(Columbia) December 26, 2006 - The 2006 Associated Press South Carolina All-State High School Football Team as nominated by AP members (with school, class and highlights when available):
QB - Malcolm Long, Gaffney, sr, named state's "Mr. Football," 3,077 yards passing, 32 TDs.
RB - Malcolm Elder, Carvers Bay, sr, 2,113 yards, 30 TDs.
RB - Brian Maddox, T.L. Hanna, sr, 15 TDs, 1,689 yards, Shrine Bowl pick.
WR - A.J. Green, Summerville, jr, third all-state selection, 60 catches, 1,203 yards, 14 TDs.
WR - Marquan Jones, Blythewood, jr, 92 catches, 1,551 yards.
TE - Cameron Ford, T.L. Hanna, sr, 10 TDs, also forced five fumbles on defense, Shrine Bowl.
OL - Larry Johnson, Darlington, sr, Shrine Bowl.
OL - Jared Tavernier, Belton-Honea Path, sr, "Mr. Football" finalist, Shrine Bowl.
OL - Mason Cloy, Spring Valley, sr, Shrine Bowl.
OL - Chris Gray, Landrum, sr, North-South selection
OL - Charles Jones, Lake View, sr, Shrine Bowl.
K - Richard Taylor, Lugoff-Elgin, sr, had 55-yard FG, avg. 42.2 yards a punt
All-Purpose - Marcus Whitener, Jonesville, jr, rushed for 1,477 yards, led team with 118 tackles.
DL - Carlos Dunlap, Fort Dorchester, sr, 16 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, a North-South defensive MVP.
DL - Cliff Matthews, Cheraw, sr, 125½ tackles, 15½ sacks, Shrine Bowl pick.
DL - Jarvis Jenkins, Daniel, sr, 63 tackles, four blocked kicks, Shrine Bowl.
DL - Daquan Bowers, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, sr, 12 sacks.
LB - Stanley Hunter, Byrnes, sr, Shrine Bowl, 160 tackles, 21 sacks.
LB - J.B. Shippy, Gaffney, jr, 216 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 8 sacks.
LB - Derrick Frazier, sr, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Shrine Bowl player.
DB - Scotty Cooper, Lake City, sr, Shrine Bowl pick.
DB - Gary Gray, Richland Northeast, sr, Shrine Bowl, playing in Army All-America game
DB - Omar Brown, Berkeley, sr, North-South pick, had 98 tackles and 11 interceptions.
DB - Taikwon Paige, Aiken, sr, Shrine Bowl, also caught 14 passes.
P - Michael Rentz, James Island, sr, 41.2-yard avg., also passed for about 2,300 yards