Jerraud Powers first Mizeman candidate in the NFL

What do Jerraud Powers, Shawn Southward, Kenyatta Roach, Cory Trapp, Marquez Jones, Adam McCarley and Dez Polk have in common?  They are all little guys, former Mizeman candidates and moving on to the next level.

Jerraud Powers,  cornerback from Decatur High school, drafted 3rd round by the Indianapolis Colt  gets the starting nod after winning the Zeke Smith Award at Auburn as the Defensive player of the Year.  Who would have thought a player 5 foot 9 and 172 pounds would pack such a punch in the NFL.    So far, in this his rookie season, he has accumulated 29 tackles and one fumble recovery for the undefeated Colts.

Shawn Southward, running back from Florence High School and an 07-08 Mizeman nominee has broken into the running back rotation as a freshman at Troy University.   Playing in eight of the Trojans games Shawn has gotten 49 carries for a 4 yard per carry average and three TD’s

Others making strides are Kenyatta Roach,  RB from Brooks High School who signs a with winning tradition at the University of North Alabama.  Cory Trapp, QB from Russellville High School is playing on a baseball scholarship with University of Alabama Huntsville and has broken into the lineup at Short Stop.  Adam McCarley, QB from Phillips High School and the 2008 winner has also hung up his football cleats to play baseball at Northwest Shoals Jr. College.  Marquez Jones, running back from Hartselle High School and a 2008 finalist is currently playing wide receiver for the Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons, an Air Force Academy prep school and Dez Polk, running back from Speake High School won MVP honors in the 2008 North South High School All-star game by catching two TD passes.

Some say dynamite comes in small packages, and in the case of these young men, I believe it.

  • dez

    i thinkdez polk was 1 of the best players that ever came out of north alabama

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