National Signing Day 2017

Congratulations to all the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game participants who will continue their academic and athletic pursuits at the collegiate level.  

Name - College (High School/POS)

Isaiah Norman - Austin Peay (Cordova/S)

Devin Coleman - Lincoln (Cordova/QB)

Timothy Taylor - Memphis (East/RB)

Preston Brady - Memphis (ECS/OL)

Dewayne Betts - Coahoma CC (KIPP/S)

Mario Nolan-Dillard - Navy (Lausanne/QB)

Anthony Taylor - Coffeyville CC (Memphis Central/LB)

Evan Smith - Lafayette (MUS/LB)

Garrison Boling - Southeast Oklahoma State (Northpoint/DE)

Joseph Newberry - Austin Peay (Ridgeway/CB)

Tyrese Slocum - Jacksonville State (Ridgeway/OL)

Ben Glass - Navy (St. George's/QB)

Cordarrian Richardson - UCF (Trezevant/RB)

Tijuan Mason - Rutgers (Trezevant/DE)

Myles Baker - Southern Arkansas (White Station/CB)

Jalen Jones - Coffeyville CC (White Station/OL)

Roland Williams - Air Force (White Station/DB)

Kylan Watkins - UT-Martin (Whitehaven/RB)

Aubrey Miller - Missouri (Whitehaven/LB)

Anthony Geter - Tennessee State (Whitehaven/OL)

Tyler Walton - Fullerton College (Whitehaven/OL)

Darrick Jackson - Arkansas-Monticello (Whitehaven/OL)

Rosters Loaded with Talent for

16th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl

High School All-Star Game 

Three Mr. Football Semi-Finalists Among All-Stars

The 16th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game presented by ARS/Conway Services and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office will feature the top high school seniors representing 54 Shelby County Schools and private schools in the Memphis area. Each player was selected on the basis of his character, his on and off-field achievements and his classroom performance.

Three semi-finalists for the state of Tennessee’s Mr. Football Award are among this year’s All-Star Game participants: running back Caleb Johnson of Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, running back Kalyn Grandberry from Raleigh-Egypt High School and Briarcrest Christian School running back Tyler Badie.

Grandberry set the Shelby County regular season scoring record with 37 touchdowns. Also on the All-Star Game roster is FACS quarterback Jack Grissom, who leads the area in passing yards and total offense.

Jerome Griffin, the head coach at Wooddale High School, will coach the Red Team and St. George’s Independent School head coach David Carter will lead the Blue Team. “With these two outstanding head coaches leading the teams and the abundance of talent that will be featured in the game, we will continue the tradition of excellence the All-Star Game has established over the past fifteen years,” said Steve Ehrhart, Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

The All-Star Game will be played Saturday, December 9 at Memphis University School. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10, for kids 6 and under the cost is $5. Tickets may be purchased through the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ticket office by calling 795-7700. The game will be televised live on WLMT CW30 and broadcast on radio on Sports 56/87.7 FM.              


Jersey Number First Name  Last Name  School  Position 
7 Jalen  Alexander  Southwind  WR
6 Aaron  Alston  Brighton  WR
50 William  Bradley  East  OL 
21 Nickolas  Burks  Fairley  DB
17 Elijah  Burnett Hamilton RB
52 Joe  Carter  MUS DL
74 Rashad  Clayton  Central  DT
16 Sumner  Darlington ECS QB
36 Buchanan Dunavant MUS LB
65 Aram  Dunbar  Raleigh Egypt  OL
24 Marvin  Farmer  Westwood  WR
3 Kalyn  Grandberry  Raleigh Egypt  RB
11 Jack  Grissom  FACS QB
8 Christian  Harris  Sheffield  LB
77 Anthony  Hearn  Overton  OL
22 Ndayambaje John Kingsbury  DB
4 Caleb  Johnson  MAHS RB
72 Tenarius  Johnson  Wooddale  OL
10 Ty  Kimberlin  Harding  P
76 Will  Lawrence  Harding  OL
25 Daiyveonta  Linwood Wooddale  LB
35 Jackson  Little  Houston  LB
9 Orlando  Manning  MASE WR
64 Eric  McGlown  SBA DT
27 Isaiah  Mills  Wooddale  DB
5 Quarterrion  Moore  Melrose  RB
93 Takolah  Moore  Southwind  DT
44 Shane  Ptaceck  Houston  LB
66 Draper  Redmond  Whitehaven  OL 
33 Kenneth  Richmond  Middle College  LB
13 Devon  Robinson  Whitehaven  DL
18 Christian  Robinson  Central  DB
28 Anterious  Ryan  Rossville Christian  WR
48 Elijah  Smalls  Fairley  LB
26 Nathan  Thomas  Raleigh Egypt  DL
86 Trey  Thomas  MUS K
2 Paul  Todd Hillcrest  WR
20 Larry  Turner  Raleigh Egypt  LB
12 JJ  Vaden  Bartlett  DB
19 Bobby  Wade  MUS QB 
12 Lance  West Brighton  RB
40 Ion  Williams  Westwood  C
1 Rayshad  Williams  Whitehaven  DB
14 Cortarius  Wilson  Southwind  QB 
15 Chris  Witherspoon  Whitehaven  RB
71 John  Wrister  East  OL

2017 Red All-Star Team Coaching Staff

Head Coach  Jerome  Griffin Wooddale 
Asst Coach  Will  Hudgens  Houston 
Asst Coach  Dewayne  Harris  Westwood 
Asst Coach  Johnny  Allen  Harding
Asst Coach  Gene  Robinson  Fairley 
Asst Coach  Jonas  Rodriguez  Evangelical Christian School 



Jersey Number  First Name  Last Name  School  Position 
44 Ben  Austin  Briarcrest  DL
5 Tyler  Badie  Briarcrest RB
22 Marcus  Bersoza  Collierville  WR
30 Asa  Bonner  Cordova  LB
23 Quentin  Booker Covington WR
1 Micah  Breckenridge White Station  K
63 Bryce Bush  CBHS DL 
74 Nic  Cantu  CBHS OL
12 Matt  Connors  Collierville  QB
9 Niko  Cooper  Douglass DE
19 Leondre  Cooper  Millington  DB
56 Josh Crawford  Lausanne  DL
29 Winston  Delane  BTW RB
3 Bradley  Ellis  Briarcrest WR
68 Devin  Fisher  Bolton  OL 
20 Tommy  Fonda Kirby  LB
85 Jaylon  Guy  Kipp DL
25 Spencer  Hayden  Fayette Academy  WR
13 Chaz  Hayes  Munford RB
64 Patrick  Healy  CBHS DL
11 Parron  Hooker  Mitchell  WR
18 Michael  Jackson  MLK, Jr.  WR
27 Chris  Jones  Freedom Prep  LB
72 Caleb  Jones  Ridgeway  OL
70 Eli  Jordan  Arlington  OL 
17 Tate  Kolwyck  Arlington  QB
24 Nyle  Love  Lausanne  LB
34 Ted Lyons  Germantown  LB
50 Rodney  Matthews Craigmont  LB
10 Joc  Nebk Douglass QB
81 Caleb  Nelson  Arlington  WR
16 Brian  Payne St. George's RB
73 Sheridan  Pratcher  Oakhaven  OL
71 Parker  Pulliam  Lausanne  OL 
28 Traven  Pulliam  Trezevant  DB
4 Garrett  Sapp White Station  WR
6 Connor  Shamblin  Briarcrest  DB
15 Quantarius  Tate Manassas  WR
52 Nathan Tatko  Northpoint  LB
8 Kundarrious  Taylor  Ridgeway  WR
2 Cornell  Trotter  Manassas  WR
26 Carter  Weakley  Tipton-Rosemark  RB
21 London  White  Ridgeway  DB
7 Greg  Williams  White Station  RB
78 Ryan  Winkel CBHS OL

2017 Blue All-Star Team Coaching Staff

Head Coach  David  Carter  St. George's 
Asst Coach  Carl  Coleman Manassas 
Asst Coach  Adam  Sykes  Arlington 
Asst Coach  Brian  Stewart Briarcrest
Asst Coach  Preston  Harris  Douglass
Asst Coach  Chris  Smith  Germantown 
16th Annual
AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game
Presented By

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Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:30 PM
Memphis University School - Stokes Stadium
Tickets: $10

The 16th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game was played on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:30 PM. The game featured the top high school seniors from TSSAA schools in the Memphis Metro Area. The 2017 all-star game was presented by the Governor's Highway Safety Office and Conway Services/ARS. The All-Star Game was telecast live on WLMT CW30 and broadcast on radio by Sports 56/87.7 FM.

The Red All-Stars defeated the Blue All-Stars, 31-8. The all-time series is tied 8-8.

Each year, several all-star game participants sign a national letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Here's how many all-star game alumni have signed a national letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level:

Class of 2018 (2017 All-Star Game) - 47 (all-star game record)

Class of 2017 (2016 All-Star Game) - 20

Class of 2016 (2015 All-Star Game) - 20

Class of 2015 (2014 All-Star Game) - 38

Class of 2014 (2013 All-Star Game) - 33

Class of 2013 (2012 All-Star Game) - 46 

Class of 2012 (2011 All-Star Game) - 34

Class of 2011 (2010 All-Star Game) - 12

Class of 2010 (2009 All-Star Game) - 30

University of Memphis standout defensive lineman Dontari Poe, whose outstanding performance at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine led him to be drafted in the 1st round by the Kansas City Chiefs, played in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game. At the NFL combine, Poe (a product of Wooddale High School) had the highest number of bench press reps of any player (44). He also ran a 4.98 in the 40-yard dash which is quite impressive for a 6’4”, 346 lbs defensive lineman. Poe is one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL and was selected to play in the 2013 & 2014 Pro Bowl games.

O.C. Brown, the focal point of the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary "Undefeated," participated in the 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game following a successful prep career at Manassas High School. Brown, who originally signed with Southern Miss, transferred to Austin Peay State University the spring of 2012.

H.R. Greer, a standout fullback from SBEC, received very little attention from college recruiters before participating in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game. However, his performance in front of college coaches during the all-star game enabled him to earn a full scholarship to play at Ole Miss. Greer capped off his career with by being part of the senior class that helped the Rebels get back to the postseason.

During the 2010 NFL Draft, University of Tennessee standout defensive tackle Dan Williams was selected in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals (26th overall pick). Williams participated in the 2004 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game after a successful prep career at East High School.

In 2009, University of Kentucky standout defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon was selected in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft by the Washington Redskins. Jarmon, a standout at Houston High School, participated in the 2004 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game. Jarmon also participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl as a key member of a Kentucky team that defeated ECU in the 50th Anniversary game. 

Inaugural All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 14, Red 9
December 14, 2002
Head Coaches:
Ken Netherland - Germantown HS (Red)
Al Cate - Central HS (Blue)


2nd Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Blue 7, Red 6
December 13, 2003
Head Coaches:
Maurice Harris - Whitehaven HS (Red)
Wayne Randall - East HS (Blue) 


3rd Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 17, Blue 10
December 11, 2004
Head Coaches:
Terry Ryan - Frayser HS (Red)
Kevin Locastro - CBHS (Blue) 


4th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 7
December 10, 2005
Head Coaches:
Major Wright - White Station HS (Red)
Duron Sutton - Kingsbury HS (Blue) 


5th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 13
December 9, 2006
Head Coaches:
Tim Haney - Houston HS (Red)
John Cooley - Ridgeway HS (Blue)


6th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 24, Red 13
December 15, 2007
Head Coaches:
Rodney Saulsberry - Whitehaven HS (Red)
Jim Heinz - ECS (Blue)


7th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 0
December 13, 2008
Head Coaches:
Stan Collins - Whitehaven HS (Red)
Tommy Harrison - Millington HS (Blue)


8th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 18, Red 14
December 12, 2009
Head Coaches:
Nathan Cole - Mitchell HS (Red)
Charlie White - Germantown HS (Blue)


9th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 17, Blue 14
December 11, 2010
Head Coaches:
Rahnmann Slocum - Fairley HS (Red)
Robert Armbruster - Bartlett HS (Blue) 


10th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 7
December 10, 2011
Head Coaches:
Devin Rutherford - White Station HS (Red)
Earl Lester - Kingsbury HS (Blue)


11th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 58, Red 49
December 8, 2012
Head Coaches:
Marcus Wimberly - East HS (Red)
Chris Wiley - Arlington HS (Blue) 


12th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 43, Red 38
December 14, 2013
Head Coaches:
Lynord Crutchfield - Central HS (Red)
Chris Michael - Millington HS (Blue)


13th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 45, Red 39
December 13, 2014
Head Coaches:
Robby Donaldson - FACS (Red)
Cecil VanHooks - Craigmont HS (Blue)


14th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 18, Blue 14
 December 12, 2015
 Head Coaches:
 Glenn Rogers, Sr. - South Side (Red)
 Tom Nix - CBHS (Blue)


15th Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Blue 10, Red 3
December 10, 2016
Head Coaches:
Joe Rocconi - White Station (Red)
Anthony Jones - Cordova (Blue)


16th Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Red 31, Blue 28
December 9, 2017
Head Coaches:
Jerome Griffin - Wooddale (Red)
David Carter - St. George's  (Blue)



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