Illinois HS All State players who went to Notre Dame
by olson (2017-07-14 13:30:09)
Edited on 2017-07-14 22:59:36
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The 'Champaign News Gazette' has published an Illinois HS Football All State team every year since 1936.

Before the days of Joe Terranova & Tom Lemming & then the Internet sites, these All State teams were closely followed(with Illinois being a top State for college recruits.....times & demographics have changed...)

The players listed below all enrolled at ND after making all state the prior year:


*1936 All State
End Ed Larkin Peoria Spalding
Tackle Tom Gallagher Chicago Leo
Tackle Lou Rymkus Tilden

*1937
none

*1938
none

*1939
RB Corwin Clatt East Peoria (HS JR)

EDIT: Mac Wenakunas (sp?) Georgetown, Ill came to ND as a V-12 trans. in '43...expected to be a star for the Irish, Mac was booted out of V-12 training(and hence ND) just before the start of the seaon- when it was discovered that he had secretly gotten married-a no no!

Mac went back to Illinois & was the 11th player selected in the 1946 NFL draft

*1940
RB Corwin Clatt East Peoria(1st 2 time Ill. AS)
how great would Clatt have been if a war hadn't got in the way? E. Peoria named their stadium after Clatt.

End William Huber E (trans to Illinois-Rose Bowl)
End William Dwyer E (trans to St Ambrose)


*1941
Tackle George Connor De LaSalle(started at HC, trans. to ND)

*1942
HB Bob Kelly Chicago Leo (CCL MVP)-played at Navy in 45
FB Bob Hanlon Chicago Leo (trans to Loras-'Little AA')

*1943
E George Benigni Mt Carmel (trans Georgetown..played BB at Gtwn too)
QB Marty Wendell St George (1 yr at Great Lakes-ND C, FB, LB)


*1944
T Bill Fischer Lane Tech
HB Mike Swistowicz Tilden (Jr)


*1945
QB Roger Brown Fenwick(son of famed sportswriter Warren Brown)
HB Mike Swistowicz Tilden
HB Bill Gay Tilden


*1946
C Don Dufek St George (trans Michigan-All Big 10 + MVP Rose Bowl)
HB John Miller Schurz (trans Northwestern-played in Rose Bowl)


*1947
C Bryon Boji Austin
C Dick Weiler Bloom Township
QB Tommy O'Connell S. Shore (trans Ill. All Big 10 +Rose Bowl)
HB Bill Barrett Fenwick
FB Fidel Gander Mt Carmel


*1948
E Johnny Lattner Fenwick(JR)
T Tom Murphy St George
QB Elry Falkenstein Naperville (trans to Ill. Rose Bowl)

*1949
T Fred Mangaliardi St Phillips
HB Johnny Lattner Fenwick

*1950
T Tony Pasquesi St Phillips
T Robert Taylor Pekin
C Dick Frasor Mt Carmel
HB Paul Reynolds Springfield CAthedral


*1951
C Benny Zajekski Mt Carmel
FB Dick Fitzgerald St George


*1952
FB Frank Pinn Mt Carmel (trans Dayton)
FB Andy Matichak Joliet Catholic

*1953
E Dick Pendergast Mt Carmel
HB Ron DeNardo Bloomington Trinity(QB at ND)
FB Jim Morris Quincy (baseball star at ND)

ND could not get All State QB Ray Nitschke from Proviso into school due to grades(his Proviso coach was former ND star Andy Puplis)


*1954
HB Bob Zemen Wheaton (trans to Wisconsin-capt of Wis team)

ND couldn't get AS QB Bobby Joe Mason Centralia into school-went to Bradley to play basketball before long Harlem Globetrotter career

*1955
T Al Sabal Mendel
C Jack Sittermann St George

*1956
HB Dan Griffith Fenwick
HB Ed Ryan Leo (CCL-MVP; Sun Times POY -trans to Michigan St/capt of MSU team...played vs ND 3 times-Spartans won all 3


*1957
T Joe Louia Rock Island Alleman
FB Mike Lind Calumet
FB Dick Naab RI Alleman

*1958
E Jim Sherlock Mt Carmel
E Ed Hoester St Rita
G Bill Ahern Loyola(played FB at ND)
T Ed Burke Mendel


*1959
T Nick Etten St Ignatius (dad led AL in HRs one yr with Yankees)
QB Bill Pfeiffer DePaul
HB Joe Farrell Mendel

*1960
HB Don Hogan St Ignatius
ND missed on FB Dick Butkus Vocational-visit did not go well...played in HS for former ND player Bernie O'Brien

*1961
End Tom Talaga St Patrick

*1962
G Joe Marsico Fenwick
FB Jim DiLullo Fenwick


*1963
T Steve Quinn Loyola

*1964
none

*1965
G Vito Racanelli Weber
HB Bill Barz Rich Central (JR)


*1966
DE Bob Cotter St Patrick
HB Bill Barz Rich Central


*1967
SE Bill Trapp Mt Carmel
DT Mike Zikas Thornridge
OL Phil Gustafson Galesburg

missed on CLC MVP HB Dave Zuecarelli Mt Carmel-who went to Michigan when Wolverines hired his HS HC as an assistant


*1968
none

*1969
RB Lew Miskowicz Rock Island
RB Gary Potempa Niles ND

*1970
none

*1971
none

*1972
OL Tom Gullickson Joliet Catholic
LB Jack Lloyd Rolling Meadows
QB Stan Bobowski St Viator (also baseball at ND)


*1973
none

*1974
QB Rusty Lisch Belleville West
RB Tom Domin Willowbrook
RB Jerome Heavens E St Louis Assumption

*1975
OL Scott Zettek St Viator

*1976
Marty Detmer Glenbard West

*1977
OL Tom Bock Brother Rice
OL Pete Grogan St Laurence
OL Ron Mishler Peoria Spalding

*1978
QB Marty Finan Fenwick
QB Randy Wright St Charles (trans Wisconsin)
RB John Sweeney Deerfield
OL Tom Thayer Joliet Catholic
LB Mark Zavagnin St Rita

note 1979 appears to be the 1st yr a POY was awarded:

*1979
L Tim Marshall Weber (POY)
E Mike Favorite Crete-Monee

*1980
none

*1981
B Lester Flemons Blue Island Eisenhower
OL Mike Perrio Elmhurst York
OL Ron Plantz Gordon Tech
LB Tony Furjanic Mt Carmel (POY)
LB John McCabe Arlington
LB Ron Weissenhofer St Rita

*1982
none

*1983
QB Pat Pasavento Joliet Catholic (+ baseball at ND)
OL Mark Antonietti Mt Carmel (trans Nebraska)
OL Tony Roos Morris

*1984
LB Mark Nigro Willowbrook
OL Steve Bynum Julian


*1985
LB John Foley St Rita (POY)
OL Jeff Alm Orland Park Sandburgh
OL Jeff Pearson St Laurence (trans Mich. St.)
OL Paul Glonek St Laurence (never enrolled-Iowa & Ariz St)
OL John Zaleski St Rita

*1986
QB Kent Graham Wheaton North (trans Ohio St) (POY)
LB Chris Zorich Vocational
OL Joe Allen St Rita

*1987
OL Mirko Jurkovic Thornton Fractional North
OL Lindsay Knapp Deerfield


*1988
LB Randy Scianna Homewood Flossmoor (POY)
OL Chet Lacheta Bloom

*1989
LB Pete Bercich New Lenox Providence
LB Oliver Gibson Romeoville (POY)
DL Brian Hamilton St Rita
OL Bryant Young Bloom


*1990
DB Tracy Graham St Rita
L Reggie Fleurima Evanston
L Jeff Riney Sterling Newman
L Greg Stec Lyons Twp


*1991
none

*1992
RB Robert Farmer Bolingbrook (POY)
L Jeff Kilburg Maine South

*1993
LB Kurt Belisle Kankakee McNamara

*1994
TE John Cerasani Schaumburg (trans Northwestern)

*1995
RB Lee Layayette Kankakee McNamara (trans Illinois St)


*1996
OL Jim Jones Oak Lawn Richards

*1997
OL Jeff Roehl Sandburg (trans Northwestern)
K Nick Setta Lockport (JR)

*1998
K Nick Setta Lockport

*1999
LB Mike Goolsby Joliet Catholic

*2000
none

*2001
QB Tom Zbikowski Buffalo Grove (JR)

*2002
QB Tom Zbikowski Buffalo Grove

*2003
none

*2004
none

*2005
QB Demetrius Jones Morgan Park (trans. Cin./N Ill?/Central State)


*2006
RB Robert Hughes Hubbard (POY)
DL Sean Cwynar Woodstock Marian (JR)
LB Aaron Nagel Lemont (trans NW)

*2007
DE Sean Cwynar Woodstock Marian
DL Darius Fleming St Rita
LB Steve Filer Mt Carmel (POY)


*2008
OL Chris Watt Glenbard West

*2009
OL Christian Lombard Fremd

*2010
none

*2011
none

*2012
OL Colin McGovern Lincoln Way Central

*2013
LB Nyles Morgan Crete-Monee

*2014
WR Miles Boykin Providence Catholic (POY)
OL Trevor Ruhland Cary-Grove
DL Micah Dew-Treadway Bolingbrook

*2015
DB Julian Love Westchester Nazareth

*2016
TE Cole Kmet St Viator


















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