Season leaders: Heinicke, Robinson, Waller lead state in passing, receiving, rushing

Here are the passing, rushing and receiving leaders in Georgia for 2010. These were compiled using nominations for all-state and other sources.

Please report any omissions that meet the criteria so we can update this and make it a more official list.

The top five passers all had seasons that put them in the top 10 of all-time in passing yards for the season.

Passing (minimum 2,200 yards)

4,218 – Taylor Heinicke, Collins Hill

3,612 – Jonquel Dawson, M.L. King

3,358 – Tyler Brown, Colquitt County

3,343 – Johnathon McCrary, Cedar Grove

3,331 – Justin Walker, Lee County

3,019 – Ryan Whilden, Valdosta

2,749 – Landon Curtis, Calhoun

2,764 – Cain Campbell, North Paulding

2,737 – Emmanuel Westmoreland, Central Gwinnett

2,728 – Nick Marshall, Wilcox County

2,664 – Tim Byerly, Chattahoochee

2,588 – Austin Brown, Flowery Branch

2,539 – Brett Montgomery, Peach County

2,519 – R.J. Dennard, Treutlen

2,443 – Carson Barnett, Landmark Christian

2,429 – Zach Folsom, Cook

2,425 – Ronnie Bell, Sandy Creek

2,413 – David Whipple, Wilkinson County

2,401 – Tate O’Connor, Savannah Country Day

2,327 – Kent Rollins, South Gwinnett

2,276 – Andrew Frerking, Wesleyan

2,247 – John Russ, Mill Creek

2,222 – Gage Henry, Hillgrove


Rushing (minimum 1,500 yards)

2,155 – Marteze Waller, Putnam County

2,047 – Tevin King, Colquitt County

2,003 – Josh Clemons, Whitewater

1,950 – Kamani Thomas, East Paulding

1,935 – Miles Jones, Allatoona

1,925 – Fabian Forrest, Hawkinsville

1,918 – Kyle Karempelis, Wesleyan

1,901 – Janier Ferguson, Pepperell

1,885 – Nick Tompkins, Brookwood

1,832 – Demontevious Smith, Monroe Area

1,818 – William McNeely, Prince Avenue Christian

1,710 – Travis Richmond, Peach County

1,703 – Dequan Daniels, Statesboro

1,700 – Isaiah Crowell, Carver (Columbus)

1,691 – Steve Williams, Calvary Day

1,679 – Jeffery Dyson, Thomasville

1,628 – Dustin Christian, Calhoun

1,627 – Tre’shard Burdette, Monroe Area

1,611 – Marcus Caffey, Grady

1,578 – Jeremy Haley, Flowery Branch

1,536 – Anthony McNeil, Clinch County

1,515 – Zach Laskey, Starr’s Mill

1,509 – Tim Byerly, Chattahoochee

1,500 – Justin Taylor, Washington


Receiving (minimum 1,000 yards)

1,655 – Demarco Robinson, M.L. King

1,426 – Alex Chisum, Sandy Creek

1,419 – Malcolm Mitchell, Valdosta

1,410 – Tommy Hudson, Colquitt County

1,378 – Kane Whitehurst, Chattahoochee

1,187 – Zack Walker, Johnson County

1,174 – Justin Shackleford, Berkmar

1,149 – Devonte Pierce, Treutlen

1,139 – J.T. Palmer, Calhoun

1,105 – Sanford Seay, Lee County

1,086 – Garrett Brown, Pope

1,072 – Logan Conley, Flowery Branch

1,053 – Blake Tibbs, M.L. King

1,046 – Zay Howard, Collins Hill

1,021 – Chris Conley, North Paulding

39 comments Add your comment

Alabama Fan

December 15th, 2010
11:29 am

Outstanding list of top performers. Has the Heinicke kid had any offers yet? Also Kent Rollins from S. Gwinnett? Two of the best I’ve watched this year. Rollins gets my nod for being just a bit better overall. Any thoughts?

GHSF Daily

December 15th, 2010
11:47 am

Heinicke has an offer from Old Dominion. Not sure about Rollins. Will ask.

GHSF Daily

December 15th, 2010
12:22 pm

Coach Small at South Gwinnett tells me that Kent Rollins has a few offices, the top one being Air Force.


December 15th, 2010
1:52 pm

Way to go Ronnie Bell and Alex Chisum!!! Great players but even better people!!! Good luck to you guys at the next level! Go CREEK!!!

the real Old Gold

December 15th, 2010
2:01 pm

Glad to see Calhoun Jackets on every list.

Saint Forever

December 15th, 2010
2:50 pm

Those two Dekalb passers return. Dawson’s a Jr. and McCrary’s a Soph.


December 15th, 2010
2:54 pm

When will Karempelis graduate? He has to be 20 years Just kidding. Good career young man.


December 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

the real old gold: Calhoun should be on very list,,,,best team we have played in at least 5 years, including Fitzgerald last year…………wb


December 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

Congrats to everyone who made this list. I just want to identify 3. D.Robinson, J. Dawson, B. Tibbs. They put excellent numbers wtih new HC, OC and new QB. Just want to also menion that 2 of tthe 3 are returning next year. Go Lions!!!!!

Frank White

December 15th, 2010
3:48 pm

where are the sats for defense, tackles and sacks, tackles for losses, interceptions, etc………………nobody playing defense in the entire state, and you guys wonder why Georgia consistently finishes 8-4 7-5 in the lower half of the SEC.

Brkwd Fan

December 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

Congrats to Nick Tompkins (Brookwood)!!!!!!! You Had A Wonderful Year And We Are Proud Of You!!!!!! Go BRONCOs :-)


December 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

Well done by all!! I have to say – No Buford Wolves.. Well balanced team.. Jackets – I hope you’ve had time to digest your great season..
Let’s hope to meet again at the UGA Dome & give it another great effort..

Grats to the Broncos of Brookwood…


December 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

Frank – Do not be so stooooopid… The state of Georgia produces the 4th most D1 players in the Nation!! I think you know that so do not show your ignorance…

That is all

Bird Dawg

December 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Outstanding year for Nick Tompkins! Not bad for a guy who shared the carries with sophomore standout Jamal Cole.


December 15th, 2010
4:41 pm

You cannot imagine what a great kid Karempelis is. A truly great football player, athlete, and solid young man. Great job Kyle! When you’re the MVP of the Single A State Championship as a sophomore it seems like you played forever.
Also, the Byerly kid from Chattahoochee was one of the best QB’s I’ve seen in a while. He made GREAT decisions, threw the ball with accuracy, AND was a very dangerous threat to run. A very heady kid who was fun to watch! Does anyone know where he’ll be playing at the next level? 2600 yards passing and 1500 running – very solid!


December 15th, 2010
4:43 pm

Frank: I didn’t know we had access to their SAT’s. You may want to know their ACT scores as well but why?


December 15th, 2010
4:43 pm

Rushing (minimum 1,500 yards)

#1) 2,155 – Marteze Waller, Putnam County

#2) 2,047 – Tevin King, Colquitt County

#3) 2,003 – Josh Clemons, Whitewater


#4 in Rushing (only 97 yards from being 2nd!!)and KAMANI is ONLY a SOPHOMORE!!!…Look out next year!!



bitter "hershal walker"

December 15th, 2010
4:45 pm

just look at the #, now which kids have the heart and desire to excell at the next level???????????
each year has the potential to be a 12-0 season just ask auburn!!!! go dawgs, keep pushing forward


December 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

Karempelis seems to play with alot of heart. He seems to have the”it” factor much like Randall Cobb from Kentucky–undersized but get’s it done. Hope to see you playing somewhere in the sec on saturdays—good job young man

class a boy

December 15th, 2010
7:10 pm

dj rozier could be up there for passing, if johnson co’s rushing game with rozier and bull darrisaw wasn’t so good. and zach is a beast.


December 15th, 2010
7:59 pm

Go Marteze u deserve everything that comes to u…keep working hard and stay focused and hungry! GO WAR EAGLES!


December 15th, 2010
8:05 pm

Congrats to my Valdosta kids! This was Whilden’s first year playing football(well he was on the team as a Soph. but quit for baseball) and he set records at Valdosta. Malcolm “Tampa” Mitchell was by far the best WR I saw all season! Kid was awesome!

GHSF Daily

December 15th, 2010
8:10 pm

“dj rozier could be up there for passing, if johnson co’s rushing game with rozier and bull darrisaw wasn’t so good. and zach is a beast.”

I might come up w/ a list for QB’s who rushed and passed for 1,000-plus. Those guys often get excluded from both lists but are pretty special.


December 16th, 2010
12:02 am

Left one 1000-yard receiver off the list: Kevin Blackburne of Savannah Country Day, who had 1002 yards receiving and 12 Tds in only 8.5 games (injured at end of season)

Mrs. Hines-Smith

December 16th, 2010
2:03 am

Go Monroe Area!! Congratulations on an AWESOME & EXCITING SEASON!!!

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December 16th, 2010
8:40 am

Is Timmy Byerly the only one who shows up on TWO lists? How can anyone else be the Player of the Year?


December 16th, 2010
9:19 am

Zack Boden at Lovett has 1475 yards but less carries because of a passing offense. He averages 9 yards a carry. Who has the best average yards per carry in the state? Bowden should be considered for the all state honors plus his team got to the state semi finals.


December 16th, 2010
10:02 am

Keep in mind, most of the Chattahoochee starters only played until halftime in most of their regular season games due to the scores. Imagine their stats if they played the whole game! Byerly a true D1 player. Any school will be lucky to have him.

turkey man

December 16th, 2010
11:08 am

go marteze waller only a junior 2155 yards in aa the best overall classification this year


December 16th, 2010
11:23 pm

Word on the street is that Byerly is strongly considering Wake Forest. Ga Tech & TCU have recently joined the fray. When is the Player of the Year award announced?


December 17th, 2010
3:44 pm

Christian Davila, QB Hebron Christian threw for 27 TD’s while running for 13 more in school’s best season at 9-1. At 6′, 185lbs wonder if he gets chance to play at college level, even though he played for small single A school. Also is a very good baseball player. Just askin??


December 18th, 2010
7:35 pm

MLK 3 players great job get ready for next year, i`m ready now baby work, hard this off season.

Psst Uno

December 19th, 2010
12:45 pm

Any Defensive Stats out there?

MLK Lions Football Fan

December 20th, 2010
10:03 pm

Congrats to all of the Season Leaders (especially to the 3 MLK Lions). We love our offense, but there are several season leaders that play defense too AJC. Let’s show defense some love sometimes.


December 20th, 2010
11:11 pm

Not sure if you can truely compare some of these stat’s fairly, small private schools and lower division schools typically have larger stat’s then the biggger AAAAA division leaders. Perhaps it should be classified by divisions. Just a thought. Isnt that the way All state players are selected. Who are the leader by division.


December 21st, 2010
10:53 am

I would like to see the Byerly/Whitehurst combo in college…maybe at a Wake Forrest or even a FCS school like Furman. Byerly should stay away from Tech. Nesbitt is about as physical of a qb as you can get and in that system is getting beat up…


December 21st, 2010
6:13 pm

Jamaal Cole is already a college running back. with his ability to understands how to run the football. He watches his blocking and doesn’t do too much until he has too. If you watched Mark Ingram at Alabama you will see the same type of instinctive running back. If he gains about 15 lbs of muscle, then he and Nick will be 1500 to 2000 yard running backs again. Nick with that speed should have college recruits all over him next year. He will probably go as a DB or receiver but both are that darn good. If you look at the carries that the two of them had it was about the same as one running back from those other top rushing schools. Brook wood will have another fun year…


April 20th, 2011
11:43 am

Class a boy what game were you watching?! I know you can’t expect for bull darrisaw to be good each and every game. Quit complaining and come to ALL of the games and you will see for yourself that the boy is a prodigy in a making.