The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super 11 preseason team has been selected each season since 1985. The latest edition was released on Saturday.
Although the Super 11 does not represent the top 11 college or NFL prospects in the state, but rather the best high school players, it is interesting to note that about one in four go on to play in the NFL. That’s based on data from 1985 to 2006, the last year that gives every player enough time to progress through college.
Below are the 70 former Super 11s (out of 265 through 2006) who have played in NFL regular-season games.
The most was the seven from the class of 2006. The fewest was in 1992, when none of the Super 11 made the NFL.
1985 – Randy Baldwin (Griffin), Huey Richardson (Lakeside-DeKalb)
1986 – John Kasay (Clarke Central), David Rocker (Fulton), John Johnson (LaGrange), Eddie Miller (Southwest DeKalb)
1987 – Chris Gardocki (Redan), Shawn Jones (Thomasville)
1988 – Robert O’Neal (Clarkston), Ricky Sutton (Tucker)
1989 – Garrison Hearst (Lincoln County), Andre Hastings (Morrow), Omar Ellison (Griffin)
1990 – Eric Zeier (Marietta)
1991 – Dusty Zeigler (Effingham County), Randall Godfrey (Lowndes), Adam Meadows (McEachern)
1992 – None
1993 – Hines Ward (Forest Park), Larry Brown (Crim), Antonio Cochran (Macon County)
1994 – Ryan Taylor (Dublin), Emarlos Leroy (Monroe), Matt Stinchcomb (Parkview), Rodney Williams (Southwest DeKalb), Steve Herndon (Troup)
1995 – Champ Bailey (Charlton County), Marcus Stroud (Brooks County), Jeff Backus (Norcross), Quincy Carter (Southwest DeKalb), Patrick Pass (Tucker)
1996 – Jamal Lewis (Douglass), Deon Grant (Josey), Cosey Coleman (Southwest DeKalb), Jabari Holloway (Sandy Creek)
1997 – Charles Grant (Miller County), Boss Bailey (Charlton County), Nate Hybl (Jeff Davis), Jon Stinchcomb (Parkview), Joe Burns (Thomas County Central), Terrence Edwards (Washington County)
1998 – Reggie Brown (Carrollton), Johnathan Sullivan (Griffin), Bruce Thornton (LaGrange)
1999 – Kelvin Kight (Lithonia), Jay Ratliff (Lowndes), Andre Zellner (Mary Persons)
*2000 – Greg Blue (Banneker), P.K. Sam (Buford), Ahmad Carroll (Douglass), Willie Reid (Warner Robins)
*2001 – Leonard Pope (Americus), Marcus McNeil (Cedar Grove), Chansi Stuckey (Northside-Warner Robins), Kedric Golston (Sandy Creek), Julian Jenkins (Woodward Academy)
2002 – Paul Oliver (Harrison), Kregg Lumpkin (Stephenson)
2003 – Calvin Johnson (Sandy Creek), Darius Walker (Buford), Charles Johnson (Hawkinsville)
2004 – Chris Scott (Lovejoy)
2005 – Asher Allen (Tucker), Reshad Jones (Washington)
2006 – Eric Berry (Creekside), Rennie Curran (Brookwood), Jonathan Dwyer (Kell), Morgan Burnett (North Clayton), Caleb King (GAC), Allen Bailey (McIntosh County Academy), Cameron Heyward (Peachtree Ridge)
*The AJC selected two Super 11 teams – one for metro Atlanta, the other for the rest of the state.
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