High School Football

Survey: Who are the best TXHSFB players of all-time as UIL celebrates 100 years

The 2019 Texas high school football season marks the 100th year anniversary for UIL state title games and what better way to kick off a new year than to see the best players of all-time.

As the season begins on Thursday, we thought it would be a fun idea to see which players are the best all-time among Dallas-Fort Worth student-athletes, coaches and members of the media.

We surveyed 36 people across the Metroplex. It was close, but Aledo’s Johnathan Gray edged out Allen’s Kyler Murray and the late Midland Lee great Cedric Benson 6-5.

Cedar Hill’s Will Cole and Southlake Carroll’s Chase Daniel also received more than one vote.

Here are the results:

Bralon Addison, Fort Bend Hightower

Casey Printers, DeSoto

Cedric Benson, Midland Lee (5 votes)

Chase Daniel, Southlake Carroll (2 votes)

Chris Williams, Abilene

Curtis Luper, Sherman

Darius White, Fort Worth Dunbar

Dez Bryant, Lufkin

Earl Campbell, John Tyler

Jalen Catalon, Mansfield Legacy

Jerrod Heard, Denton Guyer

Jesse Armstead, Dallas Carter

Johnathan Gray, Aledo (6 votes)

Kyler Murray, Allen (5 votes)

Lance Dunbar, Haltom

Myles Garrett, Arlington Martin

Quan Cosby, Mart

Reggie McNeal, Lufkin

Robert Griffin, Copperas Cove

Wes Harris, Aledo

Will Cole, Cedar Hill (2 votes)

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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