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Gadsden All Star Players and Awards


Gadsden Tigers
Gadsden High School

607 S. 12th St. Gadsden, AL 35901
Stadium: Murphree Stadium
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Marcellus Mostella1992 DL Sr.6-4225 Auburn 
 Andy Swafford1992 P Sr.5-11175 Troy State 
 Toby Walker1993 WR Sr.6-0180 Middle Tennessee 
 Robert Williams1998 RB Sr.5-11195  
 Wes Garmon1999 OL Sr.6-1265 Troy State 
 
 All American 
 Terrell Wallen1958 E Sr.220 Alabama WW
 Mike Helms1959 T  WW
 David Beddingfield1964 QB Sr.6-0189 Alabama SS
 David Beddingfield1964 B Sr.6-2192 Alabama Coach & Athlete
 John Croyle1968 E Sr.6-6210 Alabama SS
 John Croyle1968 E Sr.6-6210 Alabama Coach & Athlete
 John Croyle1968 E Sr.6-6210 Alabama KO
 John Croyle1968 E Sr.6-6210 Alabama Parade
 
 All Southern 
 Happy Bridges1934 HB Sr.5-9177  Orlando Sentinel
 Hayes McKinney1944  Orlando Sentinel
 Clyde Tidmore1945 G  Orlando Sentinel
 Myron Hawkins1957 C Sr.180  Orlando Sentinel
 Jerry Tucker1959 T 215  Orlando Sentinel
 Steve Copeland1960 C 208  Orlando Sentinel
 David Beddingfield1964 B Sr.6-0190 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 John Croyle1968 E Sr.6-6210 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Billy Jolly1947 Sr.  
 Sonny Work1948 LHB Sr.  
 Jerry Watford1948 T Sr.  
 N.A. Russell1949 LE Sr.165  
 James Pike1950 RG Sr.  
 Billy Dray1950 C Sr.  
 Piggie Watford1951 RHB Sr.5-8160 Alabama 
 Don Connor1951 FB Sr.191 Alabama 
 Gary Snyder1953 T Sr.6-2205  
 Myron Hawkins1957 C Sr.5-11175 Alabama 
 Terrell Wallen1958 DE Sr.6-3220 Alabama 
 Ronald Cox1959 HB Sr.5-11185  
 Leon Stancil1959 E Sr.6-2190  
 Gary Tucker1959 T Sr.6-1225 Alabama 
 Ronnie Billingsley1962 T Sr.6-8230 Wyoming 
 Bob Haller1963 HB Sr.  
 David Beddingfield1964 QB Sr.6-0190 Alabama 
 Wayne Owens1964 FB Sr.5-10192 Alabama 
 Danny Ford1965 E Sr.6-3195 Alabama 
 Tom Hudson1966 DT Sr.6-2210 Jacksonville State 
 Wayne Humphries1967 C Sr.6-0195 Georgia 
 Bill Abston1967 G Sr.5-11185 Memphis State 
 Benny Coley1968 C Sr.6-1175 Jacksonville State 
 Bubba Parsons1978 T Sr.6-0220 Jacksonville State 
 Greg Peeples1980 T Sr.6-4250 Alabama 
 Adrian Ragland1999 DE Sr.6-3230  
 Randy Smith2000 WR Sr.6-1185  
 Jiri Brooks2000 DB Sr.5-11185  
 DAngelo Ross2003 DL Sr.6-2225  
 Frederick Gray2005 DB Sr.5-11185  
 Corderouis Christopher2005 WR Sr.5-9175  
 
 Super 12 
 Wayne Knight1985 QB Sr.  ASWA
 Jimmy Williams1991 RB Jr.  ASWA
 Andy Swafford1992 WR Sr.5-11175 Troy State ASWA
 Marcellus Mostella1992 LB Sr.6-4225 Auburn ASWA
 
 Super All-State 
 John Croyle1968 E Sr.6-6210 Alabama Bham News
 Marcellus Mostella1992 LB Sr.6-4230 Auburn Bham News
 Andy Swafford1992 WR Sr.5-11175 Troy State Bham News




 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 
 2005   5A 
 Andrew EdgeTE Sr.6-0245 1st   ASWA
 Andrew EdgeTE Sr.6-0245 HM   BN
 
 2004   5A 
 Alex CohnOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Alex CohnOL Sr. HM   BN
 Bryan ThomnerLB Sr.5-8190 HM   BN
 Bryan ThomnerLB Sr.5-8190 1st   ASWA
 
 2002   5A 
 DeAngelo RossDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 2001   5A 
 Kevin ThorntonL Sr.6-5250 1st   BN
 Kevin ThorntonOL Sr.6-5252 1st   ASWA
 Niko WhitesideRB Sr. HM   BN
 Niko WhitesideATH Sr. HM   ASWA
 Patrick TuckLB Sr. HM   BN
 
 2000   5A 
 Dexter DavisRB HM   ASWA
 Kevin ThorntonOL Jr.6-7285 1st   BN
 Kevin ThorntonOL Jr.6-7285 1st   ASWA
 Randy SmithDB Sr.6-1185 HM   ASWA
 Randy SmithDB Sr.6-1185 1st   BN
 Renza AveryLB HM   ASWA
 
 1999   5A 
 Adrian RaglandDL Sr.6-3220 1st   BN
 Adrian RaglandDL Sr.6-3220 1st   ASWA
 Ivan PeoplesDL So. HM   BN
 Kenneth AlexanderLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Kenneth AlexanderLB Sr. HM   BN
 Patrick TuckRB So. HM   BN
 Randy SmithDB Jr.6-0175 HM   ASWA
 Randy SmithDB Jr.6-0175 1st   BN
 Wesley GarmonOL Sr.6-3285 1st   BN
 Wesley GarmonOL Sr.6-3285 HM   ASWA
 
 1998   5A 
 Jeremy RobinsonOL Sr.6-1280 1st   ASWA
 Jeremy RobinsonOL Sr.6-1280 HM   BN
 Narshun SmithDL Sr.6-4300 1st   ASWA
 Narshun SmithDL Sr.6-4300 HM   BN
 Robert WilliamsRB Sr.5-11195 1st   BN
 Robert WilliamsRB Sr.5-11195 1st   ASWA
 
 1997   5A 
 Robert WilliamsRB Jr. HM   BN
 Robert WilliamsATH Jr. HN   ASWA
 
 1996   5A 
 Chad WilliamsLB Jr.6-0180 HM   ASWA
 
 1995   5A 
 Julian WilsonLB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1994   5A 
 Brad DagostinOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jamie HawkinsDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jonathan GradnerDB Jr. HM   BN
 Jonathan GradnerDB Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 1993   5A 
 D.J. DavisDB Sr.5-11185 HM   BN
 D.J. DavisDB Sr.5-11185 1st   ASWA
 Toby WalkerDB Sr.6-0180 1st   BN
 Toby WalkerWR Sr.6-0180 1st   ASWA
 
 1992   5A 
 Adrian CunninghamOL Sr.6-3260 HM   BN
 Adrian CunninghamOL Sr.6-3260 1st   ASWA
 Andy SwaffordWR Sr.5-11175 1st   BN
 Andy SwaffordDB Sr.5-11175 1st   ASWA
 Jimmy WilliamsRB Sr.5-11215 HM   ASWA
 Jimmy WilliamsRB Sr.5-11215 HM   BN
 Marcellus MostellaLB Sr.6-4220 1st   ASWA
 Marcellus MostellaLB Sr.6-4230 1st   BN
 Shane WattsWR Sr.6-3230 HM   BN
 Shane WattsTE Sr.6-3230 HM   ASWA
 
 1991   5A 
 Andy SwaffordWR Jr. HM   BN
 Jimmy WilliamsRB Jr.5-11195 1st   ASWA
 Jimmy WilliamsRB Jr.5-10185 1st   BN
 Kendrick LewisOL Sr.5-11235 1st   ASWA
 Kendrick LewisOL Sr.5-11235 HM   BN
 Marcellus MostellaDL Jr.6-4190 1st   ASWA
 Marcellus MostellaDL Jr.6-4205 1st   BN
 Percy DavisDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Ricky TillisOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Roderick ThomasLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Shane WattsTE Jr.6-3200 1st   ASWA
 
 1989   5A 
 Ben ParkerDL HM   ASWA
 Buddy WrightWR Sr.5-10170 1st   ASWA
 Buddy WrightWR Sr.5-10170 HM   BN
 Stacy HaleRB HM   ASWA
 
 1988   5A 
 Matthew PineDL HM   ASWA
 
 1987   5A 
 Bobby AveryLB Sr.6-3210 1st   BN
 Bobby AveryLB 6-3218 1st   ASWA
 
 1986   5A 
 Bobby AveryRB Jr.6-2195 1st   BN
 Gerry BensonPK Sr.5-10195 HM   ASWA
 Gerry BensonPK Sr.5-10195 1st   BN
 J.D. McDuffieOL Sr.6-4250 1st   BN
 J.D. McDuffieOL Sr.6-4260 1st   ASWA
 
 1985   5A 
 Gerry BensonPK Jr.6-0190 1st   BN
 Gerry BensonPK Jr.6-0190 1st   ASWA
 John HammondsWR 1st   ASWA
 John HammondsWR HM   BN
 Wayne KnightQB Sr. HM   BN
 Wayne KnightQB Sr. 1st   ASWA
 Zack ThorntonL HM   ASWA
 
 1984   5A 
 Gerry BensonPK So. HM   ASWA
 Scoot GuytonRB HM   BN
 Scooter GuytonRB HM   ASWA
 Spencer WilliamsLB HM   ASWA
 Wayne KnightQB Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 1982   3A 
 Brian VaughnDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Brian VaughnDL Sr. HM   BN
 Brian VaughnL HM   BPH
 
 1978   4A 
 Bubba ParsonsT Sr.6-0220 2nd   BN
 
 1976   4A 
 Ricky GoldsbyB HM   BN
 
 1974   4A 
 Anthony MillerL HM   BPH
 
 1972   4A 
 Joe RansawB HM   BPH
 Ken BakerL HM   BPH
 
 1971   4A 
 Mike ChristianE Sr.200 2nd   BN
 
 1968   4A 
 John CroyleE Sr.6-6210 1st   BN
 John CroyleE Sr.215 1st   BPH
 Kim WhittB HM   BN
 
 1967   4A 
 Bill AbstonG Sr.175 2nd   BN
 Bill AbstonG Sr.175 2nd   AP
 John CroyleE Jr.200 2nd   BPH
 John CroyleE Jr.185 2nd   AP
 John CroyleE Jr.200 HM   BN
 Wayne HumphriesC Sr.200 2nd   BN
 
 1966   4A 
 Bill AbstonG Jr.180 1st   AP
 Bill AbstonG Jr.180 2nd   BN
 Bill AbstonG Jr.180 2nd   MA
 Bill AbstonB Jr.180 HM   BPH
 Butch TumlinE Sr.185 1st   BPH
 Butch TumlinE Sr.185 2nd   MA
 Butch TumlinE Sr.185 HM   BN
 Dale HancockE 1st   MA
 Jess WrightB HM   BN
 
 1965   4A 
 Bill AbstonG Jr. HM   BN
 Bill LeeG Sr.175 HM   BN
 Danny FordE Sr.190 1st   BPH
 Danny FordE Sr.185 1st   AP
 Danny FordE Sr.190 1st   BN
 
 1964   4A 
 Danny FordE Jr.185 2nd   BPH
 Danny FordE Jr.185 HM   BN
 David BeddingfieldB Sr.189 1st   AP
 David BeddingfieldB Sr.192 1st   BN
 David BeddingfieldB Sr.189 1st   BPH
 Mike GriffinB HM   BN
 Steve ClayG HM   BN
 Tommy NoojinC HM   BN
 Wayne OwensB Sr.192 2nd   BN
 Wayne OwensB Sr.192 3rd   BPH
 Wayne StevensE HM   BN
 Wayne StevensE 3rd   BPH
 
 1963   4A 
 David BeddingfieldB Jr.182 2nd   BN
 David BeddingfieldB Jr.182 2nd   BPH
 Wayne OwensB Jr. HM   BPH
 Wayne OwensB Jr. HM   BN
 
 1962   4A 
 Ronnie BillingsleyT 2nd   BPH
 
 1961   3A 
 Chester HicksB HM   BN
 Chester HicksB HM   BPH
 Roger YanceyT Jr. HM   BPH
 Webster MadisonG HM   BPH
 
 1960   3A 
 Steve CopelandE Sr.210 1st   BN
 Steve CopelandE Sr.210 1st   ASWA
 Steve CopelandE Sr.210 2nd   MA
 Steve CopelandE Sr.210 1st   BPH
 
 1959   3A 
 Bobby RogersT Sr.220 HM   MA
 Bobby RogersT Sr.195 2nd   BPH
 Bobby RogersT Sr.220 1st   BN
 Jerry TuckerT Sr.200 1st   BPH
 Jerry TuckerT Sr.215 1st   BN
 Jerry TuckerT Sr.215 1st   MA
 
 1958   3A 
 AdamsB HM   MA
 Jack AlredG Sr.175 2nd   BPH
 Terrell WallenB Sr.200 HM   MA
 Terrell WallenE Sr.200 1st   BPH
 Terrell WallenE Sr.200 1st   BN
 
 1957   3A 
 Harry LittletonB Sr.175 1st   BPH
 Harry LittletonHB Sr.175 HM   MA
 Jerry Watford Coach 1st   BPH
 Myron HawkinsC Sr.180 HM   MA
 Myron HawkinsC Sr.180 2nd   BPH
 Myron HawkinsC Sr.180 1st   BN
 Pat WaldropT Sr.195 2nd   BN
 Terrell WallenE Jr.212 2nd   BN
 
 1954   A 
 SiniardT HM   MA
 
 1953   A 
 SnyderT HM   MA
 SnyderT 3rd   BPH
 WildmanT HM   MA
 
 1952   3A 
 Lamar WeeksT 2nd   BN
 Lawrence WeeksT 3rd   BPH
 
 1951   2A 
 Troy WatfordB 1st   BPH
 Troy WatfordB 2nd   BN
 
 1950   2A 
 Dudley ParsonsT 3rd   BPH
 Piggy WatfordB Sr.160 3rd   BN
 Piggy WatfordB 3rd   BPH
 Piggy WatfordB HM   MA
 
 1949   A 
 HeatonC HM   MA
 HeatonC HM   BNAH
 RussellE HM   MA
 
 1948   A 
 Jerry WatfordT 1st   BNAH
 Ted LowlG 3rd   BNAH
 Ted LowlG 1st   MA
 WatfordB HM   MA
 
 1947   A 
 Jodie ConnellG HM   MA
 Jodie ConnellG 2nd   BNAH
 
 1946   A 
 Jack StanfordE 2nd   BNAH
 Jack StanfordE HM   MA
 RushingT HM   MA
 
 1945   A 
 Clyde TidmoreG HM   MA
 Clyde TidmoreG Sr.170 1st   BNAH
 MitchumE HM   BNAH
 Z.N. ClinardB HM   MA
 Z.N. ClinardB Sr.180 2nd   BNAH
 
 1944   A 
 Billy JordanB 140 1st   BNAH
 ClementsE HM   BNAH
 ClinardC HM   BNAH
 Hayes McKinneyG 185 1st   BNAH
 
 1943   A 
 Buddy RoyalC 170 1st   BN
 Hayes McKinneyG 175 1st   BN
 Hayes McKinneyG HM   MA
 JohnsonB HM   BN
 RoyalC 3rd   MA
 
 1942   A 
 GriffithsB HM   MA
 Jack CrawfordT HM   MA
 Jack CrawfordT 2nd   BN
 
 1941   A 
 HillHB HM   MA
 Jack CrawfordG 2nd   MA
 Jack CrawfordG 190 1st   BNAH
 RobinsonC HM   MA
 TerryFB HM   MA
 
 1940   A 
 CashioG HM   MA
 CrawfordG HM   MA
 DanielG HM   MA
 Dub LivingstonE HM   MA
 Dub LivingstonE 2nd   BN
 Gordon TerryFB 195 1st   BN
 Gordon TerryB 1st   MA
 SiniardB HM   MA
 WeemsT HM   MA
 WeemsT HM   BN
 
 1939   A 
 AshleyB HM   BN
 BergerG HM   BN
 LockridgeC 3rd   BN
 
 1938   A 
 BraswellE HM   BN
 BridgesFB HM   BN
 Clarence HarkinsHB Sr.5-10170 1st   BN
 Clarence HarkinsHB HM   MA
 JonesG HM   BN
 LockridgeC HM   BN
 LockridgeG HM   MA
 PruittQB HM   BN
 TribbleE HM   BN
 TribbleT HM   BN
 
 1937   A 
 HarkinsHB 2nd   BN
 
 1936   A 
 GravesE HM   BN
 GravesE HM   MA
 JonesG HM   MA
 JonesG HM   BN
 Peaches LewisG 2nd   BN
 Peaches LewisG 3rd   MA
 WilkersonFB HM   MA
 WilkersonHB HM   BN
 
 1935   A 
 ConnerT HM   BN
 DavisC HM   BN
 LewisG HM   MA
 MorrisC HM   MA
 MorrisC HM   BN
 NeiderhauserG HM   BN
 
 1934   A 
 AshleyQB HM   MA
 EdgeworthE HM   MA
 Happy BridgesHB 5-9177 1st   MA
 Happy BridgesFB 170 1st   BN
 ListerT HM   MA
 MorrisC HM   MA
 
 1933   A 
 Happy BridgesHB 170 2nd   BAH
 
 1932   A 
 Leo SiniardG 2nd   BAH
 
 1931   A 
 HutchinsG 2nd   BAH
 
 1930   A 
 DunnT 2nd   BAH
 GriffithsQB 1st   BAH
 
 1926   A 
 FreemanG HM   MA



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