Jonathan Taylor was born on January 19, 1999, in Salem, New Jersey. Taylor attended Salem High School. During his career in high school, Taylor rushed for 4,642 yards and scored 51 touchdowns. As a senior, he set the New Jersey record with 2,815 rushing yards, which was formerly held by running back, Corey Clement. Taylor would ironically get a scholarship to the same place Clement did, the University of Wisconsin.
Taylor rushed for 6,174 yards (plus scored 50 touchdowns) during his three-year tenure for the Badgers, as he was one of the top running backs in college football. In fact, Taylor ran for more yards in three seasons than anyone in college football history.
If you’re going to be the featured running back in an offense led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, you better be something special. Alvin Kamara, having completed just two seasons in the NFL, has captivated Who Dat Nation and made the Superdome come alive. Expectations are running high down in the Bayou and that is largely due to the impressive Saints offense.
At Norcross High School in Georgia, people knew Kamara was destined for great things. He was the Class 6A player of the year and was named Georgia Mr. Football by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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When you intercept Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, you count yourself fortunate. When you intercept him twice in 14 seconds, you go to the Pro Bowl and sign a contract making you the highest-paid cornerback in the league. We’re talking about Xavien Howard, and he’s one of the stars of the Miami Dolphins.
Howard grew up in Houston in the Fifth Ward district, a pretty tough neighborhood. However, he excelled on the football field for Wheatley High School, playing both cornerback as well as quarterback. Howard’s stint at Baylor University coincided with one of the most successful stretches the football program had seen.
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Jaire Alexander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1997. As a senior at Rocky River High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, Alexander had 30 tackles and four interceptions as a cornerback. Alexander was named the fifth-best player in the state of North Carolina by Scout.com after his senior year.
Alexander went to the University of Louisville, where he played in 29 games in three seasons. Over that time, Alexander had 77 total tackles, two tackles for a loss, seven interceptions, 15 passes defended, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
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Wisconsin Badger fans had plenty of reason to “jump around” when Melvin Gordon was on the field as the team’s star running back. In 2014, he was only 41 yards shy of breaking Barry Sanders’ all-time single-season rushing record. That season, he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, losing to Marcus Mariota. The Badger faithful know that they were blessed to have a talent like Gordon grace Camp Randall stadium for four years.
Actually, the roots of greatness for Gordon were sown in his hometown of Kenosha. His mother, Carmen, never missed a single game and would frequently drive Gordon to football camps as far away as Alabama.
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Aaron Jones is a running back for the Green Bay Packers wearing the number 33 jersey. Aaron played college football for the University of Texas Miners in El Paso, Texas debuting with 11 carries totaling 127 yards along with two rushing touchdowns. He is easily one the Miner’s most prolific players setting many university records for the University of Texas.
Jones was the 182nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft being drafted in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers officially signing on May 5, 2017.
Aaron quickly received playing time in Week 4 of the 2017 season in Green Bay’s game against the Chicago Bears.
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In the early 90s, people at Charlton County High School in Folkston, Georgia knew that Champ Bailey was something special. Along the way to membership in the 2019 class of the NFL Hall of Fame, folks around the country, especially in Athens, GA, Washington, DC, and Denver, CO found out just how special he was.
Growing up in Folkston, GA, down near the Florida border in swampland so thick it’s rumored that there are more alligators than people, Bailey excelled. He was known as an overall athlete, dominating on the football field as well as on the basketball court with a 43 inch vertical and on the track, where he was the state high jump champion his junior year.
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Less than 800 people reside in Convent, Louisiana, the county seat of St. James Parish and the hometown of one of the NFL’s best wide receivers. Jarvis Landry is proof that big things can come out of small packages. At Lutcher High School, he had a stellar career, being named the fourth-best wide receiver in the country as well as lettering in track for his work as a long jumper.
As a five star recruit, Landry had numerous offers but chose to take his talents to LSU, where he played on the 2011 SEC championship team. In his junior year, he was named Second Team All-SEC. He decided to enter the NFL draft after three seasons and was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the second round.
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Mason Crosby was born on September 3, 1984 in Lubbock, Texas. Crosby attended Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Texas. As a junior and senior at Georgetown, Crosby earned first-team All-District 13-5A honors. Crosby went on to kick at the University of Colorado, where he had a stellar career. In four years with the Buffaloes, Crosby scored 326 points, which included 113 extra points and 71 field goals. Included in that was a school-record 60-yard field goal. Crosby won several honors at Colorado, as he was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005, was named first-team All-Big 12 three times and was twice named first-team All-American.
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How does a kid, born and raised in California, make their way to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field for potential greatness as a Green Bay Packer? If you’re Kenny Clark, the answer is simple: be a four star recruit out of Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto, CA as a nose tackle, go to UCLA and be one of the best players in the Pac-12, then get drafted by the Packers. Easy, right?
Actually, Kenny Clark has worked very hard to get where he’s at. As one of the best high school football players in the West (and a three time letterman in wrestling, as well), Clark wanted to stay in California for school. UCLA was an obvious choice, and as a Bruin, Clark performed.
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