MR. FOOTBALL 2002 NOMINEES

Let the process begin. Here's our list of more than 150 nominees that have made the first cut. Has someone you know been chosen? Eventually, this will lead to finalists (no more than 10) and then to the announcement of who will be the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Note: A one-month subscription to our premium content right now will ensure that you will be able to see all of our postseason honors packages, including all-state and all-state underclass.

These are the nominees we have chosen, but this is by no means a final list. We will be glad to add others based on additional information we get. Feel free to contact us via phone at (209) 463-9050 or by e-mail: mark@calhisports.com. This list also is favorable to skill players, so if there are any linemen you want to let us know about, especially since we also select an annual all-state team, don't hesistate to send in a player's name. Also include year in school, position and any pertinent statistics.

The Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year list extends back to the 1890s and we've been choosing all-state teams for nearly 20 years. Hobbyist Ron Siegel of Washington has said that the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams are one of the best all-state teams in the nation, due to its comprehensiveness, attention to detail and format.

Here now is our list of nominees (entered alphabetically; based on published reports; staff evaluation; comments from coaches & sportswriters; and other sources):

Jody Adewale (Roosevelt, Los Angeles) RB-LB

Jesse Ainsworth (Thousand Oaks) K-P-ATH

Brody Angley (Enterprise, Redding) RB-DB Jr.

Speedy Anthony (El Camino, Oceanside) RB-KR

Randy Bacon (Florin, Sacramento) RB Jr.

Chris Barrett (Tustin) TE

Shawn Benjamin (Watsonville) RB

Dallas Bernstine (Bethel, Vallejo) RB

Mark Bradford (Fremont, Los Angeles) WR

Lance Broadus (Taft, Woodland Hills) LB

Aaron Brown (Oxnard) RB

Chris Buck (Jesuit, Carmichael) RB-DB

Michael Bumpus (Culver City) WR-DB Jr.

Rudy Burgess (Desert, Edwards AFB) RB-DB

Charles Burnley (Valencia) RB

Reggie Bush (Helix, La Mesa) RB

Ryen Carew (Sylmar) RB

Rudy Carpenter (Newbury Park) QB Jr.

Britt Cecil (De La Salle, Concord) QB

Sam Cheatham (San Leandro) WR-DB

Kevin Ciccone (Hart, Newhall) WR-DB

Tyler Clutts (Clovis) QB-RB

Fred Colbert (Alhambra) RB

Joe Cowan (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR

Dustin Croick (Agoura, Agoura Hills) QB

Quentin Daniels (Loyola, Los Angeles) WR-DB

Brad Daugherty (Julian) RB

Yonus Davis (Skyline, Oakland) RB-KR-DB

Jason Dean (Vanden, Travis AFB) RB

Sam DeSa (Monte Vista, Danville) WR

Daniel Dixon (El Modena, Orange) RB

Dennis Dixon (San Leandro) QB

Peter Dobush (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) QB

Jason Donald (Buchanan, Clovis) QB-DB-K-ATH

Cary Dove (Taft, Woodland Hills) QB

Travis Draper (Paso Robles) OL

Maurice Drew (De La Salle, Concord) RB

Sedric Ellis (Chino) DL

Matt Engle (El Segundo) QB

Randy Estes (Los Alamitos) DB Jr.

Brian Fairbanks (Northwood, Irvine) DL

T.J. Fakehinde (Eastside Christian, Fullerton) WR-KR-ATH

Jeff Ferrier (Mission Viejo) LB

Dennis Freeman (Los Gatos) RB-LB

Alex Garfio (Buena, Ventura) RB

Robbie Garibay (Foothill, Palo Cedro) OL

Alex Ghebrassalasse (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) WR

Mike Gildone (Del Oro, Loomis) FB-LB

Willie Glasper (De La Salle, Concord) DB Jr.

Aaron Gonzales (Carpinteria) QB

Tommy Grady (Edison, Huntington Beach) QB

Ryan Graves (Muir, Pasadena) WR

Jeff Gray (North, Torrance) WR

Leon Hall (Vista) DB

Zach Hall (Paradise) RB

Lynell Hamilton (Edison, Stockton) RB

Patrick Harrigan (Huntington Beach) RB

Stevelan Harper (Hayward) RB

Lavelle Hawkins (Edison, Stockton) WR-DB Jr.

Ryan Holmes (Mission Viejo) RB-LB

Taylor Humphrey (Miramonte, Orinda) QB Jr.

P.J.Irvin (Agoura, Agoura Hills) OL

Richard Irvin (Muir, Pasadena) QB

Lawrence Jackson (Inglewood) DE

Leon Jackson (Poly, Long Beach) QB

Terrell Jackson (Corona, Centennial) RB Jr.

Damon Jenkins (De La Salle, Concord) DB-KR

Derrick Jones (Poly, Long Beach) WR Jr.

Jeremy Jones (Piedmont Hills, San Jose) RB-DB

Paul Jordan (San Luis Obispo) RB

Ryan Kalil (Servite, Anaheim) OL

Toke Kefu (San Mateo) RB-ATH

Sam Keller (San Ramon Valley, Danville) QB

Dennis Keyes (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) RB-DB

Jeff Kline (Los Alamitos) QB

Richard Kovalcheck (St. Augustine, San Diego) QB

Tyler Lavea (Oceanside) RB

Jason Leggett (Lakewood) RB

Whitney Lewis (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) WR-RB

Mike Liti (Foothill, Tustin) RB

Ryan Lombardo (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) QB

Shane Lopes (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) QB

Gary Lovely (Gunderson, San Jose) LB

Chad Macklin (Golden West, Visalia) OL

Mathew Malele (Carson) DL

Le'Andre Matthews (East Bakersfield) RB Jr.

Corey Mazza (Thousand Oaks) WR-ATH

Brandon Mebane (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DL

Terry Mermer (Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana) QB

Eddie Miller (Venice) QB

Alex Morrow (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) DL

Durrell Moss (Orange) RB

Jordan Munde (Peninsula, RH Estates) RB-ATH

Joey Munn (Foothill, Pleasanton) WR-DB-K Jr.

Cesar Murrillo (Norte Vista, Riverside) RB

Brandon Myles (Carson) RB

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall) QB Jr.

Michael Okwo (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) RB-LB

T.C. Ostrander (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) QB

Zach Owens (Roosevelt, Los Angeles) RB

Freddie Parrish (Poly, Long Beach) DB

Brian Paysinger (Wilson, Long Beach) WR

Jose Perez (Oceanside) WR

Patrick Perry (Banning, Wilmington) RB Jr.

Jake Pettengill (Foothill, Palo Cedro) RB

Ralph Pineda (Cathedral, Los Angeles) LB

Alex Pucinelli (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) DL

Chris Purtz (Clovis West, Fresno) LB

Drew Radovich (Mission Viejo) OL

Louis Rankin (Lincoln, Stockton) RB

Desmond Reed (Temple City) RB-DB-KR

Matt Reese (Centennial, Bakersfield) OL

Jason Relyea (Poway) RB

Bo Renaud (Loyola, Los Angeles) RB

Anthony Reyes (Silver Creek, San Jose) RB-DB-KR

Greg Reynolds (Terra Nova, Pacifica) QB

Rafael Rice (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) RB

Reggie Ross (Mira Mesa, San Diego) RB

Drean Rucker (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) LB

Kyle Sammons (Novato) WR-DB

Brandon Sanders (Skyline, Oakland) DB

Erik Sandie (De La Salle, Concord) OL-DL

Sonny Shackleford (Beverly Hills) WR

Jon Sheets (Nevada Union, Grass Valley) QB

Clifton Smith (Edison, Fresno) RB-DB-P-KR

Steve Smith (Taft, Woodland Hills) WR-DB

Devin Stearns (Serra, San Mateo) WR-DB

Shane Steichen (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) QB

Brodie Stringer (San Ramon Valley, Danville) WR

Chris Stumpf (Arcata) WR-DB

Brett Swain (Carlsbad) WR-DB

Dwight Tardy (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) RB

Josh Tauanuu (Poly, Long Beach) DL

Adam Tenney (Carlsbad) WR-DB

Grant Thomas (Buchanan, Clovis) DL

Ricky Thomas (Helix, La Mesa) DL

Brandon Ting (Logan, Union City) QB-DB

Ryan Ting (Logan, Union City) WR-ATH

Brandon Tripp (Los Alamitos) WR-DB

Rico Tucker (University, San Diego) RB Jr.

A.J. Tuitele (Banning, Wilmington) DB

Kale Turner (Monte Vista, Danville) WR

Chase Twedell (Valley Christian, Cerritos) RB

Mark Van Paris (Sonoma Valley, Sonoma) RB-LB

B.J. Vickers (Venice) WR

Terrell Vinson (Irvine) RB

C.J. Wallace (Grant, Sacramento) RB-DB

Denny Warden (Brethren Christian, Cypress) QB-RB-DB

Chauncey Washington (South, Torrance) RB

Brent Webber (Sanger) RB

Mark Whaley (Eastlake, Chula Vista) RB

Ashton White (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) RB-DB

Brian White (Trabuco Hills, Mission Viejo) QB

Bobby Whithorne (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) WR

Jacob Wild (Immanuel, Reedley) WR-TE-ATH

Shaun Wildenstein (Esperanza, Anaheim) RB

Derrick Williams (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) RB-DB

Thomas Williams (Vacaville) LB

Kyle Wright (Monte Vista, Danville) QB

Sean Young (Berkeley) RB-DB


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