All-Metro first-team defense for football
Nik D'Avanzo

Archbishop Curley, lineman, senior

Physical 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle with quick first step, non-stop motor

Recorded 58 tackles, 14 sacks, five forced fumbles, four deflected passes, one interception for touchdown

Also played wing back with 114 carries for 644 yards, 10 touchdowns

Friars coach Sean Murphy: "He never quit, even when the play wasn't near him. He would chase every play until the kid was tackled."

Committed to Cincinnati, playing in Crab, Chesapeake bowls

Malik Dorsey

Meade, lineman, senior

Non-stop 6-1, 280-pound defensive tackle proved tough to block

Able to split double teams, tear through single blockers and excelled at collapsing the pocket

Had 62 tackles, 5.5 sacks, five forced fumbles

Mustangs coach Rich Holzer: "I have not coached a D-lineman that played that hard that consistently."

Offer from Central Connecticut, some Division II offers, playing in Crab Bowl

Marvin Gross Jr.

Dunbar, lineman, senior

Speedy 6-4, 201-pound defensive end is repeat first-team selection

Led the Class 1A state champions with 33 sacks and had 64 in two years

Key reason for Poets shutting out 10 opponents, allowing just 52 points