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High School Football Players Of Year

December 03, 1993

Listed are the high school football players of the year.

The California state selections are by Cal-Hi Sports (Mark Tennis, Nelson Tennis). The Southern Section and Los Angeles City Section selections are by the First Interstate Bank Sports Board chaired by Braven Dyer Jr. of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. California high schools are members of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

Positions: ap--All-purpose. b--Back. bb--Blocking back. c--center. db--Defensive back. e--End. fb--Fullback. g--Guard. hb--Halfback. k--Kicker. l--Lineman. lb--Linebacker. np--No position listed. p--Punter. qb--Quarterback. rb--Running back. t--Tackle. tb--Tailback. te--Tight end. wr--Wide receiver. M--Major division. L--Lower division. SS--Small schools.

Each the Southern and Los Angeles City CIF Sections featured only one Player of the Year until divisional expansion.

CALIFORNIA STATE

Selections by Cal-Hi Sports. Mark Tennis, editor; Nelson Tennis, founder-researcher.

1890--Ray Sherman (Oakland Hopkins Academy) rb.

1891--Wolf Ransom (Oakland) qb.

1892--Wolf Ransom (Oakland) qb.

1893--Bert Oliver (Oakland) g.

1894--Pete Kaarsburg (San Mateo St. Matthew's) fb.

1895--James Whipple (Centerville) rb.

1896--Buck Henion (San Mateo St. Matthew's) g.

1897--Warren Smith (Burlingame Hoitt's) fb.

1898--H.T. Roberts (Belmont Academy) rb.

1899--Bobby Sherman (Belmont Academy) rb.

1900--Paul Tarpey (Palo Alto) rb.

1901--A. Vosburg (San Francisco Lowell) rb.

1902--Mead Hamilton (San Francisco Lowell) rb.

1903--George Middleton (San Francisco Lowell) rb.

1904--Cedric Cerf (San Francisco Lowell) rb.

1905--John Garibaldi (San Francisco Poly) fb.

1906--Stan Mitchell (Los Angeles) rb.

1907--Stan Mitchell (Los Angeles) rb.

1908--Charley Kiser (Alameda) rb.

1909--Charley Kiser (Alameda) rb.

Rugby replaced football in California high schools for part of this decade.

1910--Bert Rising (Palo Alto) rugby.

1911--Charlie Austin (Berkeley) rugby.

1912--Mickey Forbes (Berkeley) rugby.

1913--Mickey Forbes (Berkeley Boone's) rugby.

1914--Frank Kirksey (Palo Alto) rugby.

1915--George "Tuffy" Conn (Pasadena) rb.

1916--Harold "Brick" Muller (San Diego) e.

1917--Charlie Erb (Manual Arts) e.

1918--Roy Baker (Long Beach Poly) qb.

1919--Jim Lawson (Longf Beach Poly) e.

1920--Talma "Tut" Imlay (Salinas) fb.

1921--Jimmy Dixon (Berkeley) rb.

1922--Ted Shipkey (Fullerton) e.

1923--Morley Drury (Long Beach Poly) rb.

1924--Jesse Hibbs (Glendale) t.

1925--Francis Tappaan (Los Angeles) t.

1926--Ernie Pinckert (San Bernardino) fb.

1927--Gus Shaver (Covina) rb.

1928--Orv Mohler (Alhambra) qb.

1929--Irvine "Cotton" Warburton (San Diego) qb.

1930--Charles "Chili" Bertoli (Berkeley) rb.

1931--Larry Lutz (Santa Ana) t.

1932--Nello "Flash" Falaschi (S Jose Bellarmine) rb.

1933--Woody Strode (Los Angeles Jefferson) e.

1934--Doyle Nave (Manual Arts) qb.

1935--Kenny Washington (Los Angeles Lincoln) qb.

1936--Roy Yuretich (San Francisco Balboa) fb.

1937--Frankie Albert (Glendale) qb.

1938--Jim Jurkovich (Fresno) fb.

1939--Johnny Petrovich (Alhambra) qb.

1940--Tommy Fears (Los Angeles Manual Arts) e.

1941--Billy Agnew (Piedmont) rb.

1942--Glenn Davis (LaVerne Bonita) qb.

1943--Don Burnside (Sacramento Grant) qb.

1944--Jackie Jensen (Oakland) rb.

1945--Hall Haynes (Pasadena) rb.

1946--Al Pollard (Los Angeles Loyola) rb.

1947--Hugh McElhenny (Los Angeles Washington) rb.

1948--Johnny Olszewski (Long Beach St. Anthony) rb.

1949--Paul Larson (Turlock) fb.

1950--Charley Powell (San diego) e.

1951--Marty Keough (Pomona) rb.

1952--Ronnie Knox (Santa Monica) qb.

1953--C.R. Roberts (Oceanside) rb.

1954--Dick Bass (Vallejo) rb.

1955--Mickey Flynn (Anaheim) rb.

1956--Randy Meadows (Downey) rb.

1957--Jim Josephson (San Jose Bellarmine) rb.

1958--Daryle Lamonica (Clovis) qb.

1959--Willie Brown (Long Beach Poly) rb.

1960--Kent Nance (Madera) rb.

1961--Mike Garrett (Los Angeles Roosevelt) rb.

1962--Steve Grady (Los Angeles Loyola) rb.

1963--Tim Rossovich (Mountain View St. Francis lb.

1964--George Buehler (Whittier) lb.

1965--Jim Plunkett (San Jose Lick) qb.

1966--Mickey Cureton (Compton Centennial) rb.

1967--Calvin Jones (San Francisco Balboa) rb.

1968--Jesse Freitas (San Mateo Serra) qb.

1969--James McAlister (Pasadena Blair) rb.

1970--Pat Haden (La Puente Bishop Amat) qb.

1971--John Sciarra (La Puente Bishop Amat) qb.

1972--Wally Henry (San Diego Lincoln) rb.

1973--Frank Manumaluena (Wilmington Banning) lb.

1974--Myron White (Santa Ana Valley) rb.

1975--Charles White (San Fernando) fb.

1976--Freeman McNeil (Wilmington Banning) rb.

1977--Marcus Allen (San Diego Lincoln) qb.

1978--John Elway (Granada Hills) qb.

1979--Kerwin Bell (Huntington Beach Edison) rb.

1980--Michael Alo (Wilmington Banning) rb.

1981--Kevin Wilhite (Rancho Cordova Cordova) rb.

1982--John Paye (Atherton Menlo School) qb.

1983--Ryan Knight (Riverside Rubidoux) rb.

1984--Aaron Emanuel (Quartz Hill) rb.

1985--Terry Rodgers (National City Sweetwater) rb.

1986--Russell White (Encino Crespi) rb.

1987--Russell White (Encino Crespi) rb.

1988--Tommie Smith (Lancaster Antelope Valley) rb.

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