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Alabama Squad Named For 2016 Ala-Miss Football Game

MONTGOMERY – Seventeen players already committed to Division I-A schools have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 10 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
    The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Tuesday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.  The annual contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
   The game was played in Mississippi for the first time in the series last year. The hosts won 28-21 on the Southern Miss campus in Hattiesburg.  That win by Mississippi snapped a seven-game winning streak by Alabama, which now holds a 21-8 edge in the series.
    “We hope the 40-man Alabama roster selected for this year’s game hosted by the AHSADCA will bring the Alabama-Mississippi Game Championship Trophy back (to Alabama),” Briggs said.
      UMS-Wright Coach Terry Curtis, who is serving as the head coach for Alabama, will be coaching a squad full of Division I-A prospects – several still embroiled in national recruiting battles.
      The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was selected through a rigorous process that began last winter, Briggs said. “The selection committee has worked extremely hard to trim down the strong list of nominations to the 40 selected. It is a difficult task for sure, and we thank the committee for its dedication.
  “We are excited about returning to Cramton Bowl. This will provide another opportunity for the AHSAA and City of Montgomery to work together to produce an exciting event for local fans as well as our friends from Mississippi and the vast TV and Radio audience that tunes in via Raycom Media’s Alabama-Mississippi TV Network and the AHSAA Radio Network.”
   
The annual all-star event was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium since its inception in 1988 until 2010. It moved to Cramton Bowl from 2011-2014. It is now on a rotating basis between the two states.
    Of the 17 players picked that are already committed, five have selected defending National Champion Alabama: running back Brian Robinson of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; offensive linemen Hunter Brannon of Cullman and Kendall Randolph of Bob Jones; defensive back Chadarius Townsend of Tanner;  and linebacker Markail Benton of Central-Phenix City. Auburn has commitments from two, defensive backs Malcolm Askew of McAdory and Jordyn Peters of Muscle Shoals. 
   Three other SEC schools (Arkansas, Florida and LSU) have commitments from players on the roster while Southern Cal, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke, Purdue and UAB have at least one each.
    Committed to LSU are defensive lineman Justin Thomas and McGill-Toolen defensive back John Young III. Arkansas has a commitment from quarterback Daulton Hyatt of Etowah, and tight end Zech Byrd of Stanhope Elmore has announced plans to sign with Florida.
     Curtis’ Alabama All-Star coaching staff includes Caleb Ross of McGill-Toolen, Ben Blackmon of Spanish Fort, Kelvis White of Mae Jemison, Keith Etheredge of Pell City, Steve Smith of Piedmont, Ed Rigby of Elba and Richie Busby of Fultondale.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.
       

 

(COMPLETE ROSTER IS BELOW)

2016 ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI ALL-STAR GAME
December 10, noon — Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

            2016 ALABAMA FOOTBALL ALL-STAR ROSTER                                            
            
Player                                  School                                   Pos.        Ht.          Wt.
               
Daulton Hyatt                      Etowah                                  QB          6-4          190
                Leslie (Bubba) Thompson     McGill-Toolen                           QB          6-2          180
                Jaxton Carson                      Central-Phenix City                 RB          5-11        210
                Terence Dunlap                   Maplesville                               RB          6-0          178
                Brian Robinson                    Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                 RB          6-1          215
                Logan Arnold                       Hazel Green                          TE/HB      6-4          225
                Zech Byrd                             Stanhope Elmore                 TE/HB     6-6          240
                Nico Collins                          Clay-Chalkville                        WR         6-5          210
                Noah Igbinoghene               Hewitt-Trussville                      WR         6-0          192
                Henry Ruggs, III                  Lee-Montgomery                    WR         6-0          173
                Marlon Williams                  McGill-Toolen                           TE/WR      6-1          205
                Kadarius Toney                   Blount                                    ATH       6-0          180
                Brian Anderson                    Montgomery Catholic              OL          6-3          285
                Skylar Boyd                         James Clemens                      OL          6-5          280
                Hunter Brannon                  Cullman                                 OL          6-4          295
                Rakavius Chambers           Opelika                                    OL          6-3          300
                Mason Langley                    Piedmont                               OL          6-3          305
                Clayton McConnell            Foley                                        OL          6-3          270
                Preston Mixon                      Jeff Davis                              OL          6-4          296
                Kendall Randolph               Bob Jones                               OL          6-5          306
                Malcom Askew                    McAdory                                 DB          6-0          180
                Zyon Gilbert                         Jeff Davis                              DB          6-1          172
                Marcus Jones                       Enterprise                              DB          5-9          170
                Jordyn Peters                        Muscle Shoals                       DB          6-3          190
                Chadarius Townsend          Tanner                                     DB          6-0          190
                J'marick Woods                   Florence                                 DB          6-4          205
                John Young III                    McGill-Toolen                            DB          6-1          175
                Neil Farrell                             Murphy                                 DL          6-4          290
                Alec Jackson                        Jeff Davis                              DL          6-5          274
                Ryan Johnson                      St. Paul's Episcopal                 DL          6-3          246
                Labryan Ray                        James Clemens                       DL          6-4          260
                Christian Smith                    Hewitt-Trussville                     DL          6-2          298
                Justin Thomas                      Spanish Fort                         DL          6-5          250
                Kenney Britt                         Oxford                                 LB          6-1          225
                Thomas Johnston                 Spanish Fort                         LB          6-2          220
                Sterling Jones                        Saint James                         LB          6-1          225
                Markail Benton                   Central-Phenix City                   LB          6-3          235
                Kholbe Coleman                 Hoover                                    LB          6-0          205
                Will Ignont                            Buckhorn                             OLB       6-2          230
                Jake Lane                             Park Crossing                       K/P         6-1          165

COACHING STAFF
Terry Curtis, UMS-Wright (Head Coach); Caleb Ross, McGill-Toolen; Ben Blackmon,
Spanish Fort; Kelvis White, Mae Jemison; Keith Etheredge, Pell City; Steve Smith,
Piedmont; Ed Rigby, Elba.

                                    ALABAMA ALL-STAR HISTORY                                                                       

                                    Alabama leads series 21-8                  

 



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