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

Alabama High School Football Players

 Chris Smelley
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
2004 1A QB 1st  BN
2004 1A QB 1st  ASWA
2005 1A QB 1st  ASWA
2005 1A QB 1st  BN

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 2005  All Southern QB Sr.  Orlando Sentinel
 2005  Super 12 QB Sr.  ASWA
 2005  All American QB Sr.  PrepNation
 2005  1A Back of the Year QB Sr.  ASWA
 2005  1A Player of the Year QB Sr.  Gatorade
 2005  Super All-State QB Sr.  Bham News
 2005  AL-MS Game QB Sr.  
  High School: American Christian
  Position: Quarterback
  Height/Weight: 6'3" / 213
  Senior Season: 2005
  College: South Carolina

 High School Bio:

            Chris threw for a state record 4,120 yards and 59 touchdowns his senior season at American Christian. He completed 220 of 374 passes to break the record set by Brodie Croyle. He also threw for a state record 565 yards in a 31-43 loss to Brantley by completing 29 of 56 passes and three touchdowns. Chris started four games as a seventh grader and every game from the eighth grade through graduation, compiling a 59-12 record as a starter, including a 39-3 record from his 10-12 grade years. He led American Christian to 32 consecutive wins from the end of his ninth grade year through his senior year. He would finish his career by throwing for 10,385 yards and set a new state record with 134 touchdown passes.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Alabama School for the Deaf won Deaf School National Championships in 1971, 1987, 1991, 2000, 2001 and 2002.