College Football Full of Texans

Every year, former Texas high school players litter the All-American and All-Conference teams across the landscape of college football. This season will be more of the same, but with some star appeal and Heisman Trophy contenders. Burnt Orange Beat takes a look at the country's top players who played their high school ball in the state of Texas.

College football programs are littered with former Texas high school players on a yearly basis. In 2009, former Texas high school stars will be the top players in many programs including Heisman Trophy front runners Colt McCoy and Dez Bryant.

Along with players that have the chance to win national awards, there could be six or more Texans drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft led by Sergio Kindle, Dez Bryant, Trent Williams and Ciron Black among others.

While the depth of former Texas high school players at running back isn't what it has been in the past, the top two can play and start for anyone in the country. Both Kendall Hunter and Jacquizz Rodgers were overlooked or under-recruited, but both have proven college coaches were wrong.

First Team Offense

QB: Colt McCoy, Sr. Texas (Tuscola Jim Ned High)
RB: Kendall Hunter, Jr. Oklahoma State (Tyler John Tyler)
RB: Jacquizz Rodgers, So, Oregon State (Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated)
WR: Dez Bryant, Jr, Oklahoma State (Lufkin High)
WR: Jordan Shipley, Sr., Texas (Burnet High)
WR: Dezmon Briscoe, Jr, Kansas (Cedar Hill)
OL: Trent Williams, Sr, Oklahoma (Longview High)
OL: Ciron Black, Sr, LSU (Tyler Lee)
OL: Marcus Cannon, Jr, TCU (Odessa High)
OL: Brandon Carter, Sr., Texas Tech (Longview Spring Hill)
OL: Jason Fox, Sr., Miami (North Crowley)

First Team Defense

DE: Jerry Hughes, Sr, TCU (Fort Bend Austin)
DE: Sergio Kindle, Sr, Texas (Dallas Woodrow Wilson)
DT: Vince Oghobaase, Sr, Duke (Alief Hastings)
DT: Adrian Taylor, Jr, Oklahoma (Mansfield High)
LB: Sean Weatherspoon, Sr. Missouri (Jasper High)
LB: Joe Pawelek, Sr, Baylor (Smithson Valley)
LB: Rod Muckelroy, Sr., Texas (Hallsville)
S: Earl Thomas, So, Texas (West Orange-Stark)
S: Andre Sexton, Sr, Oklahoma State (Cy Falls High)
CB: Aaron Williams, So, Texas (Round Rock McNeil)
CB: Chykie Brown, Jr, Texas (North Shore)

Second Team Offense

QB: Jevan Snead, Jr. Ole Miss (Stephenville High)
RB: Bryce Beall, So, Houston (Tatum High)
FB: Quentin Castille, Jr, Nebraska (LaPorte High)
WR: Brandon LaFell, Sr, LSU (Houston Lamar)
WR: Detron Lewis, Jr, Texas Tech (A&M Consolidated)
TE: Justin Akers, Sr, Baylor (Deer Park High)
OL: Adam Ulatoski, Sr., Texas (Southlake Carroll)
OL: Chris Stewart, Jr, Notre Dame (Klein High)
OL: Russell Okung, Sr, Oklahoma State (Fort Bend Bush)
OL: Kyle Hix, Jr, Texas (Aledo High)
OL: Michael Shumard, Sr, Texas A&M (Killeen Harker Heights)

Second Team Defense

DE: Austin English, Sr, Oklahoma (Canadian High)
DE: Jeremy Beal, Sr., Oklahoma (Carrolton Creekview)
DT: Demarcus Granger, Sr. Oklahoma (Dallas Kimball)
DT: Saia Falahola, Jr, Arizona State (Euless Trinity)
LB: Keenan Clayton, Sr, Oklahoma (Sulphur Springs High)
LB: Jared Norton, Sr, Texas (Rowlett High)
LB: Travis Lewis, So, Oklahoma (San Antonio Lee)
S: Cam Nelson, Sr. Arizona (Dallas Kimball)
S: Jordan Lake, Sr, Baylor (Houston Memorial)
CB: Jamar Wall, Sr, Texas Tech (Plainview High)
CB: Rafael Priest, Sr, TCU (Dallas Madison)

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