Berlin was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport. After quarterbacking Evangel Christian to three consecutive Louisiana state high school football championships, Berlin was one of the most hyped football recruits in history. He was recognized as a Parade All-American, and won numerous personal honors, including being named Gatorade National Player of the Year and USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year. He played with the Florida Gators but found his home with the University of Miami in his college career.
Berlin was signed by the Miami Dolphins of the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2005, and was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions.
Booty was named to the All-Time National High School All-American team by Dick Butkus. Joe Namath, and John Elway were the other two QB's mentioned on the All-Time team.
As quarterback for the football team, he threw for 11,700 yards and 126 touchdowns, becoming the first high school player in history to throw for more than 10,000 yards (despite missing the last four games of his senior year because of a broken hand). Booty was named the USA Today Offensive Player of the Year and was named the National High School Player of the Year by at least six associations, including Parade and the Football News.
Booty was the fifth pick overall in the first round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft (1994). Booty spent five years in the Marlins organization, and was a career .269 hitter in the big leagues. He was a part of the 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins and has a World Series ring.
Booty was taken as the 177th pick (6th round) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks and also spent time with the Cleaveland Browns and the Oakland Raiders.
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At USC, Booty was a 2007 pre-season All-American for Athlon, The Sporting News, and Blue Ribbon and was on the 2007 Maxwell Award and Manning Award watch list. In the summer before the season, he worked out with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
After suffering an injury in October of his senior campaign, he returned as the starting QB and led the Trojans to another Pac-10 Title. He finished the season 5–0 and outscored opponents 165–68, culminating in a victory in the 2008 Rose Bowl, an unprecedented sixth straight Pac-10 title and making the Trojans the first college football team to achieve six straight 11-win seasons. In leading the Trojans to a 49–17 Rose Bowl victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini, Booty set a Rose Bowl record with seven career touchdowns (in the 2007 and 2008 games) and was chosen as the Offensive MVP.
He was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth round (137th overall) and also spent time with the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans.
After a stellar career as a Defensive Back at the University of Arkansas, Broadway signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2014.
An outstanding Defensive Linemen for the Red Raiders of Texas Tech , Dawson was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. In the picture to the left, Dawson led the Colts out onto the field in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. He also started as a defensive end in that game. After spending four season with the Colts, he played for the Detroit Lions in 2011.
In 2012-2013, he played for the Tennessee Titans.
In 2013, he was picked up by the New Orleans Saints.
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In his senior season at LSU in 2007, the Tigers selected him to be a team captain and bestowed him with the now legenday #18 jersey. In LSU's 14 games during the 2007 season, Hester led the Tigers in rushing 10 times. His first 100 yard game came against Florida.
In the final game of his college career in the national championship game against Ohio State he rushed 21 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. He did all of this while being a part of a five-man rotation with Keiland Williams, Trindon Holliday, Charles Scott, and Richard Murphy.
Hester was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd round, 69th overall, of the 2008 NFL Draft. After playing 3 seasons with the Chargers, he was signed by the Denver Broncos for the 2012 season.
Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2007.
Pittman originally attended the University of Texas following in his brother Cole's footsteps. He then transferred to play the majority of his college football for the LSU Tigers. He played in 25 games making 61 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
Pittman was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (213th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. After playing with the Browns in 2007, his career was ended due to injury in 2008.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NFLDraft, ECA and LSU standout, Jermauria Rasco was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an outside linebacker.
Rasco tied Reggie White's High School single season sack record as an 8th grader.
After finishing an incredible career with the University of Arkansas. Smith was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004.
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Thomas had a stellar career in college. He ended his playing days at Troy as the Sun Belt Conference record holder in career touchdown receptions with 29. He had 66 catches for 993 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.
In 2014, Thomas, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound wide receiver, signed with the Colts. In 2015, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills.
Wade played for Tennessee from 2002 to 2006. He was a standout in both track and football. Wade played wide receiver when first coming to Tennessee but moved to cornerback after sitting out most of the 2003 with an injury.
Also a star track athlete, Wade won the gold medal over the 200 meters, with a time of 20.95 seconds, and the bronze medal over 100 meters at 2001 World Youth Championships in Athletics. He was also the Louisiana 2001 Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Over the course of his rookie season at cornerback, Wade played 16 games and made one start as a nickleback and made 24 total tackles, 23 of those solo, with 1 interception returned for 2 yards.
In 2010, he played for the Detroit Lions as well as the Cincinnati Bengals.
From 2011 to 2012, he played for the Miami Dolphins.
Taylor received just one offer to play college football on scholarship and that was from Lousiana Tech. He jumped at the opportunity and proceeded to deliver one of nations finest careers in all of NCAA football. Taylor amassed 4,179 yards on 327 completions while scoring 32 touchdowns during his four-year career.
He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers and began to make an immediate impact. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Trent was the "best slot receiver in the entire 2017 draft!".
Currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Tillery is a freak of nature standing 6'6" and weighing in at 295. He is also a scholar in the classroom graduating from Notre Dame with an economics degree in 3.5 years. In his senior campaign at Notre Dame, he received the Sports Illustrated First Team All-American honors as well as 2nd Team A.P All-American honors.
He was an amazing captain on his college team finishing in the final four with a loss to the eventual National Champions Clemson in the Cotton Bowl Classic.
He will go down as the most decorated defensive player in Evangel history and the only First Round Draft pick in ECA history.
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A.D. Washington was a standout safety for Evangel who signed a full scholarship with TCU. After earning Big-12 Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2019, he elected to enter the draft after the 2020 season.
Draft experts had him going anywhere from the 5th-7th rounds. Teams passed on him due to size concerns, but no one has ever questioned the size of Washington's heart, his tenacity, his fearlessness his and nose for the ball. He has been compared with Tyrann Mathieu, aka "Honey-Badger", for his ability to just know where the ball is going to be.
Immediately after the draft had concluded, the Baltimore Ravens signed him as the number one undrafted free agent of the 2021 NFL draft.
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