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St. Louis, Missouri
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Sunday, January 9, 1994
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MEET PARADE'S ALL-AMERICA 2 ML HLL1II 1 1 III HE PARADE ALL-AMERICA high school football Player of the Year is a quarterbackJosh Booty of Evangel Christian in Shreveport, La. Booty heads the list of 57 PARADE all-Ameri- cans selected from throughout the U.S. by college coaches, scouts and recruiters. This year, 23 states are represented. Ohio, New Jersey, Florida and California lead, with six each. The lineman Orlando Pace of Sandusky, Ohio, is the biggest, at 6 feet 8 and 320 pounds. Jerod Douglas, a running back from Converse, Tex., and Adam Abrams, a kicker from La Jolla, Calif., are our smallest players, at 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds each. Josh Booty missed three games this year due to a broken hand but still led the Evangel Eagles to the Louisiana state championship. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback also set national high school career Josh Booty, the Player of the records with 126 touchdown passes and 1 1,700 passing yards. In 12 games this season, Booty completed 175 out of 334 pass attempts for 3054 yards and 43 touchdowns. He also is a talented shortstop and may forgo college football to sign a pro baseball contract "He is an excellent student with a 3.8 GPA," says his coach, Dennis Dunn. Josh's father, Johnny Booty, is his assistant coach. Vernon Rollins, a linebacker from Hackensack, N J., followed close behind Booty in the Player of the Year voting. Rollins led his team to the New Jersey state championship last fall. "He moved to tight end on offense this season. As a linebacker on defense, he had 151 tackles, 45 assisted tackles, 1 1 sacks, one interception and four forced fumbles," says his coach, Greg Toal. "He's the only player in Hackensack High history to ever start as a freshman." We found our top defensive back, Amp Campbell, in Sarasota, Fla. "Amp can go sideline to sideline and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds," says his BY MICHAEL 0'SHEA coach, John Sprague. This season, he had 55 tackles, three interceptions and nine tipped passes. Amp also played offense. Like Josh Booty, the quarterback Peyton Manning hails from Louisiana. "Peyton is unique in his knowledge of the game," says his coach, Tony Reg-inelli. Rick Kimbrel, who rates high school football players for Bluechip Illustrated, commended Manning for his "excellent touch." He was the All-Metro MVP two years in a row. In 12 games this season, Manning completed 168 of 264 passes for 2076 yards and 39 touchdowns. His father is Archie Manning, a former quarterback for the 3 New Orleans Saints. Rasheed Simmons, I a 6-foot-6, 240-pound I lineman from Edison, I N J., "is a great pass's rusher and has great speed," says his coach, Mike Wojcik. He recorded 89 tackles, 13 quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries this season. Simmons also was named HeismanHigh School Ail-Star for this season. Bill Railey, coach of Lovett High in Atlanta, lists the major factors that make George Lombard our top running back: "George has a unique combination of size, strength and breakaway speed." His stats for the season are 226 carries for 1526 yards and 1 8 touchdowns, plus an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 29-yard pass reception for a touchdown. Omar Rolle of Norland High in Miami was rated the top receiver. His coach, John Osborne, praises Rolle's talent: "He can turn a short pass into a big play." The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver had 38 catches for 570 yards and six touchdowns this season, plus five kickoff returns for 171 yards. Wade Richey, our top kicker, "is super to work with," says Tony Cour-ville, his coach at Carencro High in Lafayette, La. This season, Richey punted 1 3 times for a 49-yard average, hit 46 of 49 extra-point attempts, and 96 of his kickoffs were touchbacks. His longest field goal was 53 yards. 03 AND HASKELL COHEN RIME SCHOOL CITY HT. WT. QUARTERBACKS (8) Josh Booty Evangel Christian Shreveport, La. 63' 210 Peyton Manning Isidore Newman New Orleans, La. 6? 200 Scott Mutiyn St Ignatius Cleveland, Ohio 6'4 200 Tim Alexander Riverview Sarasota, Fla. 67 173 Donovan McNabb Mount Carmel Chicago, III. 62" 195 Keith Smith Newbury Park Newbury Park, Calif. GV 175 EricKasperowkz. North Hills Pittsburgh, Pa. 6T 200 Ryan Clement Mullen Denver, Colo. 62" 200 RUNNING BACKS (It) George Lombard Lovett Atlanta, Ga. 60" 205 Tyrone Crenshaw Sylmar Sylmar, Calif. 511 185 Jerod Douglas Judson Converse, Tex. 5'9" 170 FredBeasley Robert E. Lee Montgomery, Ala. 6T 195 Chris Howard Curtis Christian River Ridge, La. (TO 212 Byron Hanspard DeSoto DeSoto, Tex. 6'0" 190 Buddy Rodgers East Providence East Providence, R.I. 6T 220 Martin Carey Mount Carmel San Diego, Calif. 5'11" 1B7 Fred Taylor Glade Central Belle Glade, Fla. 6T 217 Tyrone Henry Rivercrest Wilson, Ark. 6T 210 Onarrto Smith Elmira Free Academy Elmira, N.Y. 67 235 RECEIVERS ) Omar Rolle Norland Miami, Fla. 6'0" 170 Tyrone Diard Riverdale Riverdale, Ga. 6T 235 Dee Miller South Springfield, OMo 6? 200 Zola Davis Burke Charleston, S.C. 67 199 Tony Gonzalez Huntington Beach Huntington Beach, Calif. 6'6" 228 Mark Campbell Bishop Foley Madison Heights, Mich. 6'6" 230 Maurice Staley West Charlotte Charlotte, N.C. 6'0" 180 TyGoode Southeast Lincoln, Neb. 6T 175 LINEMEN (15) Rasheed Simmons Edison Edison, N J. $6' 240 JeffWertalik Wayne Hills Wayne, N J. 6,5" 290 MikeBuzin St Ignatius Cleveland, Ohio 6T 243 Travis Stroud Dunwoody Dunwoody, Ga 6T 270 Pete Donnelly Hackensack Hackensack, N J. 63" 295 Brian Donoghue LaCueva Albuquerque, HM. 65' 250 Orlando Pace Sandusky Sandusky, Ohio 68" 320 Juaquin Feazefl Peach County Fort Valley, Ga. 6T 250 JarvisReado Archbishop Shaw Marrero, La. ffS 290 Bo Barzilauskas Bloorrington South Koorrington, Ind. 6'6" 280 RyanFagan North Allegheny Wexford, Pa. 6T 280 Tony Coats South Kitsap Port Orchard, Wash. 278 Aaron Marshall Lane Tech Chicago, in. 6'4" 220 Darretl Russell SL Augustine San Diego, Calif. S6' 300 Josh Swords Brentwood Academy Brentwood, Tenn. 6'3" 275 LINEBACKERS (7) Vernon Rollins Hackensack Hackensack, N.J. 6'4" 220 Lamont Green Southridge Miami, Fla. 6'3" 228 Michael Prfngtey Linden Linden, N.J. 6'4" 217 LeonMerritt Henry Ford Detroit, Mich. 67 235 Roedell Dupree Fern's Jersey City, N J. 67 230 Chris Floyd Cooley Detroit, Mich. 6? 218 DwayneRudd South Panola BatesviHe, Miss. 6'3" 240 DEFENSIVE BACKS (6) AmpCampbeB Riverview Sarasota, Fla. 67 174 0x5 Bryant McKinley Canton, Ohio 67 195 Deon Humphrey Lake Worth Lake Worth, Fla. 6'4" 216 Tony George Wmton Woods Cincinnati, Ohio 6T 175 Jarvis Edison Bay City Bay City, Tex. ff4" 210 Greg Williams Bcfingbrook BoBngbrook, III. 6'0" 170 KICKERS (2) Wade Richey Carencro Lafayette, La. 67 190 Adam Abrams Bishops La Jolla, Calif. 5'9" 170 VERNON ROLLINS AMP CAMPBELL PEYTON MANNINC RASHEED SIMMONS (E0R6E LOMBARD PAGE 22 JANUARY 9, 1994 PARADE MAGAZINE

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