High School Sports

December 13, 2009

The State's 2009 all-state football team

First team offense and defense, featuring the best players in South Carolina.

First team


QB Everett Golson, Jr. Myrtle Beach

Threw for 3,558 yards with 47 touchdown passes and three interceptions.

RB Marcus Lattimore, Sr., Byrnes

Capped career by rushing for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns, helping Rebels rise as high as No. 2 in national rankings.

RB Mustafa Greene, Sr., Irmo

Despite a high ankle sprain, Shrine Bowl selection rushed for 1,367 yards with 18 touchdowns.

WR Martavis Bryant, Sr. T.L. Hanna

Clemson recruit caught 70 passes for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns.

WR Robert Joseph, Jr. Northwestern

Caught a state-record 150 passes for 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns.

OL A.J.Cann, Sr. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

The 6-3, 260-pound USC commitment is solid on the interior line.

OL Brandon Shell, Jr., Goose Creek

Hulking right tackle did not allow a sack and had 94 knockdown blocks.

OL Eric Mack, Sr., Calhoun County

North-South selection and USC recruit had solid senior season.

OL Kalon Davis, Sr., Chester

At 6-5 and 325 pounds, Clemson recruit has an NFL-type body.

OL Logan Stewart, Sr., Boiling Springs

Committed to Vanderbilt in June and played well as a senior to make the Shrine Bowl team.

TE Kegan Funderburk, Sr., Central Pageland

Led the Eagles in receptions (21), yardage (486) and receiving touchdowns (eight).

Ath Bruce Ellington, Sr. Berkeley

USC basketball recruit led Stags to state title with 33 touchdowns and 2,280 rushing yards.

K Brian Bushey, Sr. Saluda

Made all 20 of his extra points and kicked 11 field goals, including a 42-yarder.



DL Jadeveon Clowney, Jr. South Pointe

One of the nation's top juniors, Clowney had 23 sacks, two blocked kicks and 162 tackles.

DL Brandon Willis, Sr. Byrnes

Recorded 127 tackles with 12 sacks. Will play at Tennessee next year.

DL Kelcy Quarles, Sr., Greenwood

USC commitment was a ferocious playmaker with 77 tackles (41 solo), nine sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries (one for touchdown) and two blocked kicks.

DL Corey Miller, Sr. Byrnes

Led the Rebels with 16 sacks and recorded 134 tackles.

LB Justin Parker, Sr. Beaufort

The top uncommitted instate recruit on defense had 133 tackles, five sacks and an interception.

LB Brandon Golson, Sr. Calhoun County

USC-bound player recorded 30 sacks with 94 tackles and four forced fumbles.

LB Lateek Townsend, Jr., Marlboro County

His ability to play sideline-to-sideline allowed him to lead the Bulldogs in tackles and sacks.

DB Deandre Hopkins, Sr. Daniel

Mr. Football finalist and Clemson recruit intercepted six passes, giving him 28 for his career.

DB John Fulton, Sr. Manning

Shrine Bowl selection will play in next month's U.S. Army All-American game.

DB Xavier McFadden, Sr. Rock Hill

All-Region 4-4A selection is a Shrine Bowl participant. He played four seasons for the Bearcats.

DB Ronnie Martin, Jr. Spartanburg

All-purpose player had 33 tackles and returned four kicks for touchdowns.

P Cullen Rhoden, Soph., Strom Thurmond

Became a special-teams weapon for the Rebels, averaging 41.3 yards on 42 punts.

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