TERRIFIC 25 SKILL MVP FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF WEEK – SEVEN AND EIGHT
Recruiting Coordinator, North Texas, 1972-73, Denton, TX
Football Super Scout, Dallas Cowboys, 1975-76, Dallas, TX
Founder of MEARS PLAYER RATING SYSTEM, 1979, Dallas, TX
Founder of First HS Football Recruiting Service, 1979, Houston, TX
Founder of First Super Select Baseball Team, 1990, Houston, TX
Founder of First 7on7 National Championship, 2001, Houston, TX
Founder of HS All-American Bowl Game, 2005, Shreveport, LA
Founder of Super Elite Top Gun Combine, 2007, Honolulu, HI
Super Scout, Lestini Free Agent Combine, 2013, Mobile, AL
This year, I have become Twitter Friends with many of these High School Football Super-Star Football Players, and so I have decided to go back to my Selection of High School Football Dandy Dozen Skill MVP Players Of Week, but I have just Tweaked my MVP Players of the Week to include Super-Star Performances of College and Professional Football Super Players.
One of my Rules, in the Past is that to be Selected, the Players have got to Win Their Game, unless the Performance of that Player was so Sensational, I could not overlook them.
I Sincerely Apologize if I Miss the Great Performance of one of your Favorite Football Players, but I have Four Facebook Pages, Two Twitter Accounts, and Two Emails to Keep Updated. If I Leave-Out a Sensational Performance, send me an Email or a Tweet Message, and I will Try to Include his Performance in the Next MVP Update.
I have just Counted 218 Players that I Follow and they also Follow Me on my Max Emfinger Scout Twitter Account. I am sure that there are probably Another 30-40 Players that Follow me on Twitter.
SPECIAL NFL QUARTERBACK
1. On Oct 16 – QB Drew Brees (6-0, 209) of Austin Westlake HS in Texas and Purdue University and the New Orleans Saints was Incredible as he Completed 34 of 49 Passes for an “Eye-Popping ” 465-Yards and Four Touchdowns in a 41-38 Victory over the the Carolina Panthers. Also, in this Unbelievable Game, Brees Recorded his 15th Career 400-Yard Game. Brees Twitter: @drewbrees
Few players in the era of NFL Free Agency can rival the impact that Drew Brees (#9) has had on the New Orleans Saints since arriving in 2006 from the San Diego Chargers in leading his Team to victory in Super Bowl XLIV and being named the MVP of the Super Bowl Game, and earning NFL League Offensive Player of the Year after just three seasons, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, AP Male Athlete of the Year in 2010, an then being voted to the Pro Bowl seven times and shattering most of the NFL and New Orleans Saints Team Passing Records.
Brees also ranks among the NFL Elite Quarterbacks, becoming the first player in NFL history to pass for over 4,000 yards in 10-straight campaigns, including an NFL-Record Four 5,000-Yard Passing Seasons. His Streak of 54 Consecutive Games with a Touchdown Pass from the 2009-12 Seasons shattered the Record that had stood since 1960.
SIDE NOTE: In 1996, I was living in Houston, Texas. I had just Founded the First High School Football Recruiting Service in 1979 and I was getting ready to go to the Texas 5A Semi-Finals Football Game in the Astrodome. I will always remember that this 5A Semi-Finals Game was going to be a really great Game between a Talented Local Aldine HS Team against an Undefeated Austin Westlake Team. At this Game in the Astrodome, I found out that the Westlake Chaparrals had an Incredible Passing Quarterback named Drew Brees and he was in Total Control of the Game from Start to Finish and the Chaps won that Game 42-21, sending them to the 1996 5A State Championship Game, again in the Astrodome on the Following Saturday, against another Super Football Team, Abilene Cooper.
After Westlake easily beat an Always Tough Aldine Team, I decided to do some Research on the Westlake Super-Star, but Short, Quarterback. I knew that Drew Brees was not on my National Recruiting List or on any other College Recruiting Lists, but I also found that Brees had an ACL Injury as a Junior, but by leading his Team to a 15-0 Record and into the 5A State Championship, this guy needed to be Recruited.
I immediately put him on my National Recruiting List and into the Max Emfinger’s National Recruiting Newsletter. With what I had already seen him do to a Powerful Aldine Team, I Rated and Ranked him as one of the Top Five or Six Quarterbacks in the Country and I could not wait until the 5A State Championship in the Astrodome. I was not Disappointed as Drew Brees led his Team to the 5A Texas State Championship.
1. On Oct 23 – QB Andrew Luck (6-4, 240,4.66, 36, 4.28) of Houston Stratford HS, in Texas and Stanford University and of the Indianapolis Colts was Outstanding in their 34-26 Victory over The Tennessee Titans. In this Huge Game, for the Colts, Luck Completed 27 of 39 Passes for 353-Yards and Three Touchdowns. Luck also Rushed for 17-Yards, giving him 370-Yards of Total Offense and Three Touchdowns. Luck (#12) also threw a Seven-Yard Touchdown with 1:55 Left in the Game, as they Rallied, giving the Colts the 34-26 Victory. Luck Twitter: @AndrewALuck
SIDE NOTE: Andrew Luck is from Houston Stratford and although I had just moved from Houston to Covington, Louisiana, I went back to Houston to see Four Playoff Games over the Weekend in Houston. One of those Games was the Fort Bend Clements Game against Andrew Luck and his Stratford Team. In that Game Luck was Outstanding, but Stratford lost to Clements HS in the Third Round of the 5A Playoffs. Luck joined Odell Beckham, Jr in the 2011 US Army All-American Bowl Game. After that Season, Luck Signed with Stanford, made All-American, and then was the First Selection in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
2. On Oct 23 – QB Philip Rivers (6-5, 235, 4.67) of North Carolina State and The San Diego Chargers had another Outstanding Game on Sunday as he Completed 27 of 44 Passes for 371-Yards and One Touchdown, but he had a Minus Two Yards Rushing, giving him 369-Yards of Total Offense in the Unbelievable 33-30 OVERTIME Victory over The Atlanta Falcons.
SIDE NOTE: Phillip Rivers (#17) is the Second-Leading Passer in NCAA History with 13,484-Yards Passing, breaking the North Carolina State and Atlantic Coast Conference Records. He also set an NCAA Record with 51 Career Starts at Quarterback. Rivers also finished Second in NCAA History with 13,582-Yards in his Carreer, Pass Completions with 1147, Touchdowns Responsible with 112, 300-Yard Passing Games with 18, and 400-Yard Passing Games with Seven.
Rivers Started all 51 Games, including 2000 and 2001 Bowl Games, for his Four Years at North Carolina State and he threw for at least 100-Yards in every contest while posting a 34-17 Career Record as the Starting Quarterback. He is the first ACC Quarterback in History, and the seventh in NCAA History to throw for 3000-Yards in three different seasons. His Jersey #17 was Retired before his last Home Game, in 2003 Against Maryland.
3. On Oct 23 – QB Andy Dalton (6-2, 220, 4.6) Katy HS in Katy, Texas and TCU and of The Cincinnati Bengals was Outstanding again in a 31-17 Victory over The Cleveland Browns as Dalton (#14) Completed 19 of 28 Passes for 308-Yards and Two Touchdowns in the Victory. Dalton Twitter: @AndyDalton14
SIDE NOTE: I was Living in Houston, Texas and Andy Dalton was Playing at Katy HS in Katy, Texas, which is a Suburb of Houston. Dalton led his Katy Team to a 12-2 Record as a Junior and he was one of the Best Quarterbacks in Texas as a Senior in 2005, but he was still Flying Under the Recruiting Radar and I Invited him to Play in my 2006 All-American Bowl Game Classic. I also saw Dalton play Against Cy-Falls in Rice Stadium and in the 2005 State Championship 5A Game against Southlake Carroll HS in Southlake, Texas. After our All-American Bowl Game, Dalton Signed with TCU. Dalton Red-Shirted as a Freshman at TCU and then as a Senior, he led the Horned Frogs to a Rose Bowl Victory. In 2011, he became a #2 Draft Choice of the Cincinnati Bengals and he was also the #35 Overall Selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.
SPECIAL COLLEGE QUARTERBACK
1. Oct 22 – Senior QB Baker Mayfield (6-1, 212, 4.8) of Austin Lake Travis in Texas and The University of Oklahoma was Unbelievable in the Huge Shootout with his Former Team, Texas Tech. In this Game, Sooners Super-Star Quarterback Mayfield (#6) led his Sooners to a Sensational 66-59 Shootout Victory as he Completed 27 of 36 Passes for a “Mind-Boggling” Career-High 545-Yards and Added another 19-Yards Rushing, giving him an Incredible 564-Yards of Total Offense in the Huge Big-12 Victory.
His 545-Yards Passing was only Nine-Yards Shy of the The University of Oklahoma Single-Game Record. Mayfield Twitter: @baker_mayfield6
SIDE NOTE: Baker Mayfield Started Seven Games for the this same Texas Tech Red Raiders Team as a True Freshman Walk-On as he Finished that Football Season with 2,315-Yards Passing and 12 Touchdowns. Mayfield grew-up in Austin as an Sooner Fan, but despite living in Austin, he made a Huge Decision to to Walk-On at Texas Tech and then Transfer and play for the Sooners.
His First Spring Training as a Sooner Re-Affirmed his decision to Transfer to Norman. Former Quarterback, Blake Bell Moved to Tight End and another Quarterback, Kendal Thompson, Transferred. After these Moves, Mayfield got plenty of chances to show what he could do and then he had a Spectacular Spring Game, using it as his Bowl Game, knowing that he would not get to Play in the Fall.
2. On Oct 15 – Senior QB Eric Dungey (6-3, 207, 4.6) of Lake Oswego Lakeridge in Oregon and Syracuse University had an Unbelievable Game in their 28-20 Victory over Boston College. In this Game, Dungey (#2) Completed 32 of 38 Passes for a Career-High 434-Yards and Three Touchdowns. He also led his Team in Rushing with 54-Yards on 17 Carries, giving him an Incredible 488-Yards of Total Offense. His 488-Yards of Total Offense Ranks Second in Syracuse History for Total Yards in a Single Game. This was also his Sixth 300-Yard Passing Game of the 2016 Season. Dungey Twitter: @EricDungey
SPECIAL PLAY COLLEGE QUARTERBACK
1. On Oct 15 – Junior QB Deshaun Watson (6-3, 215, 4.6) of Gainesville, Georgia and Clemson University was Unbelievable in a Huge 24-17 OVERTIME Victory over ACC Rival North Carolina State. Watson Completed 39 of 52 Passes for 378-Yards and Two Touchdowns and he Ran for another 35-Yards, giving him 413-Yards of Total Offense.
In this Game, Clemson Converted on a Fourth and One to keep a Drive Going in Overtime. Then Watson (#4) hit Wide Receiver Artavis Scott (5-10, 190, 4.4) of Clearwater, Florida for an Incredible 10-Yard Winning Touchdown Pass.
Then, North Carolina State got the Football, and Super Junior Cornerback Marcus Edmond (6-0, 180, 4.4) made an Unbelievable Interception in the End-Zone with both the Wide Receiver and Edmond going for the Football, but after this Interception, the Game in OVERTIME was Officially Over. Watson Twitter: DeshaunWatson4 and Scott Twitter: @tayscott7
SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK
1. On Oct 14 – Senior QB Myles Brennan (6-3, 185) of Bay St Louis St Stanislaus, Mississippi Completed an Incredible 41 of 45 Passes for 549-Yards and Eight Touchdowns and he also Rushed for another 68-Yards, giving him a “Mind-Boggling” 617-Yards of Total Offense in an Exciting 70-50 Victory over Hurley East Central High School. A couple Weeks ago, Brennan broke the Mississippi All-Time High School Career Passing Record with 12,801-Yards.
Also in this Game, Brennan Added another Mississippi High School Career Record as he Broke the Mississippi State High School Record for Career Touchdowns of 144 Career Touchdowns. With his Nine Total Touchdowns in this Game, Brennan (#12) also Broke the Mississippi State High School Career Record for Total Career Touchdowns with 169 Touchdowns. Brennan is an LSU Verbal Commit. Brennan Twitter: @MylesBrennan12
2. On Sept 30 – Senior QB Nick Gerber (6-2, 185, 4.5, 32) of Levelland High School in Texas had another Unbelievable Game in a 46-27 District Game Victory over Lubbock Estacado, Texas. In this Game, Gerber Completed 33 of 47 Passes for 519-Yards and Six Touchdowns; with Zero Interceptions, giving him 519-Yards of Total Offense and Six Touchdowns.
Gerber also had a Sensational 146.2 Quarterback Rating. After Eight Games this Season, Gerber (#7) had Completed 203 Passes of 315 Attempts for 3,374-Yards and a Mind-Boggling 47 Touchdowns with only one Interception. Gerber Twitter: @Nick15Gerb
ATHLETIC HS QUARTERBACK
1. On Oct 14 – Sophomore QB L’Raven Elia of Beaumont West Brook HS in Texas was Sensational in the 70-63 District 16-6A West Brook Victory over Lufkin, Texas. First of all, Elia did not even Start the Game, but he threw the Winning 35-Yard Touchdown Pass with 29-Seconds Left in the Game. In this Incredible Game for Elia, he Completed 16 of 23 Passes for 308-Yards and Rushed for another 256-Yards and Two more Touchdowns, giving him a “Mind-Boggling” 564-Yards of Total Offense and Seven Touchdowns in the Victory.
2. On Oct 14 – Sophomore QB Mark Waid (6-3, 190) of Girard HS in Ohio was Unbelievable in a 48-24 Victory over Newton Falls, Ohio. In that Game, Waid Completed 23 of 35 Passes for 426-Yards and Five Touchdowns and with Zero Interceptions. Waid (#7) also Rushed for another 54-Yards, giving him 480-Yards of Total Offense in the Victory. Waid also had a Very Impressive 147.1 Quarterback Rating.
3. On Oct 21 – Senior QB Levi Lewis (5-11, 184, 4.45) of Scotlandville HS in Louisiana was Sensational again in another Unbelievable 33-28 Victory over Walker, Louisiana. It also was another Huge Victory for Scotlandville in a District 4-5A Showdown. In this Game, Lewis Completed 15 of 27 Passes, with his Left Arm, for 295-Yards and Three Touchdowns; plus he ran for another 111-Yards and Two Touchdowns, on 15 Carries, giving him 406-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns. Lewis (#1) is ULL Verbal Commit. Lewis Twitter: @FirstLevi
SIDE NOTE: Levi Lewis is a Super Athletic Quarterback, but more than that he is a Super Athlete who can Play any number of Positions. Lewis has an Invitation to Play in my 13th Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic and he could Play any of a Number of Positions in that Game.
4. Oct 14 – Junior QB Quincy Filmore (6-0, 170, 4.6) of Baton Rouge Southern Lab HS in Louisiana has been playing Great all Year, but on Friday October 14, he really had a Fabulous Game. In this Game, Filmore (#13) Passed for 284-Yards and Rushed for 88-Yards, giving him 372-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns in their Victory over White Castle. Filmore Twitter: @who_quee
SPECIAL COLLEGE RUNNING BACK
1. Oct 22 – Senior RB Leonard Fournette (6-1, 240, 4.45) of St Augustine HS in New Orleans, Louisiana and of LSU was Sensational as he Broke the LSU Single-Game Rushing Record in their 38-21 Victory over Ole Miss in a Key SEC Game that was a Must for both teams. In this Game, Fournette Rushed for 284-Yards and Scored on Incredible Touchdown Runs of 78, 76, and 59-Yards, while Breaking the 12-Year Record of Alley Broussard. Fournette (#7) also became the First and Only Running Back in LSU History to Rush for 200-Yards in Five Games in his Career. He also had this Unbelievable Game in Front of Approximately 101,720 Screaming LSU Fans. Fournette also Caught 3 Passes for 25-Yards, giving him 309-Yards of Total Offense. Fournette Twitter: @_fournette
SPECIAL HS RUNNING BACK
1. On Oct 21 – Senior RB Eric Melesio of Riverside Norte Vista, California had an “Eye-Popping” Rushing Performance in a 55-7 Victory over Riverside Patriot, California. In this Game, Melesio (#15) Rushed for an Incredible 487-Yards and Scored Six Touchdowns in the Victory.
2. On Oct 14 – Junior RB Don Ragsdale (5-10, 190, 4.4, 38, 4.16, 124) of Sandhill Pisga, Mississippi was Incredible in a 49-34 Victory over St Joseph Catholic HS in Madison, Mississippi as he Rushed for 453-Yards and Five Touchdowns on 36 Carries, Averaging 12.6-Yards Per Carry. Ragsdale (#5) also had One Kickoff Return for 26-Yards, giving him 479-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns. Ragsdale also Recorded 5 Tackles on Defense. Ragsdale Twitter: @DonRagsdale05
HIGH SCHOOL RUNNING BACK
1. On Oct 14 – Junior RB Zachary Womack (5-10,180, 4.4) of Woodriver East HS in Alton, Illinois had a Sensational Performance in a 46-34 Victory over Nokomis, Illinois. In that Game, Womack (#5) Rushed for an Incredible 379-Yards and Five Touchdowns and he also had another 66-Yards on Three Kick-Off Returns, giving him an Amazing 445-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns in the Victory.
2. Oct 21 – Senior Ezekiel Tapia (5-7, 165, 4.45) of Estancia HS in New Mexico was Sensational in a 45-0 Victory over Espanola McCurdy HS in New Mexico. In this Game, Tapia Rushed for 406-Yards on 30 Carries.
SIDE NOTE: Zeke Tapia had this Fabulous Game and in the Process, he became only the Fifth High School Running Back in The State of New Mexico to Rush for over 400-Yards in a Single Game. I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for about Two-Years and we lived about Five Miles from Espanola.
3. Oct 21 – Senior David Thomas (5-7, 150, 4.33) of Hackensack HS in New Jersey had an Unbelievable Game in a 56-13 Victory over Paterson Eastside, New Jersey and in the Process, he got an Invitation to Play in the 13th Annual 2017 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In this Game, Thomas (#19) Rushed for an Amazing 353-Yards on only 13 Carries and Scored Four Touchdowns, including a 92-Yard Touchdown, Right-Up-The-Middle. Thomas also Averaged an Unbelievable 27.2-Yards Per Carry. Thomas Twitter: @aaceboog13
SIDE NOTE: David Thomas is a Real Super Freak on his Highlight Film. In Fact, he looks so good, and is Obviously Flying Under the Recruiting Radar to Most of the College Coaches. With this in Mind, I have Invited him to Play in the 13th Annual 2017 All-American Bowl Game Classic. While watching his Video, I also came across three other Hackensack Teammates that were also Freaks and I’ve also Invited all Four Hackensack Players to Play in the All-American Bowl Game.
HIGH SCHOOL ALL-PURPOSE BACK
1. 0n Oct 14 – Senior RB Brandon Akkawi (5-6, 175, 4.4) of Fontainbleau HS in Mandeville, Louisiana had an Unbelievable Game in a 35-28 Victory over Covington HS. In this Game, Akkawi (#8) Rushed for 209-Yards and Two Touchdowns and Caught Three Passes for another 123-Yards and Three more Touchdowns, giving him 332-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns in the Victory. Akkawi Twitter: @Brandonakkawi_8
SPECIAL NFL WIDE RECEIVER
1. On Oct 16 – WR Odell Beckham, Jr (5-11, 200, 4.4) of Isidore Newman HS in New Orleans, Louisiana and The New York Giants was Very Impressive in his Game Against The Baltimore Ravens. Beckham (#13, making a One-Handed Catch) Caught 8 Passes for 222-Yards and Two Touchdowns in a 27-22 Victory against the Ravens. With 1:24 Left in the Game, Beckham Caught a Short Pass in the Flat, and Sprinted 66-Yards into the End-Zone for the Winning Touchdown, to give the Giants a Victory and help break a Three-Game Losing Streak. Beckham Twitter: @OBJ_3
SIDE NOTE: Odell Beckham, Jr and Jeremy Hill were at my 2010 Max Emfinger Super Elite Top Gun Camp before their Senior Year in High School. Before the July Camp, Beckham did not have any Major D-I Scholarship Offers and he was Preparing to Play in my 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic, but after his Sensational Camp, where he made Numerous One-Handed Catches, just like in the Photo, Beckham Received Numerous Scholarship Offers, Signed with LSU, and Played in the 2011 US Army All-American Bowl Game.
SPECIAL COLLEGE WIDE RECEIVER
1. On Oct 15 – Junior WR Travis Rudolph (6-1, 192, 4.4) of West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman HS in Florida and Florida State University. In this Game, Rudolph (#15) had an Unbelievable Game as he Caught 13 Passes for 238-Yards, as the Seminoles Overcame Three Crucial Turnovers, in a 17-6 ACC Victory over Wake Forest.
VERSATILE HS WIDE RECEIVER
1. On Oct 7 – Senior WR/RET/CB Juan Anthony, Jr (6-1, 180, 4.38) of Wilkerson County HS in Meridian, Mississippi had an Unbelievable Game in a 34-22 Victory over Ferriday, Louisiana. In this Game, Anthony had Four Kickoff-Returns for 182-Yards; Made Four Solo Tackles; Caught Five Passes for 91-Yards and a Touchdown; and Recorded Two Interceptions for 48-Yards, Giving Anthony 321-Yards of Total Offense. Anthony Twitter: @KingGarnez3
SIDE NOTE: Juan Anthony, Jr is a Super Freak, just like his Teammate Travion Jones on his Highlight Film on both sides of the Football and on Kickoff Returns and he will also Play in our 13th Annual 2017 All-American Bowl Game Classic.
2. On Oct 21 – Senior WR/RET A’Dontre Davis (6-1, 195) of Lutcher, Louisiana was Unbelievable in the First Half of the 57-0 Victory over Nautilus. Davis caught 5 Passes from Super-Star Quarterback for 134-Yards and a Touchdown, averaging 26.8-Yards Per Catch. Davis (#2) also returned a Kickoff 15-Yards and he Returned Two Punts for another 30-Yards, giving him 179-Yards of Total Offense in the Victory. Davis Twitter: @itsmed23
SIDE NOTE: A’Dontre Davis is one of the Best Wide Receivers in the Country. This is the Second MVP Award for Davis in 2016. Davis is Following Me on Twitter and he recently sent me a Message, asking me if he was Invited to Play in our 13th Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic and I Immediately Mailed him an Invitation. Our Wide Receivers for our Game this Year will be Sensational, including Brian Savoie and Landon Rash of Madison Prep, LA; Travion Jones and Juan Anthony of Wilkerson Co, MS; C.J. Turner of East Saint John, LA; Al’Dontre Davis of Lutcher; Israel Adeoti of Plano, IL; Tysin Meads of Bewick, LA; and Malcolm Smith of Terrebonne, LA.
SPECIAL TWO WAY PLAYER
1. On Oct 7 – WR/CB Senior Travion Jones (6-1, 180, 4.38, 39, 4.16) of Wilkerson County HS in Woodville, Mississippi had an Incredible Game in a 34-22 Victory over Ferriday, Louisiana. There are not two many Football Players on the Planet that have Recorded Four Interceptions in One Game, but Jones did it against Ferriday and he also Scored on one of his Interceptions. In this Game, Jones had Four Interceptions for 94-Yards, Caught One Pass for 22-Yards, and a Touchdown, giving him 116-Yards of Total Offense and Two Touchdowns. Jones Twitter: @JonesTravion
SIDE NOTE: Travion Jones is a Super Freak on his Highlight Film on both sides of the Football and on Kickoff Returns and he will Play in our 13th Annual 2017 All-American Bowl Game Classic and he will Probably have an Opportunity to Play on Both sides of the Football, and also on Kickoff Returns, just like Dallas Cowboys Running Back Austin Morris did for the Same East Team in the 2007 All-American Bowl Game Classic.