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Alabama High School Football All State Team

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1985  Birmingham News  5A  All-State Team

The following players were selected for the 1985 5A All-State football team. First team players are listed by position, name, school, height, weight and class. Honorable mention selections are listed by name, school and class.

Birmingham News  *  First Team Offense 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Milton Veal Midfield QB  Sr.6-1 190
 Johnny Powell Greenville RB  Sr.5-11 180
 Eli Gaines Dora RB  Jr.5-10 185
 Shay Oliver Curry RB  Sr.6-1 195
 Thomas Holmes Midfield WR  Jr.6-4 185
 Craig Sanderson Hamilton WR  Jr.5-11 180
 Craig Napier Colbert County OL  Sr.6-0 290
 Byron Holbrooks Haleyville OL  Sr.6-4 280
 Matt Thornton Walter Wellborn OL  Sr.6-4 260
 Keith McNaughton Greenville OL  Sr.6-2 235
 Terrell Chatman Childersburg OL  Sr.6-6 280
 Gerry Benson Gadsden PK  Jr.6-0 190
Birmingham News  *  First Team Defense 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Lee Weaver Cullman DB  Sr.6-3 190
 Billy Robinson Dora DB  Sr.6-0 185
 Eric Ramsey Homewood DB  Sr.6-1 175
 Frederick Goodwin Colbert County LB  Sr.6-1 175
 Blake Israel Hartselle LB  Sr.6-1 205
 Alfred Reeves Eufaula LB  Sr.6-2 205
 Harold Taylor Midfield LB  Sr.6-1 190
 Charlie Abrams Demopolis DL  Sr.6-4 220
 Desmond Bates Colbert County DL  Sr.6-3 260
 Willie Wyatt Gardendale DL  Sr.6-1 248
 Shane Youngblood Cullman DL  Sr.5-8 180
 Jon Gant Dora P  Sr.6-1 185
Birmingham News  *  Honorable Mention Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Gary Hollingsworth Hamilton QB  Sr.
 Britt Haas Fort Payne QB  
 Sammy Bishop Bibb County QB  
 Wayne Knight Gadsden QB  Sr.
 Willie Mullins Opp RB  
 Steve Harkness Scottsboro RB  
 Ed Thornton Homewood RB  
 Kerry Valrie Robertsdale RB  Jr.
 Alfred Hall Walter Wellborn WR  
 John Hammonds Gadsden WR  
 William Weaver Arab WR  
 Steve Webb Holt OL  Jr.
 Chris Luckie Greenville OL  Sr.
 Chris Reebals Homewood OL  Sr.5-10 165
 Preston Brooks Gardendale OL  
 Jeff Gibbs Arab OL  
 Hollis Powers Athens OL  
 Maury Orr Hartselle DB  
 Lorenzo Ward Greensboro DB  
 Don Skipper Homewood DB  
 Tony Jeffers Pelham DB  
 Steve Ramer Monroe County LB  Jr.
 James Davis Chilton County LB  
 Joe Kelly Leeds LB  

Some records may be incomplete. We have chosen to publish this information in hopes our visitors will participate in assisting us to complete every school.
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BAH  - Birmingham Age-Herald
BNAH  - Birmingham News Age-Herald
MAJ  - Montgomery Advertiser-Journal
BN  - Birmingham News
BPH  - Birmingham Post-Herald
MA  - Montgomery Advertiser
ASWA  - Alabama Sports Writers Association
ACSA  -  Alabama Christian School Association

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.