Tennessean: Alex Lyon named third team All-Midstate

Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 9.50.00 PMWhite House senior Alex Lyon was named third team defense All-Midstate by The Tennessean. Here is the complete team as released on Wednesday:

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

TYLER SWAFFORD

  • Brentwood Academy, Senior
  • Quarterback
  • Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 193
  • Why chosen: Completed 67 percent (195 of 293) of his passes for 2,457 yards with 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions, helping his team to the DII-AA semifinals.

D’ANDRE FERBY

  • Ensworth, Senior
  • Running back
  • Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 227
  • Why chosen: Division II-AA Mr. Football selection rushed for 1,321 yards and 21 touchdowns, including eight 100-yard games for the state champions.

JUSTIN MARTIN

  • Overton, Senior
  • Running back
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 189
  • Why chosen: Spearheaded the Bobcats’ 10-0 regular-season record, finishing with 1,887 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns as his team reached the Class 6A second round.

VAN JEFFERSON

  • Ravenwood, Junior
  • Receiver
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 180
  • Why chosen: Michigan transfer sparked the Raptors to a District 11-AAA title and a berth in the Class 6A second round with 87 catches for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns.

JOSH MALONE

  • Station Camp, Senior
  • Receiver
  • Ht: 6-3 Wt: 196
  • Why chosen: The Tennessee commitment and Class AAA Mr. Football back winner had 1,404 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdowns.

THOMAS RICHARD

  • Christ Presbyterian Academy, Senior
  • Receiver
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 190
  • Why chosen: The Missouri commitment caught 66 passes for 1,103 yards and 13 touchdowns as the Lions went 14-1 and advanced to the Class 3A championship game.

PAUL ADAMS

  • Christ Presbyterian Academy, Senior
  • Offensive line
  • Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 270
  • Why chosen: The Missouri commitment and Class AA Mr. Football lineman anchored a line that helped produce 5,379 total yards and 70 touchdowns.

ALEX BARS

  • Montgomery Bell Academy, Senior
  • Offensive line
  • Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 290
  • Why chosen: The Notre Dame commitment graded out at 94 percent for the season with 12 pancake blocks as team posted a 10-2 record and reached DII-AA semifinals.

JACK JONES

  • Oakland, Junior
  • Offensive line
  • Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 275
  • Why chosen: The Tennessee commitment and Class AAA Mr. Football lineman had a position grade of better than 90 percent for the season, with 60 pancake blocks.

CALEB SINGLETON

  • Blackman, Senior
  • Offensive line
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 240
  • Why chosen: Helped pave the way for a Blaze offense that averaged 360 yards and 34.4 points per game while advancing to the Class 6A semifinals.

PARKER WADE

  • Ensworth, Senior
  • Offensive line
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 256
  • Why chosen: Key blocker for an attack that finished with 4,276 yards and 404 points in 12 games while winning a fourth consecutive Division II-AA title.

AARON MEDLEY

  • Marshall County, Senior
  • Kicker
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 170
  • Why chosen: The Tennessee commitment was a Mr. Football kicker finalist after hitting three of six field goal attempts (long: 44 yards) and 33 of 35 extra-point tries.

CONNOR YORK

  • Upperman, Senior
  • Athlete
  • Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 170
  • Why chosen: Dual-threat quarterback led his team to Class 3A semifinals with 2,611 rushing yards, 2,524 passing yards and a state-record 72 rushing and passing TDs combined.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

DEREK BARNETT

  • Brentwood Acad., Senior
  • Defensive line
  • Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 270
  • Why chosen: The Tennessee commitment was named Division II-AA Mr. Football lineman for the second straight year after a 60-tackle season with 5.5 sacks.

AUSTIN BARRETT

  • Oakland, Senior
  • Defensive line
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 282
  • Why chosen: The Mercer commitment finished with 75 total tackles (16 for lost yardage, six sacks) as Patriots went 12-1 and reached Class 6A quarterfinals.

JASHON ROBERTSON

  • Montgomery Bell Acad., Senior
  • Defensive line
  • Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 276
  • Why chosen: The Vanderbilt commitment posted 74 total tackles, with 14 for loss and four sacks, and five batted passes in the Big Red’s 10-2 run to the DII-AA semifinals.

MICHAEL SAWYERS

  • Ensworth, Senior
  • Defensive line
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 307
  • Why chosen: The Tigers’ top defensive lineman, a Vanderbilt commitment, finished with 29 total tackles, including six for loss and two sacks, in a DII-AA title season.

KEVIN PRATHER

  • Oakland, Junior
  • Linebacker
  • Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 210
  • Why chosen: Anchored the Patriots’ front seven with 125 total tackles (14 for lost yardage) along with two interceptions, nine forced fumbles and five recoveries.

DENNIS THARPE JR.

  • Henry Co., Senior
  • Linebacker
  • Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 170
  • Why chosen: Defensive leader for undefeated Class 5A championship team posted 98 total tackles along with 10 sacks from his outside spot.

HUNTER TRAVIS

  • Ensworth, Junior
  • Linebacker
  • Ht.: 5-10 Wt.: 180
  • Why chosen: Finished with 49 total tackles, second for Division II-AA champions, along with a forced fumble, four interceptions and three pass breakups.

UGO AMADI

  • Overton, Junior
  • Defensive back
  • Ht.: 5-10 Wt.: 180
  • Why chosen: Posted 49 total tackles along with five interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, and nine pass breakups for the 11-1 Bobcats.

RASHAAN GAULDEN

  • Independence, Senior
  • Defensive back
  • Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 185
  • Why chosen: The Tennessee commitment averaged nearly 15 total tackles per game, finishing with 193 for Class 6A quarterfinalists along with four interceptions.

RICO McGRAW

  • Ensworth, Junior
  • Defensive back
  • Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 184
  • Why chosen: Contributed 29 total tackles for the Tigers with two for loss, in addition to three interceptions, five pass breakups and a forced fumble.

EMMANUEL SMITH

  • Oakland, Senior
  • Defensive back
  • Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 202
  • Why chosen: Versatile Vanderbilt commitment turned in 55 total tackles from his safety position with a pair of interceptions and eight pass breakups.

COREY FATONY

  • Franklin, Junior
  • Punter
  • Ht.: 5-11 Wt.: 190
  • Why chosen: The District 11-AAA kicker of the year averaged 40.9 yards per attempt, including a long of 69 yards and two others of more than 60 yards.

VIC WHARTON III

  • Independence, Senior
  • Returner
  • Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 185
  • Why chosen: The Tennessee commitment averaged 30.7 yards per kickoff return and 8.8 yards per punt returns with four special teams returns for touchdowns.

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

  • QB: Avery Jankowski, Ravenwood, Sr.
  • RB: Dorian Carter, Beech, Sr.
  • RB: Keshawn Vaughn, Pearl-Cohn, Jr.
  • WR: Kenton Baker, Giles Co., Sr.
  • WR: Nic Harvey, Fairview, Sr.
  • WR: C.J. Sanders, Brentwood Acad., Jr.
  • OL: Conner Brown, CPA, Sr.
  • OL: Xavier Forrest, Ensworth, Sr.
  • OL: Carlos Johnson, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.
  • OL: Kevin Scott, Overton, Sr.
  • OL: Tucker York, Brentwood Acad., Sr.
  • PK: Harrison Reed, Siegel, Sr.
  • ATH: Jauan Jennings, Blackman, Jr.

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

  • DL: Kendall Lawrence, Overton, Sr.
  • DL: D.J. Mott, MBA, Sr.
  • DL: Jackson Pittman, Brentwood Acad., Jr.
  • DL: Preston Reed, Wilson Central, Sr.
  • LB: Jonah Reels, Brentwood Acad., Sr.
  • LB: Max Stoffer, Father Ryan, Sr.
  • LB: Garrett Wall, Fairview, Sr.
  • DB: Denzel Harding, Siegel, Sr.
  • DB: Cameron Ordway, Giles Co., Jr.
  • DB: Donovan Sheffield, Ensworth, Jr.
  • DB: Finis Stribling, Independence, Sr.
  • P: Drake Dormann, Independence, Sr.
  • RET: Kenyan Harper, Trousdale Co., Jr.

THIRD-TEAM OFFENSE

  • QB: A.J. Long, Friendship, Sr.
  • RB: Nick Fuqua, Cane Ridge, Jr.
  • RB: Isaiah Johnson, Rossview, Jr.
  • WR: Kiambu Fentress, Ensworth, Jr.
  • WR: Patrick Smith, East Nashville, Sr.
  • WR: Robert Stephenson, Upperman, Sr.
  • OL: Alex Givens, Nashville Chr., Jr.
  • OL: Joe Irby, FRA, Sr.
  • OL: Jim Irwin, Rossview, Jr.
  • OL: Andrew Wood, Friendship, Jr.
  • OL: Jarin Wordin, DCA, Sr.
  • PK: Bryce DeGuira, Hendersonville, Jr.
  • ATH: Isiah Upton, East Nashville, Jr.

THIRD-TEAM DEFENSE

  • DL: Carter Parkey, BGA, Sr.
  • DL: Marcus Rhea, Giles Co., Sr.
  • DL: Xavier Schulter, Lincoln Co., So.
  • DL: Taidrian Seay, Trousdale Co., Sr.
  • LB: Daniel Bituli, Nashville Chr., Jr.
  • LB: Hayden Gregory, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.
  • LB: Jay Hockaday, CPA, Jr.
  • DB: Tyler Eddings, Shelbyville, Sr.
  • DB: Alex Lyon, White House, Sr.
  • DB: Braden Schwerdt, Hendersonville, Jr.
  • DB: Austin Winstead, Franklin, Sr.
  • P: Luke Strebel, Father Ryan, Sr.
  • RET: Brandon Taylor, Brentwood Acad., Sr.
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