The Detroit Public School League has had some of the state's best football players over the last ten years, 2006=2015, whether they played at Cass Tech, King, Crockett, or Southeastern. But who was the very best of them all? I take a look at the best of the best from the last 10 seasons in the PSL.[details]
2006 (Freshman): Selected to first team all-Big Ten Freshman team by The Sporting News . . . selected to third team Freshman all-America team by The Sporting News . . . 2006 - - Led team with 49 receptions and ranked second in receiving yards (654) . . . averaged 10.2 yards on 14 punt returns . . . saw first action of career in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had three receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown vs. Montana, with a long of 30 yards . . . first career reception was a nine yard touchdown catch in the second quarter . . . also had one punt return for 25 yards . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . earned first start of his career by starting at WR in win Iowa State . . . led team with six receptions for 88 yards vs. Iowa State, with a long of 24 yards . . . also had one rushing attempt for four yards . . . started at wide receiver in win at Illinois, recording five receptions for 64 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, recording four receptions for 63 yards . . . started at wide receiver in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . four receptions for 90 yards vs. Purdue, including a long of 37 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 25 yards to set up Iowa's first touchdown vs. Indiana before leaving the game later in the first half with an injury . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Michigan . . . recorded six receptions for 63 yards vs. Michigan and had 27 yards on three punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 20 yards vs. Northern Illinois, including a six-yard TD catch . . .also had 19 yards on three punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Northwestern . . . career-best seven receptions vs. Northwestern for 78 yards . . . also had two punt returns for 12 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Wisconsin . . . one reception for 13 yards vs. Wisconsin and one punt return for nine yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Minnesota as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . six catches for 67 yards vs. Minnesota, along with three punt returns for 53 yards . . . started at wide receiver in Alamo Bowl vs. Texas . . . recorded three receptions for 40 yards vs. Texas, with a long of 17 yards.
Personal: Born 3/11/88... undecided major... mother is Kathy Bowie... high school coach was Andre Harlan.
Hawk-Item: One of three Iowa recruits who took part in the NFL's "Play It Smart" program as a prep . . . as part of his experience he was selected to attend Super Bowl Media Day and have his article featured on NFLHS.com.
High School honors: Named to the Blue Chip Dream Team as a senior... also earned first team all-state and was captain of the all-city team... first team all-city as a junior... Career - - made 155 career receptions for 1,740 yards and 26 touchdowns... as a senior, he made 85 receptions for 1,011 yards and 18 touchdowns, was 3-off-4 passing with two touchdowns and a 64-yard punt return for a touchdown... also played safety, where he had 22 career interceptions and 168 tackles... two-year member of the honor roll... two-year captain.