List/Trivia/Quote: AJC all-classification players of the year since 1981


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution began selecting an all-classification player of the year in 1981:

2012 – RB Alvin Kamara, Norcross

2011 – DL Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson

2010 – QB Tim Byerly, Chattahoochee

2009 – WR Da’Rick Rogers, Calhoun

2008 – ATH Greg Reid, Lowndes

2007 – RB Washaun Ealey, ECI

2006 – DB Eric Berry, Creekside

2005 – QB Antonio Henton, Peach County

2004 – LB Tray Blackmon, LaGrange

2003 – RB Darius Walker, Buford

2002 – OL Zeb McKenzey, Parkview

2001 – DB Jeff Francouer, Parkview

2000 – RB Monte Williams, Commerce

1999 – LB Travis Harris, SW DeKalb

1998 – WR Reggie Brown, Carrollton

1997 – RB Joe Burns, Thomas County Central

1996 – RB Paul Freeman, Brookwood

1995 – QB Quincy Carter, SW DeKalb

1994 – LB Takeo Spikes, Washington County

1993 – RB Rod Perrymond and DL Travis Stroud, Dunwoody

1992 – QB Mike Bobo, Thomasville, and LB Marcus Williams, Valdosta

1991 – QB Rodney Hudson, LaGrange

1990 – QB Eric Zeier, Marietta

1989 – RB Garrison Hearst, Lincoln County

1988 – RB Herbert Mingo, Clinch County

1987 – LB Curt Douglas, Lincoln County

1986 – QB Greg Talley, Valdosta

1985 – QB Billy Ray, Dunwoody

1984 – RB Keith Henderson, Cartersville

1983 – QB Vince Sutton, LaGrange

1982 – RB David McCluskey, West Rome

1981 – RB Ben Logue, North Springs


Who is the only AJC all-classification player of the year whose team did not make the playoffs? (Answer Thursday)

Answer to Tuesday’s question: Two players who made preseason all-state are nephews of All-America football players from Georgia’s 1980 national championship team. They are Charlie Woerner of Rabun County (nephew of Scott Woerner) and Milan Richard of Calvary Day (nephew of Herschel Walker).


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8 comments Add your comment

wolfpackfan...for life!

August 21st, 2013
12:12 pm

all of these guys probably thought they would strike it rich in the NFL,very few did

some sense

August 21st, 2013
12:12 pm

Look at ‘07 through ‘09. Where are these three today?

Max Sizemore

August 21st, 2013
2:39 pm

The trivia answer is probably Ben Logue.


August 21st, 2013
6:11 pm

Ben Louge North Springs team lost to Commerce in the 1981 North Georgia Championship. Commerce beat Greene County 28-14 for the Class AA title


August 21st, 2013
6:21 pm

@ some sense == Da’Rick Rogers from Calhoun is now a Buffalo Bill.


August 21st, 2013
10:06 pm



August 22nd, 2013
6:49 am

Trivia answer is 1984 Cartersville. 6-4 record


August 22nd, 2013
7:11 am

Dunwoody was 7-3 in 1985 and didn’t make the playoffs as well.