USA Today All-USA high school football team (1982–89)

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USA Today named its first All-USA high school football team in 1982. The newspaper has named a team every year since 1982.[1][2]

In addition, two members of the team are named the USA Today High School Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. The newspaper also selects a USA Today High School Football Coach of the Year.[3][4]

This article contains the teams from 1982 through 1989.

Teams[edit]

1982 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Steve Klonne (Moeller High School, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
John Paye Quarterback Menlo School Menlo Park, California Stanford
Hiawatha Francisco Running back Moeller High School Cincinnati, Ohio Notre Dame
Kirk Jones Running back Poly High School Long Beach, California UNLV
Jeff Atkins Running back Eastern Hills High School Fort Worth, Texas SMU
Jeff Zimmerman Offensive line Maynard Evans High School Orlando, Florida Florida
Terence Mann Offensive line Cooley High School Detroit, Michigan SMU
Glen Mogle Offensive line Riverview High School Sarasota, Florida Michigan
Curt Jarvis Offensive line Gardendale High School Gardendale, Alabama Alabama
Mike McGann Offensive line Joliet Catholic Academy Joliet, Illinois St. Francis
Alvin Miller Wide receiver Kirkwood High School St. Louis, Missouri Notre Dame
Tyrone Vaughans Wide receiver John Ehret High School Marrero, Louisiana Tulane
Scott Webb Placekicker Helix High School La Mesa, California San Diego State
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Henry Harris Linebacker Columbia High School Decatur, Georgia Georgia
John Hazzard Defensive line Jesuit High School New Orleans, Louisiana LSU
Chuck Williams Defensive line Freedom High School Freedom, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Tim Manoa Defensive line North Allegheny High School Wexford, Pennsylvania Penn State
Alonzo Highsmith Defensive line Columbus High School Miami, Florida Miami (FL)
Keith Davis Linebacker Santa Monica High School Santa Monica, California USC
David Stanley Linebacker Angleton High School Angleton, Texas SMU
Miles Smith Defensive back Roswell High School Roswell, Georgia Georgia
Eric Kumerow Defensive back Oak Park and River Forest High School Oak Park, Illinois Ohio State
Rod Woodson Defensive back Snider High School Fort Wayne, Indiana Purdue
Van Tiffin Punter Red Bay High School Red Bay, Alabama Alabama

1983 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: George Curry (Berwick High School, Berwick, Pennsylvania)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
Ryan Knight Running back Rubidoux High School Riverside, California USC
Vince Sutton Quarterback LaGrange High School LaGrange, Georgia Alabama
Craig Heyward Running back Passaic High School Passaic, New Jersey Pittsburgh
Thurman Thomas Running back Willowridge High School Houston, Texas Oklahoma State
Sean Stopperich Offensive line Canon-McMillan High School Canonsburg, Pennsylvania SMU
Andy Sinclair Offensive line Edison High School Huntington Beach, California Stanford
Carter Hill Offensive line Central High School Naperville, Illinois Texas
David Richards Offensive line Highland Park High School Dallas, Texas SMU
David Williams Offensive line Lakeland High School Lakeland, Florida Florida
Freddy Weygand Wide receiver Emma Sansom High School Gadsden, Alabama Auburn
Alex Higdon Wide receiver Princeton High School Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio State
Erik Affholter Placekicker Oak Park High School Agoura, California USC
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Ron Stallworth Defensive line Woodham High School Pensacola, Florida Auburn
Pete Curkendall Defensive line Southside High School Elmira, New York Penn State
Richard Pryor Defensive line Elizabeth High School Elizabeth, New Jersey Iowa
Tracy Rocker Defensive line Fulton High School Atlanta, Georgia Auburn
Matt Dingens Defensive line Brother Rice High School Birmingham, Michigan Notre Dame
Frank Stams Linebacker St. Vincent – St. Mary High School Akron, Ohio Notre Dame
Cedric Figaro Linebacker Lafayette High School Lafayette, Louisiana Notre Dame
Chris Spielman Linebacker Washington High School Massillon, Ohio Ohio State
Brandy Wells Defensive back Montclair High School Montclair, New Jersey Notre Dame
Charles Washington Defensive back Spruce High School Dallas, Texas Texas
Randy Thornton Defensive back West Jefferson High School Harvey, Louisiana Houston
Tom Tupa Punter Brecksville High School Broadview Heights, Ohio Ohio State

1984 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Nick Hyder (Valdosta High School, Valdosta, Georgia)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
Hart Lee Dykes Wide receiver Bay City High School Bay City, Texas Oklahoma State
Todd Ellis Quarterback Page High School Greensboro, North Carolina South Carolina
Brian Davis Running back Washington High School Washington, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Aaron Emanuel Running back Quartz Hill High School Quartz Hill, California USC
Sammie Smith Running back Apopka High School Apopka, Florida Florida State
Eric Still Offensive line Germantown High School Germantown, Tennessee Tennessee
Mark VanKeirsbilck Offensive line Rockhurst High School Kansas City, Missouri Oklahoma
Chris Pettaway Offensive line American High School Hialeah, Florida LSU
Rick Meyer Offensive line Salinas High School Salinas, California UCLA
Mark Stepnoski Offensive line Cathedral Prep School Erie, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Marlon Washington Wide receiver Schlagle High School Kansas City, Kansas USC
Kevin Mills Placekicker Shore Regional High School West Long Beach, New Jersey Penn State
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Quintus McDonald Linebacker Montclair High School Montclair, New Jersey Penn State
Sean Ridley Defensive line Central High School Omaha, Nebraska Iowa
Ray Huckestein Defensive line North Allegheny High School Wexford, Pennsylvania Stanford
Brent White Defensive line Stebbins High School Dayton, Ohio Michigan
Anthony Butts Defensive line Fulton High School Atlanta, Georgia Mississippi State
Larry Rose Defensive line Emma Sansom High School Gadsden, Alabama Alabama
Ned Bolcar Linebacker Phillipsburg High School Phillipsburg, New Jersey Notre Dame
John Porter Linebacker Valdosta High School Valdosta, Georgia Georgia Tech
Scott Thompson Defensive back Cascade High School Everett, Washington Oklahoma
Mark Green Defensive back Poly High School Riverside, California Notre Dame
Melvin Gilliam Defensive back Booker T. Washington High School Tulsa, Oklahoma Oklahoma State
Scott Johnston Punter Stranahan High School Fort Lauderdale, Florida Florida State

1985 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Bob Shannon (East St. Louis High School, East St. Louis, Illinois)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
Jeff George Quarterback Warren Central High School Indianapolis, Indiana Purdue/Illinois
Tony Stewart Running back Union High School Union, New Jersey Iowa
Tony Van Zant Running back Central High School Hazelwood, Missouri Missouri
Harvey Williams Running back Hempstead High School Hempstead, Texas LSU
Brad Johnson Offensive line Cherokee County High School Centre, Alabama Auburn
Lance Zeno Offensive line Fountain Valley High School Fountain Valley, California UCLA
Jeff Pearson Offensive line St. Laurence High School Burbank, Illinois Michigan State
Dave Szott Offensive line Clifton High School Clifton, New Jersey Penn State
Nigel Clay Offensive line Fontana High School Fontana, California Oklahoma
Greg McMurtry Wide receiver Brockton High School Brockton, Massachusetts Michigan
Percy Waddle Wide receiver Columbus High School Columbus, Texas Texas A&M
Mike Cortright Placekicker St. Mary's High School Phoenix, Arizona junior college
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
John Foley Linebacker St. Rita High School Chicago, Illinois Notre Dame
Warde Manuel Defensive line Brother Martin High School New Orleans, Louisiana Michigan
Mark Keough Defensive line East High School Hazelwood, Missouri Lincoln University of Missouri
Paul Glonek Defensive line St. Laurence High School Burbank, Illinois Arizona
Dennis Brown Defensive line Jordan High School Long Beach, California Washington
Zarek Peters Defensive line Willowridge High School Missouri City, Texas Oklahoma
Brent Collins Linebacker Jefferson County High School Dandridge, Tennessee Georgia
Melvin Foster Linebacker Yates High School Houston, Texas Iowa
Vada Murray Defensive back Moeller High School Cincinnati, Ohio Michigan
Mark Carrier Defensive back Poly High School Long Beach, California USC
Anthony Burnette Defensive back Lynwood High School Lynwood, California UCLA
John Zaleski Punter St. Rita High School Troy, Michigan Notre Dame

1986 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Spence McCracken (Robert E. Lee High School, Montgomery, Alabama)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
Emmitt Smith Running back Escambia High School Pensacola, Florida Florida
Mickey Joseph Quarterback Archbishop Shaw High School Marrero, Louisiana Nebraska
Darren Lewis Running back Carter High School Dallas, Texas Texas A&M
Ricky Watters Running back Bishop McDevitt High School Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Notre Dame
Kelvin Hankins Offensive line Wilson High School Camden, New Jersey Clemson
Greg Skrepenak Offensive line G.A.R. Memorial High School Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Michigan
Dean Dingman Offensive line East Troy High School East Troy, Wisconsin Michigan
Brian Kelly Offensive line South High School Torrance, California UCLA
Greg Lakin Offensive line Cypress-Fairbanks High School Houston, Texas Texas A&M
Nate Turner Wide receiver Mount Carmel High School Chicago, Illinois Nebraska
Johnny Walker Wide receiver Holmes High School San Antonio, Texas Texas
Philip Doyle Placekicker Huffman High School Birmingham, Alabama Alabama
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Marc Spindler Defensive line West Scranton High School Scranton, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Alfred Williams Defensive line Jones High School Houston, Texas Colorado
David Rocker Defensive line Fulton High School Atlanta, Georgia Auburn
John Johnson Defensive line LaGrange High School LaGrange, Georgia Clemson
Stacey Dillard Defensive line Clarksville High School Clarksville, Texas Oklahoma
Matt Darby Linebacker Green Run High School Virginia Beach, Virginia UCLA
Sean Howard Linebacker Crespi Carmelite High School Encino, California UCLA
Pat Stant Linebacker Brother Martin High School New Orleans, Louisiana Tulane
Cory Booker Defensive back Northern Valley High School Old Tappan, New Jersey Stanford
Leroy Thompson Defensive back Austin-East High School Knoxville, Tennessee Penn State
Louis Riddick Defensive back Pennridge High School Perkasie, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Josh Butland Punter Troy High School Troy, Michigan Michigan State

1987 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Jack McCurry (North Hills High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
Todd Marinovich Quarterback Capistrano Valley High School Mission Viejo, California USC
Kevin Williams Running back Spring High School Spring, Texas UCLA
Russell White Running back Crespi Carmelite High School Encino, California California
Chuck Webb Running back Macomber High School Toledo, Ohio Tennessee
Mike LiVorio Offensive line Gateway High School Monroeville, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Gene McGuire Offensive line Mosley High School Panama City, Florida Notre Dame
Tony Delazio Offensive line Whitehall High School Whitehall, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Brian Jacobs Offensive line Hart High School Newhall, California UCLA
Ed King Offensive line Phenix City High School Phenix City, Alabama Auburn
Derek Brown Wide receiver Merritt Island High School Merritt Island, Florida Notre Dame
Ronnie Johnson Wide receiver La Marque High School La Marque, Texas Houston
Chris Gardocki Placekicker Redan High School Stone Mountain, Georgia Clemson
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Todd F. Collins Linebacker Jefferson County High School Dandridge, Tennessee Tennessee/Georgia/Carson-Newman
Tommy Jeter Defensive line Deer Park High School Deer Park, Texas Texas
Mike Lustyk Defensive line Interlake High School Bellevue, Washington Washington
Tim Cromartie Defensive line Godby High School Tallahassee, Florida Auburn
Randy Hall Defensive line Halls High School Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee
Mario Johnson Defensive line Central High School Hazelwood, Missouri Missouri
Curtis Bray Linebacker Gateway High School Monroeville, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Mike Chalenski Linebacker Brearley High School Kenilworth, New Jersey UCLA
Baron Jackson Defensive back Southern Laboratory School Baton Rouge, Louisiana Southern
Arnold Laws Defensive back Cordova High School Rancho Cordova, California Arizona State
Graylin Johnson Defensive back Austin High School Port Arthur, Texas Texas
Ron Dale Punter Boulder City High School Boulder City, Nevada USC

1988 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Carl Madison (Pine Forest High School, Pensacola, Florida)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense

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Player Position School Hometown College
Terry Kirby Running back Tabb High School Tabb, Virginia Virginia
Rick Mirer Quarterback Goshen High School Goshen, Indiana Notre Dame
Derek Brown Running back Servite High School Anaheim, California Nebraska
Rudy Harris Running back Brockton High School Brockton, Massachusetts Clemson
Bob Whitfield Offensive line Banning High School Wilmington, California Stanford
Mike Wells Offensive line Arnold High School Arnold, Missouri Iowa
Rudy Barber Offensive line Carol City High School Miami, Florida Miami (FL)
Stuart Tyner Offensive line Tomball High School Tomball, Texas Notre Dame
Chet Lacheta Offensive line Bloom High School Chicago Heights, Illinois Notre Dame
Kevin Williams Wide receiver Roosevelt High School Dallas, Texas Miami (FL)
Craig Hentrich Placekicker Marquette High School Alton, Illinois Notre Dame
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Sean Gilbert Linebacker Aliquippa High School Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Alonzo Spellman Defensive line Rancocas Valley Regional High School Mount Holly, New Jersey Ohio State
Chuck Jones Defensive line Chillicothe High School Chillicothe, Ohio None
Sterling Palmer Defensive line St. Thomas Aquinas High School Fort Lauderdale, Florida Florida State
Tamasi Amituanai Defensive line Vista High School San Diego, California Colorado
Eric Shaw Defensive line Pensacola High School Pensacola, Florida Louisiana Tech
Richard McKenzie Linebacker Boyd Anderson High School Lauderdale Lakes, Florida Penn State
Jesse Armstead Linebacker Carter High School Dallas, Texas Miami (FL)
Marcel Brown Defensive back Point Loma High School San Diego, California USC
Grady Cavnness Defensive back Willowridge High School Sugar Land, Texas Texas
Johnny Davis Defensive back Pahokee High School Pahokee, Florida Florida State
Paul Stonehouse Punter Loyola High School Los Angeles, California Stanford

1989 team[edit]

Coach of the Year: Chuck Kyle (St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio)

Note: Bold denotes Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and denotes high school juniors
Offense
Player Position School Hometown College
Andre Hastings Wide receiver Morrow High School Morrow, Georgia Georgia
Chris Weinke Quarterback Cretin-Derham Hall High School St. Paul, Minnesota Florida State
Calvin Jones Running back Central High School Omaha, Nebraska Nebraska
Robert Smith Running back Euclid High School Euclid, Ohio Ohio State
Ricky Powers Running back Buchtel High School Akron, Ohio Michigan
Matt Neenan Offensive line Williamsport Area High School Williamsport, Pennsylvania Syracuse
Aaron Taylor Offensive line De La Salle High School Concord, California Notre Dame
Mike McGlinn Offensive line Rockhurst High School Kansas City, Missouri Notre Dame
John Richard Offensive line Lamar High School Houston, Texas Texas A&M
Steve Roberts Offensive line Dalton High School Dalton, Georgia Georgia
Kyle Brady Wide receiver Cedar Cliff High School Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Penn State
Marty Simpson Placekicker Spring Valley High School Columbia, South Carolina South Carolina
Defense
Player Position School Hometown College
Oliver Gibson Linebacker Romeoville High School Romeoville, Illinois Notre Dame
Reuben Brown Defensive line E. C. Glass High School Lynchburg, Virginia Pittsburgh
Bernard Williams Defensive line Hamilton High School Memphis, Tennessee Georgia
Mitch Davis Defensive line Vigor High School Prichard, Alabama Georgia
Brian Hamilton Defensive line St. Rita High School Chicago, Illinois Notre Dame
Tashe Williams Defensive line Air Academy High School Colorado Springs, Colorado Northern Colorado
Marvin Jones Linebacker Northwestern High School Miami, Florida Florida State
Daniel Telley Linebacker T.L. Hanna High School Anderson, South Carolina Clemson
Othello Henderson Defensive back Ellison High School Killeen, Texas UCLA
Larry Kennedy Defensive back Riverview High School Sarasota, Florida Florida
Willie Guy Defensive back East High School Memphis, Tennessee Iowa
Mike Thomas Punter Richmond County High School Rockingham, North Carolina North Carolina

Accumulated stats[edit]

For "Most selections by school" and "Most selections by state", see: USA Today All-USA high school football team#Accumulated stats

See also[edit]

For links to other articles, see: USA Today All-USA high school football team#See also

References[edit]

  1. ^ USA Today All-USA teams 1982–2001
  2. ^ Recent All-USA teams
  3. ^ "Football: Players and Coaches of the Year (1982–2005)". USA Today. 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  4. ^ On the following webpage, go to "Football archives" (for links to "All-USA Team", "Super 25" teams, and "Regional rankings"): "Super 25 and All-USA archive". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-10-24.