The list of the 100 greatest players in the state's history was released this afternoon.
As a member of the selection committee, I take great pride in this list. I'm sure there will be those who challenge individual members or ask why someone was not selected.
Trust me, this was an exhaustive process and there was great discussion on every person selected and on many who were bypassed. There were hours of conference calls, e-mails, research, etc. that went into this.
Please read over the list and comment on what you think.
QB: Danny Wuerffel, Fort Walton Beach; Daunte Culpepper
Ocala Vanguard; David Bowden, Lakeland Kathleen; Eddie McAshan, Gainesville; George
Mira, Key West; Jimmy Jordan, Tallahassee Leon; John Reaves, Tampa Robinson; Tim
Tebow, Ponte Vedra Beach Nease.
RB: Antone Smith, Pahokee; C.J. Spiller, Lake
Butler Union County; Edgerrin James, Immokalee; Emmitt Smith, Pensacola
Escambia; Earnest Graham, Cape Coral Mariner; Frank Gore, Coral Gables; Fred
Taylor, Belle Glade Glades Central; James Massey, Jefferson County; John L.
Williams, Palatka; Larry Smith, Tampa Robinson; Marquette Smith, Winter Park
Lake Howell; Ottis Anderson, West Palm Beach Forest Hills; Rick Casares, Tampa
Jefferson; Travis Henry, Frostproof; Tucker Frederickson, Hollywood South
Broward; Tyrone Moss, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely; Willie Galimore, St. Augustine
WR: Andre Johnson, Miami Senior; Anthony Carter, Riviera Beach Suncoast;
Darrell Jackson, Tampa Catholic; Harold Carmichael, Jacksonville
Northwestern/Raines; Jesse Hester, Glades Central; Joe Goldsmith, Lakeland
Kathleen; Kenny Burrough, Jacksonville Raines; Matt Frier, Live Oak Suwannee; Michael
Irvin, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas; Ron Sellers, Jacksonville Paxon. TE Claude Moorman, Miami Senior.
OL: Burton Lawless, Punta Gorda Charlotte County; David Williams, Lakeland; Forest Blue,
Tampa Chamberlain; Henry Lawrence, Palmetto Lincoln; Jeff Faine, Sanford
Seminole; Larry Brown, Starke Bradford County; Larry Gagner, Daytona Beach
Seabreeze; Larry Little, Miami Washington; Lomas Brown, Miami Norland; Noah
Jackson, Jacksonville Beach Fletcher; Stefan Humphries, Fort Lauderdale St.
Thomas Aquinas; Steve Hutchinson, Coral Springs; Williams Roberts, Miami Carol
DL: Corey Simon, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely; David
"Deacon" Jones, Eatonville Hungerford; Don Latimer, Fort Pierce
Central; Eddie Edwards, Fort Pierce Central; Eddie Weaver, Haines City; Gerard
Warren, Lake Butler Union County; Jack Youngblood, Monticello Jefferson County;
Jerome Brown, Brooksville Hernando County; Jim Osborne, Fort Lauderdale Dillard;
Marty Lyons, St. Petersburg Catholic; Ted Hendricks, Hialeah; Ted Washington,
Tampa Bay Tech; Vince Wilfork, Lantana Santaluces.
LB: Barry Krauss, Pompano
Beach; Derrick Brooks, Pensacola Washington; Lamont Green, Miami Southridge; Marvin
Jones, Miami Northwestern; Ralph Ortega, Coral Gables; Ray Lewis, Lakeland
Kathleen; Ricky Jackson, Pahokee; Scot Brantley, Ocala Forest; Steve Kiner,
Tampa Hillsborough; Wilber Marshall, Titusville Astronaut.
DB: Barry Hill,
Delray Beach Carver; Bennie Blades, Sunrise Piper; Bobby Butler, Delray Beach Atlantic;
Brian Dawkins, Jacksonville Raines; Deion Sanders, North Fort Myers; Ken Riley,
Bartow Union Academy; Lemar Parrish, Riviera Beach Kennedy; Leroy Butler,
Jacksonville Lee; Lito Sheppard, Jacksonville Raines; Reggie Nelson, Palm Bay; Sam
Madison, Tallahassee FAMU; Samari Rolle, Miami Beach; Sean Taylor, Miami
Gulliver Prep; Steve Tannen, Southwest Miami.
KS/ATH: Pat Summerall, Lake CityColumbia; John Carney,
West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman.
ATH: Anquan Boldin, Pahokee (QB/WR/DB); Arnold Tucker, Miami Senior (QB/DB); Cyril Pinder, Hollywood Crispus Attucks; Devin Hester, Riviera Beach Suncoast; James Jones, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (TE/LB/KR); Jammi German, Fort Myers (WR/DB/KR); Leon Bright, Merritt Island; Michael Timpson, Hialeah Miami Lakes (RB/WR/KR); Tommie Frazier, Bradenton Manatee (QB/KR); Warren Sapp, Apopka (TE/LB/DL); Wes Chandler, New Smyrna Beach (RB/WR/KR); Dale Van Sickel, Gainesville.