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Northside's Super Seven Players of 2012
by David Rutz
drutz@neighbornewspapers.com
August 14, 2012 11:32 AM | 5285 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Learn more about seven of the top football players from the area's schools.

Elijah Burnette

Mount Vernon Presbyterian

Class: Junior

Position: QB/LB

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

2011 stats: 165-for-300 passing, 2,695 yards, 28 touchdowns, 1,109 rushing yards, 19 touchdowns

Quotable: “I’m just making sure everybody’s on their job and that everything is clean. This offense is pretty tough. There’s a lot going on.”

Harrison Butker

Westminster

Class: Senior

Position: PK/P

Height: 6-3

Weight: 175

2011 stats: made 16 of 17 field goals, 47 of 59 kickoffs were for touchbacks, 39.5 yards per punt average

Top schools: Committed to Georgia Tech

Quotable: “I don’t really think about the negatives of it; I just think about the pros. I don’t worry about ‘What happens if I miss it?’ It’s just going to mess you up.”

Cameron Callier

North Atlanta

Class: Senior

Position: CB/RB

Height: 5-9

Weight: 160

2011 stats: 20 tackles, 3 interceptions

Top schools: South Alabama, Arkansas State

Quotable: “The kids are really buying in. Cameron’s playing corner and running back for us and doing a very good job.” -Coach Doug Britten

John Coletti

Lovett

Class: Senior

Position: MLB

Height: 6-1

Weight: 212

2011 stats: 43.0 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble

Top schools: Georgetown, Dartmouth, Yale

Quotable: “Besides my freshman year when I came up and we went to the [state] semifinals, it’s probably the best team we’ve had in a while.”

Jason Grimes

Holy Innocents'

Class: Senior

Position: S/RB

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

2011 stats: 56 tackles, 4 broken up passes and 2 interceptions on defense; 26 rushes for 199 yards and 4 TD on offense

Top schools: Centre, Samford, Bucknell, Furman

Quotable: “Having the past couple years cut short [in the playoffs], [we’re] making sure it doesn’t happen again."

Preston Stewart

Riverwood

Class: Senior

Position: DE/FB

Height: 6-2

Weight: 225

2011 stats: Blocked for offense which averaged 21.4 points

Top schools: Navy, Georgia Tech, Citadel

Quotable: “If you’re sitting there patty-caking with the tackle, you’re going to get blown off the ball. You have to come in with a killer instinct and go for it."

Kameron Uter

Pace

Class: Junior

Position: WR

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

2011 stats: 47 receptions, 790 yards, 8 touchdowns

Top schools: South Carolina, Yale, Harvard, William and Mary

Quotable: “I’m a possession guy right now. I’m not a speed guy [yet], so I catch the ball, gain a lot of yards and break a lot of tackles.”
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