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Alabama High School Football All State Team

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1974  Birmingham News  3A  All-State Team

The following players were selected for the 1974 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. 
 Harris Rabren Andalusia E  Sr.6-3 225
 Richard McGhee Hartselle E  Sr. 195
 Greely Kyle Buckhorn T  Sr.6-1 235
 Jimmy Sissa John Carroll T  Sr.5-11 230
 Billy Gothard Shades Valley G  Sr.6-0 180
 Billy Knapp Saks G  Sr.5-10 190
 Ray Dyer Hanceville C  Sr.6-0 210
 Kelsey Finch Sheffield QB  Sr.6-2 200
 Lou Ikner Escambia County HB  Sr.5-11 172
 Marvin Jackson Stanhope Elmore HB  Sr.6-2 198
 Sam Fife Cherokee County HB  Jr.5-11 177
Birmingham News  *  Second Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Manuel Wallace Sparkman E  Sr.6-3 225
 Mike Marshall Wetumpka E  
 Chuck Wright Sheffield T  
 Erving Mastin Hazel Green T  Sr.6-3 225
 Gary Savage Pell City G  
 Jimmy Ballard Andalusia G  Sr.6-0 210
 Jim Hunphries Central Florence C  
 Joe Latham Escambia County QB  Sr.6-3 202
 Joe Davis UMS HB  
 Wardell Wright Fayette County HB  
 Vernon Warren Fairfield HB  Sr.6-0 195
Birmingham News  *  Honorable Mention Team 
 Player   Team   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt. 
 Sapp West Point E  
 Joey Dobbs Shades Valley E  Sr.6-0 180
 John Bartlett Monroe County E  
 Nelson Stanhope Elmore E  
 Cox Hamilton E  
 Dean Dale County E  
 Doug Sharpe Hartselle L  Sr.6-3 210
 Crook W.S. Neal L  
 Allredge Lincoln L  
 Ricky Baumgartner Winfield L  
 Brooks Tarrant L  
 Ethridge Escambia County L  
 Mike Sears Fairview L  
 Larry Brasher Fayette County L  
 Smith Cherokee L  
 Robinson Escambia County L  
 Powell Dora L  
 R.E. Vann New Hope B  
 Randy Sittison Hartselle B  Sr.6-2 215
 Ruffin Southside Selma B  
 Stafford Henry Jackson B  
 Steven Baker Hartselle B  
 Tilley Winfield B  
 Wayne Crider Fort Payne B  
 Lennis Lightfoot Courtland B  
 Jimmy Creel Mortimer Jordan B  Sr.5-11 180
 Phillip Callahan Hanceville B  Sr.6-0 175
 Mike Beshears Tarrant B  
 Hines Eufaula B  
 Jerome Armstead Cherokee B  Sr. 170
 Bobby Johnson Andalusia B  So.

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

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.