UIL Top 100 Players

In celebration of 100 years of UIL Texas high school football, the UIL and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have teamed up to honor the best, the brightest and the most unforgettable icons and legends in the sport’s illustrious history. With the help of some of the state’s foremost experts and historians, the UIL and DCTF will honor 100 of the greatest players to ever suit up in Texas.

Each week throughout the 2020 season, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football will announce 10 honorees on each list, an indelible honor to be known as one of the greatest in Texas high school football history. Fans will then have an opportunity to weigh in, voting for the player they think is the best of the best, to be named as a UIL 100 Fan’s Choice.

It all leads up to a celebration as big as Texas, celebrating the UIL’s 100 Players — and the Fan’s Choice Top 10 — at the UIL Texas high school football state championship games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this December.


Refugio DB James Lott
An all-state defensive back in 1982, James Lott is actually best-known for being the state’s best high-jumper of all-time when he set the national record of 7-feet and 4 ¾ inches. Naturally that rare breed of athleticism translated to the gridiron where he was a three-year letter at Texas after helping lead Refugio to the 1982 3A state championship.

Bremond QB Roshauud Paul 
Roshauud Paul led Bremond to three consecutive state championships and finished his career with a perfect 47-0 record making him one of the winningest players in Texas high school football history and the winningest quarterback in the modern era. Paul finished with over 6,700 yards passing and 6,200 yards rushing with nearly 80 touchdowns for the Tigers.

Odessa Permian LB Britt Hager 
The All-State linebacker was named to the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Super Team after leading an explosive MOJO defensive unit to three consecutive district championships and a 1983 quarter-finals appearance his senior year.
FW Arlington Heights OL Blake Brockermeyer 
The 1991 All-American was a forced to be reckoned with in the trenches before continuing his career with the Texas Longhorns where he now resides in the Hall of Honor.

Dallas Roosevelt OL Richmond Webb  
An all-state pick, class president and salutatorian at Dallas Roosevelt, Webb an all-SWC pick in 1989 on the offensive line at Texas A&M. He went on to a twelve year NFL career, mostly with the Miami Dolphins, he was a seven-time Pro Bowl pick and a member of the 1990s All-Decade team.  
Lubbock Estacado DB Jerry Gray  
Gray, a three-sport letterman at Lubbock Estacado helped the Matadors to the state semi-finals in three straight seasons from 1978-1980. At Texas, he was a two-time All-American in 1983 and 1984 and was a first round draft pick. Gray spent nine years in the NFL and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.  

Dallas Carter LB Jessie Armstead 
A two time all-state linebacker, Armstead anchored the defense on Dallas Carter’s 1988 5A state championship team. He was named SuperPrep National Player of the Year after recording 302 tackles, 18 sacks, 4 interceptions and 8 fumble recoveries his senior season
San Antonio Jefferson RB Kyle Rote 
Rote is first Texas athlete to earn all-state honors in both football and basketball, and remains the only one inducted by both the Texas High School Football and Basketball Halls of Fame. He returned a kickoff 97 yards for a late touchdown to beat Lufkin in the semifinals then ran for one score and passed for another in a 21-14 loss to Odessa in the championship game.

Highland Park QB Bobby Layne
One of Texas high school football's first passing dynamos, Layne lit up opposing secondaries and rewrote the record books through the air, leading the Scots to 31 victories from 1941-43 before a legendary career at Texas and in the professional ranks.

Paris WR Raymond Berry
Before he was a six-time All-Pro and a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Berry was a lesson in determination for the Wildcats, overcoming a condition that left one leg shorter than the other to crack his father's varsity team at Paris and lead them to a district title in 1949.


Honorees Named to the "UIL 100 Years, 100 Players" List

Abilene Cooper QB Jack Mildren
Navasota WR Tren’Davian Dickson
Cuero RB Robert Strait  
Palestine QB Bill Bradley
Houston Jones DB Darrell Green 
Waco University RB Ladainian Tomlinson 
Big Sandy LB Lovie Smith 
Highland Park OL David Richards
Wortham OL Leonard Davis
Lufkin Dunbar DB Ken Houston
Brazoswood LB David Hodge  
Odessa Permian WR Roy Williams
West Orange-Stark DB Kevin Smith 
Burnet WR Jordan Shipley 
Euless Trinity OL Mike Baab  
Longview DB Bobby Taylor 
Converse Judson RB Jerod Douglas
Odessa RB Byron Townsend
Angleton LB Emmitt Thomas
San Antonio Brackenridge RB Warren McVea
Cypress Creek OL Dan Neil 
Galena Park North Shore DL Cory Redding 
Christoval RB Jack Pardee  
Midland Lee RB Cedric Benson 
Temple LB Ki Aldrich   
Houston Madison QB Vince Young 
Tyler John Tyler RB Earl Campbell
Waco RB Boody Johnson
Breckenridge LB Jerry Tubbs 
Fort Worth Arlington Heights WR Mike Renfro
Pampa LB Zach Thomas 
Rockwall WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba 
Brownwood WR Lawrence Elkins 
Lufkin QB Reggie McNeal 
Palestine RB Adrian Peterson  
Plainview OL Jerry Sisemore 
Fairfield DL Tony Brackens 
Tyler John Tyler DL David Warren 
Houston Worthing LB Mike Singletary
Richland Springs SB Tyler Ethridge
Robstown OL Gene Upshaw 
Killeen Ellison DL Tommie Harris 
San Antonio Jefferson LB Tommy Nobis 
Stamford WR James Washington 
Big Sandy RB David Overstreet 
Hooks RB Billy Sims 
Temple Dunbar DL Joe Greene
Port Arthur Lincoln RB Joe Washington
Richardson Pearce DL Ray Childress
Amherst RB/LB DeWayne Miles
Beaumont Charlton-Pollard DL Bubba Smith 
Highland Park RB Doak Walker
Sweetwater QB Sammy Baugh 
Refugio QB Travis Quintanilla 
Lubbock OL EJ Holub
Beaumont West Brook DL Jerry Ball
Houston Westbury DB Dave Elmendorf 
Grand Prairie Dalworth WR Charley Taylor 
Daingerfield OL Willie Everett 
Hawkins DB Stanley Richard 
Austin Westlake QB Drew Brees
Groveton RB Rodney Thomas
Sugar Land RB Ken Hall
Lake Travis QB Garrett Gilbert
Sulphur Springs OL Forrest Gregg
Throckmorton DL Bob Lilly
Southlake Carroll DB Dane Johnson
Austin Anderson LB Dick Lane
Longview OL Trent Williams
Lewisville DB Shannon Brazzell
Sealy RB Eric Dickerson
Port Arthur Jefferson QB Todd Dodge
San Antonio Lee WR Richard Osborne
Orange DL Ernie Ladd
Allen QB Kyler Murray
Fort Bend Willowridge RB Thurman Thomas
Houston Worthing WR Cliff Branch
Tyler John Tyler DB Aaron Ross
Robstown DL Marvin Upshaw
Duncanville DB Ray Crockett
Aledo RB Johnathan Gray
Ennis QB Graham Harrell
San Antonio Lee QB Tommy Kramer
Highland Park QB Matthew Stafford
Brady OL Scott Appleton
West Orange-Stark DB Earl Thomas
Rockport-Fulton LB Dat Nguyen
Houston Wheatley DB Lester Hayes
Plano DL Billy Ray Smith

Houston Yates LB Melvin Foster