The Numbers Game
Sarah Purvis, Northside, softball
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Bio: Purvis was an all-state and All-Middle Georgia selection in 2007 after leading Northside to a region championship. She now plays at Georgia Southern, where she is coming off an outstanding sophomore season. Among Eagles starters, Purvis led the team in most statistical categories. She won 23 games with a 1.62 ERA and had 253 strikeouts. Purvis led her team to the Southern Conference regular season and tournament championships. She was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year as well as making the All-SoCon Tournament team. She broke school records for single-season strikeouts and wins.
Why we picked her: Purvis’ prep dominance was evident in a pair of 15-inning games against Lowndes, when she struck 22 in the first game and 33 in the second game. She’s also one of the few to wear No. 0.
Bobby Hendley, Lanier, baseball
Bio: Hendley went 16-4 with 204 strikeouts in two seasons at Lanier. He tossed three no-hitters and was MVP of the state all-star game. Hendley signed with Georgia but decided to sign a pro contract with the Milwaukee Braves. Hendley played for the Braves, Giants, Cubs and Mets. He won a career-best 11 games in 1962, to go with a 3.60 ERA while starting 29 games. Hendley is most known for his duel with Sandy Koufax in 1965. Dubbed the greatest game ever pitched, Koufax threw a no-hitter, but Hendley only allowed one hit himself in opposition. He had a career 3.97 ERA in seven big-league seasons. The Stratford baseball field is named after Hendley, and he was inducted into the Macon Sports Hall of Fame. He coached at River North, Tattnall Square and for 16 years at Stratford.
Why we picked him: Hendley’s memorable game against Koufax is still talked about today in Macon, 47 years after it happened. Hendley was also a very good basketball player, and he would have played the sport at Georgia if he wouldn’t have signed with the Braves.
Others to consider
Milt Cuyler, Southwest, baseball/football: Cuyler was named The Telegraph’s Selby Buck Award winner as Middle Georgia’s top athlete in 1986. He hit .631 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI with 20 stolen bases as a senior baseball player. He also intercepted six passes as a senior in football. The Detroit Tigers selected Cuyler in the second round of the 1986 draft. He made his big-league debut in 1990, stealing 47 bases and finishing third in AL Rookie of the Year voting. Cuyler played six seasons for the Tigers before spending time with the Red Sox and Rangers. Cuyler coached in the Minnesota Twins system.
Alfonzo Dennard, Wilcox County, football: Dennard helped lead the Patriots to the state championship game in 2007. Dennard was a second-team All-Big 12 pick in 2010 and a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2011 while at Nebraska. Dennard is about to start his rookie season with the New England Patriots.
Robert Edwards, Washington County, football: Edwards was there for the birthplace of the modern WACO program that would go on to win three state titles. Edwards was an all-state pick in 1992, when the Golden Hawks lost in the state title game. Edwards battled injuries throughout his career, but he did rush for 908 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 1997. Edwards was a first-round pick by the New England Patriots in 1998, and he rushed for 1,115 yards as a rookie. He nearly lost his leg following a catastrophic knee injury in a beach football game following the season and didn’t return to the NFL until 2002. Edwards would rush for 3,022 yards and 25 touchdowns in a three-year CFL career. Edwards currently is the head coach at Greene County.
Scott Hagler, Dublin, football: Hagler was an outstanding high school kicker before he played at South Carolina and then for a short time in the NFL.
Donald Patterson, Jones County, football:Patterson started two seasons (1977 and 1978) at cornerback for Georgia Tech. Patterson would play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants.
Bubba Poe, Lanier/Central, baseball: Poe hit .410 as a senior in 1972.
Jemea Thomas, Fitzgerald, football: Thomas was the GACA Class AA South Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He now starts at Georgia Tech.
Rodney Thomas, West Laurens, football: Thomas was an all-state player in 1999 before playing at Clemson.
Marteze Waller, Putnam County, football: Waller was The Telegraph’s All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year in 2011 after rushing for 2,000 yards for the second straight year. He finished his career with 6,260 rushing yards, behind only Darius Marshall and Travis Evans on Middle Georgia’s all-time rushing list. Waller has signed with Fresno State.
Rico Washington, Jones County, baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Washington in the 10th round of the 1997 draft. He spent 11 years in the minor leagues, hitting over .300 five times. He finally got his only promotion to the majors when the St. Louis Cardinals called him up for 14 games in 2008.
Willie Reid, Warner Robins, football
Bio:Reid was the AP Class AAAA Player of the Year in 1999 after capping an outstanding prep career. He rushed for 1,864 yards as a senior a year after rushing for more than 2,000 yards. He finished his prep career with 5,346 yards – breaking James Brooks’ school record – and 65 touchdowns. Reid played in 45 games at Florida State. He finished the 2004 season with 522 punt return yards, breaking Deion Sanders’ school record. Reid led the Seminoles with 1,325 all-purpose yards in 2005 and eventually earned MVP honors in the first ACC Championship Game. He was named MVP of the Orange Bowl after returning a punt for a touchdown against Penn State. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Reid in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Reid also spent time with the Eagles and Cowboys.
Why we picked him: It took a special player to break a record James Brooks set, and Reid was just that kind of player. Few players in Middle Georgia history can match Reid’s athleticism, versatility and electricity on a football field.
Others to consider
George Askew, Washington County, basketball/football: Askew led the Golden Hawks to a state championship in 1994 while passing for 1,637 yards and 28 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also won a state title in basketball and later played basketball at Georgia College.
Thomas Barnes, Dublin, football: Barnes made two all-state teams, including being named Class AA Defensive Player of the Year during Dublin’s state title run in 2006. He signed with N.C. State.
Danny Madison, Westside, football: Madison was the AP Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, marking his second straight year on an all-state team.
Chris Slaughter, Peach County, basketball/football: Slaughter had one of the great high school careers in Georgia history. His 3,395 career yards are fifth best in state history, and he broke the single-season state record with 23 during Peach County’s state title run in 2005. He played at Auburn and then Fort Valley State.
Erik Walden, Dublin, football: Walden made the all-state team in 2002 before moving on to Middle Tennessee. Walden holds the school record for single-season and career sacks, and he was a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection. After bouncing around to different teams, Walden made his biggest impact with the Green Bay Packers in 2010. He was NFC Defensive Player of the Week after a three-sack performance and played on the Packers’ Super Bowl championship team in Feb. 2011.
Terrence Edwards, Washington County, football
Bio: Edwards finished his prep career with two all-state appearances, including recognition as the AP Class AA Player of the Year in 1997. The Golden Hawks finished those two seasons 30-0. Edwards had a standout career at Georgia between 1999 and 2002. As a team captain during the Bulldogs 2002 SEC Championship team, Edwards caught 59 passes for 1,004 yards and 11 touchdowns. Edwards caught 204 passes for 3,093 yards and 30 touchdowns in his career. The yardage total is a SEC record, and his receptions total in second-best in conference history. Edwards spent some time with the Atlanta Falcons, but he has carved out an impressive career in the CFL. He has made two CFL all-star teams during a career with 421 catches for 6,438 yards and 43 touchdowns. He has 2,895 yards and 21 touchdowns since the beginning of the 2010 season while playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Why we picked him: As good as he was in high school and in college, Edwards has been even better in the CFL. Like former Mount de Sales and Georgia star Ben Zambiasi, Edwards has found second life north of the border, and he has excelled. The Washington County native also stands as one of the great receivers in SEC history.
Others to consider
Darqueze Dennard, Twiggs County, football: Dennad made two all-state teams in high school as a defensive back and as a receiver. He led Middle Georgia with 61 catches, 923 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior in 2008. Dennard was a full-time starter at defensive back in 2011 at Michigan State, intercepting three passes. He intercepted two passes against Georgia in the Outback Bowl, capping an outstanding two-game stretch that began in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Alex Gainey, FPD, football: Gainey finished with 4,200 receiving yards, 219 receptions and 35 touchdowns – all Bibb County records – during his career at FPD. He played college ball at Jacksonville State.
Tony Gilbert, Central, football: After making an all-state team at Central, Gilbert became the only player to lead Georgia in tackles three different years since defensive records started being kept in 1976. Gilbert had 328 career tackles. He captained the 2002 SEC Championship team that finished 13-1. He was a second-team All-SEC pick and was also selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Gilbert played eight seasons in the NFL after Jacksonville drafted him in 2003. Gilbert has worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia and Auburn.
Casey Hayward, Perry, football: Hayward made the all-state team as a defensive back in 2007, but his play at quarterback was a big reason for the Panthers’ appearance in the state quarterfinals. Hayward had an outstanding college career at Vanderbilt, intercepting a school-record 15 passes in his career. The Walter Camp Foundation and Yahoo! Sports named as a second-team All-America selection. The Green Bay Packers selected Hayward in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fran Johnson, FPD, softball/track: Johnson cleaned up by winning state championships in basketball, softball and track and field in high school. She was The Telegraph’s Selby Buck Award winner as the top athlete in Middle Georgia in 2011. She plays softball at Valdosta State.
Josh Loosier, Tattnall Square, baseball/football: Loosier was a standout in football, basketball and baseball, leading the Trojans to championships in multiple sports.
Richard Reid, Lanier, basketball: Reid had an all-state career at Lanier before becoming one of Mercer’s all-time leading scorers. He was a long-time basketball coach at Jones County, Stratford and Tattnall Square.
Odell Thurman, Monticello, football: The all-state and All-Middle Georgia selection was an All-SEC player at Georgia. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Thurman in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Demaryius Thomas, West Laurens, basketball/football
Bio: Thomas starred on both the basketball and football teams in high school before signing with Georgia Tech. He eventually replaced Biletnikoff winner Calvin Johnson as the Yellow Jackets’ go-to receiver. Despite playing in an option offense, Thomas caught 46 passes for 1,154 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2009. He finished his career with 120 catches for 2,339 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Denver Broncos selected Thomas in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Thomas has caught six NFL touchdown passes, but none were bigger than the 80-yard touchdown he caught from Tim Tebow in overtime to upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 playoffs. Thomas caught four passes for 204 yards in his playoff debut. He broke the NFL playoff records for average yards per catch in a game and longest overtime touchdown.
Why we picked him: Thomas helped lead West Laurens to a state basketball title in 2004, and he then had more than 1,000 receiving yards as a senior in 2005. Thomas more than adequately filled the shoes of the greatest receiver in Georgia Tech history – Calvin Johnson – and his pro career could be on the precipice of exploding in 2012 while teaming with new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Others to consider
Lewis Clinch, Crisp County, basketball: Clinch was one of the top 50 recruits in the nation coming out of high school. Clinch earned three letters at Georgia Tech from 2006-2008. He became the 38th player in Georgia Tech history to surpass 1,000 career points. He finished ninth on Tech’s career 3-point field goals made list. He finished his career by scoring 20 or more points in six of his last seven games, averaging 25.1 points during the run.
Kal Daniels, Northside, baseball: Daniels was drafted twice in 1982, and he signed with the Cincinnati Reds after being drafted seventh overall in the June secondary draft. Daniels made his debut with the Reds in 1986, but he had his first full season (and perhaps best season) a year later. Daniels hit .334 with 26 home runs with 64 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 1987. He also had a memorable year in 1990 with the Dodgers when he hit .296 with 27 home runs and 94 RBI.
Travis Evans, Westside, football: Evans led Westside to two trips to the state semifinals – making the Seminoles the first (and last) team to get that far in the playoffs since 1975. He rushed for 6,279 yards and 74 touchdowns in his career. Only Herschel Walker scored more career touchdowns than Evans among Middle Georgia players.
Gerald Fitch, Westside, basketball: Fitch was The Telegraph Player of the Year in 2000 after leading Westside to the Final Four. No Bibb County team has made it that far since. Fitch started much of his career at Kentucky, making the All-SEC freshman team in 2001 and the All-SEC first team in 2004. He averaged 16 points as a senior in 2003-04 and 10.9 points for his career. Fitch had a short stint with the Miami Heat in 2005-06, but he has spent most of his pro career overseas, playing the 2011-12 season in Spain.
Tommy Mixon, Lanier, basketball: Mixon led Lanier to a state championships as a player in 1950 and 1951. Mixon scored a game-high 22 points in the 1951 state title game. He would go on to a standout career at Mercer, scoring 1,801 career points. He was a captain of both the Mercer basketball and baseball teams in 1955. Mixon would play professionally in baseball and basketball. He later became an esteemed baseball scout. Mixon was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
Pedro Powell, Hawkinsville, baseball: Powell played eight years in the minor leagues, stealing 63 and 67 bases, respectively, in 2006 and 2007 for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Sarah Ray, Rutland, softball: Ray was The Telegraph’s softball player of the year in 2007 after leading the Hurricanes to the state quarterfinals. Ray holds the career strikeout and wins fastpitch records for Bibb County public schools.
Travis Richmond, Peach County, football: Richmond helped lead the Trojans to a state title in 2009, and he then won the 2010 AP Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year award after rushing for close to 2,000 yards.
Jeremy Wiggins, Northeast, football: Wiggins made all-state teams in 2001 and 2002 before heading off to play at Appalachian State.
Randy McMichael, Peach County, football
Bio: McMichael started to hit his stride during his time at Georgia as a tight end after playing some offensive line in high school. McMichael started 21 games at Georgia, finishing with 90 catches for 1,213 yards and five touchdowns. He was an All-SEC selection in 2001.The Miami Dolphins selected McMichael in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He started every game as a rookie, catching four touchdown passes. He has started 139 of the 147 games he has played in during his 10-year NFL career. He has 417 career catches for 4,488 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is ninth among active tight ends in career receptions. He currently plays for the San Diego Chargers.
Why we picked him: McMichael has gotten better at every level, eventually becoming one of the top tight ends in the NFL.
Others to consider
Nick Brooks, Northside, football: Brooks landed on the all-state first team in 2001 after helping lead the Eagles to the state title game. Brooks earned two letters at Florida, including during the Gators’ 2005 national championship season.
Terry Evans, Trinity Christian, baseball:Evans had very short stints in three different seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. He currently plays in the Kansas City Royals minor league system.
Jeremy Marshall, Hawkinsville, football: Marshall is one of the only three-time all-state picks in Middle Georgia history. Marshall holds the Hawkinsville single-season and career rushing records: 2,295 yards (2003) and 5,842 yards. Marshall played college football at Wofford.
Quintez Smith, Dublin, football: Smith led the Irish to the state championship game in 2002, earning AP Class AA Offensive Player of the Year honors. He played college football at Chattanooga and Shaw, where he led Division II in interceptions.
Tijuan Green, Northside, football: Green made two all-state teams after bursting on to the scene in the 2006 state playoffs. Green was the 2007 Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year. He helped lead the Eagles to back-to-back state titles. A running back, Green threw the winning touchdown pass against Ware County in the 2007 championship game.
Tony Hollings, Twiggs County, football: Hollings made two all-state times (1998, 1999) as an athletic quarterback at Twiggs County. He won The Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year honors in 1999. Hollings had a brief, but electric college career at Georgia Tech. As a junior, he led the nation in rushing (158.3 yards per game) through four games of the 2002 season before suffering an ACL tear. He still finished fifth in the ACC in rushing yardage and third with 11 touchdowns despite playing four games. He previously played in the secondary at Tech. The Houston Texans selected Hollings in the second round of the 2003 NFL supplemental draft.
Tommy Joyce, FPD, baseball: Joyce holds the school record for single-season home runs with 16. He signed with South Carolina and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2000.
DeAndre Smelter, Tattnall Square, baseball/basketball/football
Bio: Smelter made all-state and All-Middle Georgia teams in baseball, football and basketball, and he wore different numbers in each, but we picked his football No. 6. He was The Telegraph’s GISA Player of the Year in all three sports, earning the distinction twice in both basketball and baseball. He won the Telegraph’s Selby Buck Award as the top athlete in Middle Georgia in both 2008 and 2010, making him the only person to ever win the award twice. Smelter won state championships in baseball and football and led the team to two Final Fours in basketball. He hit the game-winning home run in the 2009 championship baseball series and closed out the game with a save. He scored three touchdowns in Tattnall’s 2007 state championship victory, and he made a tip-in at the buzzer to send the Trojans to the 2010 state basketball championship game. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, but decided to play college baseball at Georgia Tech, spurning multiple offers from major college football programs, including from LSU and Georgia Tech.
Why we picked him: Smelter may be the best overall athlete to ever play in the GISA. He was an all-state player in three sports, and he could have played any of the three in college. Few can make that claim.
Others to consider
Kevis Burnam, Macon County, football: Burnam was an all-state pick as a senior after making 150 tackles and seven sacks. A region defensive player of the year, Burnam would go on to play at Auburn.
Todd Coley, Hawkinsville, football: The two-time all-state selection quarterbacked Hawkinsville to state championships in 2003 and 2004. Coley was named Class A Offensive Player of the Year in 2004.
Zeke Rozier, Bleckley County, football: Rozier rushed for nearly 2,000 yards to lead Bleckley County to an appearance in the state quarterfinals in 2006. He played college football at Georgia Southern.
Kate Appleton, Stratford, soccer
Bio: Appleton made five all-state teams and won five state championships – eighth-graders are eligible to play varsity sports in the GISA – at Stratford. Appleton was Stratford’s captain her final two high school seasons in 2001 and 2002. She holds the single-season and career records for goals and points and the career record for assists. She had four seasons of more than 25 goals, including 46 goals in 1998 and 51 in 1999. Appleton was a three-time Telegraph Player of the Year, and the only person to earn three player of the year distinctions for a team sport. She earned two letters at Georgia, making the SEC Academic Honor Roll twice.
Why we picked her: Not only does she hold all of Stratford’s career records, but Appleton holds them by a wide margin. She scored 187 goals (84 more than second place on the list) and scored 468 points (224 more than second). Her 94 assists are 42 more than second place. Four times Stratford players scored more than 100 points in a season, with Appleton having two of those occurrences.
Others to consider
Kate Baker, Monroe Academy, soccer: Baker was named The Telegraph’s All-Middle Georgia soccer player of the year as a senior after leading the Mustangs to a GISA Class AA championship game upset of Frederica. She played college soccer at Presbyterian.
Antonio Henton, Peach County, football: Henton is the last Middle Georgian to be named All-Classification Player of the Year, an honor he earned after leading the Trojans to their first state football title in 2005. Henton played at Ohio State and Georgia Southern, and he now plays for Fort Valley State.
John Thomas, Baldwin, football: The former All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year rushed for 1,003 yards and 10 touchdowns and passed for 1,298 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 1983. He played college football at Georgia.
Jim Nolan, Lanier, basketball
Bio: Nolan earned the title of Lanier’s best athlete twice during World War II. He went on to play at Georgia Tech, where he earned three letters. He made the first-team All-SEC Tournament team in 1948. Nolan captained the 1949 Georgia Tech team. The Philadelphia Warriors selected Nolan with the 18th overall pick in the 1949 NBA Draft. Nolan was inducted into both the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1962.
Why we picked him: Nolan is arguably the first great basketball player in Macon history. Lanier had success prior to Nolan, but no player had the impact Nolan could have on the game.
Others to consider
Leonard Goolsby, Northside, football: Northside has had plenty of standout running backs, but none have rushed for more in their career than Goolsby, who was an all-state selection in 1998.
Rashard Smith, Dublin, basketball/football
Bio: Smith won the Selby Buck Award at Middle Georgia’s best athlete in 2009 after leading the Irish to their second state basketball title in four years. Smith’s versatility on the gridiron helped him make two all-state teams. He was the AP Defensive Player of the Year and the GACA Offensive Player of the Year in 2007. He followed that up by being named AP Defensive Player of the Year again in 2008. Smith intercepted 10 passes in both his junior and senior seasons. Smith went on to a college football career at N.C. State, where he became the first Wolfpack player to play on both sides of the ball in the same game in six years.
Why we picked him: Smith is believed to be the only player in Middle Georgia history to be named AP Defensive Player of the Year twice. While intercepting 10 passes as a junior, he managed to compile 2,000 yards of offense at quarterback.
Others to consider
Wilber Cromer, Douglass-Montezuma, football: Douglass went 2-7-1 and 0-10 in the seasons sandwiched between Cromer helped it win the state title in 1981. He was Telegraph Player of the Year after rushing for 1,200 yards.
Ashley Kirk, Stratford, soccer: Kirk missed time in high school with a knee injury, but she made up for it at South Carolina. Kirk was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2004. She became South Carolina’s first four-time All-SEC player. She finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in matches started with 81 and in game-winning assists with six. Kirk was also a two-time SEC all-tournament selection. She has played professionally overseas.
Mike Richardson, Warner Robins, football: Richardson battled injuries as a senior in high school, but he still earned a scholarship to Notre Dame. He started 30 games for the Fighting Irish, intercepting four passes as a senior in 2006. The New England Patriots drafted Richardson in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent some time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.
Nathan Smith, Tattnall Square, football: Smith rushed for a then-school record 1,826 yards and 27 touchdowns in 1999.
Doug Stanley, R.E. Lee, football: Stanley was named state offensive player of the year in 1988 after leading R.E. Lee to the state title. He rushed for 754 yards and 11 touchdowns, and he passed for 666 yards and 10 touchdowns with no interceptions.
By the Numbers
10 – Warner Robins
9 – Northside
8 – Lanier
7 – Peach County
6 – Central
5 – Southwest, Stratford
4 – Mary Persons
3 – Baldwin, Ballard-Hudson, Crisp County, Wilkinson County, Willingham
2 – Crawford County, Hancock Central, Hawkinsville, Houston County, Mark Smith, Northeast, Washington County, Westside
1 – Dodge County, Dublin, Fitzgerald, Johnson County, Jones County, Lamar County, Lyons Industrial, Mount de Sales, Perry, Putnam County, Tattnall Square, Taylor County, Tift County, Toombs County, West Laurens
The Entire List
0 – Sarah Purvis, Northside, softball
1 – Bobby Hendley, Lanier, baseball
2 – Willie Reid, Warner Robins, football
3 – Terrence Edwards, Washington County, football
4 – Demaryius Thomas, West Laurens, basketball/football
5 – Randy McMichael, Peach County, football
6 – DeAndre Smelter, Tattnall Square, baseball/basketball/football
7 – Kate Appleton, Stratford, soccer
8 – Jim Nolan, Lanier, basketball
9 – Rashard Smith, Dublin, basketball/football
10 – Bobby Bryant, Willingham, baseball/basketball/football
11 – Mike Jolly, Central, football
12 – Billy Henderson, Lanier, baseball/football
13 – Blue Moon Odom, Ballard-Hudson, baseball
14 – Rondell White, Jones County, baseball
15 – Jacquez Green, Peach County, football
16 – Cam Bonifay, Mark Smith, baseball/basketball/football
17 – Mallon Faircloth, Crisp County, football
18 – Mark Johnson, Warner Robins, baseball
19 – Louis Ivory, Peach County, football
20 – Eddie Anderson, Warner Robins, football
21 – James Brooks, Warner Robins, football
22 – Brent Cunningham, Putnam County, football
23 – Brenda Cliette, Northeast, basketball/track
24 – J.T. Thomas, Lanier, football
25 – Isaac Jackson, Lanier, football
26 – Clint Kent, Westside, football
27 – Kevin Brown, Wilkinson County, baseball
28 – Lauren Hargrove, Fitzgerald, football
29 – Ben Smith, Warner Robins, football
30 – Tree Rollins, Crisp County, basketball
31 – Lee Martin, Perry, basketball
32 – Kenny Walker, Crawford County, basketball
33 – Ben Zambiasi, Mount de Sales, football
34 – Sharone Wright, Southwest, basketball
35 – Bunny Fuller, Taylor County, basketball
36 – Russell Branyan, Stratford, baseball
37 – Shannon Hall, Central, football
38 – Billy Kitchens, Lanier, football
39 – K.J. Morton, Northside, football
40 – Julian Burnett, Westside, football
41 – John Mathews, Crawford County, basketball
42 – Charles Johnson, Hawkinsville, football
43 – Herschel Walker, Johnson County, football
44 – Alvin Toles, Mary Persons, football
45 – Melvin Borum, Hawkinsville, football
46 – Juaquin Feazell, Peach County, football
47 – Mel Blount, Lyons Industrial, football
48 – Leroy Hill, Baldwin, football
49 – Michael Lemon, Stratford, football
50 – Tank Lawrence, Lanier, football
51 – Travis Jones, Wilkinson County, football
52 – Terry Fair, Southwest, basketball
53 – David Taylor, Central, football
54 – Horace Grant, Hancock Central, basketball
55 – Kammeon Holsey, Hancock Central, basketball
56 – Josh Weldon, Crisp County, football
57 – Torrey Howard, Northside, football
58 – Kenny Parker, Northside, football
59 – Willie McGaughey, Lanier, football
60 –Steve Wilson, Southwest, football
61 – Danny Carpenter, Northside, football
62 – Jim Parker, Ballard-Hudson, football
63 – Neil Callaway, Central, football
64 – Roger Womack, Tift County, football
65 – Justin Brown, Warner Robins, football
66 – LeKevin Smith, Stratford, football
67 – Carl Summers, Willingham, football
68 – Gerald Payton, Central, football
69 – Terry Jolly, Peach County, football
70 – Wayne Johnson, Willingham, football
71 – George Collins, Warner Robins, football
72 – Julius Adams, Ballard-Hudson, football
73 – Craig Hertwig, Mark Smith, football
74 – Mike Washington, Baldwin, football
75 – Maurice Hurt, Baldwin, football
76 – Al Lucas, Northeast, football
77 – Bill Spivey, Warner Robins, basketball
78 – Antwoin Daniels, Mary Persons, football
79 – Trevor Jenkins, Stratford, football
80 – Craig Ogletree, Lamar County, football
81 – Takeo Spikes, Washington County, football
82 – Larry Tharpe, Southwest, football
83 – Mack Guest, Central, football
84 – Greg Montgomery, Southwest, football
85 – Peppi Zellner, Mary Persons, basketball/football
86 – Nick Eason, Toombs County, football
87 – Rod Whipple, Wilkinson County, basketball/football
88 – Marcus Robinson, Peach County, football
89 – Benji Roland, Dodge County, football
90 – Devarick Scandrett, Mary Persons, football
91 – Ron Simmons, Warner Robins, football
92 – Anthony Abrams, Warner Robins, football
93 – Justin Kitchens, Houston County, football
94 – Josh Chester, Northside, football
95 – Adrian Hollingshed, Peach County, football
96 – Kyle Moore, Houston County, football
97 – Abry Jones, Northside, football
98 – Greg Clark, Northside, football
99 – Will Thompson, Northside, football