DALLAS – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Whataburger are proud to honor the best and brightest stars in Texas high school football with the announcement of the 2019 Whataburger Super Team. Texas high school football fans across the state cast over 300,000 ballots on TexasFootball.com, and 40 outstanding athletes from all parts of Texas rose to the top to be named with this unique honor.
WHATABURGER SUPER TEAM OFFENSE:
Quarterback: Haynes King, Longview
Running Backs: Colton Marshall, Hawley; Aaron Dumas, El Paso Americas
Receivers: Marvin Mims, Frisco Lone Star; Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Rockwall; Ryan Lindley, Austin Westlake Offensive Line: Dameion George, Galena Park North Shore; Jaylen Garth, Port Neches-Groves;
Ty’Kieast Crawford, Carthage; Jake Majors, Prosper; Branson Hickman, Dallas Jesuit
Utility: Malik Hornsby, Fort Bend Marshall; Brady Lyssy, Falls City; Loic Fouonji, Midland Lee; Dane Jentsch, Grandview
Kicker: Tyler Loop, Lucas Lovejoy
WHATABURGER SUPER TEAM DEFENSE:
Defensive Line: Chidozie Nwankwo, Richmond Foster; Alec Bryant, Alvin Shadow Creek; Princely Umanmielen, Manor; LB Moore, Amarillo Tascosa
Linebackers: Corey Flagg, Galena Park North Shore; Jax McCauley, Austin Vandegrift; Brandon Adame, Mercedes
Defensive Backs: Dylon Davis, Abilene Cooper; Jaylon Jones, Cibolo Steele; RJ Mickens, Southlake Carroll; Iuden Romero, Stratford
Utility: Miles Skinner, Keller Central; Drew Sanders, Denton Ryan; Luke Horne, Cedar Park Vista Ridge; Lorando Johnson, Lancaster
Punter: Fabrizio Pinton, The Woodlands
WHATABURGER SUPER TEAM FAN’S CHOICE:
Quarterback: AJ Sotelo, Edinberg Vela
Running Back: Tito Byce, Argyle
Wide Receiver: AJ Gonzaque, Missions Veterans Memorial Offensive Line: Cedric Melton, Klein Cain
Offensive Line: Jorge Hinojosa, Edinberg Vela
Linebacker: Makel Williams, A&M Consolidated
Defensive Back: Seven Sanchez, PSJA North
Utility: Dwight McGlothern, Klein Oak
Headliners of the team include Longview quarterback and Texas A&M signee Haynes King, Rockwall wide receiver and Ohio State commit Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Frisco Lone State wide receiver and Oklahoma commit Marvin Mims, Denton Ryan athlete and Alabama commit Drew Sanders, and Cibolo Steele cornerback and Texas A&M commit Jaylon Jones.
“Picking the Whataburger Super Team is not an easy task, and I’m not-so-secretly glad that Texas high school football fans were the ones who made the choices instead of the Texas Football staff,” Greg Tepper, Texas Football managing editor, said. “This is a list of the finest players in Texas high school football and picking out the best of the best is hard work. But I commend the fans — they selected a fine group of athletes that represent the best of Texas high school football all across the state.”
In total, of the 40 Whataburger Super Team honorees, more than 30 of them are expected to play at the next level.
“Whataburger is proud to partner with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football to highlight and honor some of the most talented players from our home state,” said Rich Scheffler, Whataburger Vice President of Marketing and Innovation. “We hope we can continue to fuel more victories for these Texas high school football stars and their fans.”
Former Super Team winners include Andrew Luck (Stratford HS, Indianapolis Colts), Garrett Gilbert (Lake Travis, Carolina Panthers), Malcom Brown (Brenham, Los Angeles Rams), Jonathan Gray (Aledo, NFL), Kyler Murray (Allen, OU), Jamal Adams (Hebron, New York Jets) and Malik Jefferson (Mesquite Poteet, Cincinnati Bengals).
For more information on the Whataburger Super Team, visit www.texasfootball.com/whatasuperteam