Who are the top 5 football players in...
Chris P

Skidmore, TX

#27 Dec 29, 2009
Class of 83 did have some fantastic players. Though that was a little before my time. The 90's had a bit of a drought, As well as the early 2000's. I did get to see a few players with my own eyes who should be considered as great Longhorn players. Ricky Vera was great player with tons of heart and skill. David Benevides was an intimidator, a hard hitter with a knack for finding the ball and making stops when they needed them. Joseph Maldonado played at the All State All star game. Enough said. Despite his size he managed to eat yards on almost every carry. Those are the best longhorns I had a chance to witness play on the field.
Haha

United States

#28 Dec 29, 2009
 
I dont think any 06 players belong that list, pretty mediocre squad.
Ozzy had the same speed as Jomal but 1/4 the carries... Also Mann gildart was all state that yr too.. Yes 06 had some players just not as reconized in the area...(sry for the spellin)
hhs

Beaumont, TX

#29 Jan 18, 2010
Chris, you might be talking bout the late 90's as far as droughts, because as far as I can remember, the early 90's were still bumbing and rolling. Take 1993 for instance when it was the last time the Longhorns made it as far as "Area" only to come out short. This I believe was the last time Hebbronville made it quite that far as a 3A ballclub. Lonnie Rodriguez was an incredible Running Back. Their QB- Arturo Menchaca was also a great quarterback in that era.
the son

Dallas, TX

#30 Feb 2, 2010
87-88 had to have been the best years for the hoarns. That team had a lot of talent.
DA BEARS 86

Brownsville, TX

#31 Feb 3, 2010
Oh, absolutely, Hebbronville High has had their share of outstanding teams in football. All the way from the 50,s to present. There were a few times the Longhorns were considered a power house. I think, one of the times, was, when Hector Guerra played back in '83, another time was, when David O. Ramirez was QB. The coach at the time David O. played was, if i,m not mistaken, Abelardo Perez. Abelardo did a magnificant job of taking the Longhorns all the way to regionals against La Grange. Not that nobody else did, but, he,s the only coach i can remember. Now, there used to be a display of trophys and footballs at the Rotunda, when it used to be the High School. I don,t know if that still excists or not, but, you can see for yourself the accomplishments the Horns have had through out the years.
DA BEARS 86

Brownsville, TX

#32 Feb 3, 2010
Mistake on one of the sentences. It reads:

Not that nobody else did, it should read:
Not that anybody else didn,t.

My apologies.
Adrian_Rodemiros _cousin

Missouri City, TX

#33 Feb 10, 2010
Horns wrote:
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Rene Ramirez played for the UT Longhorns as a HalfBack. He was an All Southwest Conference pick in 1959 and was one of the first draft picks for the Buffalo Bills in 1960. Although, he chose not to play in the pros. Another player I believe was great was Rodemiro Gonzales, also played in the 1950's. I believe he was the starting safety for the TCU HornFrogs in 1959 and also played HB. Gonzales also played baseball for the HornFrogs. It might have been in the 1950's, but we must give credit where it is due. Hebbronville in the 1950's had dominate football teams.
IN 2007 my cousin rodemiri was electred into the National Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame. See article below.
Coming to TCU from South Texas on a football and baseball scholarship was like dropping in by parachute, said the 1960 alumnus inducted into the National Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.
In the classroom, Rodemiro Gonzales said he developed a deep appreciation for education. He began to realize the potential he never thought he had growing up in Hebbronville, where the median income is less than $25,000 and the population is 90 percent Hispanic or Latino, according to the 2000 census report.
Gonzales has been an inspiration to children in the San Antonio area for the past 60 years serving as a school principal, football coach and human resources administrator, said Joe Cortez, President of the Hispanic Sports Foundation for Education, Inc.
Committed to educational development, Gonzales has made a tremendous impact on the lives of countless children, Cortez said, and his association with the foundation will help many students break the financial and social barriers they face.
The foundation inducted six athletes, including Gonzales, into the hall of fame at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Omni Hotel. Eight students were also awarded $1000 scholarships each during the ceremony to be used toward college tuition.
Gonzales is quick to remember the names of his most influential professors at TCU.
"They instilled in me the belief that I wasn't going to fail, that failure wasn't an option," Gonzales said. "The academics were challenging but also enlightening."
Although Gonzales was one of the few Hispanic students at TCU during the 1950s, he recalls being treated like everyone else on and off the field.
"The integrity and character of the school made me feel like I was a member of one big family," he said. "The professors knew who I was and cared about my education."
Gonzales' devotion to making college a reality for underprivileged teens has earned him respect from the entire community, Cortez said.
In 1960, Gonzales received a Bachelor of Science in biology and a job offer from a Fort Worth oil company. He refused the job because of a "call to education" he said he could not ignore, and in 1967 earned a master's degree in education from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
"Economics plays a big part in whether or not kids are able to go to school," Gonzales said. "I want students to be aware that they can attend."
Students in low-income areas need inspiration and it is usually "long over due," Cortez said.
"Scholarship winners will call to thank us and you can just tell in their voices they never expected it, that they're trying to climb a mountain," he said.
Mel Feldman, a member of the Hispanic Sports Foundation for Education, Inc., said the scholarship recipients are among the most outstanding students involved with Project Stay, a non-profit organization designed to help students pursue a higher education.
In addition to Gonzales, the hall of fame's class of 2007 includes two life-time achievement award winners, John Hines and Robert Romo.
"Members will serve as an umbrella group over the national Hispanic community," Feldman said.
Adrian_son_of_ad emar

Missouri City, TX

#34 Feb 10, 2010
rrb wrote:
Hebbronville Longhorns is South Texas Football !! There is something good to say about every decade , 50's, 60's 70's 80's . Horns tear it up , teams were intemidated when we would show up to play.
Many great players have played on that field:
RENE RAMIREZ , " JAWS " , AV CANALES , TOMMY DOMINGUEZ, EDDIE GARZA , JOHNNY YBANEZ , " FLETCHA " DAMIEN MORENO , ADEMAR, JOE SOLIZ , PAULINO SILGUERO , GUY ELLISON, JOE RIOS , VERA , JOSEPH MALDONADO, DAVID BENAVIDES , YOU GET MY DRIFT.
I FOLLOW HEBB FOOTBALL , ONCE A LONGHORN ALWAYS A LONGHORN !!
IT'S ABOUT PRIDE AND WORK ETHIC, PLAY HARD !! HEBBRONVILLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN TO HIT HARD !!
My father was ADEMAR RAMOS - CLASS OF 1953 (HE WAS A SKINNY 135 LB TAILBACK)- Is that the Ademar you are talking about?
longhawk

United States

#35 Feb 10, 2010
WEget what we pay for rejects.Imagine bobby"tecmo bowl"garza or gonzie coaching at REFUGIO.They probably wouldn't even let these guys touch their pee wee leagues.Oh but FLINTSTONE and our INSTITUTIONALIZED school board are so proud.
warrior

United States

#36 Feb 13, 2010
huge drought of football teams from 93 until the mid 2000's, but players like David / Danny calderon Robert Cantu (all state punter) Hector Carreon (2 time all state player) definatley didn;t set the foundation for these geat teams, but kept the spirit alive in hebbronville during sub par seasons.
Tommy Bond

AOL

#37 Feb 28, 2010
"Back in the Day" my friends. Bill Rogers [Bill T. Rogers]Middle LineBacker 1961-62, 16 sacks his senior year [before they even started counting sacks]. Called the "Monster Man" roaming up and down behind the defensive line. Busted 3 helmets in one season. Where ever he was waiting; no one wanted to go there! High School All-American; All-Rocky Mountain Conference, Soutern Colorado College.
The Spectator

United States

#38 Mar 1, 2010
yea i have to agree with Danny Calderon and H. Carreon...very good blocking linemen..if the other 3 linemen would have gone into every game with their mentality and balls of steel then maybe that yr. would have had a more productive offensive attack....guys like Levi Canales, Hector Garcia and Boy Gomez (R.I.P.) would have been able to break the long one every now and then...not the biggest backs but these guys knew how to flash some speed when they got the holesand blocking to do it
wtf

United States

#39 Mar 1, 2010
dont any body remember the 90's when we had it in our palm with the football players like:
felix gutierrez
homero guerrero
wally naranjo back n the day
smile marquez
and so on. i know some of u had to remember these guys. they went far in 93 i think
HHS93

AOL

#40 Mar 4, 2010
wtf wrote:
dont any body remember the 90's when we had it in our palm with the football players like:
felix gutierrez
homero guerrero
wally naranjo back n the day
smile marquez
and so on. i know some of u had to remember these guys. they went far in 93 i think
One of the Biggest lines to date. Offensive Avg. 6'1" 235 lbs, Defensive Avg. 6'1" 240 lbs. Two All State Lineman, Two All Region Picks, Four All South Texas, 31-3A Offensive MVP (Mario Rodriguez)and half the starters on both sides on the All District Team. District Champs, Bi-District Champs, Area Finalists. Speed and Power. The way it has been bred for years in H-town.
DA BEARS 86

Brownsville, TX

#41 Mar 5, 2010
HHS93 wrote:
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One of the Biggest lines to date. Offensive Avg. 6'1" 235 lbs, Defensive Avg. 6'1" 240 lbs. Two All State Lineman, Two All Region Picks, Four All South Texas, 31-3A Offensive MVP (Mario Rodriguez)and half the starters on both sides on the All District Team. District Champs, Bi-District Champs, Area Finalists. Speed and Power. The way it has been bred for years in H-town.
What year was this? Who were the def. and off. linemen?
RAMTECH

United States

#42 Mar 7, 2010
He is still "ONE BAD MOFO"
Daily UPI Sports retired

AOL

#43 Mar 25, 2010
UPI, 1960 - 1968] Bill T. Rogers was a very good football player in high school.[6'1" 220 linebacker] was a transfer from Carroll High School in Corpus Christi. UPI Sports covered the 32 AA Division during Rogers senior year, 1961-62. UPI as well as the Associated Press cited him as 1st Team All-District. Don't really know about the 'Honorable Mention - High School All-American part. Do Know in an interview with Carroll High School Coach Murray Mitchell in 1961 stated in his 30 years of coaching, Rogers just may have been the best football player he'd ever coached in all that time. As a sidebar, remember very clearly when Rogers was asked about Coach Mitchell's comment, he laughingly responded, "He must have been joking with you".
Daily UPI Sports retired

AOL

#44 Mar 25, 2010
UPI, 1960 - 1968] Bill T. Rogers was a very good football player in high school.[6'1" 220 linebacker] was a transfer from Carroll High School in Corpus Christi. UPI Sports covered the 32 AA Division during Rogers senior year, 1961-62. UPI as well as the Associated Press cited him as 1st Team All-District. Don't really know about the 'Honorable Mention - High School All-American part. Do Know in an interview with Carroll High School Coach Murray Mitchell in 1961 stated in his 30 years of coaching, Rogers just may have been the best football player he'd ever coached in all that time. As a sidebar, remember very clearly when Rogers was asked about Coach Mitchell's comment, he laughingly responded, "He must have been joking with you".
Jawdropper

Mcallen, TX

#45 Mar 25, 2010
What about Vera Ramirez and Kelly Edwards they brought something special to the field.
K Soliz

Portland, TX

#47 Aug 10, 2010
De Hebbron wrote:
Rene Ramirez
Julio Garza
Pedro Ocho Cinco
David O Ramirez
David Garza
I believe my dad, David H. Soliz, was a great player the same as his cousin David O Ramirez back in the day.... not sure what year that was.

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