Pat Summerall PK/P/DE/TE Columbia (Lake City) 1947. Had two 1,000-yard rushing seasons at the University of Miami. Leading receiver for FSU (42 catches for 525 yards) as a senior in 1974. Was team MVP at Kathleen in junior and senior seasons, playing LB, RB and KR. Even scored TD as a lineman. The SPORTS REFERENCE and STATHEAD trademarks are owned exclusively by Sports Reference LLC. Went on to star at University of Florida. Noah Jackson OL Fletcher (Jacksonville Beach) 1968. The 1979 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1979. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. Bryce Browns older brother, Arthur, also was a five-star recruit at linebacker at East High School in Wichita, Kansas. Starred at FSU. Derrick Brooks was named one of the 33 greatest players in Florida high school football history in 2007 after a career at Booker T. Washington High where he led his school to the Class 6A semifinals. United States. The American Football Association is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 38th year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (minor league/semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast. Florida's Class 6A Player of the Year and Parade All-American in 1997. Page 278. Ronald Curry was one of the top recruits in the country starting his junior year and a high school All-American in both football and basketball, and was the McDonald's All-American game slam dunk champion and MVP. Was all-state selection. 13 overall, of the 1986 draft, FitzPatrick spent seven years in the NFL, playing for San Diego and the Los Angeles Raiders. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Was an OT who came back to Florida to attend FAMU from 1970-73 before beginning a 13-year career as a first-round draft pick for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1974-86. Now in 7th NFL season with the Oakland Raiders. Ended his career with Houston Oilers in 1981. Became an All-American at Auburn and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. All-State TE for the Tarpons. Rushed for 3,449 yards and 59 TDs as one of 3 backs in prolific wishbone during HS career. David "Deacon" Jones DL Hungerford (Eatonville) 1956. Credited with 77 pancake blocks, first team USA Today All-American was recruited by everybody. Mr. Football winner led team to state final with 3,070 passing yards and 602 rushing yards as senior. Butkus played both ways for the Illini, at center and linebacker, and played all nine seasons of his NFL career with the Chicago Bears. First-round draft pick of New Orleans Saints in 1970. Michael Timpson RB/WR/KR Hialeah-Miami Lakes 1985. One of state's top all-time, all-around athletes. Played both OT and DT for Panthers. Nearly all of them received Player of the Year recognition. But he suffered a broken neck in a car accident on Feb. 26, 1996. Went on to be an All-American at University of Miami and an All-Pro with Philadelphia Eagles. Inducted into Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Third overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft. Watch the Parade All-America Football Player of the Year in Action. Signed with University of Florida in 1992. Sullivan Award winner in 1946 as nation's top amateur athlete. Also starred for state championship baseball teams in 1959 and 1960. Passed for 4,173 career yards and 39 TDs at FSU in a stretch where the Seminoles went 29-6 and joined the national elite. Known for physical style of running, often dragging tacklers for extra yardage every time he ran the ball. Had 6-year career in the NFL, with over 2,100 yards passing. Was 2002 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and 2005 Pro Bowl MVP. One of the top OL to ever come out of Florida. One can only wonder how his career would have gone had he stayed with his original college commitment at Clemson instead of following his older brother to Ole Miss. First-team All-State K/P as HS senior. Walter lands on this list more for his post-high school accomplishments, as he played football only as a senior at Sheldon. Knee injuries limited Greens NFL career to three years. 1978 Parade All America High School Football Team (16th Annual) (2 of 2) Here is the. The 1978 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1978. So versatile he was called "The Franchise". ALL-AMERICAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HONORS . Recorded 207 tackles with 10 sacks, 3 blocked FGs, 8 INTs and 6 TDs via kick or punt returns in HS career. Lebanon: Graduated in 1984. Led Escambia to state titles in sophomore and junior years (2,934 rushing yards, 32 TDs on 353 carries in 14 games), and 10-1 season as a senior in the days when only district champ made playoffs. A 2-way starter for the Sandcrabs. The organizations that chose the teams were Associated Press, United Press International, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, and The Sporting News. Claimed 1960 Class A mythical state championship when he was a junior. James Massey RB Jefferson County (Monticello) 1982. Led Nebraska to back-to-back national titles in 1994 and 1995. Brian Dawkins DB Raines (Jacksonville) 1991. Named All-County, All-State and national high school All-American OL and class valedictorian as senior. All rights reserved. After a solid career at Florida State that included 12 career INTs, was selected in 2nd round of NFL draft. Broke Dade's single-game record with 377 yards, then broke it again with 419 yards. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He ran a 4.29 40 and is perhaps the most sought-after high school running back of all time. High school: Booker T. Washington High School (Pensacola, Florida), High school highlights: FHSAA All-Century Team (2007), Class 6A All-State (1991), College highlights: ACC Defensive Player of the Year (1993), NCAA national champion (1993), two-time AP All-American (1993, 1994), NFL career: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995-2008). The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Played 12 years in NFL. Generally regarded as one of the best DBs to come out of Miami-Dade County. High school: Harrison High School (Kennesaw, Georgia), High school highlights: Elite 11 QB Camp MVP (2017), 247Sports No. Finished with 7,221 career yards and 79 touchdowns in HS career. Possibly the most heralded interior defensive line recruit of all time, Gerald McCoy had 40 sacks over his final two high school seasons and decided to stay in-state and play for Bob Stoops and the University of Oklahoma. Fielded 141 punts without calling for a fair catch in 5 NFL seasons. Jefferson: Was a multiple year all-stater on both sides of the ball, but particularly excelled at running back. College: Newman became a defensive star at Oregon, where he was a three year starter and earned All-American honors as a senior. Was Hurricanes' sack leader in 1977 with 15. Won 2 Super Bowl championships. Ron Powlus, one of the most heavily recruited high school football players of all time, played in front of 40,000 in his first varsity start. The Parade All-America Boys Basketball Team was an annual selection by Parade that nationally honored the top high school boys' basketball players in the United States. A Florida Times-Union Super 11 Pick in 1991. High school: Escambia High School (Pensacola, Florida), High school highlights: USA Today Player of the Year (1986), Parade Magazine Player of the Year (1986), FHSAA All-Century Team (2007), FHSAA Player of the Century (2007), College highlights: Heisman Trophy finalist (1989), AP All-American (1989), three-time All-SEC (1987-89), SEC MVP (1989), NFL career: Dallas Cowboys (1990-2002), Arizona Cardinals (2003-04). Mr. Football and first-team All-American his senior year. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. Was the 1993 NFL MVP. College: Swancutt stayed local and played four years at Oregon State, where he was the Pac-10 co-defensive player of the year as a senior defensive end. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869. Earnest Graham RB Mariner (Cape Coral) 1997. Scored school record 22 touchdowns in his senior year. McNary: Graduated in 1999. Poll: Who is Oregon's best-ever tight end? An outstanding sprinter in track and clocked 4.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Became a 6-time Pro Bowl selection at LB in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl ring in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers. Played 12 NFL seasons, with 23 INTs, 2 Super Bowl rings and 3 Pro Bowl appearances. Racked up 5,511 yards on 541 carries (10.2 average) and totaled 93 TDs in 4-year varsity career. Eventually signed with Alabama under Paul "Bear" Bryant. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, he played defensive end and running back, was all-state in basketball and won a state championship as a sprinter in track. Born: Jan. 21, 1984 (Inglewood, California), High school: Highland High School (Salt Lake City, Utah), High school highlights: USA Today All-American (2001), Utah Gatorade Player of the Year (2001), rugby national champion (2002). He is a five-time Pro Bowler, and the 2010 rookie of the year. Now Garrett is making his own mark and has been selected as Player of the Year on PARADE's 46th annual All-AmericaHigh School Football Team. Inducted into the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. We like to think we can see talent when it's right in front of our face. Earned consensus All-America honors and Bronko Nagurski Tropy as the nation's top defensive player in 1994. Finished college career with 3,331 yards, including 13 100-yard games. Was a back-up RB on Gilbert's 11-0 FIAA state championship title team in 1958. First-team All-ACC and second-team All-American in 1995. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Also played for Indianapolis Colts. Was later head football coach (1986-93) and athletic director (1994-2003) at FAMU. His pro career, which included being the first overall pick in the 1964 draft by the New York Giants, was cut short due to injury. Won 4 Super Bowls in 15 NFL seasons and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. Inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1975. But college and professional accomplishments are a significant factor; its hard to ignore a 10-year NFL stint, a Heisman Trophy, or an NFL Hall of Fame induction. Set single-season records as a senior with 5,552 yards (4286 passing, 1266 rushing) and 70 TDs (46/24) for 11-2 team. Pro: A second-round pick in the 1969 draft, Enyart played three years in the NFL, for Buffalo and Oakland. Joined by future first-round picks Neal Colzie and Glenn Cameron on Coral Gables teams. Had 89 receptions for 2,087 yards and 28 TDs as a junior and 67 receptions a year later. Led Tigers to 2005 Class 5A state championship. 1 in 1983. A hard-hitting safety on the 1968-69 Carver teams that won back-to-back state championships. Schafer, a 6-foot-5 forward who was recruited by Wisconsin, was ranked No. One of only 3 players in NFL with more than 400 career FGs. Welcome, for lack of a better term, to a stab at putting together Oregons all-time all-state football team. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp. Played 1984-86 for the Bears and 1987-88 for the Denver Broncos. They are:[1] (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) based on the input of more than 2,000 voting members;[2] (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers;[3] (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selected by the nation's football writers;[4] and (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers. A first-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys. Vince Wilfork DL Santaluces (Lantana) 1999. High School . He was out of the NFL after two seasons and arrested again on drug charges in December 2018. Standout high school star in the pre-integration era. Was 3-year starter for Irish and collegiate All-American as a senior. Racked up 343 tackles and 23 sacks for the Gators. Missouri. He went on to an all-American career at Michigan State University and was selected all Big 10 three times. For as long as high school football has been around, we've tried to sniff out the "next big thing" under those Friday Night Lights. Played 3 seasons in USFL and 11 in NFL, where he was a 2-time Pro Bowl player and set receiving records for the Minnesota Vikings. Leroy Butler LB Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville) 1985. Had 11-year pro career with 3 teams, catching 559 passes and amassing 10,526 career all-purpose yards. Tim Tebow QB Nease (Ponte Vedra Beach) 2005. Started in 3 bowl games at Florida. Tucker Frederickson RB South Broward (Hollywood) 1960. Logos were compiled by the amazing Alas, he only played one full college season, two seasons in the USFL and two seasons in the NFL before his career came to an end. Blocked several punts as a DE and caught 6 TDs as senior. Now in 13th NFL season, all with Tampa Bay. Played 4 years at Tennessee, rushing for 3,078 yards in his collegiate career. First-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 1979. A phenomenally gifted HS athlete who could break a game open on either side of the ball as a receiver and CB, and was equally dangerous on kickoff and punt returns. Smith dropped like a rock in the 1990 NFL draft because some teams thought the 5-foot-9, 216-pounder was too small and slow (even though he ran a 4.52 40) to play at the next level. All-SEC pick and semifinalist for the Outland Trophy as a senior. Magazine 'Parade' Celebrates Valentine's Day With Our Favorite Magazine Covers, From 1943 to 2019 Celebs Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals Her Most Painful Rejection and How It Helped Shape Her Success. Meet Dylan Moses and the 2017 Parade All-America Football Team. College: Hass was a walk-on turned star at Oregon State, as he posted three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, the first player in Pac-10/12 history to accomplish the feat. Led 1991 Vikings to a state championship win at Florida Field, finishing season 14-0 with 3,055 yards, 27 TDs and just 4 INTs. Lemar Parrish DB Kennedy (Riviera Beach) 1966. Although Sims never really set the world on fire at Florida State, he was still a first-round NFL draft pick in 2006 by the Detroit Lions. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Fourteen of them were recognized unanimously. Now in 9th NFL season, starting for Oakland. . D.J. Mustain was the starter at Arkansas as a true freshman, then transferred to USC after the season, despite going 8-0 as a starter for the Razorbacks. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 36 countries. 3 all-time) and 26 TD catches (still No. Named MVP in state all-star game. Converted into WR at Florida State. A tackling machine for Wildcats' back-to-back state title teams in 1974-75. The Aloha safety was a Parade All-American as a senior. A Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Famer at Mississippi Valley State. Though he was primarily a center, Brock also started at left and right guard, and left tackle during his career. One of the most coveted high school quarterbacks of all time, John Elway was the No. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. See our list of forfeits and vacated games for more details. "Lemar put us on the map," Carter said of his childhood idol. USA Today National Defensive Player of the Year and everybody's All-American as a senior. St. Louis. Currently plays for Philadelphia Eagles. College All-American at Army as DB with school-record 8 INTs and QB in same backfield as Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis. He left high school as the third all-time leading scorer in Chicago Public League history with 2,619 points. North Eugene: Ainge was a rare high school athlete, as he earned All-America honors in football, basketball and baseball. He also racked up $223.7 million in career earnings. Considered the most dangerous returner in league today. Rodgers was a two-way force for Aloha, earning all-state honors as a junior and senior as a running back and defensive back. Became an instant star in NFL after being drafted in 7th round by Cincinnati Bengals. Mr. Football and first-team All-American his senior year. Stefan Humphries OL St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft Laud) 1980. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes four selectors as "official" for the 1978 season. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. A first-team All-American as a junior free safety at UF in 2006 with 6 INTs and 2 blocked punts. He was a three-time Parade All-America and a McDonald's All-America as a senior. Joseph "Joe" (Clifford . Peppers, a nine-time Pro Bowler, tallied $164.7 million in career earnings and was hired as a special assistant for business operations for the Carolina Panthers for the 2019 season. Tommie Frazier QB Manatee (Bradenton) 1991. Ran for 1,840 yards and scored 31 TDs as a senior. A Dream Team selection by Blue Chip Illustrated after senior season in which he tallied 62 tackles, 6 INTs, threw for 1,217 yards and 8 TDs and rushed for 402 yards. Ken Burrough QB Raines (Jacksonville) 1965. Celebrate With. Led Raines to undefeated season and state championship in1998. All-Southwest Conference football and basketball player at Arkansas. Had a successful career as a stunt man in Hollywood. Played free safety for Miami Dolphins for 4 years before knee injury in 1978 ended his NFL career. Joined Emmitt Smith as only Floridians picked to USA Today All-Time Team (20 years) in 1991. Born: July 16, 1974 (Berwick, Pennsylvania), High school: Berwick High School (Berwick, Pennsylvania), High school highlights: Parade Magazine National Player of the Year (1992), USA Today Offensive Player of the Year (1992), PIAA state champion (1992). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes four selectors as "official" for the 1979 season. Largely a backup, Clemens passed for 4,017 yards and 16 touchdowns during his pro career. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Stief earned PIL Hall of Fame honors for his athletic accomplishments, particularly in football. High school: Sealy High School (Sealy, Texas), High school highlights: Class 2A state champion (1978), Class 2A championship game MVP (1978), College highlights: Two-time AP All-American (1981, 1982), Heisman Trophy finalist (1982), two-time SWC Offensive Player of the Year (1981, 1982), NFL career: Los Angeles Rams (1983-87), Indianapolis Colts (1987-91), Los Angeles Raiders (1992), Atlanta Falcons (1993). Awards Index Consensus All-America Teams (1969-70 to 1978-79) Previous Decade Next Decade Total number of selections are listed in parentheses for repeat winners. Inducted into College Hall of Fame. One of 9 Union Academy graduates who made it to NFL before school closed in 1968. Rushed for 1,858 yards and 29 TDs despite missing 2 games in senior year. 1983 (Saint Paul, Minnesota), High school: Cretin-Derham Hall High School (St. Paul, Minnesota), High school highlights: USA Today High School Football Player of the Year (2000), USA Today High School Baseball Player of the Year (2001), Class 4A state champion (1999). College: Stief is a Portland State Hall of Famer after a four year career where he caught 22 touchdown passes and amassed 2,581 receiving yards. First team All-American as a senior at Miami in 1963, when he led the nation in total offense and tied NCAA record for pass completions. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Its one where virtually no one will agree, because great football players have existed in this state for 80 years and no one can say theyve seen them all. He is member of the Cowboys Ring of Honor. Made famous by "puntrooski" play at Clemson in 1988. Some, like McCoy, peaked in high school. See our list of forfeits and vacated games for more details. Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens, where he has played 12 seasons with 8 Pro Bowl appearances. Marty Lyons DL St. Petersburg Catholic 1974. Had 29 career sacks in 147 pro games. Do you have a blog? But here is our best guess of an all-time all-state team; the first team includes players from the 1940s through the modern era. But do we? Played on undefeated 1971 state championship team and was a 3-time All-State selection in HS. 2 in the nation with 8,804 rushing yards and 106 touchdowns. Derrick Brooks DB Washington (Pensacola) 1990. Poll: Who is Oregon's best-ever offensive lineman? Set several school and Big Ten records at Michigan. Became a starting DT for Chicago Bears, where he played for 14 years. Born: April 19. Set career highs in 2007 with 103 receptions for 1,147 yards and 5 TDs. Converted to DL at the University of Miami. As a senior, Swancutt was the Class 4A defensive player of the year and landed on a number of all-regional recruiting teams. One of the state's first prolific dual-threat QBs. Completed collegiate career as UF's 5th all-time rusher with 3,065 yards. High school: Hampton High School (Hampton, Virginia), High school highlights: Two-time USA Today national champion (1996, 1997), three-time state champion (1995-97), two-time USA Today All-American (1996, 1997), College highlights: Las Vegas Bowl MVP (1998), Peach Bowl MVP (2001). Everybody makes mistakes. Page 223. All rights reserved. Caught 107 passes for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns in 4 seasons at FSU. 1 overall recruit across all of the major recruiting services, he led Cartersville to two state titles and won 41 straight games at one point. USA Today National Defensive Player of the Year and Florida's first Mr. Football award winner as a senior. Quarterback of two state championship teams, a four-sport star. Still holds state rushing record with 8,804 career yards on 1,127 carries and 106 TDs. Burton Lawless TE/OL Charlotte (Punta Gorda) 1970. Returned 6 INTs for TDs as senior to lead Atlantic to state championship game. He averages two points per game in 1981-82. Had over 3,000 yards of offense in 6 pro seasons. Eddie Edwards DL Fort Pierce Central 1972. Success eluded him at Florida State, and he did not make it to the NFL. Cookie Settings/Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Parade began its series in 1957 with its boys basketball honors, and expanded to football six years later. Starred at FSU. Caught 59 passes for 987 yards and 12 TDs during senior season for Raiders. Played college ball at Kansas. Julius Peppers' unique athleticism was on display in high school. Won Class 3A weightlifting, wrestling and shot put titles as a senior, in addition to being an All-Stater in football. For more information . Jim Osborne DL/OL Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 1967. Played 3 years at University of Miami, finishing with 393 career tackle. Also an outstanding defensive player. 1981. Played all 11 years of pro career with Jets. Scored 29 TDs in 10 games as a senior in an era when scoring was much lower than today. Set numerous all-time marks in Broward history 2,011 yards in a season (2000), 7,105 career yards, 107 career TDs (tied state record), 484 points in 3 straight seasons. Burns: Graduated in 2000. Played for 7 different teams. Now in 5th NFL season. A dominating 250-pound DE with excellent speed who also played TE. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Position. High school: Grayson High School (Loganville, Georgia), High school highlights: Gwinnett Daily News Defensive Player of the Year (2012), two-time MaxPreps All-American (2011, 2012), two-time USA Today All-American (2011, 2012), College highlights: AP All-American (2015), All-SEC (2015), NFL career: Arizona Cardinals (2016-18), Miami Dolphins (2019), Seattle Seahawks (2021-present). Larry Gagner, OL, Seabreeze (Daytona Beach), 1961. St. Louis. A Pro Football Hall of Famer. Born: Feb. 17, 1936 (St. Simons, Georgia), High school: Manhasset Secondary School (Manhasset, New York), High school highlights: Nassau County Football Player of the Year (1952), College highlights: Two-time AP All-American (1955, 1956), Heisman Trophy finalist (1956), two-time NCAA lacrosse All-American (1955, 1956). Marshall: Graduated in 1974. James Jones TE/LB Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach) 1978. Was a captain and starter on FSU's 1993 national title team. He only played two seasons of high school football at tiny Palestine High, but he was the Heisman Trophy runner-up as a true freshman at Oklahoma as he helped lead them to the BCS championship game. Ran for 1,738 yards as a senior for undefeated team.
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