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Deshler All Star Players and Awards


Deshler Tigers
Deshler High School

200 N. Commons Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Stadium: Howard Chappell Stadium
Colors: Cardinal & White
Coach: Randall Martin
Region: 4A-R8
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Scott Thompson1990 QB/K Sr.6-5215  
 Michael Owens1998 RB Sr.5-11210 Auburn 
 Harold Wisdom1999 LB Sr.6-1230 Jacksonville State 
 Brandon Moore2004 LB Sr.6-0225 Western Kentucky 
 Tyler Collins2005 DL Sr.6-2250  
 Deion Belue2009 DB Sr.6-0175  
 
 All American 
 James Kimbrough1948 E  WW
 Jimmy Bird1956  WW
 Johnny McDonald1966 T Sr.6-1230 Auburn Coach & Athlete
 
 All Southern 
 James Kimbrough1948 E  Orlando Sentinel
 Johnny McDonald1966 G Sr. Auburn Orlando Sentinel
 
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 James Geise1947 B Sr.  
 Alfred Wilhite1947 T Sr.  
 James Kimbrough1948 Sr.  
 Archie Carmichael1948 G Sr.  
 James Vinson1949 G Sr.  
 John Thompson1954 T Sr.6-0195 Mississippi State 
 Chuck Jackson1954 FB Sr.5-9173 Alabama 
 Melvin Holland1959 T Sr.6-0185 Vanderbilt 
 Terry Mitchell1961 G Sr.5-11200  
 Clifford Winefordner1961 G Sr.6-0195 Vanderbilt 
 John Robinson1962 T Sr.5-9205 Auburn 
 John Gamble1962 HB Sr.6-1175 Vanderbilt 
 Tommy Lewey1965 QB Sr.5-11160 Florence State 
 Jim Underwood1965 E Sr.5-11175 Florence State 
 Gary Counts1965 C Sr.6-2195 Florence State 
 Mike Hand1966 LB Sr.6-2200 Alabama 
 Johnny McDonald1966 T Sr.6-1230 Auburn 
 Bill Morton1968 G Sr.5-11210 Florence State 
 Alan Underwood1979 DT Sr.6-4245 Alabama 
 Brent Robinson1997 OL Sr. 6-1270  
 Earnest Byrd1999 RB Sr.5-11185  
 Anthony Rhodes2000 RB Sr.6-1220  
 Brandon¬†Madden2003 LB Sr.6-0180  
 Tyler Collins2004 DE Sr.6-2265  
 Jerrod Henry2004 K¬† Sr.5-10190  
 C.J. Foster2004 DB Sr.5-11160  
 Chris Holland2008 DL Sr.  
 Brandon Welch2008 LB Sr.  
 Deion Belue2009 DB Sr.  
 Will Minor2011 RB Sr.5-9185  
 
 4A Back of the Year 
 Michael Owens1998 RB Sr.5-11210 Auburn ASWA
 
 4A Lineman of the Year 
 Brandon Moore2004 LB Sr.6-0225 Western Kentucky ASWA
 
 4A Player of the Year 
 Matt Bratton1987 RB 6-1180  ASWA
 
 Super 12 
 Matt Bratton1987 RB 6-1180  ASWA
 Michael Owens1998 RB Sr.5-11210 Auburn ASWA
 Brandon Moore2004 LB Sr.6-0225 Western Kentucky ASWA
 Deion Belue2009 DB Sr.6-0175  ASWA
 
 Super All-State 
 Corey Donley1990 DB Sr.6-2175  Bham News
 Michael Owens1998 RB Sr.6-1210 Auburn Bham News
 Brandon Moore2004 LB Sr.6-0225 Western Kentucky Bham News




 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 
 2019   4A 
 Grant WisdomLB Sr. 5-11255 2nd   ASWA
 Marq MaloneDB Sr. 6-0165 HM   ASWA
 TeOndre GoodloeDL Sr. 5-9200 HM   ASWA
 
 2018   4A 
 Cash WallaceOL Sr. 6-2265 HM   ASWA
 Hayden StuttsWR Sr. 6-2185 2nd   ASWA
 Teondre GoodloeDL Jr. 5-9240 2nd   ASWA
 Xavier TrotterDB Sr. 6-0190 2nd   ASWA
 
 2017   4A 
 Grant WisdomDL So. 6-0245 2nd   ASWA
 
 2015   4A 
 Taylor ShirleyDB Sr.5-10165 2nd   ASWA
 
 2014   4A 
 B.J. BaileyREC Sr. 6-1210 2nd   ASWA
 DeAndre AcklinOL Sr. 6-3290 2nd   ASWA
 LaDrelin CheatumLB Sr. 6-0225 2nd   ASWA
 Michael StatomCoach 1st   ASWA
 Sam HowardQB Sr. 6-3215 2nd   ASWA
 
 2013   3A 
 B.J. BaileyWR Jr. 6-1215 1st   ASWA
 Taj BatesDB Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 2012   3A 
 BJ BaileyTE So. 6-1190 1st   ASWA
 Ladrelin CheatomLB So. HM   ASWA
 
 2011   4A 
 B.J. BaileyTE Fr. HM   ASWA
 Jamarcus FordOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Will MinorRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2010   4A 
 J.R. WhiteLB Sr.6-0220 1st   ASWA
 Jay GardinerRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jemel MorrisDB Sr.5-11170 1st   ASWA
 Randy FosterOL Sr.6-4280 1st   ASWA
 
 2009   4A 
 Chris MayOL Sr.6-4275 1st   ASWA
 Deion BelueATH Sr.6-0170 1st   ASWA
 Evan FergersonDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 J.R. WhiteLB Jr.5-11170 1st   ASWA
 
 2008   4A 
 Brandon WelchP Sr. HM   ASWA
 Chase BlackburnQB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Chris HollandDL Sr.6-2240 1st   ASWA
 Deion BelueDB Jr.6-0165 1st   ASWA
 Scott KingOL Sr.6-0195 1st   ASWA
 
 2007   4A 
 Chris HollandDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Dominique KingRB Sr.5-8155 1st   ASWA
 Jose MillsLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Kenyatta AbernathyDB Jr.6-3195 1st   ASWA
 
 2006   4A 
 Brandon WelchLB Sr. HM   BN
 
 2005   4A 
 B.J. TaylorLB Sr.6-1217 1st   ASWA
 B.J. TaylorLB Sr.6-1217 HM   BN
 Cassius SandridgeRB Sr. HM   BN
 Jerrod HenryPK Sr.5-10180 1st   BN
 Jerrod HenryPK Sr.5-10180 1st   ASWA
 Ralpheal HoganDB Sr.5-11170 HM   ASWA
 Ralpheal HoganDB Sr.5-11170 1st   BN
 Tyler CollinsDL Sr.6-2250 1st   ASWA
 Tyler CollinsOL Sr.6-2250 1st   BN
 
 2004   4A 
 Brandon BatesDL Sr.6-5250 1st   ASWA
 Brandon BatesDL Sr.6-5250 1st   BN
 Brandon MooreLB Sr.6-0225 1st   ASWA
 Brandon MooreLB Sr.6-0225 1st   BN
 Chris NanceQB Sr.5-9175 HM   BN
 Chris NanceATH Sr.5-9175 1st   ASWA
 Duran CogerDB Sr.5-11175 1st   BN
 Duran CogerDB Sr.5-11175 1st   ASWA
 Duran CogerRB HM   ASWA
 Jerrod HenryPK Jr. HM   BN
 Quinton BeckwithOL Sr.6-3205 HM   BN
 Quinton BeckwithOL Sr.6-3205 1st   ASWA
 
 2003   4A 
 Barndon MooreLB Jr.6-0205 1st   BN
 Brandon BatesDL Jr.6-5265 1st   BN
 Brandon BatesDL Jr.6-5265 1st   ASWA
 Brandon MaddenRB Sr.5-11177 1st   BN
 Brandon MaddenRB Sr.5-11177 1st   ASWA
 Brandon MooreLB Jr. 1st   ASWA
 Clint BeckwithDL Sr. HM   BN
 Jerrod HenryPK So. 1st   ASWA
 Jerrod HenryPK So.5-9180 1st   BN
 Laderick RoseOL Jr. HM   BN
 Laderick RoseOL Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 2002   4A 
 Brandon MooreLB So. HM   ASWA
 Brandon MooreLB So. HM   BN
 Dewayne GunnDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Dewayne GunnDB Sr. HM   BN
 
 2000   4A 
 Anthony RhodesATH Sr.6-1211 1st   ASWA
 Anthony RhodesLB Sr.6-1211 1st   BN
 Hal HughstonDL Sr. HM   BN
 Hal HughstonPK Sr. HM   ASWA
 Lonell HankinsLB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1999   4A 
 Casey KnightQB Sr. HM   BN
 Chris GunnQB Sr. HM   BN
 Chris GunnQB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Earnest ByrdRB Sr.5-11185 1st   BN
 Earnest ByrdRB Sr.5-11185 1st   ASWA
 Evan FlemingWR Sr. HM   BN
 Hal HughstonPK Jr. HM   ASWA
 Harold WisdomLB Sr.6-1220 1st   BN
 Harold WisdomLB Sr.6-1220 1st   ASWA
 Jabe ChristmanOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Lonell HankinsLB Jr. HM   BN
 Richard KelleyOL Sr.6-3260 1st   BN
 
 1998   4A 
 Earnest ByrdRB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Earnest ByrdRB Jr. HM   BN
 Harold WisdomLB Jr.6-1235 HM   BN
 Harold WisdomLB Jr.6-1235 1st   ASWA
 John CarterDL Sr.6-1270 HM   ASWA
 John CarterDL Sr.6-1270 1st   BN
 John MorrisDB Sr. HM   BN
 John MorrisDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Josh ThompsonOL Sr. HM   BN
 Josh ThompsonOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Michael OwensRB Sr.6-1210 1st   BN
 Michael OwensRB Sr.6-1210 1st   ASWA
 Odell GravesQB Sr.6-2215 HM   BN
 Odell GravesDB Sr.6-2215 1st   ASWA
 
 1997   4A 
 Antwan GoodloeDL Sr. HM   BN
 Brent RobinsonDL Sr.6-1265 1st   BN
 Brent RobinsonDL Sr.6-1280 1st   ASWA
 Michael OwensRB Jr.6-0205 1st   ASWA
 Michael OwensRB Jr.6-0205 1st   BN
 Odell GravesDB Jr.6-2205 1st   ASWA
 Odell GravesDB Jr.6-2205 HM   BN
 
 1996   4A 
 Brent RobinsonDL Jr. HM   BN
 Marcus MooreLB Sr.6-0210 HM   ASWA
 Trey BroussardRB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1995   4A 
 Thomas SmithLB Sr.6-1205 HM   BN
 Thomas SmithLB Sr.6-1205 1st   ASWA
 
 1994   4A 
 Micah ElliottRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Seth HensonDL Sr.6-7300 1st   BN
 
 1993   4A 
 Colin JordanDL Sr.6-3230 1st   ASWA
 Colin JordanDL Sr.6-3230 1st   BN
 Thomas NewsomeOL Sr.6-0230 HM   ASWA
 Torette GoodloeRB Sr.5-11176 HM   BN
 Torette GoodloeRB Sr.5-11176 HM   ASWA
 
 1992   4A 
 Kenny SoederOL Sr.6-3210 1st   ASWA
 Kenny SoederOL Sr.6-3210 HM   BN
 
 1991   4A 
 Derrick CooperDL Sr.6-4290 1st   ASWA
 James SmithDB Sr.5-10160 1st   ASWA
 James SmithDB Sr.5-10160 HM   BN
 Joe ShirleyOL Sr.6-3285 1st   BN
 Joe ShirleyOL Sr.6-3285 1st   ASWA
 Shug RussellLB Sr.6-0205 1st   ASWA
 Shug RussellLB Sr.6-0205 HM   BN
 Tandy GeraldsCoach 1st   ASWA
 
 1990   4A 
 Anthony MorrisRB Sr.6-1175 HM   ASWA
 Corey DonnellyWR Sr.6-2175 1st   ASWA
 Corey DonnellyDB Sr.6-2175 1st   BN
 Scott ThompsonQB Sr.6-5215 1st   ASWA
 Scott ThompsonQB Sr.6-5200 1st   BN
 Thomas CountsLB Sr.6-1190 HM   BN
 Thomas CountsLB Sr.6-1190 1st   ASWA
 
 1988   4A 
 Bent SmithRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Brent SmithRB Sr. HM   BN
 Harvey SummerhillQB Sr. HM   BN
 Harvey SummerhillQB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jerry DonleyLB Sr.6-1170 1st   ASWA
 Jerry DonleyLB Sr.6-1170 HM   BN
 Randy ByrdOL Sr.6-3220 1st   BN
 Randy ByrdOL Sr.6-2225 1st   ASWA
 
 1987   4A 
 Chuck PetersLB Sr.6-3215 1st   BN
 Chuck PetersLB Sr.6-1195 1st   ASWA
 Matt BrattonRB Sr.6-1180 1st   ASWA
 Matt BrattonRB Sr.6-0180 1st   BN
 William ChristopherWR Sr.6-2175 HM   BN
 William ChristopherDB Sr.6-2175 1st   ASWA
 
 1986   4A 
 Andy ElledgeWR Sr.6-0185 1st   BN
 Andy ElledgeWR Sr.6-0185 1st   ASWA
 Darren GreenwoodDL Sr.6-1205 1st   BN
 Darren GreenwoodDL Sr.6-1205 1st   ASWA
 
 1985   4A 
 Jeff HollingsworthDL Sr.6-4270 1st   ASWA
 Jeff HollingsworthDL Sr.6-4270 1st   BN
 
 1983   3A 
 Howard Earl JacksonRB HM   ASWA
 Howard Earl JacksonRB HM   BN
 
 1982   3A 
 Jimmy GardinerB HM   BPH
 
 1980   3A 
 Brad GargisL HM   BN
 
 1979   3A 
 Alan UnderwoodDL Sr.5-5245 1st   MA
 Alan UnderwoodT Sr.6-4247 1st   BN
 Alan UnderwoodT Sr.6-4247 1st   BPH
 Tim HoltB HM   BN
 Tim HoltB HM   BPH
 Todd KirklandL HM   BPH
 Todd KirklandC HM   BN
 
 1978   3A 
 Alan UnderwoodT Jr. HM   BN
 Alan UnderwoodDL Jr. 1st   MA
 Mike StevensonB Sr.6-0165 HM   BN
 
 1977   3A 
 Emanuel Young HM   MA
 
 1976   3A 
 YoungB HM   BN
 
 1974   3A 
 Ray GrimesLB HM   BPH
 
 1971   3A 
 Steve KirklandG HM   BN
 
 1969   3A 
 Dale NesbittG HM   BN
 Dale NesbittB HM   BPH
 
 1968   3A 
 Bill MortonLB Sr.210 1st   BPH
 Steve CoatesB HM   BN
 
 1967   3A 
 Marcel BlackE 185 1st   AP
 
 1966   3A 
 Johnny McDonaldT Sr.225 1st   BN
 Johnny McDonaldLB Sr.225 1st   BPH
 Johnny McDonaldT Sr.225 1st   MA
 Mike HandB Sr.210 1st   MA
 Mike HandB Sr.210 1st   BPH
 Mike HandB Sr.210 1st   BN
 Mike HandB Sr.210 1st   AP
 
 1965   3A 
 BridgesB HM   BN
 Gary CountsC Sr. 2nd   AP
 Jim UnderwoodE Sr.165 1st   AP
 Jim UnderwoodE Sr.165 1st   BN
 Jim UnderwoodE Sr.165 1st   BPH
 McDonaldT HM   BN
 Tommy LoweryQB Sr.160 2nd   BPH
 Tommy LoweryQB Sr.160 HM   AP
 Tommy LoweyB Sr.160 2nd   BN
 
 1964   3A 
 Billy Joe JohnsonG Sr.185 2nd   AP
 Billy Joe JohnsonG Sr.185 2nd   BPH
 Billy Joe JohnsonT Sr.200 2nd   BN
 LewisB HM   BN
 Marshall LoweryB HM   BPH
 Marshall LoweryB HM   AP
 
 1962   3A 
 John GambleB HM   BN
 John GambleB 2nd   BPH
 John GambleQB 1st   ASWA
 John RobinsonG Sr.195 1st   BPH
 John RobinsonG Sr.195 1st   BN
 John RobinsonT Sr.195 1st   ASWA
 
 1961   4A 
 Clifford WinefordnerG Sr.185 2nd   BPH
 Clifford WinefordnerG Sr.185 1st   BN
 Clifford WinefordnerG Sr.185 1st   ASWA
 George PattonB HM   BN
 John GambleB 1st   ASWA
 Terry MitchellT Sr.195 1st   BPH
 Terry MitchellT Sr.195 HM   BN
 
 1959   3A 
 ClevelandB HM   MA
 HollandT HM   MA
 
 1958   3A 
 Joe CantrellE Sr.170 2nd   BPH
 SmallwoodT HM   MA
 
 1955   A 
 BordenG HM   MA
 Gil ClevelandB HM   MA
 Gil ClevelandB 3rd   BPH
 StaplesE HM   MA
 
 1954   A 
 BarnesT HM   MA
 JacksonB HM   MA
 James ComanE 2nd   BPH
 John ThompsonT Sr.188 1st   BPH
 ThompsonT HM   MA
 
 1953   3A 
 BarnesT 3rd   BPH
 BarnesT HM   MA
 Ed SmithE HM   MA
 Johnny CrittendenB HM   MA
 Johnny CrittendenB 2nd   BN
 Red ComanE HM   MA
 
 1950   2A 
 Ralph KirklandC Sr.170 2nd   BN
 
 1949   A 
 ThompsonB HM   BNAH
 VinsonG HM   BNAH
 VinsonG HM   MA
 
 1948   A 
 Archie CarmichaelG 1st   BNAH
 James KimbroughE Sr. 1st   BNAH
 
 1947   A 
 Alfred WilhiteT 2nd   BNAH
 Alfred WilhiteT HM   MA
 
 1943   A 
 HarrisE HM   BN
 HarrisE HM   MA
 
 1938   A 
 BeasleyFB HM   MA
 BeasleyHB 3rd   BN
 BeasleyQB HM   BN
 ByrdFB HM   BN
 KirklandG HM   MA
 SparksT 2nd   BN
 SparksT HM   BN
 WalkerG HM   BN
 WalkerT HM   MA
 
 1937   A 
 Be3asleyC HM   MA
 BeasleyC 3rd   BN
 
 1936   A 
 Brodie McCorkleFB Sr. 3rd   BN
 Brodie McCorkleFB HM   MA
 Buddy McMahanQB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1935   A 
 Albert McCorkleT 5-11178 1st   BN
 ByrdB HM   BN
 ByrdHB HM   MA
 JohnsonT HM   BN
 McCorkleT HM   MA
 
 1933   A 
 McCorkelL HM   BAH
 PetzruitchB HM   BAH
 Wilson HargettG 180 2nd   BAH
 
 1932   A 
 CloudC HM   BAH
 Robert ColemanHB 2nd   BAH
 SparksB HM   BAH
 
 1929   A 
 HowardHB HM   BAH



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Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.