ALL-STATE SUPER 25 FOOTBALL-TRACK TEAM

Here's the best from California who combine sprinting, jumping and throwing on the track with hitting, cutting and scoring on the gridiron. Many of these athletes will be competing at the CIF state track meet on June 6-7 and will then head to college on football scholarships.

(Listed alphabetically)

Nick Allotta (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) -- The 6-5, 260-pound senior was an All-San Diego Section pick as an offensive lineman in football. On the track, Nick nails it in the shot put and discus with top marks so far this spring of 58-6 in the shot and 182-10 in the discus.

Jerred Belser (Bellarmine, San Jose) -- Running back standout who's headed to the University of Nevada has been a force in both sports in the West Catholic Athletic League. Jerred's top track mark so far is a 10.70 in the 100.

Rudy Burgess (Desert, Edwards AFB) -- Rudy's best long jump mark so far this year is 23-1 1/2, but from last year's fourth-place finish at the state meet we all know that he's capable of much more. He was all-state small schools in football.

Reggie Bush (Helix, La Mesa) -- Injuries have hampered Reggie's senior year in both sports, but he's still easily among the best running backs and sprinters anywhere. He may run track at USC in addition to playing football.

Gerrell Cain (Bella Vista, Fair Oaks) -- This senior was one of the top defensive backs in the Sacramento area last fall. In track, Gerrell has gone 23-8 1/2 in the long jump and is an outstanding sprinter.

Joe Cowan (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) -- Extremely versatile athlete was a wide receiver and DB for the Braves in football who earned a scholarship to UCLA. He's a state meet title contender in track in the 300 hurdles (37.83) and also is one of the state's best in the 400 (48.10). Cowan was fourth last year at the state meet in the 300 hurdles.

Sam DeSa (Monte Vista, Danville) -- Terrific wide receiver for unbeaten football team is on his way to play next season for Cal. In track, Sam has a top mark of 48.04 in the 400 and made it to the state meet final in the 200 as a junior.

Maurice Drew (De La Salle, Concord) -- Finalist in the 100 meters at the state meet last season was the Spartans' most valuable football player in the fall.

T.J. Fakehinde (Eastside Christian, Fullerton) -- After earning all-state honors as a small school football wide receiver, T.J. then went out for basketball and was a frequent 20-point scorer. Now in track, he's high jumping and for the second straight season has cleared the 7-0 barrier.

Will Faules (Homestead, Cupertino) -- One of the top running backs in the Central Coast Section last season, Faules now is one of the section's top hurdlers. He was seventh at the state meet last year in the 110 highs.

Angelo Fobbs (Serra, San Mateo) -- This junior DB showed great quickness at the recent Nike camp at Stanford. In track, Angelo has a top mark of 48.69 in the 400.

Chris Henry (Edison, Stockton) -- How many 200-pounders out there can do 10.70 in the 100? Chris is one of them. He didn't start in football at Edison, but that's because Lynell Hamilton (Div. I recruit) was ahead of him in a mostly one-back offense. Still, Henry is bound for Arizona on a football ride.

Rocky Hinds (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) -- They rave about Rocky's athleticism as a quarterback and he'll be one of the nation's top college prospects at the position for next season. The junior has shown the same athleticism in track. He could be a 6-8 high jumper and 23-foot long jumper before long.

Derrell Hutsona (Helix, La Mesa) -- Teammate Bush gets most of the glory at Helix in both sports, but Hutsona is right there, too. Headed to San Diego State on football ride, he has gone 23-6 in the long jump and could qualify for the state meet in the 100 as well.

Angelo Jeffrey (James Logan, Union City) -- The current state leader in the triple jump with a best of 48-9 1/2 also is a defensive back in football. He tested well at the Stanford Nike camp and even did 17 reps on the bench.

Derrick Jones (Poly, Long Beach) -- Junior wideout was perhaps the most feared player with the ball in the open field last season. He's currently leading the state in the 100 meters with top time of 10.44 seconds.

Terrail Lambert (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) -- Junior defensive back for the Seraphs has run 10.67 wind-aided in the 100 and recently ran a 4.21 in the 40 at Nike USC Combine.

Mike Liti (Foothill, Tustin) -- Prolific running back for the Knights is currently getting the job done as a hurdler. Best time is 14.63 for the 110 highs.

Louis Rankin (Lincoln, Stockton) -- One of the top running backs for a single season in Sac-Joaquin Section history, Rankin should finish among the section's best as a sprinter as well.

Kevin Robinson (Hoover, Fresno) -- Catching passes for good yards and plenty of TDs helped Robinson earn plenty of honors in the Central Section last fall. In track, he's a 47-foot triple jumper.

Jason Rooters (Edison, Fresno) -- Huge junior is going to be a 300-pound lineman for new coach Tim McDonald this fall. In track, Rooters ranks as one of the state's best in the shot put (59-4) and in the discus (183-9).

Matt Slater (Servite, Anaheim) -- Son of former Ram Jackie Slater will be a receiver in college. In track, Slater is among the state leaders this spring in both the 100 (10.62) and 200 (21.85).

Rodney Van (Poly, Long Beach) -- Member of Poly's nation-leading 4x400 relay team and also has run 48.3 in the open 400 with a 22-7 in the long jump. Rodney is a junior and will be one of the state's top defensive backs in football this fall.

Anthony Wheat (Dominguez, Compton) -- Anthony placed at the CIF state meet last year in the triple jump. In football, he played multiple positions for the Dons and projects to be an outstanding DB for college.

Eric Wright (Riordan, San Francisco) -- A DB/RB in football who was one of the top players in the CCS, Wright should place at this year's CCS meet in both the long jump and triple jump.


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