DL Jamie Blatnick, Celina, 2008-11: All-Big 12 sack machine.
DL Ryan McBean, Euless Trinity, 2005-06: Junior-college transfer who now has played six NFL seasons.
DE Mike Woolridge, Cedar Hill, 1989-92: 1992 all-Big Eight pick.
DE Victor DeGrate, DeSoto, 2003-06: One of several excellent Cowboys from DeSoto.
LB: Dwayne Levels, Richardson, 1998-01: Strong leader who unfortunately played on four losing teams.
LB: Justin Gent, Irving MacArthur, 2007-10: Long-time potential fulfilled with strong senior season.
LB: James Spencer, Garland, 1980-83: Excellent Jimmy Johnson linebacker who was plagued by knee injuries.
DB Vernon Grant, DeSoto, 2002-04: Team leader and budding star who was killed in a car crash before his senior season.
DB Darrent Williams, Fort Worth Wyatt, 2001-04: Smallish cornerback who rose to star status, then made it in the NFL before he was tragically killed.
DB Jacob Lacey, Garland Namaan Forest, 2005-08: Still going strong in the NFL.
DB Rod Fisher, Dallas South Oak Cliff, 1980-83: Solid cornerback for Jimmy Johnson.
P Quinn Sharp, 2009-12, Mansfield Summit: all-American and a triple-threat foot – field goals, kickoffs and punts. Excellent at them all.