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Alabama High School Football Players


 
 Johnny Gunnels
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1971 4A B HM  BN
1972 4A B 1st  BN
1972 4A B 1st  BPH

 Awards
 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1972  Super All-State B Sr.  Bham News
 1972  All-Star Game DB Sr.  
  
   
  Born: 
  High School: Banks
  Position: Defensive Back
  Height/Weight: 6'0" / 178
  Senior Season: 1972
  College: Alabama
 
 


 High School Bio:

            Gunnels gained 1,300 yards rushing his senior season at Banks in leading the team to a state championship. Played back on the varsity football team three years and served as captain of his team. Earned All-City, All-Metro, All-State, Super All-State, All-South, All-American Honorable Mention Team honors, and named Touchdown Clubs Most Valuable Player last season.





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