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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.





Emma Sansom All Star Players and Awards


Emma Sansom Rebels
Emma Sansom High School

2210 W. Meighan Blvd. Gadsden, AL 35904
Stadium: Murphree Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 
 All American 
 Jerry Lambert1950 E Sr.195 Alabama WW
 Zack Roberson1959 G Auburn WW
 Freddy Weygand1983 WR Sr.6-2175 Auburn Ballys
 Larry Rose1984 L Sr.6-5275 Alabama Parade
 Larry Rose1984 L Sr.6-5275 Alabama Athlon
 Larry Rose1984 L Sr.6-5275 Alabama Ballys
 Larry Rose1984 L Sr.6-5275 Alabama Adidas
 
 All Southern 
 Tom Lucia1945 B  Orlando Sentinel
 Jack Lambert1946 T Auburn Orlando Sentinel
 Jerry Lambert1950 E Sr.195 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 Larry Rose1984 L Sr.6-5275 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 Gene Jelks1984 RB Sr.5-10175 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 L.B. Couch1947 C Sr.185  
 Jerry Lambert1950 LE Sr.195 Alabama 
 Jerry Dooley1953 QB Sr.5-8155  
 Buster Gross1953 HB Sr.5-8155 Auburn 
 Bobby Gargus1953 G Sr.6-0185 Alabama 
 Joe Haynie1961 QB Sr.6-0165  
 Terry Harris1962 DB Sr.5-11170  
 Jackie Clayton1963 DB Sr.6-0180 Wyoming 
 Danny Kimble1969 HB Sr.5-10170  
 John Margadonna1979 G Sr.6-2230 Auburn 
 Freddy Weygand1983 WR Sr. Auburn 
 Andre Haley1983 LB Sr.5-9220  
 Ben Mashburn2003 OL Sr.6-0285  
 
 All-USA 
 Freddy Weygand1983 WR Sr.6-2175 Auburn USA Today
 Larry Rose1984 DL Sr.6-5275 Alabama USA Today
 
 Back of Year 
 Wayne Proffitt1956 HB Sr.175  Bham Post-Herald
 
 Mr. Football 
 Freddy Weygand1983 WR Sr.6-2175 Auburn ASWA
 
 3A Player of the Year 
 Freddy Weygand1983 WR Sr.6-2175 Auburn ASWA
 
 Super 12 
 Freddy Weygand1983 WR/DB Sr.6-2175 Auburn ASWA
 Larry Rose1984 L Sr.6-5275 Alabama ASWA
 Gene Jelks1984 RB Sr.5-10175 Alabama ASWA
 Oscar Malone1988 RB 5-9175  ASWA




 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 
 2005   4A 
 Devin OKeeATH Sr. HM   BN
 Devin OKeeATH Sr. HM   ASWA
 Marcus FreemanLB Sr.5-9185 1st   BN
 Marcus FreemanLB Sr.185 HM   ASWA
 Ricky LaxtonP Sr.6-1175 1st   BN
 Ricky LaxtonP Sr.6-0175 1st   ASWA
 
 2004   4A 
 Scotty HillOL Sr.6-0275 1st   BN
 Scotty HillOL Sr.6-0275 HM   ASWA
 Torrance HoodDL Sr. HM   BN
 Torrance HoodLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2003   4A 
 Ben MashburnOL Sr. HM   BN
 Ben MashburnOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 DeLeon BlountDL Sr. 1st   ASWA
 DeLeon BlountDL Sr. HM   BN
 Desmond PetersonDB Sr. HM   BN
 Desmond PetersonDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2002   4A 
 Desmond PetersonDB Jr. HM   BN
 Desmond PetersonDB Jr.6-0200 1st   ASWA
 Jeffrey GloverDL Jr. HM   BN
 Julius ThrashRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Julius ThrashRB Sr. HM   BN
 Trey EdwardsLB Sr.6-0200 1st   ASWA
 Trey EdwardsLB Sr.6-0200 1st   BN
 
 2001   4A 
 Jackie CollinsATH HM   ASWA
 Jamel FosterQB HM   ASWA
 Reginald MarburyDL Sr.6-2180 1st   ASWA
 Reginald MarburyL Sr.6-2180 1st   BN
 
 2000   4A 
 Reginald MarburyDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Reginald MasseyDL Sr. HM   BN
 Victor McGinnisOL Sr. HM   BN
 Victor McGinnisOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 1999   4A 
 Sam SmithDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Sam SmithDB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1998   4A 
 Dante JelksOL Sr. HM   BN
 
 1997   4A 
 Chris WilliamsDB Sr.5-9170 1st   BN
 Chris WilliamsDB Sr.5-9170 1st   ASWA
 Damon TerrellRB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1996   4A 
 Jonathan DavisOL Sr.6-3235 HM   ASWA
 Jonathan DavisOL Sr.6-3235 1st   BN
 Jonathan DavisDL Sr.6-3235 HM   BN
 Tracy MillnerRB Jr.5-9195 HM   BN
 Tracy MillnerATH Jr.5-9195 1st   ASWA
 
 1995   5A 
 Jeff GilbertDB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1990   5A 
 Oscar MaloneRB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1989   5A 
 Oscar MaloneRB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Oscar MaloneRB Jr. HM   BN
 Reggie KyleDB HM   ASWA
 
 1988   5A 
 Oscar MaloneRB So.5-9175 1st   BN
 Oscar MaloneRB So.5-9175 1st   ASWA
 Vince NoblittLB Sr.6-4220 1st   ASWA
 
 1987   5A 
 Melvin HawkinsDB Sr.6-2205 HM   ASWA
 Melvin HawkinsDB Sr.6-2205 1st   BN
 Oscar MaloneRB Fr. HM   ASWA
 
 1984   5A 
 Billy Ray CoxOL Sr.6-3290 HM   ASWA
 Buster GrossCoach 1st   ASWA
 Gene JelksRB Sr.5-11175 1st   BN
 Gene JelksRB Sr.5-10175 1st   ASWA
 Jeff BurgessLB Sr.6-0185 HM   ASWA
 Jeff BurgessLB Sr.6-0185 1st   BN
 Larry RoseDL Sr.6-5275 1st   ASWA
 Larry RoseDL Sr.6-5275 1st   BN
 Reico MaloneWR Sr.5-8170 HM   ASWA
 
 1983   3A 
 Andre HaleyLB 5-9220 HM   ASWA
 Andre HaleyLB 5-9220 HM   BN
 Freddy WeygandWR Sr.6-2175 1st   ASWA
 Freddy WeygandE Sr.6-2170 1st   BN
 Gene JelksRB Jr.5-11160 1st   ASWA
 Gene JelksRB Jr.5-11180 2nd   BN
 Larry RoseOL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Larry RoseDL Jr. HM   BN
 Richard DobbsDL 5-9210 HM   BN
 Richard DobbsOL 5-9210 HM   ASWA
 
 1982   3A 
 Darrin DunnPK Sr.5-9180 HM   ASWA
 Freddy WeygandWR Jr.5-11185 1st   ASWA
 Freddy WeygandE Jr.5-11185 1st   BN
 Wayne ThomasRB Sr.5-10220 HM   BN
 Wayne ThomasRB Sr.5-10220 HM   ASWA
 Wayne ThomasRB 2nd   BPH
 
 1981   4A 
 Scott StanfieldB HM   BN
 
 1980   4A 
 Mike BrewsterLB HM   BN
 Tim BrownQB Sr.5-8170 2nd   BN
 
 1979   4A 
 James WallaceG Sr.6-3270 HM   BN
 John MargadonaOL Sr.6-2220 1st   MA
 Rufus CoxE Sr.5-8175 HM   BN
 Tim BrownB Jr.5-8170 HM   BN
 
 1978   4A 
 Ramon RigsbyB Sr.6-0210 HM   BN
 
 1972   4A 
 Arthur WilliamsB Sr.185 2nd   BN
 Mike WilliamsB 3rd   BPH
 
 1971   4A 
 Rozelle WyattLB Sr.170 2nd   BPH
 
 1969   4A 
 Danny KimbleB Sr.5-10165 2nd   AP
 Danny KimbleHB Sr.6-1165 2nd   BPH
 
 1965   4A 
 Jimmy UsryT HM   AP
 
 1963   4A 
 Jackie ClaytonC Sr. HM   BN
 
 1962   4A 
 Terry HarrisB 3rd   BPH
 Terry HarrisB HM   BN
 
 1961   4A 
 Don ElkinsC HM   BPH
 Don HopperB HM   BN
 Fred WeygandT HM   BPH
 Joe HaynieB HM   BPH
 
 1959   3A 
 Zack RobersonC HM   BN
 
 1957   3A 
 Pat ThomasB Sr.170 2nd   BPH
 Pat ThomasB Sr.170 2nd   BN
 Pat ThomasHB Sr.170 HM   MA
 
 1956   3A 
 Buford BrownG Sr.150 2nd   BPH
 Ernest StatonT Sr.205 2nd   BPH
 Wayne ProffittHB Sr.175 HM   MA
 Wayne ProffittB Sr.175 1st   BPH
 Wayne ProffittB Sr.175 1st   BN
 
 1955   A 
 Harry BeaubeB Sr.175 HM   MA
 Harry BeaubeB Sr.175 1st   BN
 Harry BeaubeB Sr.175 1st   BPH
 
 1954   3A 
 Ed BlackburnB Sr. 2nd   BN
 Ed BlackburnB Sr.185 1st   BPH
 Ed BlackburnB HM   MA
 HathcockE HM   MA
 
 1953   A 
 Blackie BlackburnB HM   MA
 Blackie BlackburnB 3rd   BPH
 Bobby GargusG 2nd   BPH
 Bobby GargusG HM   MA
 Bobby GargusG 2nd   BN
 Buster GrossB Sr. 2nd   BN
 Buster GrossB HM   MA
 Charles McGriffC HM   MA
 
 1952   3A 
 Bobby GorgasG 2nd   BPH
 
 1950   A 
 Jerry LambertE 1st   MA
 Jerry LambertE Sr.195 1st   BN
 Jerry LambertE Sr. 1st   BPH
 
 1946   A 
 E. CornuttB 2nd   BNAH
 E. CornuttB HM   MA
 Jack LambertT 2nd   MA
 Jack LambertT 1st   BNAH
 
 1945   A 
 CouchC HM   BNAH
 LambertT 3rd   BNAH
 Tom LuciaB HM   MA
 Tom LuciaB Sr.170 1st   BNAH
 
 1944   A 
 ByrumG HM   BNAH
 Robert CannonT Sr.190 2nd   BNAH
 Robert HoodB 195 1st   BNAH
 Tom LuciaB Jr.162 2nd   BNAH
 WiggontonE HM   BNAH
 
 1943   A 
 LuciaB HM   MA
 LuciaB HM   BN
 
 1939   A 
 BusbyB HM   BN
 FletcherE HM   BN
 FletcherE HM   MA
 WesleyT HM   BN
 WesleyT 2nd   BN
 
 1938   A 
 CouchFB HM   BN
 WesleyT 2nd   BN
 
 1936   A 
 AllisonG HM   BN
 GriffinT HM   BN
 HiltonG HM   BN
 MandersonHB HM   BN
 MandersonFB HM   BN
 MarganHB 3rd   BN
 MorganHB HM   MA
 Pat GallagherC HM   MA
 Pat GallagherC 5-10180 1st   BN



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