Football: Offensive players to watch

Rob Chesson

Old Mill, running back, senior

Chesson ranked among Anne Arundel County's top runners last season, rushing for 962 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also scored six touchdowns on special teams.

Jamie Dubyoski

Loyola, kicker, senior

One of the area's best soccer players doubles as a precision All-Metro kicker, hitting 46 of 47 extra-point attempts and three of four field-goal tries, the longest for 42 yards.

Jordan Floyd

Loyola, wide receiver, senior

A second-team All-Metro defensive back, Floyd should stand out even more on the offensive end this season after grabbing 44 receptions for 709 yards and 11 touchdowns a year ago.

Brian Gaia

Gilman, lineman, senior

The 6-4, 280-pound All-Metro tackle and Penn State commitment dominated last season, plowing the way for a stellar running game. Doubling as a defensive tackle, he had

13 tackles for a loss.

Cyrus Jones

Gilman, athlete, senior

An All-Metro cornerback last fall, the versatile Jones is heir to the Darius Jennings offensive kingdom. Last season, the 6-foot, 185-pound speedster gained 1,240 all-purpose yards and scored nine touchdowns.

DeonTay McManus

Dunbar, wide receiver, senior

Committed to West Virginia, McManus is a stellar two-way athlete and an All-Metro strong safety, but the 6-2, 215 pound player is college-bound as a receiver. Improved passing would boost his numbers from last year (25 catches for 341 yards).

Greg Pyke

Boys' Latin, lineman, senior

The 6-foot-5, 305 tackle is so dominating that he forces the opposition to adjust to him, giving the Lakers many options. Committed to Georgia, Pyke is a two-way standout with five sacks last season.

Thomas Stuart

Calvert Hill, quarterback, senior

The area's top passing quarterback in 2010, the durable All-Metro 5-foot-11, 165-pound player completed 136 of 210 passes for 1,987 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for five touchdowns.

Ian Thomas

Franklin, wide receiver, senior

The multi-talented All-Metro athlete caught two touchdowns in the state Class 3A title game and finished with 50 receptions for 953 yards and

20 touchdowns. He also made 24 solo tackles at safety.

Aaron Wells

River Hill, running back, senior

A big-play threat, Wells, who has committed to Villanova, ran 144 times for 1,506 yards and scored 18 total touchdowns last season. His speed and agility make him a stellar cornerback as well with 46 tackles a year ago.


Sam Benjamin, Mount St. Joseph

Lavon Chaney, South River

Jamal Chappell, Poly

Jerome Cheese, Westminster

Deemer Class, Loyola

Kevin Cook, Severna Park

Cody Covell, South Carroll

Angelo DeShields, Mount St. Joseph

Christian DiPaola, Maryland Christian

Dequan Ellison, Atholton

Paul Federinko, Atholton

Jon Hammer, North Harford

Romeo Harris, Arundel

Calvinaugh Jones, Meade

Dionte Jones, Hammond

Jamil Lee, Joppatowne

Brian McMahon, Atholton

Jordan Mynatt, Wilde Lake

Brandon Neverdon, Calvert Hall

Justin Palmer, Patterson Mill

Devon Paye, Hammond

Olumide Sokoya, Long Reach

Darnell Solomon, Broadneck

Shane Sullivan, Archbishop Spalding

Raamah Vaughn, River Hill

Darin Washington, Edgewood

Jabari Weems, McDonogh

Avery Williams, Archbishop Curley

Trevor Williams, Calvert Hall

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