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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2008 MaxPreps Football All-American Team

Long Beach Poly's Iuta Tepa and Punahou's Manti Te'o were named First Team All Americans by MaxPreps. Selected to the second team were Carson's Morrell Presley and Provo Timpview's Xavier Su'a Filo.

DL - Iuta Tepa, Poly (Long Beach, Calif.), 6-2, 215, Sr.
Tepa was a key cog in one of the nation’s stingiest defenses; he had 14 sacks and 102 tackles for a Jackrabbits team that lost just once.

LB - Manti Te’o, Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii), 6-3, 233, Sr.
One of the most highly recruited players from Hawaii, Te’o was a force on defense, collecting numerous individual awards while leading the Buff N Blue to another state title. Teo registered 129 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles. He also had three interceptions and returned an interception and a blocked punt for a score this year.

TE - Morrell Presley, Carson (Calif.), 6-3, 207, Sr.
The extremely athletic Presley is a MaxPreps California Division 1 first team selection. He is on his way to UCLA in the fall. Presley caught 35 passes for 605 yards and five touchdowns for the Colts.

OL - Xavier Su'a-Filo, Timpview (Provo, Utah), 6-5, 290, Sr.
Su’a-Filo was named Utah’s 4A Offensive Player of the Year, an unusual feat for an offensive lineman. His presence on the line helped lead Timpview to a state title.

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