Glad to announce USA Today High School Sports Awards 2021-22 All-USA Today HSSA Defensive Football Team!
These 24 standouts will be honored as National Defensive Football Player of the Year nominees. The winner, along with three finalists, will be announced during an on-demand broadcast on July 31, which will feature 29 top boys and girls in this year’s sports awards category, as well as special Olympic Athlete of the Year, Rising Star honors. And the best game of the year.
All national nominees must register to provide information about the show and to receive important updates about the show. To register, click the “Register” button on the event website.
2021-22 All-USA Today HSSA Defensive Football:
Jeremiah Alexander, EDGE, Thompson High School (Alabama) – Sr.
David Bailey, EDGE, Mater Day High School (California) – Sr.
Ruben Bain, DL, Miami Central High School (Florida) – Jr.
Josh Burnham, LB, Central High School (Michigan) – Sr.
Caleb Downs, S, Mill Creek High School (Georgia) – Jr.
Jaden Gold, DB, Bergen Catholic High School (New Jersey) – Sr.
Malaki Hamrik, LB, Shelby High School (North Carolina) – Sr.
CJ Hicks, LB, Archbishop Alter High School (Ohio) – Sr.
David Hicks, DL, Allen High School (Texas) – Jr.
Anthony Hill Jr., LB, Ryan High School (Texas) – Jr.
Travis Hunter, DB, Collins Hill High School (Georgia) – Sr.
Kenyatta Jackson, DL, Chaminad-Madonna Prep (Florida) – Sr.
Cain Lee, DB, Cedar Grove High School (Georgia) – Jr.
Jacob Matthews, S, Panchatoula High School (Louisiana) – Sr.
Shawn Murphy, LB, Unity Reed High School (Virginia) – Sr.
Walter Nolan III, DL, Powell High School (Tennessee) – Sr.
Xavier Nwankpa, S, Southeast Polk High School (Iowa) – Sr.
Harold Perkins, LB, Cypress Park High School (Texas) – Sr.
Khurtis Perry, DL, Pike Road High School (Alabama) – Sr.
Gabe Powers, LB, Marysville High School (Ohio) – Sr.
Jahem Singletari, DB, Riverside High School (Florida) – Sr.
Jaylen Sneed, LB, Hilton Head High School (South Carolina) – Sr.
Schmeier Stewart, EDGE, Monsignor Edward Pace High School (Florida) – Sr.
Michael Williams, DL, Hardway High School (Georgia) – Sr.