, Port Arthur, Texas


September 7, 2013



    Port Arthur Lincoln (15) — Aaron Brown (Chiefs*, Packers), Tom Smiley (Bengals), Harry Gunner (Bengals, Bears), Leroy Howard (Oilers) Leroy Leopold (49ers*), Joe Washington (Chargers, Colts, Redskins*, Falcons), Tim McKyer (49ers**, Broncos*, 4 other teams), R.C. Mullen (Rams), Michael Green (Chargers), Reggie Lewis (Tampa Bay), Ronnie Haliburton (Broncos), Marcus Price (Chargers, Saints), Shockmain Davis (Patriots) Jordan Babineaux (Seahawks), Jonathan Babinueax (Falcons). School closed in spring of 2001.

    Beaumont Hebert (10) — Warren Wells (Raiders), Jerry LeVias (Oilers, Chargers), Mel Farr (Lions), Miller Farr (St. Louis Cardinals), Anthony Guillory (Rams, Eagles), Alvin Maxson (Saints), Bob Pollard (Saints, St. Louis Cardinals), Vance Bedford (St. Louis Cardinals), Floyd Dixon (Falcons, Eagles), Leland Douglas (Dolphins). School closed in 1982.

    Beaumont West Brook (9) — Jerry Ball (Raiders, Lions, Vikings), Mickey Washington (Bills, Saints, Jaguars), Calvin Collins (Falcons), Earl Dotson (Packers*), Frank Middleton (Bucs), Darrell Colbert (Chiefs), Michael Batiste (Cowboys, Redskins), Anthony Malbrough (Browns), Christine Michael (Seahawks)

    Port Arthur Jefferson (7) — Dan Rogas (Eagles, Lions), Goose Gonsoulin (Broncos, 49ers), Gary Hammond (St. Louis Cadinals, Giants), Cotton Speyrer (Colts, Redskins), Carl Larpenter (Broncos), Kary Vincent (Saints), Kevin Everett (Bills). School closed in spring of 2001.

    Beaumont Charlton-Pollard (5) — Bubba Smith (Colts*, Raiders, Oilers), Tody Smith (Cowboys *, Oilers, Bills), Jess Phillips (Bengals), Wayne Moore (Dolphins**), C.L. Whittington (Oilers). School closed in mid 1970s.

    Beaumont Central (5) — (Michael Sinclair (Seahawks), Daryl Price (49ers), Leland McElroy (Arizona Cardinals), Donald Mitchell (Cowboys), Anthony Collins (Bengals)

    Beaumont Ozen (1) — Willie Jefferson (Texans)

    Silsbee (5) — William Graham (Lions), James Hunter (Lions), Leonard Garrett (Packers, Saints), Reginald Garrett (Steelers**), Curtis Buckley (Bucs, 49ers)

    Orange Stark (5) — Jimmy Colvin (Colts, Cowboys), Patrick Gibbs (Eagles), Larry Keller (Jets), Hogan Wharton (Oilers), Ox Emerson (Lions).

    Beaumont South Park (4) — Johnny Fuller (49ers), Dwight Harrison (Broncos), Kenny Harrison (49ers), Bud Hebert (Giants). School closed in mid 1970s.

    West Orange-Stark (4) — Kevin Smith (Cowboys***), Greg Hill (Oilers), Chris Cole, WO-Stark (Denver) Earl Thomas (Seahawks)

    Port Arthur Memorial (3) — Jamaal Charles (Chiefs), James Johnson (Bengals), Danny Gorrer (Bucs)

    Beaumont French (3) — Gus Hollomon (Jets), Louie Kelcher (Chargers, 49ers*), Cliff Odom (Browns). School closed in mid 1970s

    Bridge City (3) — Jason Mathews (Colts, Bucs, Oilers), Shane Dronett (Broncos, Lions, Falcons), Matt Bryant (Giants, Dolphins, Bucs, Falcons)

    Port Arthur Austin (2) — Duriel Harris (Dolphins, Cowboys), Eric Alexander, (Patriots*)

    BCP (2) — Reggie McElroy (Jets, Raiders), Herman Fontenot (Browns) ####This is not the same Beaumont-Charlton-Pollard as mentioned earlier. It was formed through a merger of Beaumont High and Charlton-Pollard. It closed a few years later and became Central.

    Port Neches-Groves (2) — Robert Giblin (Giants, St. Louis Cardinals), Mike Simpson (49ers)

    Orange Wallace (2) — Ernie Ladd (Chargers), Garland Boyette (Oilers)

    Hamshire-Fannett (2) — Flip Johnson (Bills, Felman Malveaux (Redskins)

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville (1) — Joe Bob Isbell (Cowboys)

    Beaumont High School (1) — Charlie Ford (Bears). School closed in mid 1970s.

    HEAD COACHES — Bum Phillips, Beaumont French (Oilers, Saints), Jimmy Johnson, Port Arthur Jefferson (Cowboys**, Dolphins), Wade Phillips, Port Neches-Groves (Broncos, Bills, Cowboys, Texans)

    ASSISTANT COACHES — Lance Van Zandt, Port Neches-Groves (Saints, Cardinals)

    TRAINERS — Bubba Tyer, Nederland (Redskins****), Charlie Henry, Port Neches-Groves (Oilers)

    91 players, four coaches, two trainers from 22 area high schools

    * Indicates Super Bowl rings

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    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on

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