Who is the best football player to come from your high school?

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  1. mrjmwhs

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    Cool thread on USC message board. I'll borrow the idea for our forum. Who is the best football player to come from your HS? Any good stories about the player in his high school days?
     
  2. gonoles02

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    I would have to go with Sam Cowart from Madarin High in Jax.
     
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    Wuerffel, E.G., then the Rooster.
     
  4. GT Nole

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    Dan Mowrey! Just kidding - right now the answer is probably Kevin Carter, unfortunately. But soon Antonio Cromartie will take over #1! Pat Watkins, Craphonso Thorpe, and Zach Pillar probably round out the top 5.

    Lincoln Trojans rule!
     
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    Reinard Wilson, Kendyl Pope, and Jerome Carter.
     
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    Probably Jamie Germaine (not sure of the spelling) from Fort Myers High School. Of course, my favorite 2 are Leon Fowler (safety) and Robby Baker (center) because they were friends of mine in high school and donned the garnet and gold in college. Those were fun days.
     
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    Clinton Portis
     
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    Played for two schools so:
    1)George Mira
    2)Bobby Kemp
     
  9. GANole79

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    None football wise, but played baseball with Kyle Davies. He's a starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves now!
     
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    Keith Rivers.
     
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    gonoles02 i would say the same thing Sam cowart from mandarin high, but tony carter is still young. Go Mustangs class of 02.
     
  12. BellyNole

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    I'm from High Point, North Carolina. Not exactly a football hotbed. We've had a few pros, though. Ted Brown, of NC State fame and later the Minnesota Vikings. A guy named Jonny Evans, who was a quarterback and then played for the Bears - as a punter, I think. Finally, a defensive back named Junior Robinson, who played for the Patriots a number of years ago when he got killed in a car accident.
     
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    North Miami Senior High

    John Browning, DE, West Virginia, KC Chiefs (currently playing)

    Lawrence Wright, SS, UF (Thorpe award winner 96, and helped beat our ass in the national championship)

    Marlin Barnes, LB, UM (Murdered in Coral Gables during sopohomore year)

    Earl Little, FS, UM, Browns, Green Bay (played with Green Bay last year)


    The first 3 guys all played on the same team while I was in High School We had a ridiculous defense...and the most pathetic offense you could ever imagine.

    We also had Steve Carlton in baseball. I think he was pretty good or something.
     
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    Derrick Gibson out of Miami Killian Senior High. Hopefully J.R. Bryant will start to shine this season. I remember two years ago there were 6 players from Killian on the N.C. State roster. Malcom Tatum also went to Killian but I wouldn't say he's anywhere near the best football player to come out of there.
     
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    Antonio London, my small ass hometown has him, Steve Matthews, and Dewon Brazelton who was the third pick behind Mauer and Prior.
     
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    Kevin Knox or Kenny Felder.
     
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    My school is not known for its football But my brother played against Heath Miller former UVA TE and plays now for the steelers if i am not mistaken .... My bro also played julis jones(RB Cowboys)and justin hamliton(played safety at VT last season)in basketball....
     
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    Johnny Rembert - Clemson

    Tommy Hendry - FSU

    Archie Lamb - UA

    Jimmy Yarborough - UF
     
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    matt frier.....suwannee high bulldogs baby!!!!!!!!
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    i have also blocked D'Angelo McCray!!!!!!!
     
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    Niceville High School

    Kenny Felder without a doubt.

    2nd - Knox
    3rd - Julian Pittman
     
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    well actually matt was great but im gone have to go with Andra Davis the starting MLB for the Cleveland Browns!
     
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    Joe Thomas, OT at Wisconsin. Did not allow a single sack all of last season. 4* recruit and 1st round lock in next years draft.


    edit: from Brookfield Central HS
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    william andrews, guy Mcintrye, eric curry, mike bobo, ..THOMASVILLE HIGH SCHOOL number two in ga high school wins only because valdosta played years before we did and we beat them plenty of times head to head..

    Charlie Ward, myron guyton, and jesse smalls played down the road at the other high school in tville..
     
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    Since I'm aware of only one of any note, I'll go with Kliff Kingsbury, though Lance Berkman did go to the other high school in town.
     
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    Emmit Smith...Escambia High
     
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    Mine would be Troy Vincent from Pennsbury High School in PA.
     
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    Max Starks, Brian Stamper.
     
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    B.J. Sams currently of the Baltimore Ravens (KR)

    Mandeville High School (Mandeville, LA)
     
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    Charlie Ward
     
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    Earnest Graham and Greg Spires.

    Mariner High School in Cape Coral
     
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    Tough to call.

    We had Odell Haggins and Jason Odom as the top two probably.
    I think Jason had a better NFL career, but Odell is a Nole, so it's got to be him.

    Hopefully Alex B. launches himself into the conversation starting this season.
     
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    Wolfson Wolfpack in Jax - Rod Owens. Derald Williams was a big time HS AA Running back in the late 70's, but was a huge bust at UF. Go Pack!!!
     
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    Great thread... I love talking about guys I played with since I didn't pan out... haha

    I played for two schools, Statesboro High (GA) and Booker T. Washington (Pensacola).

    Statesboro High 1982-3
    Cassius Osborne (WR) - I watched him run a 4.39 on the track one day and was truly amazed with all my "blistering" 4.92 speed. Cassius was recruited by FSU, but decided to play for Vince and the running game at UGA (his mistake). He got a tryout with the Steelers, but didn't make it. If he goes to FSU, Bobby would have helped with some nice numbers and a much better shot at the NFL.

    Washington High 84-5
    Mike Nettles (CB) - he went on to play at Memphis State and was drafted by the Seahawks in the 7th rd, but he didn't catch on. He went on to play for Orlando in one of those summer Pro leagues in the early 90's that didn't catch on. Emmitt, Pat Johnson, Lamar "Chili Dog" Williams played for Escambia, and Webbie Burnett played for Escambia or Pensacola High... I guess most of the talent was at our cross-town rivals???

    In the Fall of 86 I went to FSU - and Derrick Brooks began his early career as a freshman at WHS.

    Ah... the good ole days!!!



    Guess - I included guys I played with... Derrick Brooks would be the BEST to Ever play the game at WHS!!!
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    Slo
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    Clevland Gary

    Signed with UGA, transferred to UM.

    Played in the NFL (Rams) for 5-6 yrs. You could tell when he was just a FR in HS he had "it".
     
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    I also went to Ft. Myers High! Jammi German was amazing in high school. Played pretty well at UM till he tore up his knee. Rod Gadsen was also there and went on to play DB at Syracuse for 4 years. If he would have lived up to his potential, Keith Drayton might have been the best ever. He was a beast on the DL and ended up playing at UGA for a year or so before fizzling out.
     
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    Just a few miles down the road at North Fort Myers High, they've had some ones too. Deion Sanders, Jevon Kearse....and now Noel Devine.
     
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    Jimmy Jordan, Wally Woodham, Kurt Unglaub, Darren Holliman, Clifford Charlton (UF), Tony Robinson (Tenn), Brad Culpepper (UF), Tamarick Vannover, Wyatt Sexton...
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    lots of good players from St Thomas but i probably have to go with Michael Irvin.
     
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    I went to Bay High School in Panama City. We had kid named Mac Pittman who was UNBELIEVABLE at the RB. He tore through Defenses. His sophomore year our team made it to the State Finals and played against Peter Warrick. It was show of Pittman and Warrick. Pete's school won. Mac never made it, choose to run the streets instead.

    Jared Moon, Kenny Kelly, Eric Kelly, were all big time. Down the street Jason Whitaker and Will Witherspoon played.
     
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    Lots to list for me. I went to Lincoln. I was at Lincoln with Zach Pillar and Kevin Carter. Both have had awesome NFL careers. Obviously I didnt care for there college choices. Oh yea Mowrey was there with me too.

    My brother was at Lincoln with Thorpe, Cromartie, and Boo Williams!
     
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    Jason Elam - Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA

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    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO... Did I mention that Leon SUCKS!

    j/k
     
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    I won't do mine, but for my 3 kids..............
    deion
    kearse
    among other, but after deion, really, who can compete with that!!
     
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    Hey! what about Sam Platt (FSU rb) or Jeff Rouzie (Bama AA before the car wreck)?
     
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    The great Hassan Jones
     
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    Johnny Damon hit me so hard once that my left eye stopped working for 2 hours.... before he settled on baseball.

    But I'd guess the best FOOTBALL player from DPHS in Orlando would be Ryan Moore. Pretty sad, actually.
     
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    Alonso Jefferson -ND
    John Carney -ND, San Diego, New Orleans
    Craig Ericson - Miami, Tampa Bay, Indy, Miami
    Davey Ford - FSU

    Cardianl Newman
    Chris Jomes - UM, Phlly
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