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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Alabama High School Football Players

 Linnie Patrick
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1977 4A B 2nd  BN
1978 4A B 1st  BN
1978 4A HB 1st  BPH
1979 4A B 1st  BN
1979 4A HB 1st  BPH
1979 4A RB 1st  MA

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1978  Super All-State B Jr.  Bham News
 1978  All Southern B Jr.  Orlando Sentinel
 1979  All American RB Sr.  Adidas
 1979  All American RB Sr.  Parade
 1979  All Southern RB Sr.  Orlando Sentinel
 1979  4A Player of the Year RB Sr.  MA
 1979  All-Star Game RB Sr.  
  High School: Walker
  Position: Running Back
  Height/Weight: 5'10" / 175
  Senior Season: 1979
  College: Alabama

 High School Bio:

            Patrick rushed for 5,420 yards in his career at Walker which was a state record at the time. As a junior he ran for 1,795 yards on 151 carries averaging 11.9 yards a carry. He had a season high 293 yards against Shades Valley. His best effort came in a game against Berry when he ran for 372 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns. As a sophomore he gained 1,965 yards and as a senior he ran for 1,675 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He only played in eight games as a senior due to injuries. He was named Parade All-American, All-State, State MVP and was the MVP of the 4A state championship game. He also ran track at Walker.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1969 the two point conversion was adopted for play following a touchdown. Until that time all conversions were worth one point.