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Scholastic Magazine All-Americans



  In 1951 Scholastic Magazine published their first High School All-American Team. They selected a group of approximately 85 players per year concluding with the 1972 team.

 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College 
 1951 
 Bart Starr  Sidney Lanier QB6-0 177  Alabama
  
 1952 
 Dan Coyle  Ramsay E6-0 190  Alabama
  
 1954 
 Tommy Lorino  Bessemer HB5-10 165  Auburn
 Dave Sington  Shades Valley T6-3 236  Alabama
  
 1955 
 Roy Swift  Fairfield HB5-10 180  
  
 1956 
 Don Fuell  Guntersville QB6-1 205  Southern Miss
  
 1957 
 Don Downs  Ensley E6-2 185  Auburn
  
 1958 
 Bill Battle  West End E6-0 180  Alabama
  
 1959 
 Larry Wall  Valley HB 180  Alabama
 Shannon Egge  Shades Valley E 180  Alabama
  
 1960 
 Jimmy Sidle  Banks HB 170  Auburn
 Ernest Pilgreen  Lee Montgomery G6-0 195  Auburn
 Doster Griffith  Hokes Bluff HB5-11 178  Auburn
  
 1961 
 Jim Ingle  Ensley E6-1 180  Auburn
  
 1962 
 Wayne Trimble  Cullman QB6-0 185  Alabama
 Bill Braswell  Ensley T6-2 220  Auburn
  
 1963 
 Spud Davis  Talladega T6-1 215  Alabama
 Stan Moss  Ensley B6-0 200  Alabama
  
 1964 
 Vic Royal  Woodlawn C6-0 202  Alabama
 David Beddingfield  Gadsden QB6-0 189  Alabama
 Mike Hall  Tarrant G5-11 205  Alabama
  
 1965 
 Scott Hunter  Vigor QB6-2 194  Alabama
  
 1966 
 Alvin Bresler  Shades Valley E6-1 175  Auburn
 Danny Speigner  Sidney Lanier OL6-1 210  Auburn
  
 1967 
 Jimmy Rosser  Jones Valley OL6-1 215  Alabama
 Pat Sullivan  John Carroll QB6-0 180  Auburn
  
 1968 
 John Croyle  Gadsden E6-6 210  Alabama
 Jeff Blitz  Sidney Lanier QB5-11 180  Alabama
  
 1969 
 Paul Spivey  Lee Montgomery RB5-11 175  Alabama
 Bucky Phillippi  T.R. Miller QB6-2 180  Auburn
 Bob Davis  Huntsville C6-1 195  Auburn
  
 1970 
 Lee Gross  Lee Montgomery OL6-3 220  Auburn
 Mike Dubose  Opp DL6-0 210  Alabama
 Ralph Stokes  Lee Montgomery RB6-0 175  Alabama
  
 1971 
 John ORear  Tarrant RB6-2 174  Alabama
  
 1972 
 Calvin Culliver  W.S. Neal RB6-4 202  Alabama
 Greg Hubbell  Central QB5-11 175  
 Chris Vacarella  Ramsay QB6-3 190  Auburn
 Bill Evans  Jeff Davis OL6-5 230  Alabama




Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.