41 yards against North Hunterdon. Davidovicz hit on 39 of 42 PAT and aided the defense by knocking 90 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.
 

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2015 All-Metro Football Coach of the Year

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Rob Trifone
Rob Trifone

After two years of winning FCIAC titles, Trifone got Darien the hardware it wanted most: a state crown. The Blue Wave followed up a third straight FCIAC championship win over New Canaan with three dominant performance in the state playoffs — outscoring opponents 129-21 —for the program's first state title in 19 years.

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