Redskins All-State Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania All-State Redskins

The first All-State Team was selected by the Associated Press ("AP") in 1939 using a simple 1st, 2nd and 3rd team approach (without the "teams" being designated as offense or defense); however, over the years the format has changed many times. For instance, in 1969 the AP went to a diversified offensive and defensive arrangement which then broadened out into a Big School/Small School format in 1988. There have also been some years which included only a 1st and 2nd team while others saw a 4th team added. Honorable mention selections have also appeared from time to time. In 2003 the AP finally went to a 4A, 3A, 2A and A 1st and 2nd team arrangement which it maintained for six years through 2008. That same year of 2008 represented not only the 70th season the AP made selections but also its last for so doing as budgetary considerations forced the end of its long history of honoring Pennsylvania scholastic footballers.

For historical comparison, below is the AP All-State squad (first team) from its inaugural year of 1939:

1939 AP Pennsylvania All-State -- First Team

(Inaugural season that selections were made.)

Position Player School Weight
End George Williams Kingston 195
T Mike Jarmoluk Frankford 200
G George Pavalko Blythe Twp. 185
C Bob Orlando Erie Vincent 162
G Larry Fellicetti Carrick 180
T George Gagliardi Jeannette 175
End Walter Griffith Pottsville 175
B Joe Andrejco Hazleton 185
B Joe Pascarella Bradford 160
B George Cheverko Hazleton 190
B Bill Miller Clearfield 155

After its last teams were selected in 2008, and beginning with the 2009 season, Rod Frisco, formerly of the Harrisburg Patriot News for many years, organized the Pennsylvania Sportswriters' and All-State teams selections to take over where the AP had left off. Pooling their resources, the sports writers' set-up isn't too much different from the old AP arrangement as it is, in fact, the sports writers from around the Keystone state who make their selections and cast their votes for a first and second team in all four PIAA classifications (and thus its title -- the Pennsylvania Sportswriters' All-State teams).

The AP's counterpart, the United Press International ("UPI"), first began to select teams in 1952 using a 1st, 2nd and 3rd team approach like the AP (not labeled as offense or defense) through 1970. Honorable mention selections were also made from time to time. In 1971 it began to name only a 1st and 2nd team following that format for three years through 1973. In 1974 it stayed with just the two teams but identified the named players as either an offensive or defensive 1st or 2nd team member (through 1976). Starting in 1977, the UPI then began naming only a 1st team offense and a 1st team defense maintaining that format through the 1982 season. For the seasons of 1983 and 1984, the news group then picked 25 players in both of those years referring to it as "The UPI All-State Team − The Pride of Pennsylvania". As it was, after 33 years of making selections, the UPI decided 1984 would be its last for compiling its list of honorary teams and further efforts in that regard were suspended.

Next, the Pennsylvania Football News or "PFN", which was founded in 1997, began naming its All-State teams in 1998 for all four PIAA classifications (4A, 3A, 2A and A) with a 1st and 2nd team selection in each for that year and in 1999 too. Starting in 2000 the PFN group expanded the process to include a third team in each classification before a fourth team and honorable mention selections were added in 2009. The PFN group also joined forces with the scholastic football coaches throughout the state that year (due to the demise of the AP group) and although initially called the PA Football News All-State team or "All PFN" (from 1998 through 2008), in recognition of the joint venture, it is now called the PA Football New/Coaches' All-State team or PFN/Coaches' All-State team. And modifying its process once again, 2013 saw a resumption of a 1st, 2nd and 3rd offensive and defensive teams only format.

The Redskins (through the completion of the 2017 season and player selections) have had 100 selections of their players named to either 1st, 2nd, 3rd or the Honorable Mention teams over the years. And the selections have been made by each of the groups -- the AP, UPI, the "original" PFN and the PFN/Coaches plus the Pennsylvania Sportswriters organization too. Several Redskins have been honored by more than one of the selecting groups in the same year or during more than one of their playing years (sophomore, junior or senior seasons) while many of the yearly All-State squads have seen 2, 3, 4 or more 'Skins named in the same season (including 6 in 2012).

Kicking it off for the 'Skins was one of Neshaminy's greatest sons, Harry Schuh, who was named to the UPI's 2nd team as a fullback during his junior year in 1959. He repeated that feat the following year when he made the UPI's 2nd team again in 1960 (also as a fullback). That same year of 1960 also saw Neshaminy's second player become wreathed with All-State status as Schuh's three-year backfield running mate, Jack Stricker, was selected to the AP's HM team as a "back" (making 1960 the only year that two of the Tribe's offensive running backs were named All-State in the same season). John Carber became the first Redskin to be selected "first team" when he was given that honor on both on the AP and UPI squads in 1961 for his play as an offensive tackle.

Needless to say, since those days of Schuh and Stricker, the list of Redskins honored with All-State status has continued to grow. And so that not a fan will be left wondering, all the Neshaminy players that have received "All-State" status over the years are listed directly below with the AP selections first followed next by the Pennsylvania Sportswriters' picks. The UPI honorees are third in line before the PFN and the PFN/Coaches' lists round out the rosters. Note also that the position designations including in the lists are as were used by the selecting group in the year that a player was chosen.

Associated Press All-State Redskins

(AP teams selected from 1939 to 2008 seasons.)

Year Team Player Position
1959 2nd Harry Schuh Fullback
1960 2nd Harry Schuh Fullback
1960 HM Jack Stricker Back
1961 1st John Carber Tackle
1962 1st Bob Cummings Center
1963 1st Bob Baxter Fullback
1964 HM Ted Kaminski Back
1964 HM Fred Tragemann Tackle
1965 2nd Jim Colbert Quarterback
1969 3rd Brad Keppley Defensive Back
1969 HM Steve Sroba Defensive Back
1969 HM Rick Rosenblatt Linebacker
1970 1st Mike Emanuel Linebacker
1970 2nd Bruce McHale Center
1971 1st Dale Forchetti End
1971 2nd Chuck Lodge Center
1971 3rd Pete Cordelli Quarterback
1971 HM Bruce McHale Linebacker
1972 HM Joe Sroba Running Back
1975 HM Eli Weissman End
1978 3rd Bob Dumont MP Defensive Line
1988 2nd Terry Sauerby Offensive Line
1988 2nd Brian Moser Linebacker
1988 HM Artie James Linebacker
1989 2nd Mike Frederick Linebacker
1990 3rd Cornelius White Quarterback
2001 1st Jamar Brittingham Running Back
2001 3rd Keith Ennis Wide Receiver
2002 3rd Kevin Kelly Placekicker
2004 1st Georg Coleman Specialist
2004 1st Kevin Kelly Placekicker
2005 1st Tom McEowen Defensive Line
2005 2nd Chris Daino Defensive Line
2008 1st Dan Shirey Defensive Line
2008 2nd Paul Carrezola Defensive Line

Pennsylvania Sportswriters' All-State Redskins

(PA Sportswriters' team selections started in 2009 season to present.)

Year Team Player Position
2009 1st Bryan Dean All Purpose
2010 2nd Ryan Katona Defensive Line
2013 1st Luke Carrezola Tight End
2013 1st

D'Andre Pollard*

*4A player of the year

Running Back

United Press International All-State Redskins

(UPI teams selected from 1952 to 1984 seasons.)

Year Team Player Position
1959 2nd Harry Schuh Fullback
1960 2nd Harry Schuh Fullback
1961 1st John Carber Tackle
1962 3rd Bob Cummings Center
1962 HM Bob Baxter Fullback
1963 1st Bob Baxter Fullback
1964 HM Fred Tragemann Offensive Line
1964 HM Billy Kaminski Running Back
1965 1st Jim Colbert Quarterback
1970 1st Mike Emanuel Tackle
1971 1st Dale Forchetti End
1971 1st Chuck Lodge Center
1971 1st Pete Cordelli Quarterback
1971 HM Bruce McHale End
1972 2nd Mark Strawbridge Tackle
1972 2nd Joe Sroba Running Back
1973 1st Matt Bahr Placekicker
1975 2nd Jeff Ratner Placekicker

Pennsylvania Football News All-State Redskins

(PFN teams selected under this name from 1998 to 2008 seasons.)

Year Team Player Position
1998 1st Antoine Lovelace Wide Receiver
2001 1st Jamar Brittingham Running Back
2001 2nd Steve Brett Offensive Line
2001 2nd Chuck Koch Defensive Line
2001 3rd Jay Collins Linebacker
2004 1st Georg Coleman Athlete
2004 1st Kevin Kelly Placekicker
2004 2nd Tom McEowen Offensive Line
2004 2nd Kevin Staub Linebacker
2004 3rd Joe Moutoux Linebacker
2005 1st Tom McEowen Defensive Line
2005 2nd Jarred Kinney Running Back
2005 2nd Chris Daino Defensive Line
2005 3rd Scott Schiavo Defensive Line
2007 2nd Jason Ulmer Running Back
2008 1st Dan Shirey Defensive Line
2008 2nd Paul Carrezola Defensive Line

PFN/Coaches' All-State Redskins

(PFN/Coaches' teams started using this name in 2009 to 2017)

Year Team Player Position
2009 3rd Corey Majors Linebacker
2009 HM Bryan Dean Running Back
2010 1st Corey Majors Linebacker
2010 2nd Ryan Katona Defensive Line
2010 3rd Dwight Williams Defensive Back
2010 HM Charlie Marterella Quarterback
2011 HM Bobby Marterella Defensive Back
2011 HM Kiser Terry Defensive Line
2011 HM Chris Kutsubos Offensive Line
2011 HM Bryan Reice Punter
2011 HM Nicholas Tucci Placekicker
2011 HM Sean Ulmer Running Back
2012 HM Luke Carrezola Defensive Line
2012 HM Nate Hall Running Back
2013 1st Luke Carrezola Tight End
2013 1st Denny Lord Linebacker
2013 1st D'Andre Pollard Running Back
2013 2nd John Koch Offensive Line
2013 3rd Alex Nicolas Defensive Line
2015 HM Hunter Kelly Offensive Line
2015 HM Harmon Yalartai Defensive Line
2016 1st Oleh Manzyk Tight End
2016 HM Will Dogba Running Back
2017 1st Oleh Manzyk Linebacker
2017 HM Lou DiFrancesco Defensive Line

 

 

PAFootballNews.com Class 6A Coaches' Select All-State Team
(PFN/Coaches' teams started using this name in 2018)

 

Year Team Player Position
2018 2nd Oleh Manzyk Linebacker
2018 2nd Cory Joyce Athlete

 

 

USA Today-Pennsylvania All-State Redskins
(USA Today-Pennsylvania team selections started in 2013 season to present.)

 

Year Team Player Position
2013 1st Luke Carrezola Defensive Line

 

 

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