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

Alabama High School Football Players

 Thomas Banks
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1991 1A RB 1st  BN
1991 1A RB HM  ASWA
1992 1A RB 1st  BN
1992 1A RB 1st  ASWA
1993 1A RB 1st  ASWA
1993 1A RB 1st  BN

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1993  1A Player of the Year RB Sr.  ASWA
 1993  All Southern RB Sr.  Orlando Sentinel
 1993  Mr. Football RB Sr.  ASWA
 1993  Super 12 RB Sr.  ASWA
 1993  Super All-State RB Sr.  Bham News
 1993  AL-MS Game RB Sr.  
  High School: West Jefferson
  Position: Running Back
  Height/Weight: 5'10" / 175
  Senior Season: 1993
  College: UAB

 High School Bio:

            Thomas rushed for 2,797 yards and 38 touchdowns on 299 rushing attempts his senior season alone. He would finish his career with 7,634 yards for a new state record running the ball. He also scored 83 touchdowns in his three years as a starter. He would set a state record by scoring 38 touchdowns in a single season and 83 for his career. He led West Jefferson to the state title game his senior season before losing to Brantley. As a sophomore he ran for 2,166 yards and followed that up his junior year with 2,485 yards.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Homewood defeated Benjamin Russell in five overtimes during the Class 5A Super Six state championship game in 2000.