Bulletin Staff Report
The University Interscholastic League is encouraging football fans to voice their opinions and select the UIL All-Century Football Team as part of the UIL’s Centennial Celebration.
Three former Brownwood Lions — quarterback Jimmy Carmichael, receiver Lawrence Elkins and offensive lineman Lee Grimes — are among the 366 Texas high school football players from which to choose. Fans may also submit their own write-in votes.
A member of the inaugural class of the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions in 2000, Carmichael was captain of the 1969 Brownwood state championship team. He was also named the 1960s high school back of the decade by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. Carmichael is one of 31 quarterbacks listed.
Elkins, also a member of the first Gordon Wood Hall of Champions class, will soon be enshrined into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Among his high school highlights, Elkins was a captain of the Lions’ 1960 state championship team. Elkins is one of 38 receivers on the list, as is Jordan Shipley, who played high school football in Burnet under current Brownwood head football coach Bob Shipley
Grimes, currently playing on the offensive line at Texas A&M, was both an Associated Press and Texas Sportswriters Association first-team all-state selection at left tackle for the Lions in 2004. Grimes, one of 71 offensive linemen on the ballot, also won the Class 4A boys state discus title as a senior in 2005.
The 366 players selected for nomination are broken into the following categories: 31 quarterbacks, 38 receivers, 58 running backs, 18 tight ends, 71 offensive linemen, 47 defensive linemen, 43 linebackers, 43 defensive backs, 14 kickers and three punters.
To vote for the UIL All-Century Football team, visit the Web site www.uil100.org. The voting ends Nov. 7.