Sports in Kansas: Football Player of the Year Honors

Kyle Ball of SM East earned defensive player of the year for all classes. (photos: Marcia Minkoff)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Dec 10, 2014

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We have released our third annual football player of the year honors from Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.Com). We have also picked an All Non-Senior team here and top 100 senior football players team here. An all-state by class team will be in cooperation with our media partner @kpreps at a later date. 

2014 Sports in Kansas Football Players of the Year

All Classes

Offense: Ryan Willis, Bishop Miege, QB Sr.

Defense: Kyle Ball, SM East, DE Sr.

6A

Offense:  Blaik Middleton, Hutchinson, RB Sr.

Defense: Kyle Ball, SM East, DE Sr.

5A

Co-Offense: Alex Barnes, Pittsburg, RB Sr.

Co-Offense: Denzel Goolsby, Bishop Carroll, RB, Sr.

Defense: Dejuan Gardenhire, Shawnee Heights, LB Sr.

4A-I

Offense: Ryan Willis, Bishop Miege, QB Sr.

Defense: Colton Beebe, Piper, LB Sr.

4A-II

Offense: Drake Hake, Concordia, RB Sr.

Defense: Darric Cashier, Santa Fe Trail, LB Sr.

3A

Offense: Tucker Horak, Rossville, QB Jr.

Defense: Levi Wyrick, Caney Valley, DL Sr. 

2-1A

Offense: Tristan Speer, Troy, QB Sr.

Defense: Sheldon Schmidt, La Crosse,  DL Sr.

8M-I

Offense: Layne Bieberle, Central Plains, WR Sr.

Defense: Brandt Wolters, Osborne, LB Sr.

 8M-II

Co-Offense:  Cannon Burns, Fairfield, RB Sr.

 Co-Offense: Alec McDaniel, Argonia-Attica, Jr. LB

Defense: Derrick Cassell, Chetopa, Sr. LB

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2013 Sports in Kansas Players of the Year

All Classes

Offense: Trae Wrench, Gardner-Edgerton, RB Sr.

Defense: Peyton Newell, Hiawatha, DL Sr.

6A

Offense: Trae Wrench, Gardner Edgerton, RB Sr.

Defense: Jose Delgado, Derby, LB Sr.

5A

Offense: Ryan Ralston, BV West, QB Sr.

Defense: Brad Ivey, Miege, LB Sr.

4A

Offense: Riley Allen, Buhler, RB Sr.

Defense: Elijah Jones, Coffeyville, LB Sr.

3A

Offense: Dailin Kruger, Silver Lake, QB Sr.

Defense: Peyton Newell, Hiawatha, DL Sr.

2-1A

Offense: J.T. Rosine, Centralia, QB Sr.

Defense: Sam Steinlage, Centralia, LB Sr

8M-I

Offense: Trever Powell, Kiowa County, RB Sr.

Defense: Kenton Ubelaker, Osborne, DB Sr.

8M-II

Offense: Dustin Rottinghaus, Baileyville B&B, QB Sr.

Co-Defense: Dalton Walker, Wallace County, DL Sr.

Co-Defense: Derek Mueting, Baileyville B&B, LB Jr.

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2012 Sports in Kansas Players of the Year

All-Classes

Offense:  Zeke Palmer, Bishop Carroll, QB Sr.

Defense: Will Geary, Topeka, DT Sr.

6A

Offense: Brad Strauss, Lawrence, QB Sr.

Defense: Will Geary, Topeka, DT Sr.

5A

Offense: Zeke Palmer, Bishop Carroll, QB Sr.

Defense: Zack Befort, Bishop Carroll, DL Sr.

4A

Offense: Alex Evans, Mulvane, WR Sr.

Defense: Trent Tanking, Holton, LB Sr.

3A

Offense: Tanner Wood, Conway Springs, APB Sr.

Defense: Drew Kite, Scott City, LB Sr.

2-1A

Offense: Trevin Wiens, Meade, RB Sr.

Defense: Kip Keeley, LaCrosse, LB Sr.

8M-I

Co-Offense: Dalton Gantz, Ness City, RB Sr.

Co-Offense: Matt McClaren, Minneola, RB Sr.

Defense: Garret Flax, Ness City, LB/Ret, Sr.

8M-II

Offense: Dylan Wissman, Otis-Bison, RB/Ret Sr.

Defense: Kyle Hammond, Crest, LB Sr.