This is the 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona preseason football team.

We’ll roll this list out daily, starting with special teams on Tuesday, then defense on Wednesday, and finishing with offense on Thursday.



Chris Manoa, Chandler, 6-0, 300, Sr.

41 tackles, 4 sacks, 8 QB hurries on 6A title team


Kai Golden, Marana Mountain View, 6-2, 295, Sr.

40 tackles, 9 for losses in 2016


Aaron Romero, Mesa Skyline, 6-3, 245, Sr.

Ready to emerge on the scene as a pass rusher


Ty Robinson, Gilbert Higley, 6-5, 255, Jr.

With Jason Harris out, watch for this guy to blow it up in the backfield.


Calib McRae, Marana Mountain View, 6-1, 227, Jr.

39 tackles, 2 sacks in 4 games before injury last season.


Brayden Flynn, Chandler, 6-3, 220, Sr.

Transfer from Hamilton, had 14.5 sacks last year.


Giovanni Miranda, Scottsdale Saguaro, 6-4, 205, Sr.

Game changer on both sides of ball.


Dom Hampton, Peoria Centennial, 6-2, 185, Sr.

30 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles last year.


Kenny Churchwell, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, 6-2, 185, Sr.

5 interceptions, 11 deflections in 2016.


Josiah Bradley, Saguaro, 6-1, 194

Fast, athletic safety had 3 interceptions, 8 deflections during 4A title season.


Donjae Logan, Mesa Desert Ridge, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Stanford commit had 33 solo tackles, 2 interceptions, 9 deflections in 2016.

Special teams


Brayden Narveson, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Watch to emerge as team’s full-time kicker after he made a 51-yard field goal last season.


Carlos Ritchie, Laveen Cesar Chavez, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Good all-around athlete who averaged 43 yards a punt last season with seven inside the 20-yard line.

Long snapper

Slater Zellers, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, 6-1, 220, Sr.

The No.1-ranked long snapper in the nation by Kohl’s, he has committed to California.

Kick returner

Aiden Diggs, Goodyear Millennium, 6-0, 170, Sr.

He was second in the nation in average kickoff return yardage last season with 44.7 in 15 attempts.

Punt returner

Keishaud White, Phoenix Desert Vista, 5-6, 160, Sr.

Two years ago, the only two punts he returned went for touchdowns.

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