Nevada All State Football Team 2006

It was the year of the running back in Southern Nevada. So much that even Sports Illustrated had to do a write up on new state rushing record holder De Angelo Jones of Foothill who set the record at 7,860 yards in his 4 year career. It was the breakout season of Del Sol's Tim Johnson that made him our State Player of the Year. He carried the Dragons getting them to the Sunrise Title game.

All State Team for Nevada 2006

QB - O'Ryan Bradley - Las Vegas - 6'2 QB who dreamed of playing for the Wildcats as a kid grew up this year after injuries at WR. He led his team to the State title. Currently he has given an oral commitment to UNLV over Nevada.

RB - Tim Johnson - Del Sol - 6'2 200 - He led the Dragons to their first playoff appearance and within a game of the State title matchup. His running style was explosive and his numbers of 2725 yards on the ground led all RB. He is awaiting testing numbers - grade issues are plaguing his next step to college.

De Angelo Jones - Foothill - 5'8 170 - His small stature should not fool you. He made the plays during his career and finished as the All Time leading running back in Nevada Prep history for rushing yards. At the moment he is being pursued by Idaho, Utah State and UNLV

WR - Reveon Samuel - Canyon Springs JR - Big target at 6'4 he made the plays this year for the Pioneers. Certain to be one of the bigger recruits of the 07 class.

WR - Kyle Shany - Reed - Solid numbers all season. With Tony Maldanado putting up big numbers at QB, it was the play of Shany that put the Raiders into the driver's seat this year. 11 touchdowns and 1.049 yards.

TE- Dan Knapp - Reno - 6'5 220 his ability to block and come out to make catches has his stock rising. Arizona State, Washington and Boise State lead his choices at the moment.

OL - Pou Paleilei - Gorman - Big talent coming from great bloodlines, dominated the line of scrimmage this season for the Gaels. Played in the Army National All Star Game representing Nevada. 6'4 335 - He is looking at Washington, UCLA, Boise State

OL - Alex Blair - JR - Foothill - Some one had to open the holes for De Angelo to break the records. An outstanding talent with the size to be another top recruit for 07 - 6'5 265

OL - Neil Spencer - Cimarron - 6'2 267 - Coach's son he was a strong performer on both sides of the line - also playing DL. He has committed to San Diego State

OL - Conrad Burbank - Manogue - 6'5 275 - Led the Miners ground attack. Was voted Northern Nevada OL of the Year. Nevada is in pursuit of the lineman

Billy Durden - Galena - 6'1 211 - Played on both sides of the line and was all region at both positions. Got Galena to the State game.

Punter - Aaron Byers - Elko - Averaged 40 yards a punt this year.

Kicker - Chris Ewald - Galena - Kicked two game winning field goals this year. The big one came against Reed to move on to the Regional Final.

Defense

DL - Billy Winn - Las Vegas - Great motor captured the attention of Wash State, Washington, Boise State and Oregon State. His sack machine ability will be heading to Boise State.

DL - Lawrence Guy - Western - 6'3 285 JR - Had 89 tackles with 20 for losses for the Warriors

DL - Justin Gates - Galena - 6'3 240 - Created havoc in the backfield this year. He is being pursued by Arizona State, Cal and Nevada.

DL - Popo Killoni - Hug - 6'3 190 JR - Had 13 1/2 sacks for the Hawks this season. Has the build to be a major recruit next season.

LB - Nate Carter - Las Vegas - 6'2 215 - Finished with 109 tackles for the Cats. Committed to play for UNLV.

LB - Brent Koentz - Douglas - 6'0 215 SR - Was the Northern Nevada Defensive Player of the year.

LB - Brandon Marshall - Cimarron - 6'2 215 - Led the Spartans on defense in an undefeated regular season. 27 solo tackles and 9 sacks. He has committed to play at Nevada.

DB - DJ Campbell - Cheyenne - 6'1 190 - Led his team in tackles and also started at QB. He has committed to play at Cal.

DB - Eddie Wide - Cimmaron - Was also one of the leading RB in Las Vegas. At 5'10 170 one of the fastest players in Nevada. He has committed to playing at UTAH.

DB -Corbin Brown - Spring Valley - JR - A heavy hitting safety that continued to improve this season. At 6'0 160, he had over 100 tackles this season. With more weight and with so many prep publications putting him on watch lists for this upcoming season - he is a player on the rise

DB - Josh Lagrone - McQueen - 6'1 176 - Was one of the top players in the North. His bloodlines led him to commiting to Nevada, where his brother plays on the basketball team. High Desert League D Player of the Year.

DB - Archie Kovac - North Valley 6'0 170 - Had 11 interceptions this season and was named Sierra Co Defensive Player of the Year.

Small School Player of the Year - George Vea - Pahranagat Valley. Outstanding linebacker prospect that hits like a truck and can cover ground. At 6'1 210 he is expected to blossom into an outstanding middle linebacker at the next level. Commitment to UNLV.

Coach of the Year - Chris Faircloth - Las Vegas - once again took on a brutal non conference schedule and came back stronger due to it. He has been able to reload with this program and his ability to use his Senior QB decision making skills when his running game was banged up showed great poise. State Champion in 2006.

Players of Note - Tony Maldanado - Reed - great QB prospect who can throw out of the pocket.Led the North in passing

Lyle Gardner- Fallon - Another top flight TE candidate in the North - great lateral quickness. A host of PAC 10 schools after him and Knapp from Reno

Corey White - Gorman - Did not have the monster year, we all expected. But, a great talent who made key plays this year. Idaho, Wyoming and New Mexico all in the running


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