FLORIDA'S BEST FOR 2005: 5A All-State

Billy Lowe, LAKELAND

Each year, the state of Florida always produces some of the best talent in the nation. Here are the best players from the 2005 season at the 5A level.

LAKELAND -- Here is the Class 5A All-State football team as selected by the Florida Sports Writers Association.

Class 5A
First Team Offense

QB: Billy Lowe, Lakeland, Senior
RB: Chris Rainey, Lakeland, Junior
RB: Dexter McCluster, Largo, Senior
WR: John Houston Whiddon, Niceville, Senior
WR: Preston Parker, Delray Beach Atlantic, Senior
TE: Caz Piurowski, Land O'Lakes, Senior
UT: Kylan Robinson, Chamberlain, Senior
UT: Tony Wilson, Daytona Beach Mainland, Senior
OL: Chad Sales, Niceville OL, Senior
OL: Sam Young, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Senior
OL: Daniel Wenger, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Senior
OL: Marcus Gilbert, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Senior
OL: Michael Pouncey, Lakeland, Junior
OL: Maurkice Pouncey, Lakeland, Junior
K: John Paul Fraites, Niceville Senior

First Team Defense
DL: John Brown, Lakeland, Junior
DL: Travis Timmons, Gainesville Buchholz, Senior
DL: Ian Williams, Longwood Lyman, Junior
DL: Gene Atkins, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Senior
LB: Scott Bryant, Lakeland, Senior
LB: Troy Johnson, Lakeland, Senior
LB: Chasman Davis, Port St. Lucie Centennial, Senior
LB: Austin Jensen, Bradenton Manatee, Junior
DB: Chris Duvalt, Lake Gibson, Senior
DB: Vince Brown, Gainesville, Junior
DB: Hansen Woodruff, Stuart South Fork, Senior
DB: Major Wright, Fort Lauderdale St.Thomas Aquinas, Junior
UT: DeMario Merricks, Fort Pierce Central, Senior
UT: David Muniz, Longwood Lyman, Senior
P: Chris Cook, Melbourne Palm Bay, Senior

Second Team Offense
QB: Taylor Beasley, Winter Park Lake Howell, Senior
RB: Devon Freeman, Niceville, Senior
RB: Chris Batie, Gainesville, Junior
WR: Develin Robinson, Land O'Lakes, Senior
WR: Bryant Davis, Gainesville Buchholz, Senior
WR: Jamelle Murray, Delray Beach Atlantic, Senior
UT: Chris McNear, Bradenton Manatee, Senior
UT: Eric Baker, Jacksonville Ed White, Junior
OL: Onuche Oyibo, Gainesville, Senior
OL: Seaver Brown, Clearwater Countryside, Senior
OL: Kyle Poinsett, Venice, Senior
OL: Jeremy Michel, Bradenton Manatee, Senior
OL: Jake Padrick, Port St. Lucie Centennial, Senior
K: Brett Swenson, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Senior

Second Team Defense
DL: Edgar Lewis, Lakeland, Senior
DL: Oliver Aaron, Gainesville, Junior
DL: Jackie Crankfield, Daytona Beach Mainland, Senior
DL: Sean Bedford, Gainesville Buchholz, Senior
LB: Rolph Lubin, Fort Pierce Central, Senior
LB: Mark Kettlehut, Longwood Lyman, Senior
LB: Darrell Roseman, Dunedin, Senior
LB: Kirby Watson, Daytona Beach Mainland, Senior
DB: Tony Charles, Venice, Senior
DB: Ahmad Black, Lakeland, Junior
DB: Steve Wilks, Lakeland, Junior
UT: Jared Goodson, Palm Bay, Senior
UT: Devin Billings, Gainesville Senior
P: Austin Parrish, George Jenkins, Senior

Third Team Offense
QB: Mark McGraw, Delray Beach Atlantic, Senior
RB: Isaac Harris, Lake Gibson, Senior
RB: Jamar Taylor, Lakeland, Junior
WR: Torrey Esalomi, Tampa Gaither, Senior
WR: Lance Francis, Charlotte, senior
WR: Paul Wilson, Lakeland, Junior
UT: Joel Miller, Wharton, Junior UT: Quinton Banks, Melbourne Palm Bay, Senior
OL: Zach Handerson, Jacksonville Bartram Trail, Senior
OL: James Boger, St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins, Senior
OL: Alex Folken, Gainesville Buchholz, Senior
K: Nathan O'Jibway, North Fort Myers, Junior

Third Team Defense
DL: Justin Wilson, Cypress Lake, Senior,
DL: Roberto Perera, North Fort Myers, Senior
DL: Jeff Banks, Fort Myers, Senior
DL: Jordan Hammond, Lakeland, Senior
LB: Rashard Coleman, Lakeland, Senior
LB: Steven Blundell, Gainesville Senior
LB: Dustin Zitzmann, St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins, Senior
LB: Cameron McCalpin, Lake Gibson, Senior
DB: Kyle Fail, Lakewood Ranch, Senior
DB: Jarred Corey, Western, Senior
DB: Karnell Hatcher, Delray Beach Atlantic, Sophomore
UT: Brandon Anderson, Niceville, Senior
UT: John Williams, Lake Gibson, Senior
P: Travis Kreischer, Charlotte, Senior

Honorable Mention
QB: Nathan Allen, Cape Coral, Senior
QB: Austin Hudson, Gainesville Buchholz, Senior
RB: Joel Raggins, Jacksonville Bartram Trail, Senior
RB: Chris Anderson, Hollywood Hills, Sophomore
OL: Seth Funk, Gainesville Buchholz, Senior
OL: Zack Handerson, Bartram Trail, Senior
OL: Ryan Wischnefski, Melbourne, Senior
OL: Andrew Albritton, Manatee, Senior
OL: Jamel Bell, Lake Gibson, Senior
DL: Greg Yankopolus, Fort Myers, Senior
DL: James Wilson, Hollywood Hills, Senior
DL: Jared Martin, Western, Senior
LB Drew Whitaker, Tampa Sickles, Senior
LB Chad Guinn, Jacksonville Bartram Trail, Senior
LB Justin Hawkley, Niceville, Senior
DB Carlton Johnson, Parker, Senior
P Justin Burdette, Lakeland, Senior

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