Michigan High School All-Time Team
Here is the MIFootball all-time best football team. These players went to high school in the state of Michigan. They then went on to excel as college and /or professional players. This list assumes that the best players in Michigan history continued playing at the next level(s). I'm sure there are some players who are among the best all-time that didn't play college and/or professional football. This list is for entertainment purposes only. Please email us if you think someone else deserves to be here. We might agree!
QB- Earl Morrall, Muskegon HS, (2 NFL Pro Bowls)
RB- Jerome Bettis, Detroit Mackenzie HS, (6 NFL Pro Bowls)
RB- Ron Johnson, Detroit Northwestern HS, (CFHOF, 2 NFL Pro Bowls)
TE- Ron Kramer, Detroit Eastpoint HS, (CFHOF, 1 NFL Pro Bowls)
TE- Antonio Gates, Detroit Central HS, (5 NFL Pro Bowls)
WR- Muhsin Muhammad, Lansing Waverly HS, (2 NFL Pro Bowls)
WR- Andre Rison, Flint Northwestern HS, (5 NFL Pro Bowls)
OT- Grady Alderman, Madison Heights HS, (6 NFL Pro Bowls)
OG- Joe DeLamielleure, Center Line HS, (NFLHOF, 6 NFL Pro Bowls)
C- Vince Banonis, Detroit Catholic Central HS, (CFHOF)
OG- Ed Budde, Detroit Edwin Denby HS, (7 AFL/NFL Pro Bowls)
OT- Merv Pregulman, Lansing Sexton HS, (CFHOF)
All Purpose- Tyrone Wheatley, Dearborn Heights Robichaud HS
K- Pete Stoyanovich, Dearborn Hieghts Crestwoon HS (1 NFL All Pro)
DT- Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, Detroit Miller HS, (3 NFL Pro Bowls)
DT- Don Coleman Flint Central HS, (CFHOF)
DE-Bill Hewitt Bay City Central HS, (NFLHOF, 4 NFL All Pro)
DE- George Andrie Grand Rapids Catholic Central HS, (5 NFL Pro Bowls)
DE- Leo Sugar Flint Northern HS, (2 NFL Pro Bowls)
LB- Brad Van Pelt Owosso HS, (CFHOF, 5 NFL Pro Bowls)
LB- Archie Matsos, Redford HS, (3 NFL Pro Bowls)
LB- Pepper Johnson, Detroit Mackenzie HS, (2 NFL Pro Bowls)
CB- Terry McDaniel, Saginaw HS, (5 NFL Pro Bowls)
CB- Todd Lyght, Flint Powers HS, (1 NFL Pro Bowl)
S- Keith Bostic, Ann Arbor Pioneer HS, (1 NFL Pro Bowl)
S- Paul Krause, Burton Bendle HS, (NFLHOF, 8 NFL Pro Bowls)
P- Glenn Pakulak, Lapeer East HS
*Pakulak is the only NFL punter that we were able to find that played his high school ball in Michigan.
Head Coach- Geroge Allen, Lake Shore HS, (NFLHOF)
Offensive Coordinator- Bob Devaney, Saginaw Arthur Hill HS, (CFHOF)
Defensive Coordinator- Tony Dungy, Jackson Parkside HS
Honorable Mention- The following people just missed the cut.
Assistant Coach- Steve Marriuci, Iron Mountain HS
Offensive Guard- Reggie McKenzie, Highland Park HS, (CFHOF)
Defensive End- Tony McGee, Battle Creek HS, (14 NFL Seasons)
Tight End- Bennie Oosterbaan, Muskegon High School, (3 Time All American)
Tight End- Fred Arbanas, Redford St. Mary's, (5 NFL Pro Bowls)
Defensive Tackle- Kris Jenkins Belleville HS, (4 NFL Pro Bowls)
Offensive Tackle- Jon Runyan, Flint Carmen Ainsworth HS, (1 NFL Pro Bowl)
Linebacker- Carl Banks, Flint Beecher HS, (1 NFL Pro Bowl)
Linebacker- Roger Zatkoff, Hamtramck HS, (3 NFL Pro Bowl)
Special Mention- George Gipp, Calumet HS, did not play high school football but had a stellar career at Notre Dame and will always be famous for Knute Rockne's "win one for the Gipper" speech.
For information on a particular player who played in the NFL, check out the pro football reference.
For NFL players who were born in Michigan (though might not have played high school football in Michigan) check out this page on the pro football reference site.