Who will be California's Mr. Football?

We've been selecting all-state teams for nearly 20 years and our package has been called "one of the best in the nation" by Washington hobbyist Ron Siegel, who collects such things. Our State Player of the Year lists, which will be topped for the first time this year by the added honor of "Mr. Football," go as far back as 1890. The process begins by a look at who we've nominated at various positions. Don't be shy, you can nominate, too.

CALHISPORTS.COM STATE PLAYER

OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

One honoree will be selected for each position; one will be selected overall for the entire state and will be labeled Mr. Football; one wiil be selected for juniors and sophomores; one will be selected for medium schools and small schools. This year's all-state team selections, including coaches of the year, will begin going out on Monday, December 17, via statewide media release and through posted stories only available on this site.

CALHISPORTS.COM QUARTERBACK OF THE YEAR

Our nominees are:

Jordan Christensen (Clovis)

Trent Edwards (Los Gatos)

Hudson Gossard (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)

Tom Grady (Edison, Huntington Beach) Jr.

Marc Guillon (Miramonte, Orinda)

Matt Gutierrez (De La Salle, Concord)

Shane Lopes (Dos Pueblos, Goleta)

Eddie Miller (Venice) Jr.

Sam Keller (San Ramon Valley, Danville) Jr.

Matt Moore (Hart, Newhall)

Ben Olson (Thousand Oaks)

Drew Olson (Piedmont)

Sean Spalding (Del Campo, Fair Oaks)

Kyle Wright (Monte Vista, Danville) Jr.

Anyone you want to nominate? Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.

CALHISPORTS.COM RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR

Our nominees are:

Lorenzo Booker (St. Bonaventure, Ventura)

Curtis Brown (Paraclete, Lancaster)

Reggie Bush (Helix, La Mesa) Jr.

Frederick Collins (La Quinta)

Hershel Dennis (Poly, Long Beach)

Robbie Dubois (Mission Viejo)

Brandon Hancock (Clovis West, Fresno)

Kenny James (Dos Palos)

Vince Mays (Johnson, Sacramento)

Donnie McCleskey (Bishop Amat, La Puente)

D'Andre McFarland (Pinole Valley, Pinole)

B.J. Mitchell (Del Oro, Loomis)

Glenn Oheari (Aquinas, San Bernardino)

Reggie Ross (Mira Mesa, San Diego) Jr.

Ashton White (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) Jr.

Anyone you want to nominate? Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.

CALHISPORTS.COM LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

(Offense & Defense)

Our nominees are:

James Bonelli (St. Bonaventure, Ventura)

Robert Chai (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach)

Stanley Daniels (Marian Catholic, San Diego)

Will Down (San Pasqual, Escondido)

Chris Doyle (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)

Chris Frome (Hart, Newhall)

Marco Guerro (Fremont, Los Angeles)

Kevin Harbour (Loyola, Los Angeles)

Spencer Hollison (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM)

Keith Jackson (Inglewood)

Winston Justice (Poly, Long Beach)

Robin Kezirian (Central, Fresno)

Derek Landri (De La Salle, Concord)

Matthew Malele (Carson) Jr.

C.J. Niusulu (Barstow)

Ricky Parker (Los Alamitos)

Ryan Parks (Chino)

John Parada (Alta Loma)

Thomas Patton (Technical, Oakland)

Nathan Rhodes (East Bakersfield)

Albert Toeaina (Pittsburg)

Elliott Vallejo (Palma, Salinas)

Tim Volk (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks)

Nathaniel Weber (Dorsey, Los Angeles)

Manuel Wright (Poly, Long Beach)

Daniel Zynn (South Pasadena)

Anyone you want to nominate? Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.

CALHISPORTS.COM RECEIVER OF THE YEAR (includes tight ends)

Our nominees are:

Dave Anderson (Thousand Oaks)

Justin Belcher (Lincoln, Stockton)

Michael Bolio (North, Torrance) Jr.

Dante Bogan (Santa Barbara)

Brad Boyer (Camarillo)

James Finley (Manual Arts, Los Angeles)

David Gray (McClymonds, Oakland)

Marcedes Lewis (Poly, Long Beach) TE

Whitney Lewis (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) Jr.

Tony Kays (Elk Grove)

Blake Mackey (Bakersfield)

Chris McFoy (Chino)

Rhema McKnight (Kennedy, La Palma)*

Danny Moody (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)

Jeff Newell (Arroyo, San Lorenzo)

Jeff Nowlin (Clovis)

Terry Richardson (Centennial, Corona)

Antwuan Smith (Buchanan, Clovis)

Steve Smith (Taft, Woodland Hills) Jr.

Jay Staggs (Dos Pueblos, Goleta)

Jesse Taylor (Chaminade, West Hills) TE

Matt Traverso (Christian Bros., Sacramento) TE

*Played almost entirely as QB but heavily recruited by colleges as WR; will be considered multi-purpose for all-state team.

Anyone you want to nominate? Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.

CALHISPORTS.COM LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR

Our nominees are:

Dwayne Andrews (Locke, Los Angeles)

Xavier Burgess (Grant, Sacramento)

Tau Faumuina (San Leandro)

Scott Garrison (San Luis Obispo)

Kyle Goodman (Buchanan, Clovis)

Everette Lange (Diamond Bar)

Alix Ligon (North, Torrance)

Matt Logue (Bear River, Lake of the Pines)

Oscar Lua (Indio)

Ricky Miller (Tustin)

Ralph Pineda (Cathedral, Los Angeles)

Ryan Powdrell (Mission Viejo)

Chad Slapnicka (Loyola, Los Angeles)

Scott White (Mission Bay, San Diego)

Anyone you want to nominate? Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.

CALHISPORTS.COM DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR

The nominees are:

Darnell Bing (Poly, Long Beach)

Sam Calhoun (Westchester, Los Angeles)

Robert Cole (Foothill, Sacramento)

Jarron Fairman (South Hills, West Covina)

Danny Foster (Centennial, Corona)

Joe Garcia (Los Alamitos)

Gerald Green (Oak Grove, San Jose)

Reggie Grigsby (El Camino, Oceanside)

Kiogi Harden (Carson)

Damon Jenkins (De La Salle, Concord) Jr.

Nate Kenion (De La Salle, Concord)

A.J. Martinez (Edison, Huntington Beach)

Vince Mays (Johnson, Sacramento)

Eric McNeal (Serra, Gardena)

Aaron Miller (Edison, Fresno)

Idris Moss (Eisenhower, Rialto)*

Jarrad Page (San Leandro)

Desmond Reed (Temple City) Jr.

Dallas Sartz (Granite Bay)

Clifton Smith (Edison, Fresno) Jr.

Steve Smith (Taft, Woodland Hills) Jr.

I'Lario Vital (McClymonds, Oakland)

Deron Ware (Dorsey, Los Angeles)

Justin Wyatt (Dominguez, Compton)

*Also outstanding at quarterback; will be considered multi-purpose for all-state team.

Anyone you want to nominate? Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.

CALHISPORTS.COM KICKER OF THE YEAR (punters included)

Our nominees are:

Sergio Aguayo (San Jacinto)

Chris Davis (Rio Mesa, Oxnard)

James Dingman (Brethren Christian, Cypress) Jr.

Nick Folk (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks)

Kevin Johnson (Red Bluff)

Kevin Lovell (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach)

Thomas Malone (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore)

Justin Medlock (Mission San Jose, Fremont)

Todd Merz (Laguna Beach)

Tim Valencia (Ramona)

Anyone you want to nominate? This is the position in which we have the weakest information available so far. Any other juniors who should be considered? Any sophomores at all? Send comments, information to mark@studentsports.com. Please include height and weight of all players listed and contact information in case we have a follow up question.


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