Offense: All-Decade All-Americans

In a decade of greats, Seantrel Henderson, Matthew Stafford and Adrian Peterson were among the best. ESPN RISE Magazine

(Based on high school accomplishment and including performances in college and the NFL. Year listed is senior season of football, not graduating class. Height and weight are from when each player was in high school.)

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WR Percy Harvin (2005)
Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.), 6-1, 195

Explosive player on catches or rushes had 173 career receptions for 2,935 yards and 42 scores among 77 total touchdowns. The first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 NFL draft also helped the University of Florida win the 2006 and 2008 national titles.

WR Calvin Johnson (2003)
Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.), 6-3, 180

He was one of the top-10 ranked wideouts as a prep, then set several records at Georgia Tech. Johnson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Detroit Lions and shared the league lead with 12 TD catches the next season.

OL Jeff Byers (2003)
Loveland (Loveland, Colo.), 6-4, 275

So dominant was Byers in high school that he was Colorado's overall player of the year. He also was an EA SPORTS national player of the year. Byers just played his last game at USC in the Emerald Bowl.

OL Seantrel Henderson (2009)
Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.), 6-7, 310

He's still considered a high schooler, but for a big man with athleticism Henderson is one of the best lineman prospects many college recruiters have ever seen. He was the Minnesota player of the year on offense and is a candidate for 2009 national honors.

OL Jake Long (2002)
Lapeer East (Lapeer, Mich.), 6-6, 290

How athletic was the massive Long in high school? He received all-league honors in basketball and baseball while also playing at an all-state level in football. After starring at Michigan, he was the top pick in the 2008 NFL draft.

OL Michael Oher (2004)
Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, Tenn.), 6-5, 330

The subject of the hit movie "The Blind Side" was a legitimate All-American in high school for two seasons. He went on to star at Ole Miss and currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens.

OL Andre Smith (2005)
Huffman (Birmingham, Ala.), 6-6, 325

Smith, the first offensive lineman to win Alabama's Mr. Football honor, didn't allow a sack as a senior. The University of Alabama standout was a first-round NFL draft pick last April by the Cincinnati Bengals.

QB Matthew Stafford (2005)
Highland Park (Dallas, Texas), 6-3, 220

As a senior, he led his team to a 15-0 record and state title while passing for 4,013 yards and 38 TDs in 13 games. After his University of Georgia career, the Detroit Lions made Stafford the top pick of the 2009 NFL draft.

RB Cedric Benson (2000)
Lee (Midland, Texas), 6-0, 205

He led Lee to three straight state titles and had 8,418 career rushing yards, the best largest-class total in state history. After a stellar career at Texas and a stop with the Chicago Bears, Benson became the Cincinnati Bengals' workhorse back.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (2002)
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 5-7, 180

In the Game of the Decade, when De La Salle defeated Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) with seven eventual NFL players on the field, Drew (he didn't use the Jones-Drew name then) stole the show by scoring four touchdowns. He's currently among the top running backs in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

RB Adrian Peterson (2003)
Palestine (Palestine, Texas), 6-2, 210

The ESPN RISE Player of the Decade still has to pass some legendary names on any all-time greats list from Texas, among them Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Billy Sims and LaDainian Tomlinson. But he has plenty of time.

K Jimmy Stevens (2006)
Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 5-7, 145

He set a U.S. record of 50 career field goals, helped by a season-record-tying 22 as a junior. The University of Oklahoma kicker converted 11-of-13 field goals this season.


RB/WR/KR Reggie Bush (2002)
Helix (La Mesa, Calif.), 5-11, 185

The dynamic open-field runner piled up nearly 5,000 yards and led Helix to CIF San Diego Section titles in 2001 and 2002. A state sprint star in track as well, Bush went on to win the Heisman Trophy at USC and was the second overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft.

QB/ATH Jacory Harris (2007)
Miami Northwestern (Miami, Fla.), 6-3, 180

In one of the decade's biggest games, Harris led Miami Northwestern to a huge win against Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas). He also led the Bulls to two straight state titles and was the EA SPORTS Player of the Year. Harris passed for more than 3,000 yards this season for the University of Miami.

WR/DB/KR DeSean Jackson (2004)
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.), 5-11, 180

The Mr. Football State Player of the Year for 2004 led Long Beach Poly to a championship season and had 101 career receptions plus numerous game-changing interceptions, kick returns and runs from scrimmage. Jackson is now perhaps the best big-play performer in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.

QB/ATH/DB Terrelle Pryor (2007)
Jeannette (Jeannette, Pa.), 6-6, 225

The first Pennsylvania player to rush and pass for more than 4,000 career yards helped a 16-0 team win a state title in his final year. The nation's No. 1 recruit in 2008 is a two-year starter at QB for Ohio State.

QB/ATH Tim Tebow (2005)
Nease (St. Augustine, Fla.), 6-3, 220

As a senior, he led his school to its first state title while passing for 3,324 yards and 31 TDs and rushing for 1,150 yards and 20 scores. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, and a year later he led the University of Florida to a national title.

QB/DB Vince Young (2001)
Madison (Houston, Texas), 6-5, 200

Before going to Texas and leading the Longhorns to a national title, Young was the Student Sports National Player of the Year. He had 2,432 yards passing with 31 TDs and 1,735 yards rushing with 22 TDs as a senior. Young's career totals included 8,518 combined rushing and passing yards.


WR A.J. Green Class (2007): Summerville (Summerville, S.C.), 6-4, 190
WR Julio Jones (2007): Foley (Foley, Ala.), 6-4, 215
TE Vernon Davis (2002): Dunbar (Washington, D.C.), 6-4, 230
OL Tray Allen (2006): South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas), 6-4, 305
OL Shawn Andrews (2000): Fairview (Camden, Ark.), 6-5, 320
OL Alex Boone (2004): St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio), 6-8, 330
OL Derek Landri (2001): De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 6-4, 285
OL Sam Young (2005): St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 6-8, 305
QB Mark Sanchez (2004): Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.), 6-4, 210
RB Toby Gerhart (2005): Norco (Norco, Calif.), 6-1, 225
RB Knowshon Moreno (2005): South (Middletown, N.J.), 6-0, 205
K Kai Forbath (2005): Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), 6-0, 175

QB/RB/WR/DB/LB Michael Bush (2002): Male (Louisville, Ky.), 6-1, 230
QB/RB Chase Daniel (2004): Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 6-1, 215
QB/RB Garrett Gilbert (2008): Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 6-4, 205
WR/KR Devin Hester (2001): Suncoast (Riviera Beach, Fla.), 6-1, 170
WR/RB/KR Joe McKnight (2006): John Curtis (River Ridge, La.), 6-1
QB/RB Russell Shepard (2008): Cypress Ridge (Houston, Texas), 6-1, 190


WR Michael Floyd (2007): Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.), 6-3, 205
TE Jermaine Gresham (2005): Ardmore (Ardmore, Okla.), 6-7, 240
OL Anthony Davis (2006): Piscataway (Piscataway, N.J.), 6-6, 340
OL Matt Kalil (2007): Servite (Anaheim, Calif.), 6-7, 285
OL Steven Schilling (2005): Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.), 6-5, 290
OL Baker Steinkuhler (2007): Southwest (Lincoln, Neb.), 6-6, 290
OL Gabe Watson (2001): Southfield (Southfield, Mich.), 6-4, 320
QB Chris Leak (2002): Independence (Charlotte, N.C.), 6-0, 210
RB Maurice Clarett (2001): Harding (Warren, Ohio), 6-0, 230
RB Mike Hart (2003): Onondaga Central (Nedrow, N.Y.), 5-9, 185
RB Chris Wells (2005): Garfield (Akron, Ohio), 6-2, 230
K Justin Sorenson (2007): Bingham (South Jordan, Utah), 6-1, 220

QB/RB/DB Dillon Baxter (2009): Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.), 6-0, 205
WR/DB Jeff Francouer (2001): Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), 6-2, 190
QB/RB/DB Will Hill (2007): St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.), 6-3, 210
QB/RB/DB Jake Locker (2005): Ferndale (Ferndale, Wash.), 6-3, 210
QB/RB/DB Ryan Perrilloux (2004): East St. John (Reserve, La.), 6-3, 225
RB/KR Jacquizz Rodgers (2007): Lamar Consolidated (Rosenberg, Texas), 5-7, 190