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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Bessemer City All Star Players and Awards

Bessemer City Purple Tigers
Bessemer City High School

100 High School Dr. Bessemer, AL 35022
Stadium: Bessemer City Stadium
Colors: Purple & White
Coach: Rudy Griffin
Region: 6A-R4
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Johnny Howard1987 OL Sr.6-4260 Alabama 
 George Wilson1987 OL Sr.6-4260 Alabama 
 JaJa Dawson1990 OL Sr.6-4340  
 Dewayne Daniels1990 OL Sr.6-4300  
 Jonathan Porter1990 RB Sr.  
 Chris Windsor1991 QB Sr. Jacksonville State 
 Chris Edwards1993 LB Sr.6-2205 Alabama 
 Roy Williams1994 WR Sr.6-2185 Alabama A&M 
 Darius Tubbs1997 WR Sr.6-3185 Mississippi State 
 Demeco Ryans2001 LB Sr.6-2218 Alabama 
 LaDarius Owens2009 LB Sr.6-3225 Auburn 
 Darryl Williams2014 OL Sr.6-3305  
 All American 
 LaDarius Owens2009 LB Sr.6-3225 Auburn Under Armour
 All Southern 
 Charlie Williams1977 RB Sr.6-0210 Alabama Orlando Sentinel
 Cedric Moore1986 OL Sr.6-3255  Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Kenny Boykins1971 DL Sr.6-4205 Alabama A&M 
 Ronnie McCall1975 T Sr.6-2180  
 Charlie Williams1977 HB Sr.6-0215 Alabama 
 Freddy Richards1979 DT Sr.6-3235 Southern Miss 
 Pat White1983 DB Sr.  
 Thomas Cox1997 QB Sr. 6-2200  
 Korey Rhodes2003 LB Sr.  
 Justin Rhodes 2007 OL Sr.6-2250  
 Mac Tyler1999 DL Sr.6-3348 Alabama USA Today
 Super 12 
 Cedric Moore1986 OL Sr.6-3255  ASWA
 George Wilson1987 OL 6-4260 Alabama ASWA
 JaJa Dawson1990 OL Sr.6-4310  ASWA
 Dewayne Harris1990 DL Sr.6-3230 Nebraska ASWA
 Dewayne Harris1990 DL Sr.6-3230 Nebraska Orlando Sentinel
 Super All-State 
 Dewayne Daniels1990 OL Sr.6-4345  Bham News
 Dewayne Harris1990 DL Sr.6-3230 Nebraska Bham News
 JaJa Dawson1990 OL Sr.6-4310  Bham News
 Quincy Dunston1991 DB Sr.5-10195  Bham News
 Darrell Long1991 OL Sr.6-4310  Bham News
 Chris Edwards1993 LB Sr.6-2215 Alabama Bham News
 Mac Tyler1999 DL Sr.6-6330 Alabama Bham News
 Demeco Ryans2001 LB Sr.6-2215 Alabama Bham News

 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 2019   6A 
 JaMichael RogersATH Sr. 6-5225 2nd   ASWA
 2018   6A 
 Marques Johnson-MasonDB Sr. 6-2195 1st   ASWA
 2016   6A 
 Jamal BrooksLB Sr. 6-1227 2nd   ASWA
 Marquel SheltonDL Sr. 6-1241 1st   ASWA
 Marques MasonWR So. 6-2191 2nd   ASWA
 2015   6A 
 Gerald BellOL Sr.6-3297 2nd   ASWA
 Jeremiah JonesLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Marquel Shelton Jr.DL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Vincent BurrellDB Sr.6-2197 2nd   ASWA
 2014   6A 
 Darryl WilliamsOL Sr. 6-3312 1st   ASWA
 Geraldmy MasonREC Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jamal BrooksLB So. 6-1222 2nd   ASWA
 Renardo PrattDB Sr. 6-2185 2nd   ASWA
 Vincent BurrellLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 2013   6A 
 Brandon BynerDB Sr. 5-11177 1st   ASWA
 Cameron WilliamsDL Sr. 6-3233 1st   ASWA
 2009   6A 
 LaDarius OwensDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 2008   6A 
 LaDarius OwensDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 2007   5A 
 David CashLB Sr.6-0200 1st   ASWA
 Justin RhodesOL Sr.6-2235 1st   ASWA
 2006   5A 
 David CashLB Jr. HM   BN
 2005   5A 
 Anthony SpeightQB Sr. HM   BN
 Anthony SpeightP Sr. HM   ASWA
 Roosevelt MasonLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Roosevelt MasonLB Sr. HM   BN
 2004   5A 
 Anthony JemisonRB Sr. HM   BN
 2003   5A 
 Korey RhodesLB Sr.5-11220 1st   BN
 Korey RhodesLB Sr.5-11220 1st   ASWA
 2002   5A 
 Corey WhiteRB Sr. HM   BN
 2001   6A 
 Antonio NelsonDB Sr. HM   BN
 Clyde AllenDB Sr. HM   BN
 Demeco RyansLB Sr.6-2215 1st   ASWA
 Demeco RyansLB Jr.6-2215 1st   BN
 Jamal RussellDL Sr. HM   BN
 1999   6A 
 Derriah WalkerDB Sr. HM   BN
 Mac TylerDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Mac TylerDL Sr.6-6330 1st   BN
 Tony MasonRB Sr. HM   BN
 1998   6A 
 Lou WillisOL Sr.6-2300 1st   BN
 Lou WillisOL Sr.6-2300 1st   ASWA
 Mac TylerDL Jr. HM   BN
 William HallRB Sr. HM   BN
 1997   6A 
 Connie AshRB Sr. HM   BN
 Darius TubbsWR Sr.6-3180 1st   BN
 Darius TubbsWR Sr.6-3190 1st   ASWA
 Mac TylerDL So. HM   ASWA
 Mac TylerDL So. HM   BN
 Michael GraeberDL Sr. HM   BN
 Thomas CoxQB Sr. HM   BN
 1996   6A 
 Richard DialLB Sr. HM   BN
 1995   6A 
 Al HurstDB Sr. HM   BN
 1994   6A 
 Hayward HayesRB Sr. HM   BN
 Rod LeeDL Sr. HM   BN
 Roy WilliamsDB Sr.6-3175 1st   ASWA
 Roy WilliamsDB Sr.6-3175 1st   BN
 1993   6A 
 Chris EdwardsLB Sr.6-2215 1st   BN
 Chris EdwardsLB Sr.6-2205 HM   ASWA
 JeDarius IsaacQB Sr.6-1175 HM   ASWA
 JeDarius IsaacQB Sr.6-1175 HM   BN
 Nicky EasonDB Sr.6-1175 1st   BN
 1992   6A 
 Darien PerkinsLB Sr.6-2235 1st   ASWA
 Darien PerkinsLB Sr.6-3235 1st   BN
 Nicky EasonDB Jr.5-11175 1st   ASWA
 Nicky EasonDB Jr.5-11175 1st   BN
 1991   6A 
 Chris WindsorQB Sr. HM   BN
 Darrell LongOL Sr.6-4310 1st   BN
 Quincy DunstonDB Sr.5-10195 HM   ASWA
 Quincy DunstonDB Sr.5-10195 1st   BN
 1990   6A 
 Caster HornDL Sr.6-0240 HM   ASWA
 Chris PetersQB Jr.6-2190 HM   ASWA
 Chris WindsorQB Jr.6-2185 1st   BN
 Dewayne DanielsOL Sr.6-4310 1st   BN
 Dewayne DanielsOL Sr.6-4300 1st   ASWA
 Dewayne HarrisDL Sr.6-3230 1st   BN
 Dewayne HarrisDL Sr.6-3225 1st   ASWA
 Greg StevensRB Sr.5-8175 HM   ASWA
 Greg StevensRB Sr.5-8175 HM   BN
 JaJa DawsonOL Sr.6-4340 1st   ASWA
 JaJa DawsonOL Sr.6-4345 1st   BN
 Thurman JonesDL Sr. HM   BN
 Tim MinorOL Sr. HM   BN
 1989   6A 
 Dewayne HarrisDL Jr. HM   BN
 Elias GeeOL Sr. HM   BN
 Joe EllisOL Sr.6-1310 1st   ASWA
 1988   6A 
 Ricky FrazierWR Sr. HM   BN
 1987   6A 
 Al NashLB Sr.6-2215 1st   BN
 Al NashLB Sr.6-2218 1st   ASWA
 George WilsonOL Sr.6-2240 1st   ASWA
 George WilsonOL Sr.6-2240 1st   BN
 Johnny HowardOL Sr. HM   BN
 Johnny HowardOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Rod IsaacDB Sr.6-1170 1st   BN
 Rod IsaacDB Sr.6-1170 1st   ASWA
 Rufus BeslerDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Rufus BeslerOL Sr. HM   BN
 1986   6A 
 Andre ShearsRB Sr.5-9175 1st   BN
 Cedric MooreOL Sr.6-3255 1st   BN
 Cedric MooreOL Sr.6-3250 1st   ASWA
 Mike McGrawQB Sr.5-8165 1st   BN
 Mike McGrawQB Sr.5-8165 1st   ASWA
 Reggie CochranRB HM   BN
 1985   6A 
 Alan DossOL Sr.5-11145 1st   BN
 Alan DossL Sr.5-11145 HM   ASWA
 1984   6A 
 Roy HunterDB HM   BN
 Terry ThomasRB HM   BN
 Terry ThomasRB HM   ASWA
 1983   4A 
 Bruce FosterOL Sr.6-3263 2nd   BN
 Charles GoodenE Sr.6-1182 2nd   BN
 Stewart LeeLB Sr.6-1205 2nd   BN
 Terry ThomasRB HM   BN
 1981   4A 
 Anthony HentonL Sr.195 2nd   BN
 Jerry DavisB HM   BN
 1977   4A 
 Charlie WilliamsB Sr.6-0215 1st   BN
 Charlie WilliamsRB Sr.5-10215 1st   MA
 Charlie WilliamsB Sr.6-0215 2nd   BPH
 Donald WarmleyL 3rd   BPH
 Donald WarmleyT HM   BN
 Frankie MazellaB Sr.6-0185 HM   BN
 Frankie MazellaB Sr.6-0185 3rd   BPH
 Frankie MazellaDB Sr.6-0185 1st   MA
 John AntonioG HM   MA
 John AntonioG 2nd   BN
 1976   4A 
 DennisT HM   BN
 1973   4A 
 McCallE HM   BN

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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.