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

Alabama High School Football Players

 T.J. Yeldon
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
2011 6A RB 1st  ASWA

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 2011  AL-MS Game RB Sr.  
 2011  Mr. Football RB Sr.  ASWA
 2011  6A Back of the Year RB Sr.  ASWA
 2011  Super 12 RB Sr.  ASWA
 2011  All American RB Sr.  U.S. Army
  High School: Daphne
  Position: Running Back
  Height/Weight: 6'2" / 210
  Senior Season: 2011
  College: Alabama

 High School Bio:

            As just a freshman for the Daphne Trojans, Yeldon rushed for 227 yards and one score while hauling in 131 receiving yards and a touchdown through the air. He followed that up with 1,121 yards on 201 carries as a sophomore and 34 catches for 361 yards and one touchdown receiving.

Yeldon totaled 1,112 yards and 18 scores on the ground as a junior in 2010 while also catching a career best 34 passes for 504 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior he rushed for an amazing 2,193 yards on 232 carries and scored 31 touchdowns in 2011, averaging 9.5 yards per carry. He also caught 19 passes for 506 yards and a score as a senior for the Trojans.

He finished his high school career with 4,653 yards on the ground with 65 rushing touchdowns while accounting for 1,502 receiving yards and eight scores. T.J. accumulated 6,155 yards from scrimmage in four years with 73 touchdowns while playing in Alabamas highest classification.

Yeldon was named as Mr. Football in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, was named as the Back of the Year for class 6A and a first-team All-State selection by the ASWA. He played in the U.S. Army All American game and the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Classic .

He was a second-team USA Today High School All-American and was selected to the Orlando Sentinels All-Southern team following his senior season at Daphne.

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