Meet the nominees for 2022-23 All-USA Today Defensive Football Player of the Year!
The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards is pleased to announce the 2022-23 All-USA TODAY HSSA Defensive Football Team!
These 25 All-USA Team members will be honored as nominees for national Defensive Football Player of the Year. The winner will be revealed this summer during an on-demand broadcast that will feature top athletes in 31 boys and girls sports awards categories, as well as special honors like Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, Rising Star and Play of the Year.
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Visit the event website for the latest updates on this year's event. And in case you missed it, check out last year's show, hosted by Rob Gronkowski and Vernon Davis!
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And the nominees are …
2022-23 ALL-USA TODAY HSSA DEFENSIVE FOOTBALL:
Joseph Allen, S, Highland High School (Arizona) — SR
Rueben Bain, DL, Central Senior High School (Florida) — SR
Jordan Bass, S, Phoebus High School (Virginia) — SR
Kaleb Beasley, CB, Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee) — JR
Drayk Bowen, LB, Andrean High School (Indiana) — SR
Arion Carter, LB, Smyrna High School (Tennessee) — SR
Sam Coufal, DL, Kettle Moraine High School (Wisconsin) — SR
Tackett Curtis, LB, Many High School (Louisiana) — SR
Caleb Downs, S, Mill Creek High School (Georgia) — SR
A.J. Harris, CB, Central High School (Alabama) — SR
Keon Keeley, EDGE, Berkeley Preparatory School (Florida) — SR
Talon Marsh, DL, Capital High School (Montana) — SR
Cole Martin, CB, Basha High School (Arizona) — SR
Cormani McClain, CB, Lake Gibson High School (Florida) — SR
Kayden McDonald, DL, North Gwinnett High School (Georgia) — SR
Jason Moore, DL, DeMatha Catholic High School (Maryland) — SR
David Ojiegbe, EDGE, St. John's High School (Washington, D.C.) — SR
Suntarine Perkins, LB, Raleigh High School (Mississippi) — SR
Rodrick Pleasant, CB, Serra High School (California) — SR
Blake Purchase, DL, Cherry Creek High School (Colorado) — SR
Tony Rojas, LB, Fairfax High School (Virginia) — SR
Colin Simmons, EDGE, Duncanville High School (Texas) — JR
Isaac Smith, S, Itawamba Agricultural High School (Mississippi) — SR
Smith Snowden, CB, Skyridge High School (Utah) — SR
Peter Woods, DL, Thompson High School (Alabama) — SR
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