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AUSTIN, TX The University Interscholastic League, as part of its Centennial Celebration, has announced the UIL All-Century Defensive Football Team as selected by the fans. Fans cast more than 17,000 votes for their favorite football players in Texas high school history.

For the past 100 years, UIL athletes have given fans some of the most memorable and exciting moments in sports. The UIL would like to recognize these outstanding performers as it celebrates a century of excellence.

The UIL All-Century Defensive Football Team as selected by the fans include:

(In alphabetical order by position)

FIRST TEAM
DL Ray Childress, Richardson Pearce
DL Joe Greene, Temple Dunbar
DL Bob Lilly, Throckmorton
DL Bubba Smith, Beaumont Pollard
LB Jessie Armstead, Dallas Carter
LB Tommy Nobis, San Antonio Jefferson
LB Mike Singletary, Houston Worthing
DB Dave Elmendorf, Houston Westbury
DB Jerry Gray, Lubbock Estacado
DB Darrell Green, Houston Jones
DB Bobby Taylor, Longview
P Sammy Baugh, Sweetwater

SECOND TEAM
DL Sam Adams, Houston Cypress Creek
DL Tony Brackens, Fairfield
DL Michael Carter, Dallas Jefferson
DL Michael Strahan, Houston Westbury
LB Brian Bosworth, Irving MacArthur
LB Derrick Johnson, Waco
LB Jack Pardee, Christoval
DB Ken Houston, Lufkin Dunbar
DB James Lott, Refugio
DB Kevin Smith, West Orange-Stark
DB Pat Thomas, Plano
P Shane Lechler, East Bernard

THIRD TEAM
DL Santana Dotson, Houston Yates
DL Doug English, Dallas Adams
DL Tommie Harris, Killeen Ellison
DL Billy Ray Smith, Plano
LB Britt Hager, Odessa Permian
LB Bill Hobbs, Amarillo
LB Jim Yarbrough, Galveston Ball
DB Joe Bob Bizzell, Odessa Permian
DB Willie Mack Garza, Refugio
DB Johnnie Johnson, La Grange
DB Kyle Rote Jr., Highland Park
P Justin Brantley, Sealy

The results for the UIL All-Century Offensive Football Team will be released Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

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