East-West All-Stars football bios: Check out Lewis and Shepherd from Dudley

Posted by Andy Durham on July 18, 2009 at 9:03 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

We ran the East-West All Star football rosters for you earlier in the week and now we have the Bios on all the players and be sure to check out our two local guys in Ricky Lewis Jr. and Kelton Shepherd from Dudley High School. Also check out Antwan Thorpe from Oxford Webb headed to Greensboro College. This kid is an athlete.

2009 All-Star Football

East Team

Danny Allen
Danny…Nash Central High…6-1, 187…split end…coached by Kevin Crudup…as senior, had 28 receptions for 466 yards and 6 TDs…as junior, had 18 receptions for 500 yards and 4 TDs…also competed in track and field where he was the state champion in the 300 hurdles…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina Central University where he plans to major in computer graphic design…wants to pursue a career as a video game designer…his mother is his role model….favorite college athlete is Jessie Richardson…favorite pro athlete is Terrance Trammell…says “I feel honored and privileged to be invited to such a huge event. I expect to gain respect and team cooperation from my fellow teammates.”

Marcus Allen
Marcus…Pine Forest High…6-2, 187…defensive end…coached by Bill Sochovka…as senior, named All-Conference, All- Region….had 68 tackles and 5 sacks…as running back on offense, rushed for 375 yards and 8 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…rushed for 760 yards and 10 TDs…as sophomore, rushed for 895 yards and 8 TDs…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Fayetteville State University where he plans to major in physical education…wants to pursue a career in the NFL or as a college football coach…God and his family are his role models…favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says “I feel blessed and great because my whole life I have been waiting on something like this. I have been working hard for this and it paid off. I plan to gain more knowledge of the game and experience and also to have fun.”

T. J. Batchelor
T.J….Southern Nash High…5-11, 214…defensive end…coached by Brian Foster…as senior, named All-Conference, Rocky Mount Telegram All-Area, Wilson Daily Times All-Area…made 89 tackles, 24 for a loss…had 9 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception…also competed in track and field…member of AB Honor Roll, FFA, ROTC, served as ROTC Mission Support Officer…named Student of the Month…plans to attend Chowan University where he will major in criminal justice…his role model is Coach Brian Foster…favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Terrell Owens…says “I am excited and thankful to be playing in this all-star game. This is a great opportunity to get more playing experience against great competition.”

Ralph Bonner
Ralph…Jack Britt High…6-1, 245…defensive tackle…coached by Richard Bailey…plans to attend Livingstone College where he will major in business / sports therapy…wants to pursue a career as a sports therapist…his father is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Brandon Spikes…favorite pro athlete is Steve Smith…says “I believe it is a high honor to play in the all-star game. I’m just looking to have a good time and meet some new people along the way.”

Aliquan Bullock
Aliquan…Southern Durham High…5-10, 182…safety…coached by Adrian Jones…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive Back of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference…also competed in track and field where he was named All-Conference and All-Area…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Livingstone College where he plans to major in business and accounting…wants to pursue a career in the NFL or in accounting…his role model is his friend, the late Rodney Brandon…favorite college athlete is Justin Tate…favorite pro athlete is Brian Damnkus…says “I feel great. I am honored in playing in this game. I hopefully will gain friends and the MVP for defense.”

Deylan Buntyn
Deylan…Havelock High…6-4, 291…defensive tackle…coached by Jim Bob Bryant…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…made 78 tackles – 18 for loss, 11 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, 1 blocked punt…as junior, named All-Conference, All- Area…made 67 tackles – 19 for loss, 9 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries…as sophomore, named All-Conference…made 49 tackles – 14 for loss, 6 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery…named 2006-2007 Carteret Craven USBC Youth Bowler of the Year…signed an athletic grant-in aid with Winston-Salem State University…undecided about college major…plans to pursue a career in pro football…says “This is an honor to play with some of the best football players in North Carolina.”

Travis Byrd
Travis…Overhills High…6-1, 255…offensive lineman…coached by Tim Karrs…as senior, named All-Conference, Old Spice Player of the Year…Big Cat Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference, team Offensive Player of the Year…Big Cat Award recipient…undecided about where he will attend college…wants to pursue a career in sports medicine…says “I am very excited, and I plan to get my name out in the public, and maybe I will open somebody’s eyes.”

Daniel Collins
Daniel…Holly Springs High…6-1, 221…linebacker…coached by Jim Hynus…as senior, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, team captain and MVP, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…made 150 tackles…as junior, named All-Conference , team MVP and captain…made 100 tackles…as sophomore, named All-Conference, team captain…also played Lacrosse where he was named team captain and All-Conference…plans to attend either Appalachian State or East Carolina where he will major in physical therapy/sports medicine…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist…his father is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Armonti Edwards…favorite pro athlete is Troy Polamalo…says “I am very excited to be able to play with some of the best players in the state of North Carolina and keep in shape to play football at college and possibly be seen by college recruiters.”

Charles Crank
Charles…Richmond High…6-1, 290…offensive lineman…coached by Paul Hoggard…as senior, named All-Conference…played on state championship team…as sophomore, named team’s Best Offensive Lineman…plans to attend West Hills Community College where he will major in business…his mother is his role model…says “I feel honored and glad to be a part of the all-star game.”

Dorian Edwards
Dorian…Kinston High…5-11, 278…offensive lineman…coached by Battle Holley…as senior, named All-Area Offense and Defense, All-Conference…had 95 knockdowns…offensive line grade of 86%…as junior, named All-Area Offense, team’s Best Defensive Lineman of the Year…named All-County in track and field…member of National Honor Society (vice president), Model United Nations, Fellowship of Christian Athletes…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Livingstone College where he will major in business administration…wants to pursue a career working for a major business firm…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Everette Brown…favorite pro athlete is Steve Smith….says “I am very ecstatic and honored to play in this prestigious game. By participating, I expect to gain a better sense of where I stand with other athletes from North Carolina as well as attain memories that will stay with me forever.”

A. J. Ferguson
A.J….South Brunswick High…6-3, 250…tight end…coached by Gordon Walters…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, All-Region…made 4 TDs…defensively, had 90 tackles, 10 sacks…as junior, named All-Conference, Defensive Lineman of the Year…also played basketball where he was named All-Conference and was the recipient of the Coach’s Award…member of Senior Advisory Board…named NCHSAA Scholar Athlete for football and basketball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina State University where he will plans to major in business…wants to pursue a career in the NFL or as an entrepreneur…his mother is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I am excited and thrilled to be playing in the all-star game. I expect to gain positive vibes, friendships, and I think it will be a learning experience.”

Carlos Fields
Carlos…Northern Vance High…6-2, 220…linebacker…coached by Cedric Crudup…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…made 148 tackles – 13 for loss, 3 sacks, 1 interception…offensively, rushed for 917 yard and 11 TDs…also played basketball and competed in track and field where he was named All-Conference in the 4×100 relay…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Winston-Salem State University where he plans to major in secondary math education…plans to pursue a career as a high school math teacher…favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says “I feel that it’s a great honor to play in this game. I expect to gain more experience and learn more about my position.”

Gregory Gilbert, Jr.
Greg…South Brunswick High…5-10, 165…defensive back…coached by Gordon Walters…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, school’s Mr. Football…had 7 interceptions and 3 touchdowns…also competed in track and field where he finished in the top 5 in the state in the high jump and the long jump…member of Deca…President’s Education Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Campbell University where he will major in engineering…wants to pursue a career in nuclear engineering…his favorite college athlete is Scott Long…favorite pro athlete is Champ Bailey…says “I’m more anxious than anything, and I expect to gain more defensive back skills and techniques.”

Nick Hahula
Nick…Rocky Mount High…5-10, 230…kicker…coached by B.W. Holt…as senior, named APAll-State, NCPreps All-State, All-Area, All-Conference, Area Offensive Player of the Year, team MVP…kicked 72 points after touchdown, 8 field goals, 50 touch backs…averaged 36.4 yards on 26 punts…also rushed for 617 yards and 13 TDs and made 5 receptions for 69 yards…as junior, named All-Area, All-Conference…kicked 52 points after touchdown, 7 field goals, 33 touchbacks…also rushed for 679 yards and 6 TDs…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Area…also played basketball, where he made 33 3-pointers his senior year, and baseball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina Central University where he will major in health and physical education…wants to pursue a career as a teacher/coach…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Josh Hamilton…says “I feel honored and excited to be playing in the NCCA East –West All-Star Game. I expect to gain more confidence by playing with some great athletes and under the leadership of great coaches.”

Ryan Hill
Ryan…West Brunswick High…5-7, 185…quarterback…coached by Jimmy Fletcher…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, Brunswick County Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County…also played baseball, where he was named All-Conference and Golden Glove, and basketball…named Rotary Student of the Month…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the United States Naval Academy…favorite college athlete is Percy Harvin…favorite pro athlete is Ladainian Tomlison…says “It is an honor to play in this game, and I plan to make the most of it . I hope to become better by playing against the best players in North Carolina.”

Marquis Hines
Marquis…Southwest Edgecombe High…6-4, 270…offensive lineman…coached by Raymond Cobb…as senior, named All-Conference, Rocky Mount All-Area, Wilson Daily Times All-Area, All-County…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Fayetteville State University where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career as a personal trainer, teacher, and coach…favorite pro athlete is Chris Johnson…says he expects to “get to make new friends. It is a chance to compete against better competition and to play one more high school game.”

Tyrone Jackson
Tyrone…Seventy-First High…5-11, 260…offensive lineman…coached by Robert Paroli…as senior, named All-Conference Offense and Defense, All-Region…team’s Best Lineman Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference Offense and Defense, All-Region….also competed in track and field…plans to attend NCCU where he will major in business administration…wants to pursue a career as a business manager…his mother and father are his role models….favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Justin Tuck…says “It’s a great honor to be selected to play in such a prestigious game. I expect to gain more experience as I move up to the next level of football.”

KaRonné Jones
KaRonné…Cape Fear High…6-1, 208…fullback…coached by Bobby Bennett…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region, team MVP, ESPN Radio Athlete of the Week…rushed for 1,373 yards and 12 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…rushed for 656 yards and 8 TDs…as sophomore, rushed for 230 yards and 4 TDs…made 31 tackles on defense…also competed in wrestling where he was the 2009 215 lb. state champion, team MVP, a 3-time regional and state qualifier, and was twice named to the NC Mat Academic Excellence Team…recipient of the 2009 NCHSAA Heart of a Champion Award and the USMC Distinguished Athlete Award…served as a middle school mentor…plans to attend N.C. State University where he signed an athletic grant-in aid for wrestling and where he will major in engineering…wants to pursue a career as a the owner of his own engineering and construction business…his father is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Brandon Jacobs…says “I’m excited and honored to be selected to play in the all-star game. I plan to have a good time meeting other athletes and representing the East in the game.”

Torey Lee
Torey…Rocky Mount High…5-11, 255…offensive lineman…coached by B.W. Holt…as senior, named All-Area, All-Conference…Billy Smith Award (Lineman of the Year) recipient…as junior, named All-Area, All-Conference…plans to attend Central Carolina Sports Academy where he will major in communication…wants to pursue a career in coaching.

Steven Moore, Jr.
Steven…Chapel Hill High…6-0, 225…running back…coached by Isaac Marsh…as senior, named All-Conference, Herald-Sun All-Area, team captain and Offensive Player of the Year…rushed for 1,556 yards and 25 TDs…as junior, made 49 tackles – 11 for loss, and 2 forced fumbles as a linebacker…also competed in basketball and track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Fayetteville State University where he will major in criminal justice…wants to pursue a career as a secret service agent…his grandfather Eddie Moore is his role model…favorite college athlete is Chris Wells…favorite pro athlete is Terrell Owens…says “I am excited about playing in the all-star game as a student-athlete preparing for the collegiate experience. I look forward to displaying my skills, athleticism, and character, and playing with some of the state’s and nation’s finest.”

Cleveland Myles
Cleveland…Triton High…6-2, 295…defensive lineman…coached by Joe McCullen…undecided about which college he will attend or on which major he will pursue…his role models are his pastor and Jesus…says “I look at it as a blessing to play, and I hope this will be a big break for me in life and my college career.”

Rashad Parker
Rashad…Fike High…5-9, 180…running back…coached by Richard Pridgen…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Wilson Daily Times Offensive Player of the Year…rushed for 1,719 yards and 26 TDs…as junior, rushed for 783 yards and 11 TDs…named team MVP in track and field and was a state qualifier in the 100m race, the 4×100 relay, and the 4×200 relay…vice president of the junior class…vice president of the Math Club…plans to attend North Carolina Central University where he will major in business management…wants to start his own management business…his mother is his role model…his favorite college athlete is C.J. Spiller…favorite pro athlete is Ed Reed…says “I feel honored to be playing in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain better knowledge and skills from playing in this game with some of the best across North Carolina..”

Tyreese Prince
Tyreese…Harnett Central High…6-2, 190…defensive back…coached by Marc Morris…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…made 98 tackles—5 for loss, 6 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 sack…as junior, named All-Conference…made 57 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD…as sophomore, made 26 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 sack, 1 TD…also competed in track and field and basketball…member of Key Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Ouachita Baptist University where he will major in sports medicine…wants to pursue a career in sports medicine…his mother is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Brian Dawkins…says “I am very excited and blessed to be chosen to play in the all-star game. I expect to gain new opportunities and skills to better my game.”

Keegan Ray
Keegan…Chapel Hill High…6-4, 225…defensive end…coached by Isaac Marsh…as senior, named All-Conference as a tight end, defensive end, and long snapper…led the conference with 17 sacks…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in track and field where he was named All-Conference and holds the school record for the discus…plans to attend North Carolina State University where he will major in engineering…wants to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer… his cousin Cory Barber is his role model…favorite college athlete is Danny Green…favorite pro athlete is Brett Favre…says “I am very excited and looking forward to playing against higher level athletes and having fun.”

Justin Rodgers
Justin…Bunn High…5-11, 228…coached by David Howle…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…made 96 tackles…rushed for 1,641 yards and 17 TDs…as junior, made 45 tackles…rushed for 400 yards and 11 TDs…also competed in track and field where he was named All-Regional in the 4×100 relay…co-president of FCA…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Pembroke where he will major in music business…wants to pursue a career in the music industry or play pro football…has many role models who have influenced his life…favorite college athlete is Shonn Greene…favorite pro athlete is Adrian Peterson…says “This is an opportunity that not many have a chance to partake in. I’m very grateful and honored to be selected to play in the all-star game. I think I will gain some long-lasting memories from this experience.”

Jumal Rolle
Jumal…Beddingfield High…6-0, 177…defensive back…coached by Tyrone Johnson…as senior, named All-Conference, Old Spice Player of the Year…Iron Man Award recipient…made 71 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 9 interceptions…offensively, made 39 receptions for 620 yards and 10 TDs…1 kickoff return TD…as junior, named All-Conference, team MVP…made 50 tackles, 8 interceptions…offensively, had 41 receptions for 520 yards and 5 TDs…as sophomore, made 35 tackles, 4 interceptions…also competed in track and field where he was named team MVP…plans to attend Catawba College…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Deion Butler…says “It’s a great honor to be playing in this game. I’m expecting to gain more competitiveness and more knowledge of the game.”

Bradford Simmons
Bradford… Northside High…5-11, 190…running back…coached by Bob Eason…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, team Offensive MVP, Scholar Athlete…twice named Daily News Player of the Year…as junior, Coach’s Award recipient…also competed in basketball and track and field…member of FBLA, Honor Roll, Academic Achievers…undecided about which college he will attend…plans to major in computer science…wants to pursue a career as a video game designer…his papa and mom are his role models…favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Emmitt Smith…says “I am honored and excited to have the privilege to play in this game that I have watched in previous years. I am glad to be a participant. I expect to have fun and elevate my skill to a higher level, to not just be a spectator, and to help my teammates.”

Hakeem Strickland
Hakeem…Louisburg High…5-8, 165…running back…coached by James Collier…as senior, named NCPrep All-State, Conference Player of the Year…rushed for 1,679 yards and 23 TDs…as junior, named NCPrep All-State…rushed for 1,824 yards and 21 TDs…as sophomore, named NCPrep All-State…rushed for 2,156 yards and 28 TDs…also competed in basketball and track and field…plans to attend Elizabeth City College where he will major in aviation/ROTC…wants to pursue a career in the military…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Jason Williams…favorite pro athlete is Devin Hester…says he is “excited and happy for the opportunity to play in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain the feeling of a faster pace and more experienced game action.”

Antwan Thorpe
Antwan…Webb High…5-10, 178…quarterback…coached by John Hammett…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, Offensive Player of the Year…passed for 1,300 yards, averaging 105 yards per game…passed for 11 TDs…rushed for 2,300 yards and 24 TDs…as junior, passed for 1,700 yards and 20 TDs…rushed for 1,500 yards and 19 TDs…as sophomore, passed for 1,500 yards and rushed for 500 yards…also played baseball, where he was named All-Conference, and basketball, where he was named All-Conference and team Player of the Year…named Academic All-Conference in three sports…plans to attend Greensboro College where he will major in sports medicine…wants to pursue a career as a personal trainer…coach Steve Powell is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Pat White…favorite pro athlete is Chris Paul…says “I feel that this experience will be great. It will help me to meet and be able to play with the top athletes in the state to help me get ready for college ball.”

DaRon Tripp
DaRon…Greene Central High…6-1, 290…defensive lineman…coached by Kenneth Grantham…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…had 116 tackles—28 for loss, 11.5 sacks…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area…had 112 tackles—18 for loss, 6 sacks…plans to attend Winston-Salem State University where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career as a football coach…his father Barry Tripp is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Marvin Austin…favorite pro athlete is Shawne Merriman…says it “a tremendous honor to play in the East-West game.”

Mark Walker
Mark…Leesville Road High…6-2, 200…linebacker…coached by David Green…as senior, named All-Conference, team Defensive MVP…averaged 12 tackles per game, leading the team and the conference…as junior, named All-Conference, WRAL All-Area…team leading tackler…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in track and field…member of Young Life…plans to attend North Carolina State University where he will major in business administration…wants to own his own business…coach Dave Piper is his role model…favorite college athlete is Nate Irving…favorite pro athlete is Dick Butkus…says “I am really excited about the opportunity to play with North Carolina’s best. I hope to make good friendships and valuable sports contacts.”

Jerrod White
Jerrod…Jack Britt High…5-9, 183…defensive back…coached by Richard Bailey…as senior, made 88 tackles – 7 for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble…also competed in track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Livingstone College where he plans to major in pharmacy…wants to pursue a career as a pharmacist…his father is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Tom Brady…says “I am honored to have the opportunity to represent my family, school, and community in the game.”

West Team
Corey Adams
Corey…West Forsyth High…6-4, 270…offensive lineman…no biographical information provided.

Jarkeevus Alexander
Jarkeevus…Forestview High…6-2, 170…running back…coached by Chris Medlin…as senior, named All-Conference, team MVP…rushed for 1,451 yards and 10 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference, team MVP…rushed for 770 yards and 9 TDs…had 140 receiving yards…also played basketball…signed and athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Pembroke where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career helping youth and coaching football…his father Eddie Miller is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Teddy Ginn, Jr. …favorite pro athlete is Bob Sanders…says “I feel it is an honor and a privilege to be selected to play in the all-star game. I hope to gain notoriety and a positive experience.”

Reginald Anderson
Reginald…Lincolnton High…6-4, 300…offensive lineman…coached by Scott Cloninger…also competed in track and field…plans to attend Fayetteville State University and major in business technologies…his favorite pro athlete is Kevin Garnett.

Denico Autry
Denico…Albemarle High…6-6, 230…defensive end…coached by Baxter Morris…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…made over 100 tackles…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…made over 100 tackles…also competed in basketball and track and field…plans to attend East Mississippi Community College.

A.J. Bazzle
A.J. …Newton-Conover High…5-10, 180…quarterback…coached by Nick Bazzle…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Unifour, Unifour Player of the Year, Red Zone Old Spice Player of the Year, team captain…recipient of the Red Devil Award…2-time recipient of the Golden Helmet Award…played on state championship team…passed for 1,200 yards, 9 TDs…rushed for 90 yards, 24 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…Red Devil Award recipient…passed for 750 yard and rushed for 600 yards…scored 23 TDs…also played baseball and basketball…member of FCA…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Carson-Newman College where he will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career as a college weight trainer and coach…his father is his role model…favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Peyton Manning…says “I am honored just to be a part of the East-West All-Star Game. To be able to play with some of the most talented players in North Carolina is a blessing. I expect to further my knowledge of the game and to experience football at a higher level and to prepare myself for the college level. Most importantly, I expect to make life-long friends and memories with my family and teammates.”

Daniel Biggerstaff
Daniel…South Point High…6-2, 230…offensive lineman…coached by John Devine…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Piedmont, All-Observer, team Best Blocker, NCHSAA Scholar Athlete…as junior, named to the Gazette Cup Team, team Best Blocker…as sophomore, named team Best Blocker, NCHSAA Scholar Athlete…member of Drama Club…2008 Boys’ State Sgt. of Arms…plans to attend Guilford College where he will major in biology (pre-med)…wants to pursue a career as a pediatrician…favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…says that being selected to play in the NCCA East-West All-Star Game is “awesome. I’m expecting just to have fun.”

Rudy Cabral
Rudy…A.C. Reynolds High…6-2, 230…linebacker…coached by Shane Laws…as senior, named All-Conference, All-WNC, WNC Best Defensive Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, All-WNC, WNC Best Defensive Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-WNC…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Mars Hill…his favorite college athlete is Brandon Spikes…favorite pro athlete is Terrell Owens…says “I feel honored and blessed to have been chosen for this opportunity. I expect to have fun and do my very best.”

Cody Cheek
Cody…North Buncombe High…5-10, 240…offensive lineman…coached by Carey Metts…as senior, named All-Conference…recipient of the team’s Offensive Lineman Award…average blocking grade: 93…as junior, named All-Conference…recipient of the team’s Offensive Lineman Award…as sophomore, recipient of the team’s Offensive Lineman Award…also competed in baseball and wrestling…member of Honor Roll, Spanish Club…Junior Marshall…plans to attend Mars Hill where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career as a teacher / coach…his father Greg is his role model…favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Dwayne Wade…says “It is an honor to play in this game. I hope to make my family and coaches proud of me. I feel that it will make me a better player at the next level.”

TyeQuan Finley
TyeQuan…Asheville High…6-1, 191…linebacker…coached by Danny Wilkins…as senior, named All-Conference, All-WNC, team captain…had 106 tackles and 2 interceptions – one for a touchdown…as a tight end on offense, caught 13 passes for 3 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…Asheville Civitan’s Good Citizenship Award recipient…plans to attend UNC Charlotte where he will major in engineering…his mother is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Gerald Henderson…favorite pro athlete is Steve Smith…says “I am very excited about playing with all these very talented athletes.”

Artis Gilmore
Artis…T.C. Roberson High…6-1, 170…defensive back…coached by Jim Beatty…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…as a wide receiver, had 492 yards and 9 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…as a wide receiver had 489 yards and 6 TDs…as sophomore, had 31 tackles and 2 interceptions…also named All-Conference and All-District in track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Lenior-Rhyne where he will major in physical therapy…his favorite college athlete is Pat White…favorite pro athlete is Bob Sanders…says “I feel honored that I get to play in the all-star game. I feel that I will get great exposure as the best in North Carolina.”

Austin Greenwood
Austin…West Rowan High…5-10, 170…defensive back…coached by Scott Young…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, All-Piedmont, team Senior MVP…played for 3-A state champions…made 129 tackles, 7 interceptions, 2 TDs…member of National Honor Society…plans to attend East Carolina University where he will major in physical therapy…favorite college athlete is Taylor Mays…favorite pro athlete is Brian Dawkins…says “I feel very honored to play and hope to gain a great experience with some of the top players in the state.”

George Kerber III
Georgie…Murphy High…6-2, 185…split end…coached by David Gentry…as senior, named AP All-State, All-Conference, All-WNC…had 76 catches for 1,337 yards and 22 TDs…as junior, had 13 catches for 260 yards and 5 TDs…made 78 tackles on defense…as sophomore, had 25 catches for 330 yards and 6 TDs…also played basketball and golf…member of Interact Club, Beta Club, Spanish Club, Who’s Who…Junior Marshall…DAR Good Citizen Award recipient, MHS Best Citizen Award recipient…named NC Scholar…plans to attend Duke University where he will major in engineering…everyone in his family is a role model…favorite college athlete is Paul Hornung…favorite pro athlete is Jim Brown…says “I am very excited to get to compete in this all-star game; I feel honored. I hope to gain experience in competing at the next level that I can take with me to college. I’m also looking forward to having fun and meeting new people.”

Damein Lee
Damein…Reidsville High…6-1, 216…defensive lineman…coached by Jimmy Teague…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, All-County, team captain, Defensive Lineman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year…made 108 tackles – 37 for loss, 9 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference, team captain…recipient of the Exemplary Performance Award…made 105 tackles – 24 for loss, 11 sacks, 10 forced fumbles…also competed in track and field, wrestling, and basketball…recipient of Scholastic Excellence Award, Honor Roll Award, Principal Award for Modeling Good Behavior, North State Award…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Catawba University where he will major in accounting or nursing…would like to pursue a career in the NFL or as a doctor…favorite college athlete is Aarron Curry…favorite pro athlete is Randy Moss…says it’s a “dream come true to be recognized as a good player, one of the best in high school.” He expects “to win.”

Ricky Lewis
Ricky…Dudley High…5-10, 175…quarterback…coached by Steven Davis…as senior, named AP All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Guilford County Player of the Year, All-South, state championship MVP…had 3,500 all-purpose yards and 44 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Area Player of the Year, state championship MVP…also competed in track and field where he was the conference champion in the 300 hurdles…member of Honor Roll…Dudley Office Representative…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina A & T State University where he will major in physical education / sports medicine…wants to pursue a career in pro football, own a sports store, teach PE/Health…his father (and first coach) is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Tracy Harvin…says “I feel blessed to have been selected to play in the all-star game. It is a true honor. I expect to gain experience and my place in North Carolina history. This opportunity gives me a chance to represent my family, my church, my coaches, and all the fans that came out to support my efforts and James B. Dudley High School. See you at Aggie Stadium.”

Dujuan Marcus-Ingram
Dujuan…Thomasville High…5-11, 260…defensive lineman…coached by Allen Brown…as senior, named Al-Conference, All-County…played on state championship team…had 110 tackles, 9 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County…as sophomore, named All-Conference…played on state championship team…member of FBLA, Spanish Club…won 3rd place in speech contest on Drug Awareness for the Rotary Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina Central University where he will major in business marketing…wants to pursue a career as a business owner…his father is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says “I think it’s a great privilege to be selected to the all-star game. I hope to gain friendships with other fellow athletes, and I’m honored to be chosen.”

Jordan Marsh
Jordan…Mooresville High…6-3, 275…offensive lineman…coached by Barclay Marsh…named All-Conference, All-County all three years…also competed in wrestling where he was twice name All-Conference and track and field where he was a regional qualifier in the discus…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish National Honor Society…NC Scholar, Junior Marshall, Honor Graduate… NC Teaching Fellow Scholarship recipient, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award recipient…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where he will major in middle grades education…plans to pursue a career as a middle or high school history teacher and football coach…his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Danny Green…favorite pro athlete is Jeff Saturday…says “I am extremely honored to be playing in the all-star game. It is a culmination of my high school career and is a great reward for the hard work that I have put in over the last 3 to 4 years. Even better is the fact that I get to play with one of my high school teammates and my coach and father, which goes to show the excellence of our football program. I expect to gain the knowledge and understanding of what type of competition I will encounter at the next level. Everyone that we will be practicing and playing against is a college caliber athlete, and it will be good experience to play against them before college.”

James Mayfield
James…Davie County High…5-11, 215…running back…coached by Doug Illing…as senior, rushed for 982 yards and 13 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…rushed for 1,892 yards…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also played basketball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with West Hills Community College (CA) where he will major in criminal justice…he wants to pursue a career as a state trooper…his father is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Adrian Peterson…says he hopes to see “how the college level will be,” and he expects to “meet new friends and show my skills.”

Rodney McCloud
Rodney…North Forsyth High…5-10, 215…defensive lineman…coached by Pete Gilchrist…as senior, made 55 tackles—22 for losses, 8 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries…plans to attend Central Carolina Sports Academy where he will major in business/sports management…wants to own his own business or be a general manager of a sports team…his favorite college athlete is Rey Maualuga…favorite pro athlete is Brian Dawkins…says “I’m excited about playing in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain experience and more knowledge about the game.”

Richard Miller
Richard…Western Alamance High…6-2, 240…offensive lineman…coached by Hal Capps…as senior, named All-Conference, Burlington Times-News All-Area, All-Region…as junior, played for state championship that went 16-0…member of DREAM Team, Honor Roll…plans to attend Catawba College where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career as a football coach…coach Hal Capps and his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Brian Urlacher…says “I’m looking forward to making new friends and playing against some of the best football players in North Carolina. I’m very honored to be chosen to play.”

Jason Perry
Jason…East Lincoln High…5-10, 170…defensive back…coached by Mike Byus…as senior, named team captain…had 72 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, 6 interceptions…offensively, rushed for 393 yards, had 674 receiving yards, scored 8 TDs…3 punt-return TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…also competed in track and field…named All-Conference Academic…plans to attend UNC Pembroke where he will major in pre-dentistry…wants to pursue a career as a dentist…his track coach, his older brother Curtis, and his father are his role models…favorite college athlete is Jordan Shipley…favorite pro athlete is Steve Smith…says “I believe playing in this game is an amazing thing to be a part of.. The thing I hope to gain from this experience is to be able to showcase my playing ability.”

Zack Pickard
Zack…Southern Alamance High…6-0, 175…punter/kicker…coached by Daniel Barrow…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region, Kohl’s Kicking Top 10 Specialist Prospect in Nation, 5-Star Kicker/Punter by Kohl’s Kicking…averaged 45.6 yards punting…kicked 15/19 field goals, including one of 52 yards…as junior, named All-Region…averaged 36.2 yards punting…kicked 6-8 field goals, including one of 47 yards…as sophomore, averaged 34.4 yards punting…kicked 4/6 field goals, including one of 35 yards…also competed in soccer, basketball, and track…member of National Honor Society…4-time Academic Top 20, Academic All-Conference, 12 years of perfect attendance…plans to attend Virginia Tech where he will major in business…his father Ray Pickard is his role model…favorite college athlete is Vince Young…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I feel honored to be recognized for my hard work and accomplishments. Playing in the all-star game with these talented teammates will give me experience I can use at Virginia Tech this fall when I take this game to the next level.”

Jjshawn Pinkston
Jjshawn…Mooresville High…5-8, 168…running back…coached by Barclay Marsh…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in indoor and outdoor track… member of honor roll his junior year…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with St. Augustine College where he will major in real estate…wants to pursue a career in real estate…his parents are his role models…his favorite college athlete is Noel Devine…favorite pro athlete is Marion…says “With the year I had and how well my team and I did, I was not ready for high school football to end. Participating in the game will give me one more chance to play at the high school level with some of the best.”

Michael Priest
Michael…North Davidson High…6-1, 210…linebacker…coached by Marc Holcomb…as senior, named All-County, All-Conference, team MVP…had 112 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception…also played basketball, where he was named All-Conference, All-County, team MVP, and tennis…named 2008-2009 Pete Jones Outstanding Male Athlete…member of Power of Prayer Club, Brutal Black Spirit Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes…community service award recipient…plans to attend Catawba College where he will major in athletic training…wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer…his grandpa is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says “It’s an incredible honor to be chosen to play in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain some friendships, and I’m excited to see how I can perform against some of North Carolina’s best football players.”

Aaron Rainey
Aaron…Bessemer City High…5-11, 216…full back…coached by Larry Boone…as senior named All-Conference, All-County…scored 21 TDs…defensively, made 104 tackles…as junior, made 87 tackles on defense…also competed in track and field where he was named All-County in the shot put…plans to attend Catawba College where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career in the NFL or in coaching…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Chris Rainey…favorite pro athlete is Brandon Jacobs…says “I feel good being selected to play in the all-star game, and I hope to better my game and challenge myself as I get ready for the next level.”

Kensten Redfearn
Kensten…Lexington High…6-3, 300 offensive lineman…coached by Chris Deal…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, team Offensive MVP…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County…as sophomore, named All-Conference…plans to attend Ventura College…Coach Deal is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Pat White…favorite pro athlete is Larry Allen…says “I feel that playing in the all-star game will be a great experience and fun.”

Michael Robinson
Michael…East Henderson High…5-9, 165…wide receiver…coached by Brett Chappell…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-WNC…as junior, named All-Conference, All-WNC…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-WNC…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Mars Hill where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career in coaching…his favorite pro athlete is Brian Dawkins…says “I feel honored to be one of the athletes chosen to play in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain a great deal of confidence and respect to be able to play at the next level.”

Timothy Sanders
Timothy…East Mecklenburg High…5-9, 150…defensive back…coached by Greg Hill…as senior, named All-Conference…had 598 punt return yards and 13 TDs…made 55 tackles…as junior, had 4 interceptions…as sophomore, had 4 interceptions and 1 TD…member of AVID Club, Right Moves…undecided about which college he will attend…plans to major in psychology or massage therapy…says “Personally I feel honored and surprised. I expect to meet great people and enjoy myself.”

Tray Sanders
Tray…East Mecklenburg High…5-8, 155…defensive back…coached by Greg Hill…as senior, named AP All-State, All-Conference, All-County, All-Observer…made 95 tackles and 1 interception…blocked 5 punts and 5 field goals…as junior, named All-Conference…made 76 tackles and 3 interceptions…as sophomore, named All-Conference…made 86 tackles and 5 interceptions…Treasurer of DECA…plans to attend prep school where he will major in dentistry…wants to pursue a career as a dental hygienist…his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “playing in this all-star game is an honor. I hope to gain experience and more skill.”

Kelton Shepherd
Kelton…Dudley High…6-1, 235…defensive lineman…coached by Steven Davis…as senior, named All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference…also competed in wrestling and track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elizabeth City State University where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career in the NFL or as a sports agent…Coach Mac, his strength and conditioning coach, is his role model…favorite college athlete is Brian Cushing…favorite pro athlete is Dwight Freeney…says “I’m happy to have a chance to play in the all-star game.”

Jonathan Torres
Jonathan…West Forsyth High…6-2, 210…defensive lineman…coached by Adrian Show…as senior, made 60 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception for a TD, and led team with 10 sacks…as junior, made 50 tackles, 6 sacks…FCA president, Men’s Club vice president…member of Spanish Club…named FCA Student-Athlete of the Week…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Mars Hill College where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach…favorite college athlete is Aaron Curry…favorite pro athlete is Julius Peppers…says “I’m excited about the opportunity to compete with some of the best in the state.”

Allonté Tuppins
Allonté…Butler High…6-1, 225…defensive lineman…coached by Mike Newsome…as senior, named All-Conference…made 111 tackles – 8 for loss, 11 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 passes broken up…also played fullback and tight end…as junior, made 58 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 force fumbles, 1 pass broken up…also competed in track and field…member of DREAM Team, DECA, Campus Crime Stoppers, Advisory Board…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina Central University where he will major in business administration…want to own his own barber shop…Johnny Taylor is his role model…favorite college athlete is Blake Griffin…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “It is truly an honor to be invited to play. It gives me one last chance to represent not only myself but my high school football program as well. I’m looking to gain a sense of accomplishment against the top talent in the state.”

James Watkins
James…South Stanly High…6-1, 220…linebacker…coached by Luke Little…as senior, named All-Conference…made over 150 tackles and 2 interceptions…offensively, rushed for over 1,100 yards…as junior, named All-Conference…made over 120 tackles…offensively, rushed for 1,400 yards…had 2,500 career rushing yards…also competed in basketball and track and field…plans to attend Central Carolina Sports Academy…wants to pursue a career in sports medicine…his stepfather Keith Murphy is his role model…favorite college athlete is Jeff Teague…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I feel that this is another opportunity to play against the best players in the state. I would like to gain scout looks for college.”


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