RB, 5-10, 185
Set school record with 1,648 yards and 17 touchdowns on 231 carries as Wolverines won eight games, most in school history, and defeated East Islip for the first time in 50 yards. Also caught three touchdown passes and threw one.
DB, 5-10, 165, Junior
One of fastest, most exciting players on Long Island. Returned opening kickoff for touchdown in LIC. Made 105 tackles, 49 solos, with two interceptions and two defensive TDs. Rushed for 1,658 yards and 18 touchdowns, with a 7.97 average.
OL, 6-1, 280, Junior
Elected team captain as a junior. Two-year starter was voted to CHSFL All-League team. Was a major reason the Friars completed went 11-0 and won the Catholic league title for ninth time in 10 seasons. Their offensive line was dominant.
OL, 6-2, 285, Sr.
The MoonPie-loving tackle, who'll play at Bryant next year, anchored the Long Island Class I champions' offensive unit, which scored the most points in Long Island football history (511 points). He also joined D'Brickashaw Ferguson as the Red Devils' only Martone Award winners.
LB, 6-1, 215, Sr.
He brought the pain on defense with 82 tackles, including 12 for a loss, with three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. But he also aided the offense with eight touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving).
WR, 5-11, 165, Sr.
The speedster in the Sailors' spread attack finished the year with 55 catches for 1,136 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ends his career as Nassau's leader in career receiving yards (1,628) and is tied for the Long Island record for career TD receptions with 28.
QB, 6-2, 190, Sr.
"Touchdown Tyler" threw for 2,179 yards and a Nassau single-season record 34 touchdowns. He also rushed for 727 yards and nine scores. Of the Sailors' 57 touchdowns this season, Heuer had a hand in 43 of them (75 percent).
All-Purpose, 5-5, 180, Senior
Rushed for school-record 332 yards in Suffolk final. Totaled 1,407 yards with 20 touchdowns as running back and also returned kickoff 92 yards for TD during playoffs. As defensive back, made 50 tackles, with two interceptions and three sacks.
DB, 6-0. 175, Senior
Versatility was his stock and trade. Made 58 tackles and four interceptions. Rushed for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns. Passed for 1,286 yards and 10 TDs. Eight-for-eight on field goals, with a long of 42, and 29-of-29 on extra points.
LB, 6-0, 205, Sr.
The Harvard-bound lacrosse player ended his football career with 85 tackles and an interception for Nassau's stingiest defense. He also leaves Garden City as the program's all-time leading scorer (37 touchdowns, one two-point conversion) and second-leading rusher (2,253 yards).
TOM JOYCE - Thorp Award Winner
LB, 5-11, 200, Sr.
Opponents had nightmares of his signature hop and fist pump after tackles. After all, they saw it a team-leading 104 times this season. In addition to his triple-digit tackles, the Thorp Award winner had four sacks and two forced fumbles. As a fullback, he ran for 456 yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns on 54 carries. He also caught six passes for 152 yards, including four for 97 yards in the Generals' two-point playoff loss to Farmingdale.
DL, 6-3, 235, Sr.
The Koz did it all for the Long Island Class III champions, totaling 10 sacks, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two recoveries, including one for a touchdown. Offensively, he amassed 656 yards on 61 carries with 11 touchdowns and 10 two-point conversions.
LB, 5-11, 225, Senior
Leader of Friars’ sturdy defense that helped carry team to its ninth CHSFL title in last 10 years. McLees made 136 tackles with two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Wants to play football at Army.
DL, 6-1, 200, Junior
One of the best edge rushers on Long Island. Registered 10 sacks and 18 tackles for losses among his 76 tackles, mostly from the defensive end spot. Also had 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and scored three defensive touchdowns.
MIKE PELLEGRINO - Hansen Award winner
RB, 5-9, 185, Senior
Overcame a couple of injuries to win the Hansen Award as Suffolk’s top player and is a repeater on All-Long Island first team. Rushed for 1,363 yards with a 7.5 average and 15 touchdowns. Also caught 10 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns and averaged 29 yards on kickoff returns, including one score. As a linebacker, had a team-leading 111 tackles, including 88 solos, 18 tackles for loss and nine sacks. Committed to Johns Hopkins for lacrosse.
DB, 5-9, 165, Sr.
The ultimate hybrid player, he made 71 tackles, caught 23 passes for 403 yards, rushed 28 times for 228 yards and four touchdowns, and also returned kickoffs and punts (including an 80-yarder for a score). He'll play lacrosse at Towson next year.
QB, 6-0, 175, Senior
Had record-breaking season for the 12-0, Class IV L.I. champion, Rutgers Trophy-winning Knights. Passed for 1,874 yards and 20 touchdowns; rushed for 1,652 yards and 21 touchdowns. Totaled a record 506 yards vs. Mt. Sinai. Committed to Hofstra for lacrosse.
LB, 6-0, 210, Senior
Outstanding two-way player for Flaming Arrows, and one of Suffolk’s hardest hitters. Made 123 tackles, including 88 solos, 13 tackles for losses, three sacks and three fumble recoveries. Also ran for 828 yards and 12 TDs, with a 10.9 average.
OL, 6-3, 320, Senior
Anchored offensive line for the L.I. Class II champion Clippers and threw lead block on Travis Houpe’s game-winning TD run. Defensive force with 75 tackles, including 32 solos, 14 tackles for loss and six sacks. Will play football at Syracuse.
DL, 6-4, 255, Sr.
After missing his junior season when his family moved to Israel, Sultan returned to make 88 tackles with five sacks from the middle of the Bulldogs' defense. He'll play at Harvard next year.
OL, 6-2, 270, Senior
Won the Zellner Award as Suffolk’s top lineman and often was the lead blocker for Stacey Bedell, who rushed for 1,658 yards. As a defensive end, Walsh made 63 tackles, including two sacks and one fumble recovery.
WR, 6-2, 195, Sr.
The captain of the Long Island Class I champions caught four touchdown passes and rushed for another three scores for the highest scoring team in L.I. history (511 points). But his best attribute? Probably his blocking.
OL, 6-3, 235, Sr.
Plowing holes for Jahelka and friends was fun, but the big man also liked to rack up some numbers. He made 73 tackles, including seven for a loss with three sacks, for the defense that allowed the fewest points in the county.
JOE CIPP JR.
Suffolk Coach of the Year
Became winningest coach in Suffolk history with 32-14 victory over East Islip on Nov. 20 in Division II title game for his 210th career win. Victory No. 211, a 26-21 thriller over Garden City for the Class II Long Island championship, earned Cipp his sixth L.I. championship after a 2-3 start.
Nassau County Coach of the Year
LoCicero, in his fifth season, utilized a two-platoon system in leading the Owls to the L.I. Class III title. Lynbrook hadn’t won or appeared in a L.I. Championship since the inaugural event in 1992. The Owls finished just one point shy of perfection, losing, 23-22, to Lawrence in Week 7.