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Big All-City football: Breaking down the first-team defense

Find out more about the players who made The Oklahoman's Big All-City first team defense.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: January 8, 2014

Trevor Blassingame, Guthrie

Senior defensive lineman

This season: Blassingame was a monster up front for the top defense in Class 5A, recording 125 tackles. He was also a quarterback's nightmare with 15 sacks.


Eli Hooks, Deer Creek

Senior defensive lineman

This season: One year after gathering 12 sacks to be one of the top pass rushers in Class 5A, Hooks improved that total to 14 this season. He also recorded 101 tackles.


Brandon Jones, Midwest City

Senior defensive lineman

This season: Midwest City's defensive stars might have shone brightest in the back seven, but it was the defensive linemen who made it all work. Jones finished with 77 tackles and 10 sacks.

Cade Parker, Norman

Senior defensive end

This season: Parker was a nightmare for opposing offensive linemen and quarterbacks, as evident by his name now being next to every sack record possible at Norman High. He tied the schools single-game record with five, and set the single-season record with 21 and the career record with 32.


Denver Beebe, Westmoore

Senior linebacker

This season: Thanks to Beebe, opposing rushing attacks didn't have much success against the Jaguars this season. The senior set a school single-season record with 21 tackles for loss. He also led the Jaguars, who reached the Class 6A semifinals, with 131 tackles.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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