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Alabama High School Football All State Team

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1979  Birmingham News  3A  All-State Team

The following players were selected for the 1979 3A All-State football team. First team players are listed by position, name, school, height, weight and class. Honorable mention selections are listed by name, school and class.

Birmingham News  *  First Team Offense 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Paul Fields Gardendale QB  Sr.6-0 185
 Reginald Goodloe Colbert County B  Sr.5-8 160
 Mike Pope Glencoe B  Sr.6-1 220
 Carl Lewis Stanhope Elmore E  Sr.6-2 200
 Ed West Colbert County E  Sr.6-2 218
 Alan Underwood Deshler T  Sr.6-4 247
 Tim Brannon Boaz T  Sr.6-0 230
 Bobby Marvin Andalusia G  Sr.6-2 267
 Jeff Bohannon Litchfield DL  Sr.6-6 268
 Anthony Smiley Pinson Valley LB  Sr.6-1 212
 David Jones Stanhope Elmore LB  Sr.6-2 210
Birmingham News  *  Second Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 David Cofer Thompson QB  Sr.6-1 220
 Don Horstead Elba B  Jr.5-10 175
 Stanley Gill Hartselle B  Sr. 187
 Andy Moore Gardendale E  Sr. 220
 Tim Hurst Sheffield E  Sr. 195
 Derrick Richardson Eufaula T  So.5-10 215
 Butch Roberts Hartselle T  Sr.6-3 215
 Brad Glenn Cullman G  Sr. 205
 Steve Wilburn Colbert County C  Sr.6-3 200
 Richard Gaston Jackson LB  Sr. 185
 Andy Martin Muscle Shoals LB  Sr.6-3 200
Birmingham News  *  Honorable Mention Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Harvey Brown Valley E  Sr.6-3 200
 Jackie Box Winfield E  
 Ken Roe Pell City E  
 Tim Hurst Sheffield E  Sr. 195
 Michael Johnson Eufaula T  Sr.6-0 230
 Rodgers Opp T  
 Robert Moore Hartselle G  
 Jeff Jarrels Glencoe C  
 Jeff Wahler Opp C  
 Todd Kirkland Deshler C  
 Jay Grogan Pell City B  Sr.6-2 170
 Shane Russell Hamilton B  
 Tim Holt Deshler B  
 Darron ONeal Sylacauga B  
 David Shaw Hamilton B  
 Hubbert Winfield B  

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BAH  - Birmingham Age-Herald
BNAH  - Birmingham News Age-Herald
MAJ  - Montgomery Advertiser-Journal
BN  - Birmingham News
BPH  - Birmingham Post-Herald
MA  - Montgomery Advertiser
ASWA  - Alabama Sports Writers Association
ACSA  -  Alabama Christian School Association

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