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20 Texans on Sports Illustrated High School All-American Football Team

Sports Illustrated Announced their High School All-American Football Team and several of the offensive specialty positions we awarded to Texas high school football players.

FIRST TEAM
Offense
QB Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Ohio)
Missouri commit set the national prep record for career passing yards (18,520) and TDs (213).

Sports Illustrated's 2011 High School All-Americas

RB Johnathan Gray, Sr., Aledo (Texas)
Prolific runner compiled 10,908 career rushing yards and 205 TDs, the latter a national record.

RB Trey Williams, Sr., Dekaney (Texas)
The lightning-quick tailback amassed 3,890 yards and 48 touchdowns en route to a state title.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Sr., Hillcrest (Mo.)
The nation’s top recruit finished his career with 6,447 receiving yards, a new national record.

WR Quinshad Davis, Sr., Gaffney (S.C.)
The senior collected 2,009 receiving yards and 25 TDs while maintaining a 4.1 GPA.

TE Griffin Gilbert, Sr., Lake Travis (Texas)
TCU commit made 17 TD catches to lead Cavaliers to an unprecedented fifth straight state title.

OL D.J. Humphries, Sr. Mallard Creek (N.C.)
Florida-bound lineman paved way for an offense that tallied more than 5,000 yards in ’11.

OL John Theus, Sr., Bolles (Fla.)
The 6-6, 295-pounder provided time for a Bolles School offense that averaged 38.4 points.

OL Jay Guillermo, Sr., Maryville (Tenn.)
Future Clemson center bolstered a line that captured back-to-back Tenn. Class 6A crowns.

OL Kyle Kalis, Sr., St. Edward (Ohio)
The son of former Vikings’ tackle Todd Kalis helped St. Edward to a 23-4 mark since ’10.

OL Zach Banner, Sr., Lakes (Wash.)
Lakers’ offensive tackle opened holes for a unit that averaged 220.8 rushing yards per game.

Defense
DE Noah Spence, Sr., Bishop McDevitt (Pa.)
Five-star pass-rusher notched 108 tackles, 12.5 sacks and three blocked punts and a safety.

DT Eddie Goldman, Sr., Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)
The 6-4, 307-pounder recorded 38 tackles, 15 sacks and five forced fumbles in senior effort.

DT Aziz Shittu, Sr., Buhach Colony (Calif.)
The senior stalwart recorded 89 tackles and six sacks in leading the Thunder to a 12-1 record.

DE Darius Hamilton, Sr., Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
The dominant force on the nation’s best defense had 72 tackles, 21 sacks and one INT.

LB Reggie Ragland, Sr., Bob Jones (Ala.)
‘Bama-bound linebacker accumulated 97 tackles -- 22 for loss -- and six sacks in 2011.

LB Dillon Lee, Sr., Buford (Ga.)
Hard-hitting prospect anchored a Wolves unit that allowed a meager 7.3 points per game.

LB Eric Striker, Sr., Armwood (Fla.)
The Oklahoma-bound linebacker spearheaded a Hawks’ D that registered six shutouts.

CB Tracy Howard, Sr., Miramar (Fla.)
The lockdown corner corralled six interceptions en route to a Class 8A state title game berth.

S Landon Colllins, Sr., Dutchtown (La.)
Blue-chip prospect hauled in four interceptions and two pick-sixes for 10-1 Dutchtown.

S Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sr., Lowndes (Ga.)
The five-star athlete blanketed the field, tallying 105 tackles and three interceptions.

CB Ronald Darby, Sr., Potomac (Md.).
Darby powered a Wolverines’ secondary that posted four shutouts and allowed 82 points.

Special Teams
K Adam Griffith, Sr., Calhoun (Ga.)
The Crimson Tide commit kicked the game-winning OT field goal in Georgia Class 2A final.

P Devon Bell, Sr. Warren Central (Miss.)
Bell punted 46 times for 1,922 yards as a senior, 14 of them downed inside the 20.

R Davonte Neal, Sr., Chaparral (Ariz.)
The 5-10 sparkplug returned three kickoffs and two punts for TDs in sensational season.

AP Stefon Diggs, Sr., Good Counsel (Md.)
The dynamic playmaker totaled 1,443 all-purpose yards, 13 TDs, 32 tackles and 4 INTs.

SECOND TEAM
Offense
QB Jameis Winston, Sr., Hueytown (Ala.)
RB Rushel Shell, Sr., Hopewell (Pa.)
RB T.J. Yeldon, Sr., Daphne (Ala.)
WR Deontay Greenberry, Sr., Union (Calif.)
WR Gehrig Deiter Sr., Washington (Ind.)
TE Devin Funchess, Sr., Harrison (Mich.)
OL Andrus Peat, Sr., Corona del Sol (Ariz.)
OL Max Tuerk, Sr., Santa Margarita (Calif.)
OL Mike Matthews, Sr., Elkins (Texas)
OL Kennedy Estelle, Sr., Dawson (Texas)

OL Arik Armstead, Sr., Pleasant Grove (Calif.)

Defense
DE Mario Edwards, Sr., Denton Ryan (Texas)
DT Sheldon Day, Sr., Warren Central (Ind.)
DT Tommy Shutt, Sr., Glenbard West (Ill.)
DE Adolphus Washington, Sr., Taft (Ohio)
LB Ukeme Eligwe, Sr., Stone Mountain (Ga.)
LB Keith Brown, Sr., Miami Norland (Fla.)
LB Kwontie Moore, Sr., Norfolk Christian (Va.)
CB Yuri Wright, Sr., Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
S Shaq Thompson, Sr., Grant (Calif.)
S De'Van Bogard, Sr., Glenville (Ohio)
CB Geno Smith, Sr., St. Piux X (Ala.)

Special Teams
K Ross Martin, Sr., Walsh Jesuit (Fla.)
P Colby Cooke, Sr., Goochland (Va.)
R Cyrus Jones, Sr., Gilman School (Md.)
AP Dashon Hunt, Sr., Westlake (Calif.)

HONORABLE MENTION

QB Anthony Alford, Petal (Miss.); Max Browne, Skyline (Wash.); Joey Copeland, Gaffney (S.C.); Devin Fuller, Old Tappan (N.J.); Kenny Hill, Carroll (Texas); Gunner Kiel, Columbus East (Ind.); Zach Kline, San Ramon Valley (Calif.); Fredi Knighten, Pulaski Academy (Ark.); Patton Robinette, Maryville (Tenn.); Patrick Towles, Highlands (Ky.); Tanner Trosin, Folsom (Calif.)

RB Dalyn Dawkins, Trinity (Ky.); Duke Johnson, Miami Norland (Fla.); Brian Kimbrow, Memphis East (Tenn.); Joel Kimpela, Euless Trinity (Texas); Steven Long, Lake Oswego (Ore.); Keith Marshall, Millbrook (N.C.); Barry Sanders Jr., Heritage Hall (Okla.);Ryan Switzer, George Washington (W.Va.); Shaquille Powell, Bishop Gorman (Nev.); Joseph Sadler, Devine (Texas); Kelvin Taylor, Glades Day (Fla.); Joseph Yearby, Miami Central (Fla.)

WR Chris Black, First Coast (Fla.); Akia Booker, Byrnes (S.C.); Derrick Griffin, Rosenberg Terry (Texas); Cayleb Jones, Austin (Texas); Andre McDonald, Hopkins (Minn.); James Quick, Trinity (Ky.); Andrew Rodriguez, Allen (Texas); Shaq Roland, Lexington (S.C.); Sterling Shepard, Heritage Hall (Okla.); Bryce Treggs, St. John Bosco (Calif.)

TE Pharoah Brown, Brush (Ohio); Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, Whitney (Calif.); Kurt Freitag, Buford (Ga.); Justin Meredith, T.L. Hanna (S.C.); Taylor McNamara, Westview (Calif.); Ricky Parks, Callaway (Ala.); Sean Price, North Marion (Fla.); Kent Taylor, Land O'Lakes (Fla.); Blake Thomas, St. Ignatius (Ohio); Colin Thompson, Archbishop Wood (Pa.)

OL Vadal Alexander, Buford (Ga.); Brandyn Cook, St. Xavier (Ohio); Jordan Diamond, Simeon (Ill.); Mike Madaras, Our Lady of Good Counsel (Md.); Kyle Murphy, San Clemente (Calif.); Curtis Riser, DeSoto (Texas); Ronnie Stanley, Bishop Gorman (Nev.); Frank Taylor, Archbishop Wood (Pa.); Dan Voltz, Barrington (Ill.); Michael Wilson, Aledo (Texas)

DL Ryan Anderson, Daphne (Ala.); Malcom Brown, Brenham (Texas); Jonathan Bullard, Crest (N.C.); Allen Covington, Armwood (Fla.); Devonte Fields, Martin (Texas); Dante Fowler Jr., Lakewood (Fla.); Eli Harold, Ocean Lakes (Va.); Michael Moore, DeMatha (Md.); Mario Ojemudia, Harrison (Mich.); Channing Ward, Aberdeen (Miss.); Chris Wormley, Whitmer (Ohio)

LB Michael Barton, De La Salle (Calif.); Vince Biegel, Rapids Lincoln (Wisc.); Gabe King, Kenton (Ohio); Raphael Kirby, Stone Mountain (Ga.); Royce Jenkns-Stone, Cass Tech (Mich.); Peter Jinkens, Dallas Skyline (Texas); Wynton McManis, Olive Branch (Miss.); Antonio Morrison, Boilingbrook (Ill.); Brian Nance, Euless Trinity (Texas); Mike Tate, Plant (Fla.)

DB Ishmael Adams, Westlake (Calif.); Travis Blanks, North Florida Christian (Fla.); Deon Bush, Columbus (Fla.); Alex Carter, Briar Woods (Va.); Reggie Daniels, Hamilton (Ariz.); Trae Elston, Oxford (Ala.); Randall Goforth, Long Beach Poly (Calif.); Jarrett Irving, Dekaney (Texas); Marrell Jackson, Miramar (Fla.); Jarvis McCall, Armwood (Fla.); Terry Richardson, Cass Tech (Mich.); Kendall Sanders, Athens (Texas)

AP Nelson Agholor, Berkeley Prep (Fla.); Cedric Dozier, Lakes (Wash.); Tyler Hasty, Bellevue (Wash.); William Likely, Glades Central (Fla.); D.J. Foster, Saguaro (Ariz.); Durron Neal, De Smet Jesuit (Mo.); Brandon Peoples, Archbishop Wood (Pa.); Desmon Peoples, Archbishop Wood (Pa.); Kevon Seymour, Muir (Calif.); Elijah Shumate, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.); Orlando Thomas, Copperas Cove (Texas); Eddie Williams, Arnold (Fla.)

In all, twenty Texas high school football players are listed as 2011 Sports Illustrated High School All-American Football players.

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