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Russellville All Star Players and Awards


Russellville Golden Tigers
Russellville High School

P.O. Box 730 Russellville, AL 35653
Stadium: Tigers Stadium
Colors: Vegas Gold, Black & White
Coach: John Ritter
Region: 5A-R8
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Chuckie Mullins1987 DB Sr.6-0175 Ole Miss 
 Cedric Gholston1992 WR Sr.6-3190  
 Colin Sears1995 OL Sr.6-4280 Auburn 
 Tony Bonds2000 OL Sr.6-4288 Ole Miss 
 Kevin Sears2001 DB Sr.6-5220 Auburn 
 Taz Tillery2006 OL Sr.6-2280  
 Mike Abernathy2007 FB Sr.5-11235  
 Brent Calloway2010 DE/LB Sr.6-3225 Alabama 
 
 All American 
 Colin Sears1995 L Sr.6-4280 Auburn Parade
 Aaron Sears2002 OL Sr.6-4311 Tennessee U.S. Army
 Brent Calloway2010 RB Sr.6-1210 Alabama U.S. Army
 
 All Southern 
 Colin Sears1995 OL Sr.6-4280 Auburn Orlando Sentinel
 Brent Calloway2010 RB Sr.6-1210 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Joe Thomas1950 HB Sr.  
 Jack Cox1950 C Sr.  
 J.D. Robinson1954 T Sr.  
 J.D. Robinson1954 T Sr.200 Mississippi State 
 Burns Saint1955 G Sr.5-9165  
 Shelton Prince1957 QB Sr.6-1160 Itawamba Jr. College 
 James Stone1961 T Sr.6-0215  
 Bobby Vaughn1963 HB Sr.5-8170  
 Gaylon Portwood1966 G Sr.6-1183 Florence State 
 Terry Pounders1967 RB Sr.5-7145 Florence State 
 Joey Watson1968 E Sr.6-2185  
 William Bonds1969 E Sr.6-2210 Western Kentucky 
 Mike Massingill1969 HB Sr.6-1170 Auburn 
 David Willis1970 DE Sr.5-11185 Northwest Mississippi 
 Jerry Young1978 DE Sr.6-7215 Memphis State 
 Leslie Fergeson1981 S Sr.6-1190 Jacksonville State 
 Don Wilson1983 DB Sr.  
 Matt Kidd2001 DL Sr.  
 Matt Crum2001 OL Sr.6-3270  
 Terrell Groce2002 DB Sr.5-11185  
 Justin Williams2002 WR Sr.6-2195  
 Josh Tompkins2002 DE Sr.6-3218  
 Jake Tompkins2002 QB Sr.6-2207  
 Durrell Fuqua2002 RB Sr.5-10175  
 Reggie Hubbard2003 WR Sr.6-2180  
 Jeremy Helms2004 QB Sr.6-0180  
 Taz Tillery2005 OL Sr.6-3260  
 Ryan Romans2009 DB Sr.  
 Darrian Graham2010 LB Sr.6-2210  
 Jose Betancourt2011 K Sr.5-9160  
 Bud Coleman2012 DB Sr.5-10200  
 Jacob Hamilton2014 LB Sr.6-1215  
 Cameron DeArman2015 LB Sr.6-0195  
 Austin Bohannon2015 DL Sr.6-4240  
 
 Back of Year 
 Mike Massingill1969 RB Sr.6-1170 Auburn Bham Post-Herald
 
 5A Back of the Year 
 Brent Calloway2010 RB Sr.6-1210 Alabama ASWA
 
 5A Lineman of the Year 
 Aaron Sears2002 OL Sr.6-4311 Tennessee ASWA
 
 5A Player of the Year 
 Chad Sears1994 QB Sr.6-2175 North Alabama ASWA
 Colin Sears1995 OL Sr.6-4280 Auburn Gatorade
 
 Super 12 
 Chad Sears1994 QB Sr.6-2175 North Alabama ASWA
 Colin Sears1995 OL Sr.6-4280 Auburn ASWA
 Aaron Sears2002 OL Sr.6-4311 Tennessee ASWA
 Jake Tompkins2002 QB Sr.6-2210 UAB ASWA
 Brent Calloway2010 RB Sr.6-1210 Alabama ASWA
 
 Super All-State 
 Marcus Hill.1994 WR Sr.6-7180  Bham News
 Colin Sears1995 OL Sr.6-4280 Auburn Bham News
 Aaron Sears2001 OL Jr.6-4290 Tennessee Bham News
 Aaron Sears2002 OL Sr.6-4311 Tennessee Bham News




 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 
 2019   5A 
 Angel MorenoDL Jr. 5-11250 2nd   ASWA
 Brooks ScottLB Jr. 6-1205 2nd   ASWA
 Edgar AmayaOL Jr. 6-3290 HM   ASWA
 
 2018   5A 
 Devin BuckhalterWR Sr. 6-1190 2nd   ASWA
 Will RushingOL Sr. 6-0205 HM   ASWA
 Zaye BoydRB Sr. 6-1210 1st   ASWA
 
 2017   5A 
 Bernard PhinizeeATH Sr. 5-8180 2nd   ASWA
 
 2016   5A 
 Austin StidhamOL Sr. 6-5260 1st   ASWA
 Colin GarrisonDB Sr. 5-10160 2nd   ASWA
 Landon EzzellLB Jr. 6-2205 2nd   ASWA
 Payton NicholsQB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2015   5A 
 Austin StidhamOL Jr.6-5250 1st   ASWA
 Deyon HillRB Sr.6-0210 2nd   ASWA
 Jaquorius JohnsonDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Marvin BetancourtK Jr.5-9160 2nd   ASWA
 
 2013   5A 
 Clay McNattP Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2010   5A 
 Brent CallowayRB Sr.6-3215 1st   ASWA
 Daniel HollimonOL Sr.6-3251 1st   ASWA
 Darrian GrahamDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Robert TerrellLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2009   5A 
 Aaron HollingsworthDL Sr.6-2235 1st   ASWA
 Brent CallowayLB Jr.6-3175 1st   ASWA
 Jessie GreenLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Justin EsquivelOL Sr.6-0240 1st   ASWA
 Ryan RomansDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2008   5A 
 Jessie GreenLB So. HM   ASWA
 Mason WillisTE Jr.6-2187 1st   ASWA
 Nathan McAlisterWR Sr. HM   ASWA
 Stratt ByarsOL Sr.6-4285 1st   ASWA
 
 2007   5A 
 Byron BeanOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Caleb MitchellDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Kory SuggsLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Michael AbernathyRB Sr.6-0227 1st   ASWA
 
 2006   5A 
 Caleb MitchellDB Jr.6-1180 HM   BN
 Caleb MitchellDB Jr.6-1180 1st   ASWA
 Michael AbernathyRB Jr.6-1251 HM   BN
 Michael AbernathyRB Jr.6-1251 1st   ASWA
 Taz TilleryOL Sr.6-2280 1st   ASWA
 Taz TilleryOL Sr.6-2290 1st   BN
 Taz TilleryOL Sr.6-2280 1st   ASWA
 
 2005   5A 
 Jeremy HelmsQB Sr.6-2195 HM   BN
 Jeremy HelmsQB Sr.6-2195 1st   ASWA
 Kory SuggsLB So. HM   BN
 Kory SuggsLB So. HM   ASWA
 Michael AbernathyRB So. HM   BN
 Michael AbernathyRB So. HM   ASWA
 Rodney SuggsATH Sr.6-1180 1st   BN
 
 2004   5A 
 Jeremy HelmsQB Jr.6-0179 1st   BN
 Jeremy HelmsQB Jr.6-0179 1st   ASWA
 Jerrell NeSmithWR Sr. HM   BN
 Maurice McCullochWR Sr. HM   ASWA
 Maurice McCullochRB Sr. HM   BN
 Michael AbernathyATH Fr. HM   ASWA
 Tone SuggsDB Jr. HM   BN
 Tone SuggsDB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Torrey GroceOL Sr.6-2260 1st   ASWA
 Torrey GroceOL Sr. HM   BN
 
 2003   5A 
 Aaron JonesDL Sr.6-0240 1st   ASWA
 Aaron JonesDL Sr.6-0240 1st   BN
 Brandon SuggsDL Sr. HM   BN
 Canaan FarnsLB Sr. HM   BN
 John WattsOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Maurice McCullochATH Jr.5-10170 1st   BN
 Maurice McCullochATH Jr. 1st   ASWA
 Reggie HubbardWR Sr. HM   ASWA
 Reggie HubbardWR Sr. HM   BN
 
 2002   5A 
 Aaron SearsOL Sr.6-4311 1st   BN
 Aaron SearsOL Sr.6-4311 1st   ASWA
 Deurrell FuquaRB Sr.5-11180 1st   BN
 Jake TompkinsQB Sr.6-2210 1st   ASWA
 Jake TompkinsATH Sr.6-2210 1st   BN
 John WattsOL Jr. HM   BN
 Josh TompkinsDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Josh TompkinsDL Sr. HM   BN
 Justin WilliamsTE Sr. HM   BN
 Terrel GroceDB Sr.5-11185 HM   ASWA
 Terrel GroceDB Sr.5-11185 1st   BN
 
 2001   5A 
 Aaron SearsOL Jr.6-4290 1st   ASWA
 Aaron SearsL Jr.6-4290 1st   BN
 Elliott BishopPK HM   ASWA
 Jake TompkinsQB Jr.6-2202 1st   ASWA
 Jake TompkinsQB Jr.6-2205 1st   BN
 Justin WilliamsWR Jr. HM   BN
 Kevin SearsDB Sr.6-5220 1st   ASWA
 Kevin SearsDB Sr.6-4218 1st   BN
 
 2000   5A 
 Aaron SearsOL So. HM   ASWA
 Jake TompkinsQB So. HM   BN
 Jake TompkinsQB So. HM   ASWA
 Justin FoustOL Sr. HM   BN
 Kevin SearsDB Jr. HM   BN
 Tony BondsDL Sr.6-4288 1st   BN
 Tony BondsDL Sr.6-4288 HM   ASWA
 Tyler VincentP Sr. HM   ASWA
 Tyler VincentWR Sr. HM   BN
 
 1999   5A 
 Oscar BondsRB Sr. HM   BN
 Oscar BondsRB Sr. 1st   ASWA
 Tony BondsDL Jr. HM   BN
 Tony BondsDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 1998   5A 
 Oscar BondsRB Jr. HM   BN
 
 1995   5A 
 Colin SearsOL Sr.6-4280 1st   ASWA
 Colin SearsOL Sr.6-4280 1st   BN
 
 1994   5A 
 Chad SearsQB Sr.6-2175 HM   BN
 Chad SearsQB Sr.6-2175 1st   ASWA
 Charles HamiltonRB Sr.5-9185 1st   ASWA
 Charles HamiltonRB Sr.5-9185 HM   BN
 Colin SearsOL Jr.6-4260 1st   BN
 Colin SearsOL Jr.6-4260 HM   ASWA
 Corey BeanLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Corey SearsLB Sr. HM   BN
 Marcus Hill.WR Sr.6-4180 1st   BN
 Marcus Hill.WR Sr.6-3180 1st   ASWA
 Matt SpurginP Sr. HM   ASWA
 Matt SpurginP Sr. HM   BN
 Rick ItterOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 1993   5A 
 Brain PaceDB Sr.6-2185 HM   ASWA
 Steward MayfieldDL Sr.6-3225 1st   ASWA
 Stuart MayfieldLB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1992   5A 
 Cedric GholstonWR Sr.6-3180 1st   BN
 Cerdic GholstonWR Sr.6-3180 1st   ASWA
 Charles HoganQB Sr.5-10180 HM   ASWA
 Chris TaylorDL Sr.6-2250 1st   ASWA
 Chris TaylorDL Sr.6-2250 HM   BN
 Don CoxCoach 1st   ASWA
 Mitch SpillersLB Sr.6-1200 1st   ASWA
 
 1989   5A 
 Ashley StanfordLB Sr.6-3225 HM   BN
 Ashley StanfordLB Sr.6-3225 1st   ASWA
 Jon VernonOL Sr.6-6235 1st   BN
 Jon VernonOL Sr.6-6235 HM   ASWA
 Shane HolcombTE HM   ASWA
 
 1988   5A 
 Darryl GreenRB Sr.5-9175 HM   BN
 Darryl GreenRB Sr.5-9175 1st   ASWA
 Steve HollingsworthDL Sr.5-10165 1st   ASWA
 Steve HollingsworthDL Sr.5-10165 1st   BN
 
 1987   5A 
 Armand WhiteRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Armand WhiteRB Sr. HM   BN
 Chucky MullinsDB Sr.6-0175 1st   ASWA
 Chucky MullinsDB Sr.6-0175 HM   BN
 Derrick WashingtonLB HM   ASWA
 Terry PrinceDB HM   ASWA
 Thomas BeardenOL Sr. HM   BN
 Thomas BeardenOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Wade SummeralOL Sr.6-2268 1st   ASWA
 Wade SummeralOL Sr.6-2200 1st   BN
 
 1986   5A 
 Michael JacksonDB Sr.6-0185 1st   ASWA
 Michael JacksonDB Sr.6-0185 1st   BN
 Olive PilgrimOL Sr.6-3260 HM   BN
 Olive PilgrimOL Sr.6-3260 1st   ASWA
 
 1985   5A 
 Barry WinsteadL HM   ASWA
 
 1984   5A 
 Bill SmithP Sr.6-1210 1st   BN
 Bill SmithP Sr.6-1210 1st   ASWA
 Jeff BowlingOL Sr.6-3250 1st   ASWA
 Jeff BowlingOL Sr.6-3250 1st   BN
 Joey MastersonRB HM   BN
 Joey MathersonRB HM   ASWA
 Kelly HarrisDB Sr.6-3180 1st   BN
 Kelly HarrisDB Sr.6-3180 HM   ASWA
 Rodney SmithOL HM   BN
 Rodney SmithOL HM   ASWA
 
 1983   3A 
 Bill SmithK Jr. HM   ASWA
 Don WilsonDB Sr.6-2185 1st   BN
 Don WIlsonDB Sr.6-2185 HM   ASWA
 James SneedDL HM   BN
 Joey BrownOL HM   BN
 
 1981   3A 
 Billy WittE Sr.210 2nd   BN
 Leslie FergesonQB Sr.190 2nd   BN
 
 1977   3A 
 Gerald RicketsG Sr.5-10210 1st   BN
 Mark BragwellLB Jr.6-5210 1st   BPH
 
 1976   3A 
 Gerald RicketsG Jr. HM   BN
 
 1975   3A 
 Larry Smith.QB HM   BPH
 
 1974   1A/2A 
 Tad BeddingfieldG Sr.215 1st   BN
 
 1972   3A 
 Joe BensonT HM   BN
 Joe BensonG/C HM   BN
 
 1971   3A 
 Ricky KirkpatrickC HM   BN
 
 1970   3A 
 David WillisT Sr.5-11195 1st   BN
 
 1969   3A 
 Danny CreekmoreL HM   BPH
 David WillisL HM   BPH
 Donald JacksonB HM   BPH
 Jimbo BondsE Sr.200 2nd   BN
 Jimbo BondsE Sr.200 2nd   AP
 Mike MassengillB Sr.6-1185 2nd   AP
 Mike MassengillB Sr.6-1185 1st   BN
 Mike MassengillB Sr.6-1170 1st   BPH
 William BondE Sr.200 2nd   BPH
 
 1968   3A 
 Charles BadgettC HM   BN
 Doug AllenG Sr.195 1st   BN
 Jeff FullerB Sr.175 1st   BN
 Jeff FullerHB Sr.175 1st   BPH
 Joey WatsonQB Sr.175 2nd   BPH
 
 1967   3A 
 Danny DotyG HM   BN
 Jeff FullerB HM   BN
 Jeff FullerB HM   AP
 Terry PoundersB Sr.140 1st   BN
 Terry PoundersB Sr.140 1st   AP
 Terry PoundersB Sr.145 1st   BPH
 
 1966   3A 
 Bill JacksonT Sr.256 2nd   BPH
 Bill JacksonT Sr.256 HM   BN
 Gaylon PortwoodT Sr. HM   BN
 Mark MasingillE Sr.165 2nd   BN
 Terry PoundersB Jr. HM   BN
 
 1965   3A 
 Tommy BendallE HM   BN
 
 1964   3A 
 Billy JacksonT HM   BPH
 Danny PickettB HM   AP
 Niles SmithG Sr.192 1st   BPH
 Niles SmithG Sr.192 1st   AP
 Niles SmithG Sr.192 2nd   BN
 Ronnie SomaB Sr.187 HM   AP
 Ronnie SomaB Sr.187 HM   BN
 Ronnie SomaB Sr.187 2nd   BPH
 Tim NorrisB HM   AP
 Tim NorrisB HM   BN
 Tim NorrisB HM   BPH
 
 1963   3A 
 Bobby VaughnB HM   BPH
 
 1962   3A 
 Bobby VaughnB HM   BPH
 
 1961   3A 
 Elmer MurrayB 2nd   BPH
 Harold MillerB HM   BPH
 James StoneT Sr.210 1st   BN
 James StoneT Sr.210 1st   BPH
 James StoneT Sr.210 1st   ASWA
 
 1960   3A 
 Dossie HutchinsB Sr.175 1st   BPH
 Dossie HutchinsB Sr.175 2nd   ASWA
 Dossie HutchinsB Sr.175 2nd   BN
 Jimmy BishopT HM   BN
 
 1959   2A 
 Dossie HutchensB Jr.175 HM   BN
 Dossie HutchensB Sr.175 2nd   BPH
 Fred BoltonG HM   BN
 HowaterG HM   MA
 Wallace JamesE HM   MA
 Wallace JamesE HM   BN
 
 1956   2A 
 Jimmy JacksonE Sr.185 1st   BPH
 Joe WalkerT 2nd   BN
 
 1955   2A 
 Burns SaintG 1st   BN
 
 1954   2A 
 JacksonE HM   BPH
 
 1953   2A 
 LawlerG 2nd   BPH
 
 1951   1A 
 Tony BiancoB 2nd   BPH
 
 1950   A 
 Joe ThomasB HM   MA
 Joe ThomasB 1st   BN
 Joe ThomasB 2nd   BPH
 
 1940   A 
 BowenQB HM   BN
 HargettE HM   BN
 RichersonT 3rd   BN
 SheddFB HM   BN
 
 1939   A 
 TubbsG HM   BN
 
 1936   A 
 GrayE HM   BN
 GrayE HM   MA
 RichardsonT HM   MA
 
 1923   A 
 HallQB 1st   BAH



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