Tren'Davian Dickson - Greatest Receiving Season Ever!
Tren'Davian Dickson enjoyed arguably the greatest season ever for a high school receiver.
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Tren'Davian Dickson, Navasota
The Navasota junior made 90 catches for 2,163 yards and an astonishing 39 touchdowns, helping to lead Navasota to a state title.
Dickson is the 2014 MaxPreps National Junior of the Year, and leads the 2014 MaxPreps Junior All-American Team.
For his tremendous production, Dickson was also named the MaxPreps Medium Schools Football Player of the Year.
His quarterback, Shelton Eppler, also finds a spot on the team after topping the 5,000-yard passing mark, with 71 touchdowns. They teamed up for one of the best one-two punches in the entire country during the 2014 high school football season.
Javon McKinley of Corona Centennial and Greg Little of Allen were also considered for National Junior of the Year honors.
MaxPreps 2014 Junior All-American Football TeamsPhotos by MaxPreps photographers
First Team Offense
WR – Tren'Davian Dickson, 6-0, 160, Navasota (Texas), Baylor commit
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Javon McKinley, Centennial
Dickson had a season for the ages, finishing with 2,163 yards and an astounding 39 receiving touchdowns.
WR – Simi Fehoko, 6-4, 195, Brighton (Salt Lake City)
For one of Utah's top teams, Fehoko was nearly unstoppable. He grabbed 90 catches for 1,644 yards and 24 touchdowns.
WR – Javon McKinley, 6-2, 195, Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
McKinley enjoyed an enormous season for CIF Open Division Bowl Game finalist Centennial. He finished with 94 catches for 1,906 yards and 20 touchdowns.
TE – Isaac Nauta, 6-4, 230, Buford (Ga.), Florida State
Nauta, who will play at IMG next season, led Buford to an undefeated season and another state title.
OL – Patrick Hudson, 6-5, 330, Silsbee (Texas), Baylor
A first team all-area selection by the Beaumont Enterprise, Hudson dominated opposing defensive linemen.
OL – Ben Bredeson, 6-5, 280, Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.)
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Greg Little, Allen
A first team all-state selection, Bredeson helped Arrowhead to a berth in another Division I state final.
OL – Greg Little, 6-6, 280, Allen (Texas), Texas A&M
The top-ranked junior according to 247Sports, Little helped Allen to its third-straight state title.
OL – Willie Allen, 6-7, 310, Curtis (River Ridge, La.)
Allen earned first team all-area and all-state honors playing for one of the nation's top programs.
OL – Michal Menet, 6-5, 250, Exeter Township (Reading, Pa.)
Menet earned Class AAAA all-state honors for his work in the trenches for Exeter.
QB – Shelton Eppler, 6-1, 185, Navasota (Texas)
In leading Navasota to a state title, Eppler completed 286 of 427 passes for 5,444 yards and 71 touchdowns. He rushed for seven other scores.
QB – Austin Kendall, 6-2, 205, Cuthbertson (Waxhaw, N.C.)
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Jeremy Larkin, La Salle
Kendall completed 310 of 513 passes for 4,461 yards and 49 touchdowns. On the ground, he rushed for 519 yards and nine scores.
RB – Kiante Enis, RB, 6-2, 195, Winchester (Ind.)
The nation's leading junior rusher, Enis gained 3,189 yards and scored 49 touchdowns on 299 attempts.
RB – Trevor Speights, 5-10, 190, McAllen Memorial (Texas)
Speights rushed 238 times for 2,655 yards and 28 touchdowns in 11 games for McAllen Memorial.
RB – Jeremy Larkin, 5-10, 180, La Salle (Cincinnati)
Larkin was Division II's Offensive Player of the Year according to JJHuddle. Larkin rushed for 2,485 yards and 38 touchdowns.
ATH - Shea Patterson, 6-2, 183, Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, La.)
Patterson was a first team all-district, all-area and all-state selection after completing 129 of 199 passes for 2,428 yards and 38 touchdowns.
First Team Defense
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DL – Rashan Gary, 6-4, 290, Paramus Catholic (N.J.)
The Star-Ledger Defensive Player of the Year, Gary registered 55 tackles and 10 sacks to lead Paramus Catholic to the Non-Public Group IV title game.
DL – Kendell Jones, 6-4, 315, Shoemaker (Killeen, Texas)
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Nicholas Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas
The massive Jones took home Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Killeen Daily Herald.
DL – Dexter Lawrence, 6-5, 310, Wake Forest (N.C.)
An all-area pick, Lawrence posted 55 tackles and 10 sacks.
DL – Nick Bosa, 6-3, 260, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Bosa once again dominated for St. Thomas Aquinas. He compiled 56 tackles and 29.5 tackles for loss, as well as five sacks.
LB – Tuf Borland, 6-2, 225, Bolingbrook (Ill.)
An all-area pick by the Chicago Sun-Times, Borland registered 110 tackles and four sacks.
LB – Lyndell (mack) Wilson, 6-3, 220, Carver (Montgomery, Ala.)
Wilson was a Class 6A first team all-state pick and could be the most coveted recruit in Alabama next year.
LB – Caleb Kelly, 6-3, 215, Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.)
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Keion Joyner, Havelock
Kelly was all over the field for Clovis West as a junior. He notched a 20-tackle game and was a valuable weapon as a receiver.
LB – Jaquan Yulee, 6-2, 240, Indian River (Chesapeake, Va.)
Yulee was an All-Tidewater pick after amassing 120 tackles and nine sacks.
LB – Keion Joyner, 6-4, 205, Havelock (N.C.)
For 14-2 Havelock, Joyner menaced opposing offenses. He made 86 tackles, had five sacks and blocked a punt.
DB – Dylan Singleton, 5-11, 165, Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Archer made it to the AAAAAA title game and Singleton, a first team all-state pick, was a big reason why.
DB – Saivion Smith, 6-2, 180, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
For upstart IMG, Smith was superb. He made 67 tackles, five interceptions and blocked three punts. He scored six touchdowns on defense and special teams.
DB – Trayvon Mullen, 6-2, 170, Coconut Creek (Fla.)
An all-area pick by the Sun-Sentinel, Mullen had 28 tackles, 11 pass break ups, and six special teams scores.
DB – John Broussard, 6-0, 175, Central (Phenix City, Ala.)
On a talented squad, Broussard stood out, making 25 tackles and breaking up four passes. He earned first team all-state honors in Alabama's Class 7A.
Second Team Offense
Junior Highlight 2014
WR – Dekaylin "DK" Metcalf, 6-3, 190, Oxford (Miss.)
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Tyler Vaughns, Bishop Amat
For 13-2 Oxcord, Metcalf made 79 catches for 1,229 yards and 19 scores in addition to snagging two interceptions as a defensive back.
WR – Jason Pirtle, 6-3, 195, Locust Grove (Okla.)
Pirtle had a huge year, hauling in 99 catches for 2,906 yards and 29 touchdowns.
WR – Tyler Vaughns, 6-1, 170, Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.)
A Los Angeles Times all-area selection, Vaughns caught 83 passes for 1,183 yards and 12 touchdowns.
TE – Octavious Cooley, 6-3, 215, Laurel (Miss.)
For state champion Laurel, Cooley came up big, catching 41 passes for 994 yards and nine touchdowns.
OL – Liam Eichenberg, 6-6, 280, St. Ignatius (Cleveland)
Eichenberg was a first team all-area selection by Cleveland.com and a third team all-state pick by JJHuddle.
OL – John Raridon, 6-4, 260, Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa), Nebraska
Raridon was an all-state pick and looks like the next great offensive lineman from the state of Iowa.
OL – Parker Boudreaux, 6-5, 280, Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.)
Bishop Moore finished 13-1 and Boudreaux, a first team all-area pick by the Orlando Sentinel, was a big reason why.
OL – Erik Swenson, 6-7, 285, Downers Grove South (Ill.), Michigan
Swenson continues to prove he is one of the area's top linemen. He earned all-state honors in his junior year.
OL – Drake Jackson, 6-2, 290, Woodford County (Versailles, Ky.)
Johnson, one of the nation's top interior linemen, took home all-state honors.
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D'Eriq King, Manvel
QB – Tyrrell Pigrome, 5-10, 180, Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, Ala.)
Clay-Chalkville enjoyed a magical season and Pigrome is a big reason why. In his first season at quarterback, the Birmingham News All-Metro Player of the Year threw for 2,692 yards and 36 touchdowns and rushed for 1,254 yards and 24 scores.
QB – D'Eriq King, 5-11, 170, Manvel (Texas)
King registered 3,193 yards and 47 touchdowns on 204 of 310 passing. He rushed for 780 yards and 12 scores for one of Texas' top teams.
RB – Kareem Walker, 6-0, 210, DePaul (Wayne, N.J.)
An all-state pick, Walker averaged over 8 yards per carry, rushing 199 times for 1,607 yards and 26 touchdowns in 12 games for state champion DePaul.
RB – Devin White, 6-0, 250, North Webster (Springhill, La.)
White punished opposing defenses to the tune of 2,213 yards and 34 touchdowns, earning first team all-state honors in Louisiana's Class 3A.
RB – Tavien Feaster, 6-0, 190, Spartanburg (S.C.)
The Go-Upstate All-Area Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Feaster ran 133 times for 1,153 yards and 17 scores while catching 45 passes for 1,016 yards and 11 touchdowns.
ATH - Jordan Kitna, 6-1, 195, Lincoln (Tacoma, Wash.)
Kitna enjoyed a huge year for 11-1 Lincoln, completing 227 of 342 passes for 55 touchdowns. He rushed for six scores as well.
Second Team Defense
4-Star DT Boss Tagaloa (De La Salle, CA) - Highlights
DL – Boss Tagaloa, 6-5, 300, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
An all-EBAL pick two years in a row, Tagaloa helped lead De La Salle's smothering defense.
DL – Shane Simmons, 6-4, 220, DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Penn State
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Julian Rochester, McEachern
Simmons was a first team All-Met pick after registering 14 sacks and leading DeMatha to a WCAC crown.
DL – Edwin Oliver, 6-2, 270, Westfield (Houston)
As a junior, Oliver notched 84 tackles and seven sacks to earn all-area honors by the Houston Chronicle.
DL – Julian Rochester, 6-4, 290, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Rochester was the region's Defensive Player of the Year after leading McEachern to the semifinals.
DL – Shavar Manuel, DL, 6-3, 250, Blake (Tampa, Fla.)
Manuel was an all-area pick by the Tampa Bay Times after registering 61 tackles and 20 sacks.
LB – Keandre Jones, 6-3, 200, Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), Maryland
Jones compiled 59 tackles, nine sacks and two forced fumbles, earning All-Met honors in the process.
LB – Devin Bush jr., 6-0, 215, Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
Bush led Flanagan to an unbeaten regular season before breaking his wrist in the playoffs. An all-area pick by the Sun-Sentinel, he posted 67 tackles and five sacks.
LB – Brendan Ferns, 6-3, 220, St. Clairsville (Ohio)
Ferns, a first team all-state selection, accumulated 114 tackles and rushed for over 1,100 yards on offense.
LB – Shaquille Quarterman, 6-1, 225, Oakleaf (Orange Park, Fla.), Miami
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Levonta Taylor, Ocean Lakes
An all-First Coast pick by the Times Union, Quarterman had 137 total tackles and 3.5 sacks.
LB – Carlo Kemp, 6-3, 250, Fairview (Boulder, Colo.)
A first team all-state selection at defensive end, Kemp can do it all. He had eight sacks and 19 tackles for loss, and also played both offensive lineman and fullback.
DB – Levonta Taylor, 5-11, 180, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.)
For state champion Ocean Lakes, Taylor was phenomenal. He forced eight turnovers, scored on three kick returns and three interceptions, earning all-Tidewater honors.
DB – Kristian Fulton, 6-1, 170, Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.)
Fulton was the Times-Picayune Large School Defensive Player of the Year after intercepting 11 passes.
DB – Khalil Ladler, 5-11, 170, Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Ladler was the only junior defensive back to take home first team all-state honors in Georgia's Class AAAAA.
DB – Nigel Warrior, 6-2, 190, Westlake (Atlanta)
With 71 tackles and five interceptions, Warrior was an all-state pick in Georgia's largest classification.