Fino Elisaia

SCHOOL: James Logan

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Defensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/305

THE STAT LINE: The Colts senior was a force in the trenches, as he had 68 solo tackles, three sacks and four battled balls for a James Logan team that advanced to the second round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs.

Sumner Houston

SCHOOL: De La Salle

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Defensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/260

THE STAT LINE: The East Bay Athletic League Most Valuable Player had a hand in 56 tackles in 14 games and was the leader of arguably the deepest and best defensive line in De La Salle history.

Kahlil McKenzie

SCHOOL: De La Salle

YEAR: Junior

POSITION: Defensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/316

THE STAT LINE: McKenzie, a first-team All-EBAL pick, made an immediate impact in his first year with the Spartans with 68 tackles and 12 sacks in De La Salle's first 14 games.

Patrick Choudja

SCHOOL: Freedom

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Defensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/230

THE STAT LINE: A unanimous selection for All-Bay Valley Athletic League honors on the defensive line, Choudja had a hand in 81 tackles and recorded 14 sacks for the Falcons.

DJ Calhoun

SCHOOL: El Cerrito

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Linebacker

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/205

THE STAT LINE: The Arizona State-bound Calhoun was a first-team All-Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division selection and was a big reason the Gauchos captured their first North Coast Section title this season.

Michael Lazarus

SCHOOL: Berkeley

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Linebacker

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/205

THE STAT LINE: Lazarus, who will play at Fresno State, was a first-team All-West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division selection and the anchor of the Yellowjackets defense.

Mose Faulaau

SCHOOL: James Logan

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Linebacker

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/190

THE STAT LINE: The active Faulaau led the Colts with 73 tackles and also had five tackles for loss and two sacks.

Noah Palega

SCHOOL: Pittsburg

YEAR: Junior

POSITION: Linebacker

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-8/190

THE STAT LINE: A unanimous selection at linebacker in the BVAL, Palega had 68 tackles and six tackles for loss in the regular season for the league-champion Pirates.

Isaiah Langley

SCHOOL: Foothill

YEAR: Junior

POSITION: Defensive back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/175

THE STAT LINE: Langley, who already holds several scholarship offers, was a first-team All-EBAL pick and led a Falcons defense that limited its first six opponents to a combined 41 points.

Ahki Muhammad

SCHOOL: James Logan

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Defensive back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9/185

THE STAT LINE: The Nevada-bound Muhammad had 45 tackles and three interceptions as the Colts advanced to the second round of the NCS Division I playoffs.

Dasmond Tautalatasi

SCHOOL: De La Salle

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Defensive back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

THE STAT LINE: A part of an East Bay contingent going to Arizona State, Tautalatasi had 38 tackles and three interceptions in the Spartans' first 14 games.

Lavon Washington

SCHOOL: McClymonds

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Defensive back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/180

THE STAT LINE: Already committed to the Washington Huskies, Washington used his speed, strength and instincts to help the Warriors win the Silver Bowl and advance to the Division IV Northern Regional title game.

Jalen Harvey

SCHOOL: El Cerrito

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Utility

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/190

THE STAT LINE: Harvey, who has committed to Arizona State, was an electrifying playmaker as a receiver, defensive back and returner. He helped the Gauchos capture the TCAL-Rock Division title and the NCS Division III championship.