Barnett, a senior outside linebacker and a team captain at Central Arkansas, won one of two NCAA Division II Postgraduate Scholarships. Barnett, who is also a two-time All-Gulf South Conference pick, led the Bears in tackles for three consecutive seasons, and he has a 3.94 GPA in physical therapy.
Marcus, a senior tailback at Douglas Byrd High, rushed for 2,330 yards and 31 touchdowns this season and was named the Associated Press's Player of the Year in North Carolina. He ranks sixth on the state alltime rushing list, with more than 6,000 yards.
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Kusick, a senior quarterback at Wisconsin-La Crosse who led the Eagles to a 14-0 season and the Division III national championship, won the Melberger Award as the nation's top Division III football player. Kusick completed 397 of his 662 career attempts for 5,792 yards.
Godfrey, 52, the coach of Southwest DeKalb High, led the Panthers to a 14-7 win over Parkview High and his first Class AAAA state football championship. In Godfrey's 13 seasons Southwest DeKalb High has missed the state playoffs only once. He has a career 139-30-1 mark.
Chris, a senior running back and linebacker at J.W. North High, led the Huskies to a 14-0 mark and the Division II state No. 1 ranking. As a back he rushed for 1,923 yards on 235 carries and 30 touchdowns this season. Chris also led the team in tackles in '95, with 117.
Patrick, a senior high school running back at the Kentucky School for the Deaf, ran for 6,840 yards on 622 carries to break the national Schools for the Deaf career rushing mark. Patrick ran for at least 100 yards 31 times and also rushed for 97 touchdowns.