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Jim Rockford
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Anthony Thomas was so much bigger and faster than everyone he played against in HS that he never had to develop any moves. This hindered him somewhat when he got to the next level. Still had a nice career at Michigan and with the Cowboys. I heard that he's coaching somewhere in TX now.

Interesting factoid: He was diagnosed with hypertension in high school and had to take medication for it.






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CSATiger
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Springhill -correct, saw him play several times, one game against Haughton he made six TDs. Can't find HS stats, but the ones from LTU posted below.
He was drafted by the bears. Last I heard he had a wasted life since, crack and homeless.

Touchdowns Career
1. 52 Charles McDaniel, 1971-74

Yardage Career
5. 2,754 Charles McDaniel, 1971-74

Top 10 Rushing Plays
8. 74 yards Charles McDaniel vs. UL-Monroe Nov. 17, 1973
9. 72 yards Charles McDaniel @ E. Michigan Sept. 15, 1973

Carries Career
5. 553 Charles McDaniel, 1971-74

Kickoff Return Yardage Career
5. 1154 Charles McDaniel (1971-1974)

All-Purpose Yards Career
5. 4,032 1971-74 Charles McDaniel

Longest Kickoff Returns
1. 100 Charles McDaniel vs. UL-Lafayette, 1974

Touchdowns Scored Career
2. Charles McDaniel (1971-74) 52

Overall Scoring Career
TDs X-pts 2-pts FGs Pts
3. Charles McDaniel (1971-74) 52 - 1 - 314






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rjokerlsu
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I understand that the segregation aspect might factor into it and he probably isn't the #1 high school RB in LA history.

But Cannon was an incredible athlete--one track and field enthusiast told me he won the state track meet in one of the sprint races & I believe either discus or shot put.






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Manlaw35
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Last I heard he had a wasted life since, crack and homeless.


That's what I thought. Everybody that saw him play speaks about him with awe and what could have been. I knew he was a stud at Tech along with other Hall of Famers so that says a lot.






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JJ27
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Everybody that saw him play speaks about him with awe and what could have been.


Heard the same about David Outley from West Monroe in late 70's/early 80's.






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razer
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Bobby Ray Tell from Haynesville


He was one of the best in HS for sure. One year I went to the Haynesville/Evangel game. It was before Evangel went to 5A but they were still really good and both Josh and Abram were playing. Haynesville was running all over the place. It was a packed crowd so me and a friend were watching the game standing behind the end zone fence. There was this ECA fan, all decked out from head to toe with ECA gear, he was practically irate by the time Tell scored his third TD. He's yelling at the Haynesville team, "Why don't y'all pass the ball!!! Y'all can't even pass!!!" My friend looks over and says to the guy, "I don't think they're too concerned about passing until y'all stop em from running." Tell had something like 6 carries for 179 and scored on a punt return. They won. I know, CSB.






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GeorgeTheGreek
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Travis Minor is the best I saw in person.





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Manlaw35
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Bobby Ray Tell from Haynesville


I didn't get to see Quick 6 but I got to see Tell in college. He was the running back during Rattay years at Tech and was damn good. He rushed for a lot yards despite the offense being geared towards passing. In high school forgot about it Tell was the man.






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JJ27
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They also beat #1 in 5A WM 16-7 at WM that year with Bobby Ray Tell.





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slaughlin
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Tate was better than Seamster.


Agreed. Went to school at MHS with Tate. So sad he is already gone from us...






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I-H8-BAMA
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I wouldnt even make a thread like this. People will tear you apart because of the low margin of error you have to begin with





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I-H8-BAMA
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I wouldnt even make a thread like this. People will tear you apart because of the low margin of error you have to begin with





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Manlaw35
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I wouldnt even make a thread like this. People will tear you apart because of the low margin of error you have to begin with


What in the holy hell are you talking about? This thread was started as the best running backs from Louisiana they have ever seen. How could someone tear you apart from what you seen






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djrunner
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Warric Dunn played QB in high school





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Penrod
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3. Dalton Hilliard 4. Garry James


Your criteria are confused. If this is how good a prospect they were coming out of HS then James is about right and Hilliard should be back about #30.

If it's how good they were in college then Hilliard's about right and James should be back around 50. Garry James was Michael Ford.






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Penrod
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PEABODY32


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Lawrence Nixon and Cecil I played against


What are you, Yoda?






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Penrod
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But Cannon was an incredible athlete--one track and field enthusiast told me he won the state track meet in one of the sprint races & I believe either discus or shot put.


You're still missing the point. He probably would not have won the sprint if black athletes were running. I agree with the idea that you have to somewhat downgrade the pre integration kids a little.






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HtwnLa
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Delaney was one of the best, but he didn't play RB in high school. He played wide receiver.

He was a great athelete and track star in High School.

The third of Woodrow and Eunice Delaney's eight children, Joe Delaney was born in Henderson, Texas on October 30, 1958, and attended Haughton High School in Louisiana.[1][3][4] Discouraged by his father from pursuing his dreams of playing football,[5] Delaney became the starting wide receiver by his junior year at Haughton.[3] Major Division I schools that scouted him included Grambling State,[3] Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana State.

In high school, he ran the 100 yard dash in 9.4 seconds in high school and was on the Northwestern State track and field team, which won the NCAA 400-meter relay in 1981.[3] He holds the school 200 meter dash record with a time of 20.64 seconds.[8][9]



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bayoumuscle21
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Kelvin Robinson was the only all American to ever play at Denham. He was a great rb.





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Ollie1968
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Derwin Antoine Loreauville





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