Football: Defense

DL Oren Burks

South County / 6-4, 205 / Sr.

Versatile stopper racked up 123 tackles, three interceptions, six forced fumbles and four blocked kicks. Will play for Vanderbilt.

DL Donta Wilkins

Potomac (Va.) / 6-3, 305 / Sr.

The repeat All-Met was named Northwest Region offensive and defensive player of the year. Will play for Virginia.

LB E.J. Levenberry

Hylton / 6-3, 230 / Sr.

Repeat All-Met totaled 172 tackles (129 solo, 23 for loss), 14 deflections and 24 hurries. Will play for Florida State.

LB Yannick Ngakoue

Fr. Collegiate / 6-2, 235 / Sr.

Under Armour all-American had 17 sacks and returned two fumbles for touchdowns for DCSAA champions.

DL Da'Shawn Hand

Woodbridge / 6-5, 250 / Jr.

One of the nation's top juniors, the repeat All-Met recorded 78 unassisted tackles, 28 for loss, and 16 sacks.

KR Zach Bradshaw

Damascus / 6-3, 205 / Sr.

Scored via catch, run, interception return and punt and kick returns for 10-win Hornets. Will play for Virginia.

DB Devin Butler

Gonzaga / 6-1, 185 / Sr.

Big-play performer had three interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 46 tackles. Will play for Notre Dame.

DB Trey Lee

Patuxent / 5-7, 190 / Sr.

Scored 23 total touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams. Rushed for 1,394 yards and threw for 503.

DB Jalen Tabor

Fr. Collegiate / 6-0, 182 / Jr.

Opposing coaches, quarterbacks rarely tested the Under Armour all-American at corner, and Tabor allowed no completions.

LB Marcus Newby

Quince Orchard / 6-1, 210 / Sr.

Fierce hitter had 132 tackles and helped Md. 4A runner-up blank five foes. Will play for Nebraska.

DB D'Andre Payne

H.D. Woodson / 5-10, 175 / Jr.

Dynamic playmaker had four interceptions and scored in all three phases, with four punt returns.

LB Ja'Whaun Bentley

DeMatha / 6-1, 250 / Jr.

One season removed from knee surgery, he led the WCAC runner-up Stags with 116 tackles and had seven sacks.

COY DaLawn Parrish


Parrish, a 1994 All-Met defensive back at Howard, has built the Pumas into a region power from the ground up. The only coach in the seventh-year program's history, he has gone 63-23 at the Upper Marlboro school and finally broke through for a 4A title after falling in Baltimore two of the previous three years. The Pumas beat Quince Orchard to cap a perfect 14-0 season.