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January 24, 2008

Some facts and figures about college and high school backgrounds:

The SEC has the most players in the game, with 22, followed in order by the ACC (17), the Pac-10 (16), the Big 12 (13), the Big Ten (12), Conference USA (five), the Big East (four), independents (three), the Mid-American and Mountain West (two each) and the Sun Belt and Western Athletic (one each). In addition, there are six players from I-AA schools and one from a Division II school.

There are 14 players who played high school football in California, followed in order by Georgia (13), Florida (12), Texas (11) and Louisiana and Ohio (six each).

Four high schools have two players in the game: Jonesboro (Ga.) High, Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn, Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian and Tustin (Calif.) High.

(* - denotes player will not play due to injury. Injury replacements may not have arm/hand measurements.)

NORTH TEAM BY POSITION
Player School/High school Ht./Wt. Arms /Hand
Quarterbacks
5 Joe FlaccoDelaware/Audubon (N.J.) High6-61/4 / 23232 7/8 / 9 1/2
7 Chad HenneMichigan/Wyomissing (Pa.) Wilson6-2 7/8 / 22831 1/4 / 8 1/4
10 John David BootyUSC/Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian6-2 3/8 / 21331 1/8 / 8 3/8
Running backs
21 Justin ForsettCalifornia/Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep5-73/4 / 19030 1/4 / 10 1/2
22 Dantrell SavageOklahoma State/Columbus (Ga.) Jordan5-81/4 / 18730 1/4 / 7 7/8
23 Chauncey WashingtonUSC/Torrance (Calif.) South Torrance5-111/4 / 21530 1/2 / 9 5/8
24 Chris JohnsonEast Carolina/Orlando Olympia5-101/2 / 19530 1/4 / 7 1/2
35 Owen Schmitt (FB) *West Virginia/Fairfax (Va.) High6-13/4 / 24731 1/4 / 9 1/4
45 Julius Crosslin (FB)Oklahoma State/Amarillo (Texas) Palo Duro6-0 / 230N/A
Wide receivers
1 Adarius BowmanOklahoma State/Chattanooga (Tenn.) Notre Dame6-2 7/8 / 22033 3/8 / 8 1/2
4 Eddie RoyalVirginia Tech/Herndon (Va.) Westfield5-9 5/8 / 18230 1/2 / 8 1/4
9 Dorien BryantPurdue/Kingsway (N.J.) Regional5-9 5/8 / 16931 5/8 / 8 5/8
14 Marcus SmithNew Mexico/San Diego Morse6-0 7/8 / 21431 1/8 / 8 3/4
17 Lavelle HawkinsCalifornia/Stockton (Calif.) Edison5-11 1/8 / 18730 / 9 1/4
27 Jordy NelsonKansas State/Riley (Kan.) Riley County6-2 5/8 / 21532 / 9 1/8
Tight ends
82 Martin RuckerMissouri/St. Joseph (Mo.) Benton6-4 3/4 / 24834 1/8 / 9
83 Fred DavisUSC/Toledo (Ohio) Rogers6-2 5/8 / 25033 1/4 / 9 1/2
89 Kellen DavisMichigan State/Adrian (Mich.) High6-6 1/4 / 25933 1/4 / 9
Offensive linemen
67 Roy Schuening (G)Oregon State/Pendleton (Ore.) High6-3 5/8 / 30832 7/8 / 8 5/8
72 Chad Rinehart (G/T)Northern Iowa/Boone (Iowa) High6-5 1/4 / 31733 1/8 / 9 1/4
73 Carl Nicks (T) Nebraska/Salinas (Calif.) North Salinas6-4 7/8 / 34335 / 9 1/4
74 Kirk Barton (T)Ohio State/Massillon (Ohio) Perry6-4 3/8 / 30333 1/4 / 9 1/8
75 Drew Radovich (G)USC/Mission Viejo (Calif.) High6-4 3/8 / 30233 1/2 / 9
76 Mike Pollak (C)Arizona State/Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol6-3 3/8 /29931 1/2 / 9 1/8
77 Gosder Cherilus (T)Boston College/Somerville (Mass.) High6-6 5/8 / 31535 5/8 / 11 1/2
78 John Sullivan (C)Notre Dame/Greenwich (Conn.) High6-3 3/8 / 29431 1/8 / 9 3/4
79 Sam Baker (T)USC/Tustin (Calif.) High6-4 1/2 / 30832 3/8 / 8 1/4
Defensive linemen
32 Cliff Avril (DE)Purdue/Green Cove Springs (Fla.) Clay County6-3 / 25233 3/4 / 8 1/2
49 Sedrick Ellis (DT)USC/Chino (Calif.) High6-0 7/8 / 30832 1/2 / 8 3/8
59 Chris Ellis (DE)Virginia Tech/Hampton (Va.) Bethel6-4 1/4 / 26031 3/4 / 9 1/8
83 Jason Jones (DE)Eastern Michigan/Southfield (Mich.) Lathrup6-5 1/8 / 27234 7/8 / 9 1/8
92 DeMario Pressley (DT)NC State/Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley6-3 1/4 / 30034 / 9 3/4
93 Bryan Mattison (DE)Iowa/Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn6-3 / 272N/A
96 Lawrence Jackson (DE)USC/Inglewood (Calif.) High6-4 3/8 / 26133 3/4 / 8 1/2
98 Trevor Laws (DT)Notre Dame/Apple Valley (Minn.) High6-0 7/8 / 29732 1/2 / 9 3/4
99 Bruce Davis (DE)UCLA/Houston Cedar Creek6-2 5/8 / 23133 3/4 / 9 7/8
Linebackers
2 Shawn CrableMichigan/Massillon (Ohio) Washington6-5 1/8 / 24134 1/4 / 9 7/8
11 Xavier AdibiVirginia Tech/Hampton (Va.) Phoebus6-1 5/8 / 22034 / 9 5/8
40 Dan ConnorPenn State/Wallingford (Pa.) Strath Haven6-2 5/8 / 23331 1/2 / 8 1/8
44 Jordon DizonColorado/Kauai (Hawaii) Waimea5-11 7/8 / 22831 / 8 1/4
52 Beau BellUNLV/Tustin (Calif.) High6-1 5/8 / 24331 3/8 / 9
55 Keith RiversUSC/Lake Mary (Fla.) High6-1 7/8 / 23633 / 10 3/8
Defensive backs
4 Thomas DeCoud (S)California/Pinole (Calif.) Pinole Valley6-1 1/2 / 19632 1/4 / 8 7/8
9 Tom Zbikowski (S)Notre Dame/Buffalo Grove (Ill.) High5-11 1/8 / 20929 5/8 / 8 3/4
13 Charles Godfrey (S)Iowa/Baytown (Texas) Lee5-11 3/4 / 20731 / 8 7/8
19 Tracy Porter (CB)Indiana/Port Allen (La.) High5-10 5/8 / 18431 / 8 7/8
22 Jamar Adams (S)Michigan/Charlotte (N.C.) Butler6-2 1/4 / 20932 7/8 / 8 5/8
26 Terrence Wheatley (CB)Colorado/Plano (Texas) East5-9 3/8 / 18729 5/8 / 8 3/4
27 DeJuan Tribble (CB)Boston College/Cincinnati North College Hill5-8 1/2 / 19030 1/2 / 9 5/8
28 Terrell Thomas (CB)USC/Alta Loma (Calif.) Rancho Cucamonga6-0 3/8 / 19733 3/8 / 8 1/4
Specialists
13 Alexis Serna (K)Oregon State/Fontana (Calif.) Miller5-6 / 170N/A
54 Tim Bugg (LS)Indiana/Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn6-0 / 25531 7/8 / 9
88 Mike Dragosavich (P)North Dakota State/Oak Lawn (Ill.) Richards6-5 1/4 / 20732 1/4 / 7 3/4
SOUTH TEAM BY POSITION
Player School/High school Ht./Wt. Arms /Hand
Quarterbacks
3 Andre' WoodsonKentucky/Radcliff (Ky.) North Hardin6-4 1/4 / 23432 1/2 / 9 3/4
10 Erik AingeTennessee/Hillsboro (Ore.) Glencoe6-5 1/2 / 22532 5/8 / 9 1/4
15 Colt BrennanHawaii/Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei6-2 1/4 / 18535 1/2 / 9 3/8
Running backs
18 Jacob HesterLSU/Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian5-10 5/8 /23030 1/8 / 8 7/8
24 Rafael LittleKentucky/Anderson (S.C.) Hanna5-8 7/8 / 19430 1/2 / 8 5/8
25 Matt ForteTulane/Slidell (La.) High6-1 1/8 / 22131 3/4 / 9 3/8
32 Peyton Hillis (FB)Arkansas/Conway (Ark.) High6-0 7/8 / 24031 1/8 / 8
33 Tashard ChoiceGeorgia Tech/Lovejoy (Ga.) High5-10 5/8 / 21030 1/4 / 9 1/8
Wide receivers
2 Donnie AveryHouston/Houston Hastings5-11 / 18633 1/2 / 8 3/4
5 Andre CaldwellFlorida/Tampa Jefferson6-0 1/2 / 20732 1/4 / 8 5/8
9 Early DoucetLSU/St. Martinville (La.) High5-11 7/8 / 21130 3/4 / 8 7/8
19 Dexter JacksonAppalachian State/Dunwoody (Ga.) High5-9 /178N/A
22 DJ HallAlabama/Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) Choctawhatchee6-2 1/4 /19031 1/8 / 8
85 Harry DouglasLouisville/Jonesboro (Ga.) High5-11 1/8 / 17032 1/8 / 7 3/4
Tight ends
81 Jacob TammeKentucky/Danville (Ky.) Boyle County6-3 3/4 / 23432 / 8 1/4
86 Brad CottamTennessee/Cordova (Tenn.) Evangelical Chr. Sch.6-7 5/8 / 27134 / 9 1/2
87 Cole BennettAuburn/Dalton (Ga.) High6-4 1/8 / 24633 7/8 / 9
Offensive linemen
60 Kory Lichtensteiger (C)Bowling Green/Van Wert (Ohio) Crestview6-2 3/8 / 29630 7/8 / 8 5/8
61 Robert Felton (G)Arkansas/Houston Cypress Creek6-3 7/8 / 31334 / 9 5/8
70 Cody Wallace (G/C)Texas A&M/Cuero (Texas) High6-4 1/8 / 29033 3/8 / 9
71Barry Richardson (T)Clemson/ Mt. Pleasant (S.C.) Wando6-6 3/8 / 33134 1/2 / 8 7/8
74 Steve Justice (C)Wake Forest/ New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) High6-3 1/4 / 28931 1/2 / 8 3/4
75 Mike McGlynn (G/T)Pitt/Austintown (Ohio) Austintown Fitch6-4 3/8 / 30932 7/8 / 8 5/8
77 Chris Williams (T)Vanderbilt/Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic6-6 1/8 / 32032 7/8 / 9 7/8
78 Heath Benedict (T)Newberry (S.C.)/Highstown (N.J.) Peddie School6-4 3/4 / 32133 1/2 / 9 5/8
79 Oniel Cousins (T)UTEP/Fullerton (Calif.) Eastside Christian6-4 1/8 / 30134 7/8 / 9
Defensive linemen
54 Kendal Langford (DE)Hampton/Petersburg (Va.) High6-5 3/8 / 27533 1/2 / 8 1/8
55 Marcus Harrison (DT)Arkansas/Little Rock (Ark.) Mills6-2 3/4 / 31033 1/2 / 8 7/8
85 Red Bryant (DT)Texas A&M/Jasper (Texas) High6-4 3/4 / 32634 / 8 1/8
91 Darrell Robertson (DE)Georgia Tech/Jonesboro (Ga.) High6-3 7/8 / 24733 / 9 1/4
92 Wallace Gilberry (DE)Alabama/Bay Minette (Ala.) Baldwin County6-2 1/2 / 26333 / 8 7/8
93 Dre Moore (DT)Maryland/Charlotte (N.C.) Independence6-4 1/8 / 30733 3/8 / 10 1/4
95 Ahtyba Rubin (DT)Iowa State/Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia6-3 / 321N/A
96 Andre Fluellen (DT)Florida State/Cartersville (Ga.) High6-1 7/8 / 28532 1/2 / 9 1/2
98 Jeremy Thompson (DE)Wake Forest/Charlotte (N.C.) Charlotte Christian6-4 3/8 / 26434 3/4 / 9 3/4
Linebackers
7 Ali HighsmithLSU/Miami Central5-11 5/8 / 22931 3/8 / 9 5/8
41 Philip WheelerGeorgia Tech/Columbus (Ga.) Shaw6-2 / 24533 1/4 / 9 1/4
46 Wesley WoodyardKentucky/LaGrange (Ga.) High6-0 5/8 / 21932 7/8 / 9 1/4
52 Gary GuytonGeorgia Tech/Hinesville (Ga.) Bradwell Institute6-2 / 245N/A
56 Titus BrownMississippi State/Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Hillcrest6-2 5/8 / 23932 1/2 / 9
59 Ben MoffittUSF/Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter6-1 / 23131 3/4 / 8 5/8
Defensive backs
2 Simeon Castille (CB)Alabama/Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian5-11 7/8 / 19031 1/2 / 8
4 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB/S)Tennessee State/Bradenton (Fla.) Lakewood Ranch6-1 3/8 / 18331 1/8 / 8 1/8
20 Pat Lee (CB)Auburn/Miami Columbus5-11 7/8 / 19430 1/2 / 8 1/8
21 Chevis Jackson (CB)LSU/Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's5-11 1/2 / 18832 3/8 / 8 1/4
23 Quintin Demps (S)UTEP/San Antonio (Texas) Roosevelt5-11 3/4 / 20331 1/8 / 8 1/2
25 D.J. Wolfe (S)Oklahoma/Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower5-10 3/4 / 20029 7/8 / 8
26 Marcus Griffin (S)Texas/Austin (Texas) Bowie5-10 1/8 / 19829 7/8 / 9 1/8
34 Leodis McKelvin (CB)Troy/Waycross (Ga.) Ware County5-10 5/8 / 19030 1/4 / 8 1/2
Specialists
39 Durant Brooks (P)Georgia Tech/Macon (Ga.) Tatnall Square Academy6-0 / 20530 / 9 1/2
67 Garrison Sanborn (LS)Florida State/Tampa Jesuit5-11 7/8 / 239N/A
96 Brandon Coutu (K)Georgia/Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill5-11 1/4 / 18728 1/2 / 8 1/4



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