Many players from our area take their skills to play in college, some even to the NFL. These kids are the same kids that you grew up with and more likely than not dominated your high school team. Some will forget about these guys, but others ask, “Where are they now?” We have the answers.
Vontae Davis(above) and Cameron Wake each have been having high-impact seasons for the Miami Dolphins, and on Sunday the two former All-Mets made their mark in a 20-9 win over the Washington Redskins.
Davis, a Dunbar graduate, recorded four tackles (3 solo) and had an interception that he returned 26 yards. Wake, the 1999 All-Met Defensive Player of the Year out of DeMatha, Cameron Wake only had one solo tackle this game, but he has 21 tackles (19 solo) and 5.5 sacks this season so far.
A pair of locals helped lift previously winless New Mexico to a 21-14 win over UNLV. Dunbar receiver Deon Long caught an 80-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and finished the game with 99 yards on two catches.Coolidge defensive back Martize Barr also contributed after catching one pass for six yards. New Mexico’s win means that Florida Atlantic is the only other win-less team in the nation.
New Temple quarterback Chris Coyer (left), out of Oakton, has emerged over the last two weeks. After been named the starter against Ohio, he has thrown for 215 yards, four touchdowns, and zero
interceptions on 18 of 33 passes in the last two games combined. He also rushed for 281 yards on 31 attempts and recorded a rushing touchdown in a 21-14 win over Miami (Ohio).
Former All-Met Offensive Player of the Year, River Hill running back Michael Campanaro, is now a starting wide receiver at Wake Forest. He recorded nine catches for 92 yards and returned three punts for 63 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. The Demon Deacons nearly pulled off the upset over 9th ranked Clemson but lost 31-28.
Another receiving threat, Wilson’s Gino Crump, has been one of Arizona’s top receivers this season. He had a team-high ten catches for 94 yards in a 29-48 loss to PAC-12 opponent Colorado.
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