After this year’s 2022 NFL Draft, we have updated this all-time list. It might surprise some that the NFL Draft has been going on since 1936 and there were a lot of early years in which there were only 13 picks in the first round. We still have the highest players selected from a California...
FINAL State TOP 50 FB Ranks (1-25)
Mater Dei takes over at the top as previously announced, Sierra Canyon joins the top five for the first time in its history and San Clemente moves up into the top 10. The 2021 spring season didn’t finish with anything else too drastic from the next to last rankings. Others moving up were Buchanan of...
NFL Season-Opening Alumni Honor Roll
Long Beach Poly leads the state with five players on NFL 53-man opening rosters with a sixth on injured reserve. No other school has four, but several have three. We have as complete of a list as possible, given the fluid nature of rosters being altered up until the last minute due to late player...
Top 10 Grid-Hoop QBs (State History)
Three of these 10 quarterbacked teams in the Super Bowl, one played in the NBA and one was the Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year twice. Sometimes, just trying to answer a question leads to yet another list of all-time great California high school athletes. After the top 10 ranked in order, we also list...
State’s All-Time NFL Starting QBs (Updated)
There ended up being 12 quarterbacks from California high schools who started at least once in the NFL last season. We lost one to a horrific leg injury — La Mesa Helix grad Alex Smith of the Washington Redskins — and one of those who started last year has since retired. We don’t know why […]
NEW State Top 50 FB Ranks (26-50)
The highest riser among this group of teams is Helix of La Mesa, which is living up to preseason acclaim in the playoffs after laying an egg in its last regular season game. The Highlanders jumped up this week to No. 38 from No. 50 after big win over Eastlake. Both Sierra Canyon and Grace...
Starting NFL QBs: All-Time State List
With three rookie QBs in the NFL this season from California high schools who have all been starting games, we got inspired to see if a total of eight for one season could be put into historical perspective. So we went overboard and have compiled a list of every single starter from California going back […]
Super Six For State In NFL Draft
It’s not a record, but the six players selected in Thursday’s first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is the most from California high schools since 1997. Five of the six also went in the first 15 picks, which also caused a look into the draft history books. The only downer was that none of […]
NEW State Top 50 FB Ranks (1-25)
Chaminade of West Hills is the new team at No. 6 this week as the top five seems locked for now. The rest of the top 10, however, is more fluid. We moved up Santa Margarita from No. 12 to No. 10 even though the Eagles lost last Friday. And there’s also movement down below,...
Pac-12 Stars From Golden State 2017
The 12 universities in the Pac-12 Conference have long been considered an elite landing place for top high school football players from California. It’s not just the four colleges in California, either. Washington once won a national title with 12 starters from California. Here’s a look at leading Pac-12 players for the upcoming season from […]