Drew Anderson

SCHOOL: Miramonte

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Quarterback

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/200

THE STAT LINE: Anderson, a first-team All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League selection, threw for 4,074 yards and 47 touchdowns as he led the Matadors to the North Coast Section Division II championship.

Nsimba Webster

SCHOOL: Deer Valley

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Quarterback

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/175

THE STAT LINE: The top-dual threat quarterback in the area, Webster was named the Bay Valley Athletic League MVP as he threw for 2,026 yards and 22 touchdowns and also ran for 1,544 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Joe Mixon

SCHOOL: Freedom

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Running back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/210

THE STAT LINE: Mixon, a five-star recruit, had 1,909 all-purpose yards and 26 touchdowns in 11 games as he helped the Falcons advance to the second round of the NCS Division I playoffs.

Harris Ross

SCHOOL: Pittsburg

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Running back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/190

THE STAT LINE: Before sustaining a leg injury in late October, Ross had 1,831 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground in eight regular-season games. Remarkably, he returned for the playoffs and helped Pittsburg advance to the NCS Division I semifinals.


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Mason Knight

SCHOOL: Concord

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Wide receiver

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/175

THE STAT LINE: Knight was a major part of the Minutemen's prolific offense. He had 85 catches for 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns as Concord reached the second round of NCS Division II playoffs.

Dominic Paoletti

SCHOOL: Miramonte

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Wide receiver

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/165

THE STAT LINE: Paoletti, a first-team All-DFAL pick, caught 67 passes for 1,304 yards and 12 touchdowns. He saved his best for last, catching seven passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Miramonte's 41-28 win over Casa Grande in the NCS Division II title game.

Jake Smith

SCHOOL: Northgate

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Tight end

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/210

THE STAT LINE: Smith, the Diablo Valley Athletic League MVP, caught 55 passes for 987 yards and 12 touchdowns for the run-oriented Broncos, who finished 9-3.

Mesake Afu

SCHOOL: Deer Valley

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Offensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/275

THE STAT LINE: Afu was a unanimous selection for first-team All-BVAL honors as he helped pave the way for a Wolverines running attack that had 49 touchdowns and averaged 230 yards per game this season.

Larry Allen

SCHOOL: De La Salle

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Offensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/285

THE STAT LINE: Allen, a first-team All-East Bay Athletic League selection, was a huge reason the Spartans ran for 5,121 yards and 76 touchdowns in their first 14 games this season.

Jax Carter

SCHOOL: Clayton Valley Charter

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Offensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/250

THE STAT LINE: Carter, the DVAL's Lineman of the Year, led one of the most dominant offensive lines in the region, as the Eagles rushed for 324 yards per game this season to help claim the league title.

Mario Diaz

SCHOOL: California

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Offensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/270

THE STAT LINE: Diaz helped the Grizzlies, who rushed for more than 250 yards per game, to their first outright EBAL championship and a spot in the NCS Division I title game.

Sumner Houston

SCHOOL: De La Salle

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Offensive line

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/260

THE STAT LINE: Houston, the EBAL MVP, helped anchor one of the biggest and best offensive lines in school history and led his team to its fifth straight appearance in the CIF Open Division championship game.

Dan Rodriguez

SCHOOL: Foothill

YEAR: Junior

POSITION: Kicker

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/150

THE STAT LINE: Known for his consistency, Rodriguez was a first-team All-EBAL pick and helped the Falcons to an 8-3 record.