Preseason is in full swing.With that in mind a little stat on football leadership from a local high school.
In researching the athletic prowess and at Highland Park High School for comparison with its academic (Nobels and Rhodes) prowess, I stumbled across this little tidbit . . . of our big stars in the NFL, all three have played for the Detroit Lions. By Big Stars, I am referring to Hall of Fame Inductees and the #1, first round draft pick of 2009. Selective list to be sure.
Here is the list of HPHS alum in the NFL. No doubt I am missing some guys so please feel free to let me know in the comments and I will update accordingly. The year indicated is the high school graduation year.
|Bobby Layne||1944||Detroit Lions|
|Doak Walker||1945||Detroit Lions|
|Fred Benners||1947||New York Giants|
|John Roach||1952||Packers and Cowboys|
|Dave Richards||1983||Chargers, LIONS, Falcons, Patriots|
|Anthony Schlegel||2002||Jets and Bengals|
|Matt Stafford||2006||Detroit Lions|
We also have some top-notch Baseball players in MLB. Never mind the loads of Olympic medals, this list is about football. Happy Football Season!