Players’ and Coaches’ Bios from the East-West All-Stars Football Game coming up tonight at Jamieson Stadium:Jones(EG), McLean(Dudley), Ripberger(NG), Stover(SG) and Stadler(RC)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 23, 2014 at 11:16 am under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

Game begins at 8:00pm/Fireworks at halftime….
Local players on the West squad…..
Raquan Jones
Raquan…Eastern Guilford High…6-2, 170…wide receiver…coached by Doug Robertson…as senior, named All-Conference, team Offensive MVP…. had 281 yards and 1 touchdown receiving…had over 100 tackles on defense…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Fayetteville State University where he will major in criminal justice…plans to pursue a career in the NFL, becoming the 3rd member from his family to do so…Coach Tinsley is his role model…favorite college athlete is Sammy Watkins…favorite pro athlete is Richard Sherman…says “I feel great about playing in the all-star game. There is no one else from my school participating in this game. I am expecting to learn some great techniques.”

Albert McLean III
Albert…Dudley High…6-0, 308…defensive lineman…coached by Steven Davis…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…had 86 tackles and 13 sacks…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Winston-Salem State University…wants to pursue a career in engineering…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Nikita Whitlock…favorite pro athlete is Warren Sapp…says “I feel great about playing in the all-star game. I want to gain new friends and gain more things that will help me in college.”

Chris Ripberger
Chris…Northern Guilford High…5-11, 190…defensive end…coached by Brian Thomas…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All-Area…had 80 tackles – 24 solo and 20 for losses, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries…on offense, rushed for 517 yards and had 318 receiving yards…scored 16 touchdowns…as junior, named All-Conference…played on 3 state championship teams…member of Beta Club, National Honor Society…Junior Marshall…AP Scholar with Distinction…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where he will major in biology…wants to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon…his dad, Carl Ripberger, is his role model…favorite college athlete is Jameis Winston…favorite pro athlete is Luke Kuechly…says “It is an honor to have the opportunity to play with so many other athletes. I hope to not only enjoy the moment but better myself for my future at Chapel Hill as well.”

Brady Stover
Brady…Southern Guilford High…6-0, 235…defensive lineman…coached by Darryl Brown…as senior, named All-Conference…had 82 tackles – 54 solo and 17 for losses, 7 sacks, 20 quarterback hurries, 7 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles…as junior, named All-Conference…had 92 tackles – 54 solo and 15 for losses, 3 forced fumbles…also competed in wrestling…plans to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University where he will major in graphic design…wants to pursue a career as a graphic designer…his Uncle Scott is his role model…favorite college athlete is Braxton Miller…favorite pro athlete is Luke Kuechly…says he expects to gain “leadership skills as well as a great football experience. It is an honor to participate.”

West assistant coach….
Lin Stadler
West assistant coach is entering his 13th season at Rockingham County High where he has compiled a career record of 45-93 in 12 season and where his teams have made 4 state playoff appearances…previously served as head football coach at Reidsville Middle School, twice winning conference titles with undefeated teams…served as an assistant football coach at Reidsville High . . . served as an assistant football coach at Western Alamance High…served as head baseball coach at Western Alamance where he was twice named Coach of the Year…also served as an assistant track coach and later head track coach at Rockingham High…born in Reidsville, NC…1979 graduate of Reidsville High where he was a 3 times named All-Conference in baseball and was named Triad 3A Player of the Year, and twice named All-Conference in football…1984 graduate of Western Carolina University where he was a scholarship athlete is baseball…earned his M.S. in Physical Education from North Carolina A&T State University in 1991…says “I am fond of saying that we are the sum total of our life’s experiences. I have been blessed to have worked with not only good football coaches but good men. As an assistant, all 3 coaches I have worked for have coached in the NCCA East-West Game and the Shrine Bowl. Mark Barnes (Crest HS), Jimmy Teague (Reidsville HS) and Hal Capps (Mooresville HS) taught me a lot about coaching and life. I am thankful to all three. When I became head coach of RCHS in 2002, it was an opportunity for me to put into practice the lessons taught to me by coaches I had worked with. I am proud of the progress we have made at RCHS. It has been a joy to coach the young men that have come through our program. I am married to the former Edie Robinson of Greensboro, NC. We have been blessed with 3 sons: David, a Sports Management major and red shirt freshman QB at Wingate University, Nick, a rising senior who plays football and baseball at RCHS, and Alex, a rising 8th grader who plays football and baseball at RCMS. It is a tremendous honor for me to be selected to coach in the 2014 NCCA East-West All-Star football game.”

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