BY ALEC LEWIS
As a young kid in Miami, Bowe was not
as involved in sports as one might think.
Bowe didn’t compete in organized sports
prior to his junior year at Miami Norland
High School. He then decided to go out
for the football team and that led him to
LSU where he helped the Tigers win the
2003 national championship. Bowe became one of the leaders and best players
on the team. In 2007, he was selected by
the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round
of the NFL Draft.
Johnson attended Miami Senior
where he was prospected as one
of the best players in the country.
He then stayed local at the University of Miami, where he was able
to lead the Hurricanes to their
fifth national championship. In
that 2002 game, Johnson caught
two touchdowns and totaled 199
yards, earning co-MVP honors.
The wide receiver for the Texans
was drafted as the third overall
pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. He
has since become a seven-time
Pro Bowl participant.
Coming out of high school, Gore
was the fifth-ranked player in the
country according to Rivals.com.
In 2001, he was on a national
championship team at “The U.”
That season he added 820 yards
behind starter Clinton Portis.
After getting injured in 2002,
Gore came back to have solid
junior and senior seasons for the
Hurricanes. The next year, Gore
was selected in the third round
by the San Francisco 49ers. He
has set records as the 49ers’ all-time leader in rushing yards and
Walsh, the Vikings’ kicker, has
been regarded as one of the best
kickers in the nation since his
days at Cardinal Gibbons. He was
named to USA Today’s First Team
as a senior in high school and was
rated as a top- 10 kicker in his
class. Walsh then attended Georgia where he starred and hit a field
goal from 56 yards against Coastal
Carolina. Walsh was selected by
the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth
round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He
earned a trip to the Pro Bowl during
his rookie season.