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All Suncoast Offense

By Times Staff
Published August 25, 2006


2005 TIMES ALL-SUNCOAST FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK

Marcello Trigg, Robinson, Sr., 5-11, 175. Trigg, the Class 3A player of the year in 2005, passed for 1,845 yards and a Hillsborough-best 26 touchdowns. Trigg, who led the Knights to a playoff appearance, finished his career with more than 7,000 passing yards and a bay area-best 81 touchdown passes.

RUNNING BACK

Kylan Robinson, Chamberlain, Sr., 6-1, 215. An unknown defensive end who transferred from Alaska when the 2005 season began, Robinson's offensive exploits were well-documented this season, including a 402-yard, three-touchdown performance against Alonso. A bruising runner with surprising quickness, Robinson ran for 1,606 yards.

Ronnie Harris, CCC, Sr., 5-7, 160. On a star-studded team with three high Division I-A prospects, Harris was as unheralded as they come in 2005. After gaining only 56 yards in the season opener, Harris picked up 188 the next week, beginning a string of 11 straight 100-yard games (with touchdowns in 10). It was his consistency carrying the ball that helped CCC rebound from an 0-2 start to win 10 straight. He briefly took the Pinellas rushing lead from Dexter McCluster with a 317-yard effort against Berkeley Prep, and finished with 1,916 yards and 18 scores.

RECEIVER

Jamar Newsome, Boca Ciega, Sr., 6-2, 175. Flat out blazing fast, Newsome was the best wide receiver on a running team that Pinellas County has seen in a long time. And few were more dangerous with the big play. He had two kickoff returns for touchdowns, a 70-yard run and 78-yard reception for scores in the same game, had a 80-yard touchdown catch in the season finale and set up a winning score with a fake punt (yes, he also punted). And in yet another game, he sealed a 12-7 win with a sack on the last play.

Develin Robinson, Land O'Lakes, Jr., 6-0, 175. A threat to score every time he touches the ball, Pasco County's offensive player of the year caught 49 passes for 1,029 yards and totaled 12 touchdowns. He was at his best in the Gators' biggest games. He scored on a 93-yard kickoff return and 70-yard reception in a conference-clinching win over Wesley Chapel and almost willed the Gators to a district title with nine catches for 218 yards and three TDs in a 35-34 loss to Wharton.

TIGHT END

Colin McCarthy, CCC, Sr., 6-3, 218. The Marauders used McCarthy as a multipurpose weapon. He has sure hands, runs crisp routes and has good speed (4.47 40 yards) for someone his size. He was tops among Pinellas County tight ends in receptions (38), yards (644) and touchdowns (eight).

LINE

Daron Rose, Jefferson, Sr., 6-6, 325. An offensive tackle on one of the area's best lines, Rose was the key blocker on Hillsborough's most prolific offense. Jefferson averaged almost 400 yards. Ranked as the 32nd-best lineman in the country by scout.com.

Jim Barrie, Berkeley Prep, Sr., 6-5, 305. Adept at pass protection and run blocking, the agile Barrie was one of the most accomplished lineman in the area. A top-30 prospect by rivals.com, Barrie helped the Buccaneers average 300-plus yards of offense and selected Florida over 34 other Division I scholarship offers.

Bert McBride, Armwood, Sr., 6-3, 290. A two-year starter, McBride anchored the offensive line from his guard position. He helped the Hawks average 37 points as they played for a third straight state championship. A Stanford signee, McBride sports a 6.0 grade-point average and is the son of Bill McBride, the 2002 Florida Democratic nominee for governor.

Kevin Young, CCC, Sr., 6-6, 330. A gigantic Baryshnikov, Young was quick enough to dance with the speed rushers and kept quarterback Andrew Nowels in one piece. He also moved the pile whenever the Marauders wanted to run.

Seaver Brown, Countryside, Sr., 6-5, 306. Brown gained fame for protecting the quarterback's blindside in 2004 as a left tackle. In 2005 he used his brute strength to push defenders into the parking lot as he paved the way for the Cougars to average 221 yards rushing. He orally committed to South Carolina.

UTILITY

Jarred Fayson, Hillsborough, Sr., 6-2, 195. One of the area's most athletic players, Fayson led Hillsborough to an undefeated regular season and a region semifinal appearance. After passing for 883 yards and running for 936 yards and 22 touchdowns, the three-year starter headed to Gainesville to play for Urban Meyer.

KICKER

Anthony Leandri, CCC, Sr., 5-7, 180. One of the Marauders' top weapons was Leandri's right foot. He was accurate (9-for-12 on field goals) and strong (six of his field goals were longer than 40 yards). In the region final against Pahokee, Leandri made four field goals to keep CCC in the game in the first half.