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Alabama High School Football All State Team

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1979  Birmingham News  4A  All-State Team

The following players were selected for the 1979 4A 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. 
 Kelly Powell Baldwin County QB  Sr.6-2 195
 Linnie Patrick Walker B  Sr.5-10 175
 Willie May Jeff Davis B  Sr. 160
 David Jordan Vestavia Hills E  Sr.6-5 205
 Joey Jones Murphy E  Sr.5-10 165
 Doug Vickers Enterprise T  Sr.6-2 235
 Mike Adcock J.O. Johnson G  Sr.6-2 235
 Steve Bearden Banks T  Sr.6-5 221
 Adam Schreiber Butler C  Sr.6-3 226
 Steve Booker Butler LB  Sr.6-1 196
 Marcus Hill Dothan LB  Sr.6-2 215
Birmingham News  *  Second Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Greg Sanders Murphy QB  Sr. 170
 Darryl Farley Ensley B  Sr. 160
 Sam DeJarnette Selma B  Sr.6-1 185
 Oscar Andrews Auburn E  Jr. 160
 Wayne Chappell Tuskegee Institute E  Sr.6-3 185
 Jim Ivy Huffman T  Sr.6-3 220
 Fred Robinson Jeff Davis G  Sr.5-11 230
 Mike McDonald Walker T  Sr. 230
 Ryan Whitley Berry C  Sr.6-3 218
 Wesley Haynes Benjamin Russell LB  Sr.6-2 190
 Greg Carr Woodlawn LB  Sr.6-2 215
Birmingham News  *  Honorable Mention Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Clark Ware Anniston E  
 DeWayne Friend Lee Huntsville E  
 Rufus Cox Emma Sansom E  Sr.5-8 175
 Karl Jordan J.O. Johnson T  Sr.6-1 235
 James Wallace Emma Sansom G  Sr.6-3 270
 Chuck McCall Jeff Davis G  Jr.6-3 220
 Steve Stearn Jeff Davis C  Sr.6-2 215
 Tim Brown Emma Sansom B  Jr.5-8 170
 Scott McRae Huntsville B  Sr.6-3 205
 Shackleford Decatur B  
 Stanley Conners Theodore B  
 Ricky Moore Lee Huntsville B  
 Norman Auburn B  
 Clarence Johnson J.O. Johnson B  Sr.5-8 150
 Dwight Jones Northview B  Sr.5-10 185
 Dennis Lane Foley B  Sr.5-9 160
 Joe Coleman Talladega B  

Some records may be incomplete. We have chosen to publish this information in hopes our visitors will participate in assisting us to complete every school.
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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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Murphy and Theodore battled through seven overtimes before the Panthers came out on top 33-26 in 1979.