Only 24 athletes can be named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA football team. We selected the nation’s best of the best last week with our preseason ALL-USA team, and we’ll close out the season with the final team come December.
But in between, every week during the football season brings a new collection of amazing performances. Players who may not make the final ALL-USA team but deserve recognition.
That’s why starting today, we’re handing out weekly American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performance of the Week awards each Monday during the football season.
Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) sophomore Jake Browning’s 10 touchdown passes headline this week’s edition.
Awards are listed in alphabetical order.
American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week
B.J. Beecher, Concord (Concord, N.C.)
Completed 21 of 26 passes for 454 yards and seven touchdowns in a 62-35 defeat of West Charlotte (Charlotte).
Akia Booker, Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
Caught 10 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three touchdowns in a 42-21 win at then-No. 17 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.).
Jake Browning, Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)
Threw for 686 yards and 10 touchdown passes in his first start at quarterback, a 68-28 season-opening win over Woodcreek (Roseville, Calif.).
Jacob Elbert, Bishop Brossart (Alexandria, Ky.)
Carried 29 times for 430 yards and five touchdowns in 42-20 defeat of Middletown Christian (Franklin, Ohio).
Ian Eriksen, Clarkston (Clarkston, Mich.)
Ran for 242 yards and five touchdowns and returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in a 42-28 defeat of Adams (Rochester).
Hayden Freels, Rockwood (Rockwood, Tenn.)
Ran for a touchdown and had 20 tackles in a 36-12 win at South Greene (Greeneville, Tenn.).
Blake Gimbel, Marshalltown (Marshalltown, Iowa)
Completed 30-of-48 passes for 447 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-7 defeat of Pella.
Jalen Hurd, Beech (Hendersonville, Tenn.)
Had 462 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-41 defeat of Henry County (Paris).
Austin Kafentzis, Jordan (Sandy, Utah)
Ran for four touchdowns and threw for a touchdown in a 56-14 defeat of Layton.
Nate Phillips, Basha (Chandler, Ariz.)
Caught five touchdown passes in 45-13 defeat of Corona del Sol (Tempe).