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

Grissom All Star Players and Awards

Grissom Tigers
Virgil I. Grissom High School

1001 Haysland Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35802
Stadium: Milton Frank Stadium
Colors: Orange & Brown
Coach: Chip English
Region: 7A-R4
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Joe Sumral2000 DB Sr.6-2205 Kentucky 
 Jason Bosley2003 OL Sr.6-4280 Auburn 
 All American 
 Foster Christy1975 QB Sr.6-2197 Auburn Coach & Athlete
 Hardy Walker1980 T Sr.6-4270 Alabama Adidas
 Hardy Walker1980 L Sr.6-4270 Alabama Parade
 Jayson Swain2002 WR Sr.6-1205 Tennessee U.S. Army
 All Southern 
 Hardy Walker1980 T Sr.6-4270 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Greg Phillips1971 LB Sr.6-2210 Tennessee 
 Frank Digesu1973 FL Sr.5-10185 Auburn 
 Foster Christy1975 QB Sr.6-2197 Auburn 
 Steve Cash1976 LB/FB Sr.6-1207 Alabama 
 Hardy Walker1980 T Sr.6-4285 Alabama 
 Tyler Weaver2000 QB Sr.5-8160  
 Roy Mitros2000 DE Sr.6-2228  
 Haneef Haqq2000 RB Sr.6-0215  
 Chad Kemp2000 RB Sr.5-10195  
 C.J. Powell2001 Sr.6-0250  
 Jarren Humphrey2002 DE Sr.6-2205  
 Reed Anderson 2007 OL Sr.6-0255  
 Super 12 
 Jayson Swain2000 WR So.6-2200 Tennessee 
 Jayson Swain2002 WR Sr.6-1205 Tennessee ASWA
 Super All-State 
 Jayson Swain2000 WR So.6-2200 Tennessee Bham News
 Jayson Swain2002 WR Sr.6-2200 Tennessee Bham News

 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 2019   7A 
 Kahlil SaundersDL Jr. 6-5275 2nd   ASWA
 2018   7A 
 Jerwuan ThomasATH Sr. 5-11170 1st   ASWA
 Mel DantzlerRB Sr. 5-10205 HM   ASWA
 2017   7A 
 Mel DantzlerRB Jr. HM   ASWA
 2012   6A 
 Thomas HillATH Sr.5-11180 1st   ASWA
 2006   6A 
 Nathan BurrowOL Sr.6-5305 1st   ASWA
 Nathan BurrowOL Sr.6-5305 HM   BN
 2005   6A 
 Chandler BrooksPK Jr. HM   BN
 2003   6A 
 Davis ManningQB Sr. HM   BN
 Jason BosleyOL Sr. 1st   ASWA
 Jason BosleyOL Sr. HM   BN
 2002   6A 
 Adam ElmoreLB Sr.6-2215 HM   ASWA
 Adam ElmoreLB Sr. HM   BN
 Andrew BlackOL Sr.6-5305 1st   ASWA
 Andrew BlackOL Sr. HM   BN
 Jarren HumphreyDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jarren HumphreyDL Sr. HM   BN
 Jayson SwainWR Sr.6-2200 1st   BN
 Jayson SwainWR Sr.6-2205 1st   ASWA
 2001   6A 
 Adam ElmoreLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Andrew WilsonPK HM   ASWA
 C.J. PowellOL Sr. HM   BN
 Jayson SwainWR Jr. HM   ASWA
 Jayson SwainWR Jr. HM   BN
 2000   6A 
 Jayson SwainWR So.6-2200 1st   ASWA
 Jayson SwainWR So.6-2200 1st   BN
 Jon SumrallDB Sr.6-2210 1st   ASWA
 Jon SumrallDB Sr.6-2210 HM   BN
 Roy MitrosLB Sr.6-2225 HM   BN
 Roy MitrosATH Sr.6-2225 1st   ASWA
 Tyler WeaverQB Sr. HM   BN
 Tyler WeaverQB Sr. HM   ASWA
 1999   6A 
 Jayson SwainWR Fr. HM   ASWA
 Jon SumrallDB Jr. HM   BN
 Jon SumrallDB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Ray MitrosLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Roy MilsosLB Jr. HM   BN
 1995   6A 
 Jay MorrisRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 1991   6A 
 Brian BofenkampRB Sr. HM   BN
 1988   6A 
 Jason SmithP HM   ASWA
 Steve DerissoLB Sr.6-4218 HM   BN
 Steve DerissoLB Sr.6-4218 1st   ASWA
 1985   6A 
 Jeff HillB HM   ASWA
 Jeff HillRB HM   BN
 1984   6A 
 Jeff HillRB HM   ASWA
 Tommy KellerDB Sr.6-3190 1st   ASWA
 Tommy KellerDB Sr.6-3190 1st   BN
 1983   4A 
 John LutzOL HM   ASWA
 1981   4A 
 Scott TilleryB HM   BN
 1980   4A 
 Hardy WalkerL Sr.6-4270 1st   BN
 1976   4A 
 Steve CashC Sr.6-1206 HM   BN
 Steve CashLB Sr.6-1196 1st   BPH
 1975   4A 
 Foster ChristyQB Sr.6-2195 HM   BPH
 Foster ChristyQB Sr.6-2195 HM   BN
 Tim StowersC Sr.6-2215 HM   BN
 Tim StowersLB Sr.6-2215 HM   BPH
 1974   4A 
 Bo EmersonB HM   BPH
 Foster ChristyB HM   BPH
 1973   4A 
 Frank DigesuE Sr.165 1st   BPH
 Frank DigesuE Sr.5-10185 2nd   BN
 1971   4A 
 Greg PhillipsE Sr.6-2208 1st   BN
 Greg PhillipsLB Sr.208 1st   BPH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1970 Monroe Academy won the first championship in the A.I.S.A. by defeating Lowndes Academy 6-0.