Sunday, July 24, 2011

Elite 11 Quarterbacks Named at ESPN RISE Competition

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

24 high school football quarterbacks from around America descended upon Pepperdine University in California this week with hopes of being named an ESPN RISE Elite 11 Quarterback.

All of the quarterbacks were put through five days of intense workouts and film sessions, plus head-to-head 7-on-7 passing competitions  led by an elite coaching staff that was led by former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer.

Tanner Mangum of Eagle High School in Idaho, Neal Burcham of Greenbrier High in Arkansas and Jameis Winston of Hueytown High School in Alabama shared MVP honors.

Below is the Elite 11 for 2011:

Austin Appleby, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Neal Burcham, Greenbrier Greenbrier, Ark.) -- MVP
Shane Dillon, El Cajon Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Bart Houston, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Chad Kelly, St. Joseph’s (Buffalo. N.Y.)
Zach Kline, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Jeff Lindquist, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Tanner Mangum, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho) -- MVP*
Zeke Pike, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Chad Voytik, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Jameis Winston, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.) -- MVP

Some notable Elite 11 QBs from the past: Matt Leinart, JaMarcus Russell, Mark Sanchez, Troy Smith, Matthew Stafford, Tim Tebow and Vince Young.

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