All-Met: Fall 2009
The D.C. area's best football players on defense from the 2000s
DL Marvin Austin
Coolidge and Ballou, 2004-2006
Named All-Met as a junior at Coolidge before transferring to Ballou, where he led the Knights to their first DCIAA title after making 85 tackles and 17 sacks. Plays for North Carolina and is expected to be an NFL first-round draft pick this spring, if he chooses to leave school early.
DL Adam Fassnacht
The rare multi-sport athlete was an even rarer three-sport All-Met (also in wrestling and lacrosse), and was a two-time first-teamer in football. He piled up more than 140 tackles in each of his final two seasons. Played lacrosse for Virginia.
DL Derrick Harvey
Eleanor Roosevelt, 2002-2003
Did not play organized football until his junior year, then exploded onto the scene. As a senior, had 150 tackles and 35 sacks. Played for Florida and was a first-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
DL Eric Lenz
Rarely left the field as he also excelled at tight end and as a kicker. As a senior, had 82 tackles and nine sacks and returned two interceptions for touchdowns, with 13 of his 29 catches also going for touchdowns. He blocked three field goals and five punts. Also kicked a go-ahead 55-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of a playoff game as a sophomore.
LB Ahmad Brooks
Before combines and the Internet changed recruiting, the son of former Redskin Perry Brooks was the nation's most sought-after player. After leading Hylton to a Virginia AAA Division 6 title as a junior, Brooks made 207 tackles as a senior, including 144 solo and 34 for losses. Played at Virginia, and now for the San Francisco 49ers.
LB Jelani Jenkins
Good Counsel, 2006-2008
Two-time All-Met was one of the nation's most-sought after recruits. As a senior, totaled 101 tackles and led the Falcons to an undefeated regular season. Played this past season as a freshman at Florida.
LB Wesley Jefferson
Gwynn Park, 2000-2002
Regarded as one of the nation's top linebackers, as a senior had 144 tackles, 10 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Played for Maryland.
LB Shawne Merriman
As a senior, made 155 tackles, blocked two punts, recovered two fumbles and was the Upper Marlboro school's first All-Met football player in 25 years. Played for Maryland and now stars for the San Diego Chargers.
DB Michael Campanaro
River Hill, 2006-2008
Two-time All-Met led the Hawks to a 41-1 mark and two Maryland 2A titles in his career. Rushed for 4,739 yards, scored 87 touchdowns, returned six punts and five interceptions for scores.
DB Vontae Davis
Led the Crimson Tide to DCIAA titles in each of his three seasons. As a senior, intercepted eight passes and made 38 tackles, before having standout career at Illinois. Now plays for the Miami Dolphins.
DB Kenny Tate
Two-time All-Met may have been the most heavily recruited player to suit up for the Stags. Was a threat to score running, receiving or returning the ball. Plays for Maryland.
DB Derrick Williams
Eleanor Roosevelt, 2001-2004
Do-it-all player was considered the nation's top recruit before picking Penn State. A two-time All-Met was rarely tested at cornerback but had four interceptions as a senior. Also rushed for 1,049 yards and passed for 800 yards and caught 11 passes for 203 yards. Now plays for the Detroit Lions.
PR-KR Taros Harris
Returned 10 kicks for touchdowns over his three-year career, which included leading Calvert to the 2000 Maryland 3A title. Also intercepted 23 passes.