JASEAN ABERNATHY, Hickory, DL, Sr., 6-0, 288 — Had 38 unassisted tackles, 18 assisted tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks. Had two breakups, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. First-team all-conference pick.

STEPHON ASKEW, Charlotte Mallard Creek, DL, Sr., 6-0, 215 — Had 17 1/2 sacks and 10 tackles for loss on a defense that allowed seven points per game. Had 47 tackles.

LEE AUTRY, Albemarle, DT, So., 6-3, 275 — Led team with 152 tackles. All-conference pick.

KENDALL BOST, Concord, DL, Sr., 6-2, 225 — Had 56 tackles, seven tackles for loss and nine sacks.

JULIUS BOWE, South Iredell, DL, Sr., 6-2, 250 — Conference defensive player of the year. Two-time all-conference pick. Two-year starter. Had 65 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 4 1/2 sacks despite facing constant double and triple teams.

SAM BRAMLETT, South Mecklenburg, DL, Sr., 6-3, 255 — Had 81 tackles, five sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Also caused two fumbles. All-conference pick.

TRAVIS BROWN, Charlotte Victory Christian, DL, Sr., 6-0, 225 — Had 101 tackles, two interceptions, five forced fumbles on 1-A NCISAA championship team. Ran for 575 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense. Private schools Shrine Bowl and all-state pick. Recruited by Air Force, Navy, Howard and Lehigh. Has a 3.7 GPA with multiple AP courses.

NICK CARROLL, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, DL, Sr., 6-5, 245 — The stalwart in the Crusaders' line who wrecked opposing offenses with the ability to anchor one side and force other teams to always account for him.

JALEN COUSAR, Matthews Butler, DL, So., 6-0, 245 — Had 87 tackles 11 1/2 sacks and 12 1/2 tackles for loss. Top defensive lineman on 4-AA championship team. All-conference pick.

DEVANT'E COVINGTON, Richmond County, DE, Sr. 6-3, 220 — Had 109 total tackles and 16 for loss. Had six sacks and four quarterback hurries. Had two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. All-conference pick. Committed to South Carolina.

WINSTON CRAIG, Jamestown Ragsdale, DL, Sr., 6-4, 255 — Two-way player with offers from Richmond, Elon, Wofford, N.C. A&T, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian.

ALEX CROCKETT, Charlotte Myers Park, DL, Sr., 6-0, 255 — Had 62 tackles, three tackles for loss, 1 1/2 sacks and one interception. Two-time all-conference pick. Also an all-conference wrestler. Hearing impaired student being heavily recruited by Gallaudet University, a school for hearing impaired students in Washington, D.C.

RYAN DILWORTH, Indian Trail Porter Ridge, DT, Sr., 5-10, 260 — Had 72 tackles, nine sacks and 13 quarterback pressures with 19 tackles for loss. Has a 3.5 GPA. Three-time all-conference pick. Four-year starter. Recruited by Wingate, UNC Pembroke and Campbell.

LORENZO FEATHERSTON, Greensboro Page, DE, Jr. — Had 58 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and two sacks. All-conference pick.

BRANDON FOWLER, Charlotte Mallard Creek, DL, Sr., 6-2, 255 — Had 41 tackles, 11 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Three-year starter. Being recruited by Morgan State, N.C. A&T and Youngstown State.

DANIEL GARCES, Charlotte Providence, DL, Sr., 6-2, 225 — Had 88 tackles and eight sacks. Three-time all-conference pick. Had more than 30 career sacks. Committed to Ball State.

GREG GILMORE, Hope Mills South View, DT, Sr., 6-5, 290 — Had 90 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks and a blocked kick. All-conference pick. Will be all-region pick. Shrine Bowl pick. Committed to LSU.

LARON GLENN, West Mecklenburg, DL, Jr., 6-2, 254 — Had 66 tackles, 11 sacks and two breakups. All-conference pick. Being recruited by Charlotte, Wake Forest, Elon and Virginia. Has 3.21 GPA.

AUSTIN JACOBS, Clayton Cleveland, DL, Sr., 6-4, 250 — Led team deep into playoffs the past two years, with offenses having to account for Jacobs every game.

KARRINGTON KING, Charlotte Catholic, DL, Sr., 6-1, 205 — Had 101 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles and nine breakups. All-conference pick. Considering Western Carolina, Coastal Carolina, and Gardner Webb.

ALI LAMOT, Eastern Alamance, DE, Sr., 6-2, 210 — Had 101 tackles, 17 sacks and four fumble recoveries. Committed to Wake Forest.

TYQUAN LEWIS, Tarboro, DE, Sr., 6-4, 240 — Had 53 tackles, 17 tacks, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Led team to fifth straight state final, though it fell short in bid for fourth straight state title. Committed to Ohio State over North Carolina, LSU, Vanderbilt and Mississippi. Will enroll at OSU in January.

ANDREW MAYTON, North Davidson, DE, Sr., 6-3, 230 — Had 99 tackles, 21 sacks and four forced fumble. Four-year starter. Conference defensive player of the year. Two-time all-conference and all-county pick. Team captain. Drawing FCS interest and has an offer from Wingate.

ROY McCRAY, Concord, DL, Sr., 5-10, 220 — Had 108 tackles and 18 tackles for loss and seven sacks.

ALBERT McLEAN, Greensboro Dudley, DT, Jr., 5-11, 270 — Had 92 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, eight sacks and four forced fumbles.

LEWIS NEAL, Wilson Hunt, DE, Sr., 6-2, 245 — Led team with 121 tackles and 14 sacks. Also had 14 tackles for loss, two pass deflections, a forced fumble, a blocked kick and three recovered fumbles. Helped Hunt win conference title and reach regional final for the third straight season. Conference and Wilson Times defensive player of the year. Shrine Bowl pick. Offense-Defense All-American Bowl pick. Committed to LSU.

GRANT POLOFSKY, Matthews Butler, DL, Sr., 6-2, 260 — Had 54 tackles and five fumble recoveries despite missing last six games with injury. All-conference pick. Three-year starter. Being recruited by Ivy League schools.

TRE PURCELL, Northern Guilford, DE, Sr., 5-10, 185 — Had 79 tackles and 10 sacks. Finished with 11 tackles in final game for unbeaten state champions. Speed rushing defensive end and a great pursuit guy.

JAMES REID, Central Cabarrus, DL, Jr., 6-1, 225 — Had 85 tackles, 11 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.

ADRIAN ROBINSON, Charlotte Christian, DE, Sr. — Had 70 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, three pass deflections and 11 hurries for 3-A NCISAA champs. Shrine Bowl private schools pick has offers from Colorado State, Massachusetts and Coastal Carolina.

DARIAN ROSEBORO, Lincolnton, DE, So., 6-4, 260 — Had 107 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four pass deflections. League defensive player of the year. Has offers from North Carolina and Duke. Drawing interest from Clemson and N.C. State.

AUSTIN SIMMONS, Northern Guilford, OG/DT, Sr., 6-0, 200 — Had 96 tackles from nose guard on a defense that allowed eight or fewer points in 12 of 15 games. Had 14 tackles in 3-AA final, helping team complete unbeaten season and win third straight title.

ADAM SMITS, Waxhaw Marvin Ridge, DL, Sr., 6-3, 210 — Had 82 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. Two-time all-conference pick. Has 4.5 GPA.

MICHAEL STANBACK, Charlotte Country Day, DT, Jr., 6-1, 285 — Had 75 tackles and three sacks. All-conference and private schools all-state pick. Team defensive MVP. Being recruited by Georgia and Missouri.

KENTAVIOUS STREET, Greenville Rose, DL, Jr., 6-4, 255 — Had 93 tackles, including 19 1/2 tackles for loss and 4 1/2 sacks. Also had two fumble recoveries, one caused fumble, one blocked punt and a touchdown. Will be named defensive player of the year for The Daily Reflector of Greenville. Has offers from Clemson, N.C. State, Tennessee, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia Tech.

T.J. STUBBS, Charlotte Ardrey Kell, DE, Sr., 6-4, 220 — Had 87 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 12 1/2 sacks and 12 pressures. Also played tight end. Being recruited by Gardner-Webb, Western Carolina and VMI.

TRISTON THOMPSON, Monroe, DE, Sr., 6-2, 190 — Had 69 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and had 16 1/2 sacks to lead team and county. Sack total ranked in top five in the state. Had two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries for touchdowns and a safety. Had a game with nine tackles, five sacks, a fumble recovery for a TD and a safety to earn WBTV player of the week honors.

ROYCE TURNBULL, Charlotte Country Day, DL, Sr., 6-4, 215 — Had 35 tackles and seven sacks. All-conference pick. Private schools all-state and Shrine Bowl pick.

SHY TUTTLE, North Davidson, DL, So., 6-2, 290 — Had 83 solo tackles, 16 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Two-time all-conference and all-county pick. Has offers from Clemson, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Also drawing interest from SEC schools, including LSU.

DAVANTE WALLACE, West Mecklenburg, DL, Jr., 6-1, 210 — Had 54 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Three-year starter.

TRAY WATKINS, Forest City Chase, DL, Sr., 6-3, 240 — Had 79 tackles, nine sacks, seven pressures, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Two-time all-conference pick. Being recruited by Gardner-Webb, Maryland, N.C. State, Clemson, Catawba and N.C. A&T.

JACOB WILDCATT, Swain County, DL, Sr., 6-4, 253 — Had 92 tackles, 24 1/2 tackles for loss and 4 1/2 sacks. Helped team reach 1-AA final. Three-year starter. All-conference pick.

AVERY WORSHAM, Indian Trail Porter Ridge, DE, 6-1, 205 — Had 90 tackles, 10 sacks, 21 pressures and 20 tackles for loss. Returned two fumbles for touchdowns. Three-year starter. Conference defensive player of the year. Two-time team captain. Recruited by Western Carolina, Elon and Appalachian State.