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Alabama High School Football Players


 
 Johnny Payne
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1964 3A C 1st  AP
1964 3A C 1st  BPH
1964 3A C 1st  BN

 Awards
 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1964  All American C Sr.  Coach & Athlete
 1964  All-Star Game MG Sr.  
  
   
  Born: 
  High School: Hamilton
  Position: Middle Guard
  Height/Weight: 6'2" / 205
  Senior Season: 1964
  College: 
 
 


 High School Bio:

            Payne played four years of varsity football and captioned his squad. He was All-Conference, All-State, All-America. He was also a track man.





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Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.