After Tom Brady of Serra High (San Mateo) earned a seventh Super Bowl title last week, we were inspired to write up our own rankings of the all-time greatest 100 athletes from California high schools. Based on CIF sanctioned sports only, we have Brady at No. 3 behind only Jackie Robinson and Bill Russell. McClymonds...
Goal-Setting From An NFL All-Timer
As many high school football players now know they’ll be training mostly on their own for another few months before the start of their next season, writing down goals and looking at them every day can be a very positive experience. A great example we know of is from Larry Allen, one of the greatest […]
All-Time State Player Rankings (OLs)
We started this series last year with QBs, RBs and WRs and are picking it up again with offensive linemen. We’ll get the other positions done too in the next few weeks so we can include the lists in the back of our upcoming book “High School Football in California” that should be out in...
The day Tyron Smith got launched
While going through 2006 Cal-Hi Sports newsletters for a different project, we came across our report in April of 2006 about a big discovery at the Southern California Nike combine that had been held on the weekend of April 16-18 at USC. The player many were talking about after the day was not known when […]
All-Time All-State Super Bowl Team
In keeping with our usual first team all-state football format (30 players, six multi-purpose) and including the 2017 Super Bowl but not 2018, here’s a lineup we’d pick as our All-Time All-State Super Bowl Team. Performances in the game itself was one major part of the criteria (MVPs, etc.) and then looked at those who […]
Saluting NFL great Larry Allen
He’s the latest Californian going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will be inducted next weekend. Every player, fan and coach in the state should know his story.