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Athens All Star Players and Awards


Athens Golden Eagles
Athens High School

P.O. Box 109 Athens, AL 35612
Stadium: Golden Eagle Stadium
Colors: Black & Old Gold
Coach: Cody Gross
Region: 6A-R7
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Carlos Franklin1987 TE Sr.5-9153 North Alabama 
 Randy Vickers1998 DB Sr.6-1205 Auburn 
 Jacques Pride2006 DB Sr.5-10170  
 Carlos Jones2006 DL Sr.6-2250  
 Alfred McCullough2006 DL Sr.6-4290 Alabama 
 Stephen Rivers2010 QB Sr.6-7210 LSU 
 
 All American 
 Will Legg1971 LB Sr.6-2224 Georgia Coach & Athlete
 
 All Southern 
 Wallace Burlington1948 Sr. Abilene Christian Orlando Sentinel
 Carl Bolton1954 B Sr. Auburn Orlando Sentinel
 Jerry Daniels1955 HB 160  Orlando Sentinel
 Freddie Smith1975 RB Sr.6-1190 Auburn Orlando Sentinel
 Steve Parker1977 WR Sr.5-10160 Abilene Christian Orlando Sentinel
 Adolph Cosby1977 RB Sr.6-1195 Auburn Orlando Sentinel
 
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Wallace Bullington1948 C Sr. Abilene Christian 
 Lewis Dollar1951 C Sr.213  
 J.C. Aston1953 FB Sr.6-0180  
 Bobby Swearingan1954 G Sr.  
 Bobby Swearangen1954 T Sr.6-2225  
 Baxter Booth1954 E Sr.185 Alabama 
 Carl Bolton1954 QB Sr.6-2170 Auburn 
 Steve Allen.1957 G Sr.5-11193 Alabama 
 Jimmy Corder1965 C Sr.5-9165 Alabama 
 Larkin Collins1967 E Sr.6-0180 Florence State 
 Will Legg1971 C Sr.6-4250 Georgia 
 Philip Jennings1972 LB Sr.6-1225 Auburn 
 Paul Parker1972 B Sr.5-11193 Abilene 
 Sammy Sweetland1973 G Sr.5-11187 Troy State 
 John Marshall1975 DT Sr.6-4255 Auburn 
 Freddie Smith1975 RB Sr.6-1195 Auburn 
 Ollie McGee1976 WR Sr.6-0166 North Alabama 
 Walter Smith1981 RB Sr.180 Middle Tennessee 
 Blake Jones1998 OL Sr.  
 Mario Stanley1999 DB Sr.5-9172  
 William Johnson2001 OL Sr.6-3275  
 Jacquez Pride2005 RB Sr.5-11165  
 Michael Speegle2010 OL Sr.6-2285  
 
 5A Back of the Year 
 Rob Ezell2006 QB Sr.6-1185 Alabama ASWA
 
 5A Lineman of the Year 
 Alfred McCullough2006 DL Sr.6-4290 Alabama ASWA
 
 3A Player of the Year 
 Freddie Smith1975 RB Sr.6-1197  Bham Post-Herald
 
 5A Player of the Year 
 Carlos Franklin1987 WR Sr.5-9153 North Alabama ASWA
 
 Super 12 
 Carlos Franklin1987 WR Sr.5-9153 North Alabama ASWA
 Phillip Rivers1999 QB Sr.6-5215 North Carolina State ASWA
 Rob Ezell2006 QB Sr.6-1185 Alabama ASWA
 Alfred McCullough2006 DL Sr.6-4290 Alabama ASWA
 
 Super All-State 
 Philip Jennings1972 LB Sr. Auburn Bham News
 Freddie Smith1975 B Sr.6-1190 Auburn Bham News
 Steve Parker1977 E Sr.5-9160 Abilene Christian Bham News
 Adolph Cosby1977 B Sr.6-1196 Auburn Bham News
 Blake Jones1998 OL Sr.6-4280  Bham News
 Phillip Rivers1999 ATH Sr.6-5212 North Carolina State Bham News
 Wes Brown2004 LB Sr.6-4260  Bham News
 Alfred McCullough2006 DL Sr.6-4290 Alabama Bham News




 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 
 2018   6A 
 Ethan RinkeDL Sr. 6-3245 2nd   ASWA
 Kannon BiggsOL Sr. 6-4275 1st   ASWA
 
 2017   6A 
 Kannon BiggsOL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Perry KirbyLB Sr. 5-11160 2nd   ASWA
 
 2015   6A 
 Terrance WatkinsWR Sr.6-3185 2nd   ASWA
 
 2013   5A 
 Bram McGradyPK Sr. 6-2150 1st   ASWA
 Johnnie AndersonDB Sr. 5-11200 1st   ASWA
 
 2008   5A 
 William MingDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2006   5A 
 Alfred McCulloughDL Sr.6-4290 1st   BN
 Alfred McCulloughDL Sr.6-4290 1st   ASWA
 Jacquez PrideWR Sr.5-10170 HM   BN
 Jacquez PrideWR Sr.5-10170 1st   ASWA
 Karlos JonesATH Sr.6-2285 1st   ASWA
 Karlos JonesDL Sr.6-2285 HM   BN
 Rob EzellQB Sr.6-1185 1st   ASWA
 Rob EzellQB Sr.6-1185 1st   BN
 
 2005   5A 
 Alfred McCulloughDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Jacquez PrideWR Jr. HM   BN
 Nick PickettWR Sr.6-2175 1st   BN
 Nick PickettWR Sr.6-2175 HM   ASWA
 Rob EzellATH Jr.5-11170 1st   ASWA
 Rob EzellQB Jr.5-11170 HM   BN
 
 2004   5A 
 Wes BrownLB Sr.6-4260 1st   BN
 Wes BrownLB Sr.6-4260 1st   ASWA
 
 2001   5A 
 James NewbyL Sr.6-7265 1st   BN
 Jason JudeRB Jr.6-2220 HM   BN
 Jason JudeRB Jr.6-2220 1st   ASWA
 Kyle PattersonDB HM   ASWA
 Patrick JohnsonPK Sr.5-10170 1st   BN
 Patrick JohnsonPK Sr.5-10170 1st   ASWA
 William JohnsonOL Sr. HM   BN
 
 2000   5A 
 Michale TroupeATH Sr.6-0205 1st   ASWA
 Will JohnsonOL Jr.6-3260 1st   BN
 
 1999   5A 
 Mario StanleyATH Sr. HM   ASWA
 Mario StanleyRB Sr. HM   BN
 Michale TroupeATH Jr. HM   ASWA
 Phillip RiversQB Sr.6-5212 1st   BN
 Phillip RiversQB Sr.6-5212 1st   ASWA
 Vallez HoustonLB Sr. HM   BN
 Von WebbWR Sr. HM   BN
 
 1998   5A 
 Blake JonesOL Sr.6-4280 1st   BN
 Blake JonesOL Sr.6-4280 1st   ASWA
 Grant LecroixOL Sr. HM   BN
 Mario StanleyDB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Mario StanleyDB Jr. HM   BN
 Maurice FranklinLB Sr. HM   BN
 Patrick JohnsonPK Fr. HM   BN
 Patrick JohnsonPK Fr. HM   ASWA
 Phillip RiversQB Jr. HM   BN
 Phillip RiversQB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Randy VickersDB Sr.6-1195 1st   BN
 Randy VickersATH Sr.6-1190 1st   ASWA
 
 1997   5A 
 Adam McDougleOL Sr.6-4245 1st   ASWA
 Adam McDougleOL Sr.6-4245 1st   BN
 Drew CarterP Sr.6-2210 1st   ASWA
 Drew CarterP Sr.6-2210 HM   BN
 Grant LecroixOL Jr. HM   BN
 Maurice FranklinLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Randy VickersRB Jr. HM   BN
 Randy VickersRB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Vincent ScalesDB Jr.6-1172 1st   ASWA
 Vincent ScalesDB Jr.6-1172 HM   BN
 
 1996   5A 
 Rashad HarrisLB Sr.6-3215 1st   ASWA
 Rashad HarrisLB Sr.6-3215 HM   BN
 Zek ParkerWR Sr.6-0175 1st   ASWA
 Zek ParkerWR Sr.175 HM   BN
 
 1995   5A 
 Michael BridgeforthRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Michael BridgeforthRB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1994   5A 
 Ben OwenOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jason McLinDL Sr. HM   BN
 Jason McLinDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Michael BridgeforthRB Jr.5-6155 1st   ASWA
 Michael BridgeforthRB Jr.5-8180 1st   BN
 Will HaynesDB Sr. HM   BN
 Will HaynesDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 1993   5A 
 Michael BridgeforthRB So.5-5155 HM   ASWA
 Michael BridgeforthRB So.5-5155 HM   BN
 
 1992   5A 
 Chris AndersonRB Jr.6-1180 1st   ASWA
 Chris AndersonRB Sr.6-1180 1st   BN
 Kevin PullumDB Sr.5-10160 HM   ASWA
 Shawnie GilbertLB Sr.6-0190 HM   ASWA
 
 1991   5A 
 Tim MooreOL Sr.6-2260 1st   BN
 Tim MooreOL Sr.6-2260 HM   ASWA
 
 1990   5A 
 Jason HoldenRB Sr.5-11170 HM   ASWA
 
 1987   5A 
 Barry HamptonOL Sr. HM   BN
 Brad CampbellOL 6-4220 1st   ASWA
 Bryant MaloneLB HM   ASWA
 Carlos FranklinWR Sr.5-9153 1st   ASWA
 Robert AndersonRB Sr.6-0180 1st   ASWA
 Robert AndersonRB Sr.6-0195 1st   BN
 
 1986   5A 
 Carlos FranklinWR Jr. HM   ASWA
 Chris SearcyDB Sr.6-0175 1st   ASWA
 Robert AlexanderRB Jr.6-0175 1st   ASWA
 
 1985   5A 
 Hollis PowersOL HM   BN
 Hollis PowersL HM   ASWA
 
 1984   5A 
 Rodney RussellOL HM   ASWA
 Rodney RussellOL HM   BN
 
 1982   3A 
 Mantille StinnettDL Sr.6-1223 2nd   BN
 
 1977   3A 
 Adolph CosbyB Sr.6-1195 1st   BN
 Adolph CosbyRB Sr.6-1190 1st   MA
 Adolph CosbyB Sr.6-1195 1st   BPH
 BurgreenE HM   BN
 Charlie HarrisB Sr.6-1180 2nd   BPH
 Charlie HarrisDB Sr.6-1180 1st   MA
 Greg HaynesB HM   MA
 Greg HaynesB 3rd   BPH
 Greg HaynesQB HM   BN
 Steve ParkerE Sr.5-9160 1st   BN
 Steve ParkerE Sr.5-10169 1st   BPH
 Steve ParkerSE Sr.5-9162 1st   MA
 
 1976   3A 
 Adolph CosbyB Jr.6-0185 1st   BPH
 Adolph CosbyB Jr.6-0195 1st   BN
 DeanT HM   BN
 Ollie McGeeE Sr.166 2nd   BN
 
 1975   3A 
 Freddie SmithQB Sr.6-1190 1st   BN
 Freddie SmithB Sr.6-1197 1st   BPH
 Freddie SmithRB Sr.6-3195 1st   MA
 Jeff JohnsonQB Sr.6-1180 1st   MA
 John MarshallDT Sr.6-4240 1st   MA
 John MarshallL Sr.6-4255 1st   BPH
 John MarshallC Sr.6-4240 1st   BN
 Thomas WoodruffL Sr.6-3220 HM   BPH
 Thomas WoodruffT Sr.6-3220 1st   MA
 
 1974   3A 
 John MarshallIL HM   BPH
 
 1973   3A 
 DavisC HM   BN
 Sammy SweetlandG 2nd   BN
 
 1972   3A 
 Jerry GroceL 2nd   BPH
 Paul ParkerB Sr.5-11190 1st   BN
 Paul ParkerB Sr.5-10190 1st   BPH
 Phillip JenningsL Sr.6-2215 1st   BPH
 Phillip JenningsE Sr.6-1215 1st   BN
 
 1971   3A 
 Will LeggC Sr.6-2224 1st   BN
 Will LeggLB Sr.224 1st   BPH
 
 1970   4A 
 LeggB HM   BN
 
 1969   4A 
 Will OrmanT Sr.6-0220 2nd   BPH
 
 1968   4A 
 WilburnB HM   BN
 
 1967   4A 
 Larkin CollinsE Sr. HM   BN
 
 1966   3A 
 Jerry ElmoreB Sr.190 HM   BN
 Jerry ElmoreB Sr.190 2nd   BPH
 
 1965   3A 
 David HoganG Sr.185 1st   AP
 David HoganG Sr.185 1st   BPH
 David HoganG Sr.183 1st   BN
 ElmoreB HM   BN
 Tommy AgeeE HM   AP
 
 1964   4A 
 Danny JohnsonB HM   BN
 Danny JohnsonB HM   AP
 David HoganG Jr. HM   BN
 Larry GraceE Sr.185 3rd   BPH
 Larry GraceL Sr.185 HM   AP
 Larry GraceE Sr.185 2nd   BN
 
 1963   4A 
 Bruce YoungG HM   BN
 Bruce YoungG HM   BPH
 Jimmy ElmoreB Sr.170 2nd   BPH
 Jimmy ElmoreB Sr.170 2nd   BN
 
 1960   3A 
 Mike WhittG HM   BN
 Mike WhittG HM   MA
 Mike WhittG HM   ASWA
 
 1959   3A 
 Archie BoothT HM   MA
 Archie BoothT HM   BN
 HendersonE HM   MA
 
 1958   3A 
 John ToddG Sr.190 2nd   BPH
 
 1957   3A 
 Julian NewmanE Sr.180 2nd   BPH
 Steve Allen.G Sr.180 1st   BPH
 Steve Allen.G Sr.190 1st   BN
 
 1955   A 
 AllenT HM   MA
 Jerry DanielsB Sr.172 1st   BPH
 Jerry DanielsB Sr.172 3rd   MA
 Jerry DanielsB Sr.172 1st   BN
 Morris MealsRT 3rd   MA
 Morris MealsT 2nd   BPH
 
 1954   3A 
 Baxter BoothE Sr. 2nd   BN
 Baxter BoothE Sr. 2nd   MA
 Baxter BoothE Sr.185 1st   BPH
 Bob SwearingtonG 2nd   BPH
 Bob SwearingtonT HM   MA
 Bob SwearingtonT Sr.210 1st   BN
 Carl BoltonB Sr. 2nd   BN
 Carl BoltonB HM   MA
 Carl BoltonB 2nd   BPH
 Jerry DanielsB 2nd   BPH
 Jerry DanielsB HM   MA
 Jerry DanielsB Jr.165 1st   BN
 
 1953   A 
 DanielsB HM   MA
 David JohnsonC HM   MA
 David MartinT HM   MA
 David MartinC 2nd   BN
 SmithT HM   MA
 
 1951   2A 
 Jim DollarC 1st   BPH
 Lewis DollarC Sr.205 1st   BN
 Max KellyG 2nd   BN
 Max KellyG 1st   BPH
 Toby WoodruffT 2nd   BPH
 Toby WoodruffT HM   MA
 
 1950   1A 
 Lewis DollarC 3rd   BN
 Lewis DollarC 1st   BPH
 
 1949   A 
 Bob WoodsB 2nd   BNAH
 Bob WoodsB HM   MA
 CobbC HM   MA
 MartinG HM   MA
 
 1948   A 
 Wallace BullingtonC Sr. 1st   BNAH
 
 1947   A 
 BullingtonC HM   MA
 Wallace BullingtonC Jr. 2nd   BNAH
 
 1943   A 
 DollarC HM   BN
 HunterB HM   BN
 
 1941   A 
 Kenneth CooperHB HM   MA
 
 1940   A 
 CooperB 3rd   BN
 WhiteQB HM   BN
 
 1939   A 
 LeggT HM   BN
 
 1938   A 
 RichterE HM   BN
 
 1936   A 
 HesterG HM   BN
 
 1935   A 
 Milton HendersonQB 5-10160 1st   BN
 Milton HendersonQB HM   MA



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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The Tuscaloosa Black Bears were considered one of the best programs in the nation from 1925-1931. Their record over that span was an amazing 61-0-3.