1992 All-Met Football Team
Thursday, December 17, 1992
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Position: Running Back
School: Seneca Valley
Rushed for 1,500 yards and had 400 yards receiving for 10-2
Maryland Class 3A state champions. Senior led area in scoring with 27
touchdowns in 10 regular season games. Was at his best in big games: In
14-0 state title game victory over previously unbeaten Linganore, he
rushed for 182 yards and both touchdowns on 34 carries.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Two-time Virginia all-Northern Region selection is one of area's most
aggressive players. A sure-handed tackler, the senior also had six sacks
and returned two of his four interceptions for touchdowns. Helped Rams,
who allowed one touchdown or less in seven games, to Northern Region AAA
Division 6 championship.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Led Maroon to second consecutive 9-0 season. Episcopal won
Interstate Athletic Conference, finished ranked No. 3 and was the only
unbeaten among more than 170 Washington area teams. Maroon allowed 30
points all season (fewest among area teams) while averaging 34 points
per game as it extended area-best current win streak to 19 games.
The premier lineman in Montgomery County, the senior opened many of
the holes run through by player of the year Brian Blessing. He also
played offensive and defensive tackle, finishing with 78 tackles and 7
1/2 sacks for Maryland 3A state champions.
Senior all-Northern Region selection is one of area's best all-around
blockers. Also a standout defensive tackle, as a junior he helped
surprising Saxons to Northern Region, AAA Division 5 championship.
Outstanding run and pass blocker has had big-time college recruiters
hovering all season. The all-Metro Conference selection was key in
leading the top-ranked Stags powerful inside running attack.
The senior guard was best blocker in DCIAA and one of the league's
top defensive lineman. Warriors ran behind him on most key downs.
Overpowered most defenders coming in his direction.
A second-team All-Met last season, he is a rare combination of speed
and power. Excellent protecting the quarterback or opening holes on
running plays. Defensively, the two-time all-Metro Conference selection
had seven sacks and 65 tackles, including 15 for losses.
Outstanding junior had speed, excellent hands and the ability to
catch balls over the middle. Had 48 catches for 842 yards and 10
touchdowns for top-ranked 11-1 Metro Conference champions.
The stereotypical run-and-shoot receiver, the senior was hardly
ordinary for the Anne Arundel 4A runners-up. Finished with 67 catches
for 906 yards and 11 touchdowns. Returned two punts and one kickoff for
touchdowns and had six interceptions on defense.
The area's most mobile quarterback, his passing and running helped
the No. 2 Lions to the Metro Conference regular season championship.
Completed 69 of 117 regular season passes for 1,519 yards and 10
touchdowns, with only four interceptions.
Gunston District and Virginia Northern Region offensive player of the
year was fourth-leading regular season rusher in area with 1,618 yards.
Averaged 6.9 yards per carry and was area's second-leading scorer with
Area's second-leading rusher with 1,828 yards in 10 games for average
of 5.8 yards per carry. Two-time all-Montgomery County selection rushed
for 200 or more yards in five consecutive games this season including
305 in victory over Wootton. Scored 17 touchdowns.
His opportunities were limited playing for 9-0 IAC champions, but the
two-time all-league selection impressively placed 65 percent of his
kickoffs into the end zone, made 36 of 41 PAT conversions and kicked
three field goals with a long of 40.
One of area's top two-way players, he rushed for 1,200 yards and
intercepted three passes. Among his 24 touchdowns were three on punt
returns. He returned three punts for touchdowns last season.
Repeat All-Met. One of the most-highly recruited players at any
position in the area, senior had 60 tackles, 7 sacks, 19 hurries, 1
blocked punt and 1 blocked field goal. Also was overpowering on
The 6-foot-6 lineman was too much for most blockers. He had 10 sacks,
5 batted passes, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 forced fumble. His height and
quickness enabled him to block three punts for 9-2 Northern District
Gaithersburg's 35-year Coach John Harvill said the senior was one of
the best defensive linemen ever to play for him. Had 120 tackles, 17
sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries for 12-1 Maryland 4A
Cardozo's most valuable player was the DCIAA's dominant defensive
lineman. Powerful senior had 24 sacks for 7-5 East Division runners-up.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes
Carved reputation as one of the area's hardest hitters and was all
over field for team which allowed only 7.4 points per game. Finished
with 89 solo tackles and was part of 19 tackles for losses. Forced 13
fumbles and had 6 1/2 sacks.
The standout defender on area's only unbeaten team. Senior set school
single-season record with 69 solo tackles and 61 assists for defense
that allowed only 30 points. Had five sacks, forced two fumbles and had
one interception. Two-time all-IAC selection.
Few played harder from start to finish than the Lions' player in the
middle. Opponents rarely found any room between the tackles against
Metro Conference regular season champions who finished 10-1, ranked No.
2 and allowed only 5.2 points per game.
The senior was the defensive player of the year in Howard County. Led
12-1 Wildecats to a third consecutive Maryland state championship,
finishing with 112 solo tackles. Had 4 interceptions, 7 sacks and was in
on 21 tackles for losses.
One of the area's fastest players rarely left field for Virginia AAA
Northern District champions. Opponents stayed away from his side as
Bruins allowed only 59 points in regular season. Excellent open-field
tackler had 30 solo tackles and recovered four fumbles. Returned three
punts for touchdowns.
Multi-talented junior was key reason the Hornets finished 7-3. He
started at quarterback and cornerback and returned punts -- three for
touchdowns. Intercepted eight passes in establishing himself as one of
Northern Region's top cover men.
Senior demonstrated he was big-game performer with superb offensive
and defensive effort in Maryland Class 4A championship game victory over
Crossland in which he scored four touchdowns. Scored 15 touchdowns for
season and intercepted five passes.
The Great Falls District offensive player of the year and an
all-Northern Region selection at wide receiver (34 receptions), the
senior had many roles including defensive back (five interceptions),
kicker (21 PATS) and status as one of area's top punters.
QB: Brian Day, Fairfax; Brion Dunlap, Woodbridge; Eric Frazier,
Gaithersburg; Michael Garnett, Cardozo; Eric Howard, North County; Steve
Manfreda, Gonzaga; Marty Riley, Broad Run; Matt Romans, Seneca Valley;
Greg Rou, Chancellor; Tim Strachan, DeMatha; Brad Regier, McLean; Chad
Senseney, Strasburg; Keith Swann, Rockville; Jason Williams, Crossland.
RB: Paul Brosenne, Glenelg; Frank Brown, North County; Eric Cariaga,
Largo; Hezekiah Faison, DeMatha; Brian Jones, Lake Braddock; Juan Mack,
North Stafford; Tony Mack, Gwynn Park; Keith Martin, Hayfield; Eric
Mitchell, Woodbridge; Brad Muir, Landon; Danny Osbourne, Gonzaga; Brian
Palmer, Crossland; Jacob Ritchie, Quince Orchard; Jamie Stafford, Paul
VI; Clement Stokes, Carroll; Raymond Thomas, Wakefield; Aubrey Toole,
Gar-Field; Jody Trammell, Damascus; Jose Vasquez, Woodberry Forest;
Orlando Williams, Bullis; Calaunte Winston, Forestville.
WR: Garrett Alderton, Broad Run; Sammy Briggs, Good Counsel; James
Brignoli, Whitman; Matt Brown, Oakton; Mancel Johnson, Eleanor
Roosevelt; Tommy Mara, McLean; Damon Martin, North County; Josh McCall,
George Mason; Mike Powell, Rockville; Kelvin Stevens, Hammond.
OL: Jeff Deal, Hayfield; Emile Dolezal, Whitman; Marcel Dixon,
Crossland; Ron Green, Severna Park; George Gordon, Orange; Tom Gryder,
Osbourn; Cory Hallowitz, Watkins Mill; Jim Kerr, Damascus; Terry
O'Brien, Glenelg; Jeff Schmitt, Rockville; Brandon Tinker, Annapolis;
Ben Tippets, Paint Branch.
K: Ron Cox, W.T. Woodson; Jason Fournier, Herndon; Matt Levine,
DL: Desmond Dennis, Carroll; Jason Johnson, McLean; Kalombo Kalombo,
Herndon; Jamie Mallon, Handley; Ryan Milne, Chantilly; Jamie Nowlin,
Handley; Tiba Walters, Watkins Mill; Kevin Ward, Chantilly; Geoff
Yammarino, Seneca Valley.
LB: Jeff Anderson, George Mason; Nate Casella, Wilde Lake; Tim
Colbert, Wheaton; Shane Curtis, Damascus; Maurice Daniels, Annandale;
Chance Houston, Quantico; Korey Irby, DeMatha; Jimmy Jackson, Hammond;
Mike James, Coolidge; Gary Joseph, Laurel; Larry Lucas, Colonial Beach;
Jim Nelson, McDonough; Ayuk Ogork, Model; Marcus Ordonez, Strasburg;
Donovan Padgett, Thomas Stone; Steve Quander, Flint Hill; Ronnie
Reingruber, Stonewall Jackson; Vincent Young, Crossland.
DB: Shon Addison, Centreville; Brian Allen, Loudoun County; Maurice
Berry, Hayfield; Nolen Duncan, Gaithersburg; Tony Ellis, Orange County;
Tom Harsanyi, Churchill; Warren Jenkins, Gar-Field; Kevin Lewis,
Carroll; Matt Meiklejohn, Damascus; Paki Mills, Chopticon; Herbert
Murphy, Anacostia; Clarence Peacock, Meade; Kevin Ricca, St. John's;
Corey Smith, Osbourn; Shawn Springs, Springbrook; Derrick Thornton,
P: Mike Brensy, O'Connell; Daniel Bull, Mount Vernon; Mike Letzing,
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