Monday, January 4, 2010
Butler High quarterback Christian LeMay, Rock Hill South Pointe defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and West Rowan's K.P. Parks have been named first-team All-Americans by MaxPreps.
LeMay, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior was the Observer's offensive player of the year after passing for 3,296 yards and 44 touchdowns. He was intercepted twice and led the Bulldogs to a 15-0 season and the school's first state championship. LeMay's team finished No. 3 in MaxPreps national poll. LeMay was also the Gatorade N.C. player of the year.
Parks, a first-team All Charlotte Observer pick, was the N.C. Associated Press player of the year after rushing for 3,794 yards this season. The 5-foot-7, 195-pound senior finished his career with 10,895 yards leading his team to back-to-back state titles.
Clowney was the Observer's defensive player of the year after getting 144 tackles and 23 sacks this season. LeMay and Clowney, who is 6-6 and 243 pounds, were among four juniors to make the first team.
Northern Guilford's Kennan Allen, a senior, made the first-team as a defensive back.
Rock Hill Northwestern junior wide receiver Robert Joseph and Duncan Byrnes senior running back Marcus Lattimore made second team.
Posted by Observer Sports at 6:26 PM