2015 All-ESPN Central Texas:
Most Valuable Player:
Traion Smith, 5-11, 200, Sr., RB, Cameron Yoe
304-carries for 3,010-yards, 49-TD’s, 7-catches for 113-yards, 1-TD. District MVP and 4-State Championship Game appearances in 4-years, winning three of them. Part of Leadership Council. Career: Rushing Yards (7,603 and 117-TD’s).
Roshauud Paul, Jr., QB, Bremond
138-194 passing for 2,413-yds, 29-TD’s, 215-carries for 2,210-yds, 40-TD’s. 2-Time State Champion, Off. MVP. District MVP.
Parrish Cobb, 5-11, 175, Sr., CB, La Vega
47-Tackles, 1-CF, 1-FR, 16-PBU, 4-interceptions, 1-Defensive TD. Oklahoma Commit.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year:
Ta’ron Smith, Fr., QB/ATH, Milford
150-carries for 1,750-yards, 37-TD’s, 66-93 passing for 924-yards, 14-TD’s. Offensive MVP and District Newcomer of the Year.
Defensive Newcomer of the Year:
Nakevayon Vincent, 6-0, 300, Soph., DT, Waco High
40-Tackles, 11-TFL, 6-Sacks, 3-CF. 1st-Team All-District, District Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Coach of the Year:
Willie Williams, La Vega
Led the Pirates to perfect 16-0 record after 33-31 victory over Argyle for the Class 4-A, Division I State Championship. Williams, in his 26th-year as the Pirates head coach and 34th-year overall at the school has a 187-107-2 record at La Vega.
Drop-Back QB: Zach Smith, 6-4, 220, Sr., QB, Grandview, 251-375 passing for 3,877-yards, 46-TD’s. 92-carries for 334-yards rushing, 6-TD’s. Career: (619 of 961 passing for 10,194-yards, 113-TD’s.
Dual-Threat QB: Roshauud Paul, Jr., QB, Bremond, 138-194 passing for 2,413-yds, 29-TD’s, 215-carries for 2,210-yds, 40-TD’s. 2-Time State Champion, Off. MVP. District MVP.
Utility: Mason Tobola: 6-2, 195, Sr., QB, West, 209-329 passing for 3,348-yards, 34-TD’s, 176-carries for 806-yards, 16-TD’s. Career: Passing (536-880 for 7,578-yards, 72-TD’s) Rushing (371-1,713-29TD). District MVP.
Running Back: Traion Smith, 5-11, 200, Sr., RB, Cameron Yoe, 304-carries for 3,010-yards, 49-TD’s, 7-catches for 113-yards, 1-TD. District MVP and 4-State Championship Game appearances in 4-years, winning three of them. Part of Leadership Council. Career: Rushing Yards (7,603 and 117-TD’s).
Running Back: Keaton Dudik, 5-10, 165, Jr., RB, China Spring, 305-carries for 2,167-yards, 22-TD’s, 30-catches for 500-yards, 5-TD’s. 1st-Team All-District.
Running Back: De’Vante Nealy, 5-8, 165, RB, Temple, 253-carries for 1,858-yards, 21-TD’s. District Offensive MVP.
Wide Receiver: Joseph Ward, 5-10, 170, Sr., WR, Waco Midway, 103-catches for 1,619-yards, 20-TD’s (All School Records). District Offensive MVP.
Wide Receiver: Bailey Horn, 6-2, 180, Sr., WR, West, 78-catches for 1,515-yards (19.4), 24-TD’s (3-Playoff Games: 24-457-6). 1st-Team All-District.
Wide Receiver: Andrew Taylor, 6-0, 185, Jr., WR, McGregor, 83-catches for 1,382-yards, 12-TD’s. Career: 132-catches for 2,254-yards, 21-TD’s. Unanimous 1st-
Wide Receiver: Sicory Smith, 5-7, 138, Jr., WR, Cameron Yoe, 77-catches for 1,581-yards (20.5), 15-TD’s, 24-carries for 242-yards (10.1), 7-TD’s. Finished season with 2,409 All-Purpose Yards.
H-Back/Fullback: Trevor Goolsby, 6-0, 200, Sr., FB, Centerville, 242-carries for 1,557-yards, 21-TD’s, 7-catches for 76-yards. District Co-Offensive MVP.
H-Back/Tight End: Kedrick James, 6-4, 245, Jr., TE, La Vega, Graded-95%, 44-Knockdowns, 10-catches for 173-yards. Baylor Commit.
Offensive Tackle: Zack Shackelford, 6-4, 295, Sr., OT, Belton, Graded-98%, 100-Knockdowns. 1st-Team All-State. Unanimous All-District 2x’s. UT Commit.
Offensive Tackle: J.P. Urquidez, Sr., OT, Copperas Cove, Graded-93%, 14-Pancakes, 33 De-Cleats.
Offensive Guard: Jax Donohoo, 6-2, 220, Sr., OG, Fairfield, Graded-91%, 87-Knockdowns, 0-sacks allowed for offensive averaging 492-yards/game (327/game rushing).
Offensive Guard: Jermaine Townsend, 6-3, 290, Sr., OG, Temple, Graded-94%, 84-Knockdowns, 1-Sack allowed for offense averaged 476.6-yards/game.
Center: Ryan Mitchell, Sr., C, Teague, Graded 90%, 30-Pancakes for offense with 4,691-yards rushing, allowed 0-Sacks 150-attempts. 2-Time District Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Drop-Back QB: Sam Glaesmann, 6-4, 200, Sr., QB, Waco Midway, 207-324 passing for 3,017-yards, 29-TD’s, and 605-yards rushing, 4-TD’s. District MVP. Rice Commit.
Dual-Threat QB: Wyatt Griffith, 5-11, 175, Sr., QB, Crawford, 101-170 passing for 1,848-yards, 15-TD’s, 156-carries for 956-yards, 15-TD’s. District MVP. Career: 222-398 passing for 4,043-yards, 38-TD’s, also 31-Rushing TD’s.
Utility: Tony Brown, Sr., QB, Jarrell, 186-carries for 1,668-yards (8.97), 26-TD’s, 77-131 passing for 1,021-yards, 10-TD’s. District MVP.
Running Back: Antonio Lealiiee, Sr., RB, Copperas Cove, 207-carries for 1,807-yards, 17-TD’s (Long-97), 7-catches for 145-yards. 1st-Team All-District. Played in 10-games.
Running Back: Cade Ramsey, 5-10, 200, Sr., RB, Abbott, 279-carries for 2,771-yards, 52-TD’s, 5-catches for 69-yards, 1-TD. Six-Man Offensive MVP, State Game Offensive MVP.
Running Back: Charles Oliver, Sr., RB, Fairfield, 168-carries for 1,775-yards (10.6), 22-TD’s, 9-catches for 286-yards, 3-TD’s. Texas A&M Commit.
Wide Receiver: Cutter Haigood, 5-11, 175, Jr., WR, China Spring, 42-catches for 726-yards, 15-TD’s, 66-carries for 546-yards, 9-TD’s. 1st-Team All-District Utility Player.
Wide Receiver: Parrish Cobb, 5-11, 175, Sr., WR, La Vega, 37-catches for 692-yards (18.7), 10-TD’s, 30-carries for 543-yards (18.1), 7-TD’s. Oklahoma Commit.
Wide Receiver: Rayandre Browning, WR, 70-catches for 1,205-yards, 15-TD’s. 2-Time State Champion.
Wide Receiver: Davion Curtis, 6-0, 190, Sr., Temple, 45-catches for 985-yards (21.9), 11-TD’s. Texas Commit.
H-Back/Fullback: Noah Bleything, 5-10, 170, Jr., FB, Crawford, 179-carries for 1,352-yards (7.6), 21-TD’s, 5-catches for 63-yards. 1st-Team All-District.
H-Back/Tight End: Jake Graham, 6-2, 200, Sr., TE/H-Back, 26-catches for 326-yards, 5-TD’s. 1st-Team All-District.
Offensive Tackle: Cody Eickenhorst, Sr., OT, Cameron Yoe, Graded-95%, 28-Pancakes, 2-Sacks allowed w/375-passes. State Finalist.
Offensive Tackle: Garrison Tullos, OT, Bremond, Graded-90+% every week, 31-Pancakes for offense that averaged 485-yards/game.
Offensive Guard: Pablo Rodriguez, Sr., OG, Cameron Yoe, Graded-93%, 38-Pancakes. State Finalist.
Offensive Guard: Kenny Searcy, 6-2, 280, Sr., OG, Centerville, 76-Knockdowns, 3-Time All-District.
Center: Nick Sheldon, 6-1, 255, Sr., C, Waco Midway, Graded 95%, 75-Pancaks, allowed 3-Sacks. 1st-Team All-District.
Drop-Back QB: Carl Robinson III, Jr., QB, Killeen Ellison, 195-325 passing for 2,124-yards, 20-TD’s.
Dual-Threat QB: Mikkail Shepherd, Sr., QB, Teague, 219-carries for 1,895-yards, 29-TD’s, 95-150 passing for 1,331-yards, 9-TD’s.
Utility: Jacob Spivey, Jr., ATH (QB/RB/WR), Lorena, 111-carries for 721-yards, 8-TD’s, 41-catches for 543-yards, 5-TD’s, also completed 2-passes for 64-yards, 2-TD’s. District MVP.
Running Back: Eric Clayburn, 6-0, 190, Sr., RB, Waco Midway, 260-carries for 1,402-yards, 15-TD’s, 11-catches for 184-yards, 2-TD’s. 1st-Team All-District. ACU Commit.
Running Back: Davion “Dae Dae” Peoples, 6-1, 185, Jr., RB, Belton, 199-carries for 1,485-yards, 23-TD’s, 22-catches for 160-yards, All-Purpose Yards-1,911. Included seven 100-yard games, including 305-yards and 2-TD’s vs. Copperas Cove.
Running Back: Kendall Ratliff, Sr., RB, La Vega, 218-carries for 1,767-yards (8.1), 21-TD’s.
Wide Receiver: Brandon Benson, 6-1, 180, Sr., WR, La Vega, 57-catches for 891-yards, 9-TD’s. SMU Commit.
Wide Receiver: William Bonnell, 6-4, 195, Jr., WR, Tolar, 70-catches for 1,051-yards, 16-TD’s.
Wide Receiver: Olajuwon Taylor, 6-1, 182, Senior, WR, Belton, 54-catches for 767-yards, 12-TD’s (school record). Also, school-record 225-yards receiving and 3-
TD’s vs. Pflugerville Hendrickson.
Wide Receiver: Bryce Pauler, 6-0, 180, Sr., WR, Buffalo, 64-catches for 1,384-yards (21.6), 17-TD’s. Also rushed for 2-TD’s, 2-2XP, and threw 1-TD pass. And, Graded 94% blocking downfield.
H-Back/Fullback: Truston Berger, 6-0, 202, Sr., TE, Abbott, 24-catches for 559-yards, 7-TD’s. 1st-Team All-District, All-Region, All-State.
H-Back/Tight End: Case Adair, 5-10, 170, Sr., TE, Mexia, 30-catches for 552-yards (18.4), 5-TD’s. 3-Time All-District (actually All-District as a Center his sophomore season).
Offensive Tackle: Waahid Muhammad, 6-6, 285, Sr., OT, La Vega, Graded-94%, 50-Pancakes.
Offensive Tackle: Darren Harris, 6-6, 265, OT, Temple, Graded 91%, 97-Knockdowns, 1-sack.
Offensive Tackle: Dakota Ivey, 6-4, 250, Sr., OT, Meridian, 2-Time 1st-Team All-District (unanimous in 2015), anchored OL that produced over 270-yards rushing per game and 34.0 PPG. Powerful run blocked.
Offensive Guard: Josh Klenclo, Sr., OG, Copperas Cove, Graded 92%, 12-Pancakes, 30 De-Cleats, 1st-Team All-District.
Offensive Guard: Brad Lafoy, 5-10, 260, Sr., OG, Teague, 16-Pancakes, Graded-85%, 0-Sacks allowed for offense with 4,996-yards.
Center: Clayte Hickey, 5-9, 165, Jr., C, Crawford, Best OL on team that averaged 37.1-PPG, 277.3-rushing per game, 401.7-yards total offense per game, allowed 0-sacks. 1st-Team All-District.
Defensive Tackle: D’Andre Adams, 6-0, 235, Sr., NT/DT, Cameron Yoe, 155-Tackles, 23-TFL, 9 1/2-Sacks, 6-CF, 6-FR, 40-QBP, 2-Blocked Kicks. District Defensive MVP, Part of Leadership Council, played in 4-State Championship Game, winning three of them.
Defensive Tackle: Demitri Freeman, 6-1, 290, Sr., DT/NG, Mexia, 65-Tackles, 4-Sacks, 2-CF, 17-TFL. 3-Time 1st-Team All-District, District Most Outstanding DL in 2015.
Defensive End: Rahssan Thornton, DE, Killeen Shoemaker, 52-Tackles, 10-Sacks, 1-CF, 25-TFL. LSU Commit.
Defensive End: Fred Rogers, Sr., DE, La Vega, 97-Tackles, 9-TFL, 25-QBP, 5-Sacks.
Pass-Rush Specialist: Taquon Graham, 6-4, 245, DE, Temple, 62-Tackles, 13-TFL, 12 1/2-Sacks, 12-QBP, 1-PBU, 3-CF.
Linebacker: Corey Wilson, 6-0, 205, Sr., LB, Killeen Shoemaker, 166-Tackles, 11-Sacks, 5-CF, 1-FR, 1-interception. Team MVP. 1st-Team All-District.
Linebacker: Lucas Steinkamp, 5-8, 165, Jr., LB, Crawford, 202-Tackles (149-Solo), 7-TFL, 3-QBP, 3-CF, 2-PBU. Defensive MVP.
Linebacker: Alex Parsons, 5-11, 205, Jr., OLB/DE, McGregor, 121-Tackles, 14-TFL, 6-CF, 4-FR, 2-interceptions (1-TD), 4-Sacks, 12-QBP, 3-Blocked Kicks. Career to Date: 341-Tackles. 1st-Team All-District. 1st-Team All-State (Soph).
Linebacker: Kemoche Hobbs, Soph., OLB, La Vega, 127-Tackles, 12-TFL, 4-QBP, 6-Sacks, 2-CF, 1-FR, 1-interception, 2-PBU.
Cornerback: Parrish Cobb, 5-11, 175, Sr., CB, La Vega, 47-Tackles, 1-CF, 1-FR, 16-PBU, 4-interceptions, 1-Defensive TD. Oklahoma Commit.
Cornerback: Joe Williams, CB, Bremond, 51-Tackles, 7-interceptions. Voted State Championship Game Defensive MVP (2-interceptions).
Safety: Brandon Benson, 6-1, 180, Sr., S, La Vega, 78-Tackles, 1-TFL, 7-PBU, 2-CF, 1-FR, 4-interceptions. SMU Commit.
Safety: Josh Smith, Sr., S, Jonesboro, 9-interceptions (6-Int. Return for TD’s, 247-return yards). All-State.
Nickel-Back: Charles Oliver, 6-3, 190, Sr., CB, Fairfield, 35-Tackles, 9-PBU, 5-TD saving tackles.
Defensive Tackle: Jaxon Player, 6-0, 250, Soph., DT, Waco Midway, 50-Tackles, 8-TFL, 1-CF, 2-Sacks, 16-QBP. District Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Defensive Tackle: Tristan Cale, 5-9, 250, Sr., NG/DT, Bosqueville, 120-Tackles, 26-TFL, 3-Sacks, 9-QBP, 3-CF, 5-FR (2-TD), 1st-Team All-District.
Defensive End: Steven Field, 6-4, 230, Sr., DE, 113-Tackles, 11-Sacks, 10-TFL, 1-FR. District Defensive MVP.
Defensive End: Melvion Pimpton, 6-3, 192, Jr., DE, Mount Calm, 161-Tackles, 26-Sacks, District Defensive Player of the Year, 1st-Team All-Region, 1st-Team All-State.
Pass Rush Specialist: J.P. Smith, 6-2, 215, Sr., DE, Gatesville, 77-Tackles, 7-Sacks, 17-TFL, 19-QBP, 2-CF, 3-FR.
Linebacker: Chase Allert, 6-0, 190, Jr., LB, Lexington, 171-Tackles, 5 1/2-Sacks, 2-FR, 6-CF.
Linebacker: John Harvey, 5-9, 195, Jr., LB, Belton, 153-Tackles (110-Solo Tackles) and second season total in school history, 6-Sacks, game-high 18-tackles vs. Stony Point.
Linebacker: Caydyn Gillham, Jr., LB, Hubbard, 159-Tackles, 16-TFL, 8-PBU, 5-CF, 4-FR, 1-interception. District Defensive MVP.
Linebacker: Eddie Luna, 5-9, 195, Jr., LB, Cameron Yoe, 189-Tackles, 6-TFL, 2-Sacks, 3-CF, 2-FR, 1-interception, 1-PBU, 16-QBP.
Cornerback: Dyondre (Dae Dae) Walker, 5-10, 200, Sr., CB, Waco Midway, 48-Tackles, 4-TFL, 1-CF, 3-interceptions, 14-PBU. 1st-Team All-District.
Cornerback: Avery Williams, 6-0, 160, Sr., CB, Mexia, 38-Tackles, 4-PBU, 9-interceptions.
Safety: Rajah Preciado, 5-9, 178, Sr., S, College Station, 133-Tackles, 8-TFL. 1st-Team All-District. Baylor Commit.
Safety: Christian Davis, 6-0, 170, Sr., S, Waco Midway, 61-Tackles, 3-interceptions, 8-PBU. 1st-Team All-District. SMU Commit.
Nickel Back: Eric Cuffee, 6-0, 190, S, 18-Tackles, 1-TFL, 1-FR, 3-PBU. 1st-Team All-American. 1st-Team All-District.
Defensive Tackle: Nakevayon Vincent, 6-0, 300, Soph., DT, Waco High, 40-Tackles, 11-TFL, 6-Sacks, 3-CF. 1st-Team All-District, District Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Defensive Tackle: Kendell Jones, 6-5, 310, Sr., DT, Killeen Shoemaker, 26-Tackles, 4-Sacks. Alabama Commit.
Defensive End: Jesse Valdez, DE, Cameron Yoe, 6-1, 230, Jr. — 142 tackles, 18 TFL, 21 QBPs, 8.5 sacks, 5 FF, 4 FR for 13-3 team
Defensive End: Jacob Pavelka, 6-2, 193, Sr., DL, Abbott, 136-Tackles, 19-TFL, 3-Sacks, 5-FR. Six-Man “Player of the Year.” All-Region and All-District Defensive MVP. State Championship Game MVP.
Pass Rush Specialist: Denton Meiske, 6-2, 195, Sr., DE, Thrall, 123-Tackles, 27-TFL, 13-Sacks, 28-QBP, 2-PBU, 3-CF, 4-FR, 1-Defensive TD.
Linebacker: Blake Hyles, 5-9, 195, LB, Hico, 157-Tackles, 22-TFL, 9-Sacks. All-State LB as sophomore, missed 2014 with Torn ACL.
Linebacker: John O’Kelley, Sr., OLB, Groesbeck, 137-Tackles (95-Solo), 16-TFL, 2-CF, 2-PBU, 2-interception, 4-Blocked Kicks, 1-Defensive TD. District Defensive POY.
Linebacker: Brayden Mathis, Soph., LB, China Spring, 172-Tackles (School-Record).
Linebacker: Anthony Davis, Sr., OLB, La Vega, 142-Tackles, 8-TFL, 10-QBP, 3-PBU, 3-Sack, 1-interception, 4-CF, 2-FR.
Linebacker: Zacchaeus Bell, Sr., LB, Teague, 115-Tackles, 27-TFL, 1-CF, 2-FR, 2-interceptions, 5-PBU. District MVP.
Cornerback: Zach Martinez, CB, Waco Reicher, 23-Tackles, 1-interception, lockdown CB, no one threw his way very often.
Cornerback: Davonte Wilson, CB, Waco University, 5-interceptions, 2-TD’s.
Safety: Dallas Anderson, 5-9, 160, Jr., S, Meridian, 50-Tackles, 8-interceptions (1-TD). Career: 105-Tackles, 10-Interceptions. (Missed 3 1/2 games w/injury).
Safety: Rayandre Browning, S, Bremond, 114-Tackles, 6-interceptions.
Nickel-Back: Austin Aguirre, 5-8, 165, Sr., CB, Normangee, 43-Tackles, 10-interceptions, 8-TFL, 13-PBU.
1st-Team Special Teams:
XP/FG Kicker: Jackson Smith, 5-10, 150, Sr., K, Waco Midway, 63-65 XP’s, 16-21 FG’s (Long-45), 42-punts for 39.4-average, 14-inside 20. 1st-Team All-District as both XP/FG and Punter. Texas Tech Commit.
Punter: Thomas Box, Jr., Punter, Franklin, 42.6-average on 26-punts.
Kick/Punt Returner: Parrish Cobb, 5-11, 175, Sr., KR/PR, La Vega, 43.8-average on KR, including 1-TD (77), also 13.0-average on punt returns. Oklahoma Commit.
Kick/Punt Returner: Sicory Smith, 5-7, 138, Jr., KR/PR, Cameron Yoe, 13-PR for 29.1-average, 1-TD, 14-KR for 29.1-average, 1-TD.
Kick/Punt Returner: Charles Oliver, Sr., Fairfield, —————-. Career KR/PR Stats: (—————-). Texas A&M Commit.
Deep-Snapper: Stephen Commander, Sr., DS, Franklin, 98-98 on XP’s, 3-3 on FG’s, and 26-snaps on punts (2 snaps low).
Coverage Specialist: LaMarcus Yannis, 5-10, 180, Sr., Midway, 15-Special Teams Tackles, 3-CF, 2-FR.
2nd-Team Special Teams:
XP/FG Kicker: Ryan Bowersox, 5-9, 165, Jr., K, College Station, 71-74 XP’s, 10-12 FG’s. 1st-Team All-District.
Punter: Alexis Arranaga, 5-11, 160, Sr., Waco High, 32-punts for 40.0-average, 10-Inside 20.
Kick/Punt Returner: Destin Montelongo, Soph., KR/PR, Santo, 2-returns for TD’s. Led Santo to only second back-to-back playoff appearances in school history.
Kick/Punt Returner: Rajah Preciado, PR, College Station, 17-PR for 23.7-average, 2-TD’s. Baylor Commit.
3rd-Team Special Teams:
XP/FG Kicker: Angel Quiroga, 5-10, 150, Soph., K, Bryan, 50-51 XP’s, 10-12 FG’s (Long-45).
Punter: Kyle Holecek, Punter, Waco Reicher, 40.0-yard average. 1st-Team All-State.
Kick/Punt Returner: Olajuwon Taylor, 6-1, 182, Sr., KR, Belton, 12-KR for 31.8-average (Long-95).
Kick/Punt Returner: Carlos Ramirez, KR, Walnut Springs, 30.7-KR average, 3-TD’s.