7 players named all-conference for both offense, defense on Big 8 football team

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 2:00 PM


Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock and McKeesport’s Colin Lyons were among seven players who earned first-team all-conference honors on both sides of the football in the Class 4A Big Eight.

Along with first-team honors, Whitlock was named as the conference’s top offensive player and Lyons earned the defensive award in a vote of conference coaches.

Also earning two-way honors were Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier and Ian Hansen, West Mifflin’s Nahki Johnson, Trinity’s Micah Finley and Ringgold’s Clay Rosensteel.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

Name, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr.

David Stephenson, McKeesport, C, 5-11, 260, sr.

Colin Lyons, McKeesport, G, 6-3, 265, sr.

Dakota Marion, Belle Vernon, G, 6-2, 255, sr.

Nick Bryan, Thomas Jefferson, T, 6-3, 265, jr.

Ryan McGrew, Belle Vernon, T, 6-4, 275, jr.

Nahki Johnson, West Mifflin, TE, 6-3, 235, sr.

Rodney Gallagher, Laurel Highlands, WR, 5-11, 160, so.

Ian Hansen, Thomas Jefferson, WR, 5-7, 175, sr.

Preston Zandier, Thomas Jefferson, WR, 6-1, 195, sr.

Devin Whitlock, Belle Vernon, QB, 5-8, 165, sr.

Dane Anden, Belle Vernon, RB, 6-1, 185, sr.

Terrence Glenn, McKeesport, RB, 6-3, 225, sr.

Micah Finley, Trinity, MPB, 5-8, 145, sr.

Clay Rosensteel, Ringgold, K, 6-0, 175, sr.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

Name, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr.

Ty Banco, Trinity, DL, 6-1, 230, so.

Nahki Johnson, West Mifflin, DL, 6-3, 235, sr.

Jack Konick, Thomas Jefferson,DL, 6-0, 200, sr.

Colin Lyons, McKeesport, DL, 6-3, 265, sr.

Devontae Hampton, McKeesport, LB, 6-0, 160, sr.

Aundre Robinson, McKeesport, LB, 5-10, 195, sr.

Cole Weightman, Belle Vernon, LB, 6-3, 220, jr.

Preston Zandier, Thomas Jefferson, LB, 6-1, 195, sr.

Micah Finley, Trinity, DB, 5-8, 145, sr.

Ian Hansen, Thomas Jefferson, DB, 5-7, 170, sr.

Asaad Robinson, McKeesport, DB, 6-1, 190, sr.

Devin Whitlock, Belle Vernon, DB, 5-8, 165, sr.

Clay Rosensteel, Ringgold, P, 6-0, 175, sr.

Offensive Player of the Year: Devin Whitlock, Belle Vernon

Defensive Player of the Year: Colin Lyons, McKeesport

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2020 WPIAL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

Class 6A Conference

Allegheny Six Conference

Big East Conference

Northeast Conference

Big Eight Conference

Greater Allegheny Conference

Parkway Conference

Allegheny Seven Conference

Interstate Conference

Northwestern Six Conference

Allegheny Conference

Century Conference

Midwestern Conference

Three Rivers Conference

Big Seven Conference

Eastern Conference

Tri-County South Conference

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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