The Class AAAAA title game featured Gainesville against Ware County. Gainesville QB Deshaun Watson entered the game with 47 TD passes and another 22 TDs rushing.
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More than 130 former Georgia high school players on NFL rosters

More than 130 former Georgia high school players are on NFL rosters entering the first week of the season, according to research by GHSF Daily. 

Norcross has the most alumni in the NFL, as there are six former Blue Devils playing on Sundays. They are Lorenzo Carter, Jason Croom, Geremy Davis, Max Garcia, Chris Herndon and Alvin Kamara. A potential seventh, Brice Butler, was released this week by the Dolphins and remains a free agent. 

Stephenson and Tucker have five NFL players each. Peachtree Ridge has four. 

This could be the first season that All-Pro safety Eric Berry won’t play an NFL game. The former Creekside star is a free agent. Another former All-Pro defensive back from Georgia, Adam “Pacman” Jones of Westlake, has retired after 12 seasons. Offensive lineman Clint Boling of Chattahoochee also retired after eight seasons. 

But there are some 18 former Georgia players set to make their NFL debuts. Those include Stephenson’s Montez Sweat, a first-round pick of the Washington Redskins, and former AJC Super 11 players Tre Lamar of Roswell, Ken Webster of Stockbridge and Mecole Hardman of Elbert County. 

The NFL team with the most Georgia players is the New York Giants with nine. The home-state Falcons have six. The Philadelphia Eagles are the only NFL team with no Georgia players. 

The NFL has not released the totals by state, but it is likely that Georgia ranks fourth in players, as it did in 2018. According to the NFL, Georgia had 123 players on 2018 opening-week rosters. That trailed Florida (211), California (185) and Texas (175) and led fifth-place Ohio (76). 

The list below includes Georgia players on 53-man rosters, injured reserve or suspended lists. They do not include those on practice squads. 

NFL rosters change daily, and NFL high school data must be researched, as it is not provided officially by the league. We welcome notice of omissions or mistakes and will update this list accordingly on AJC.com. 

Players are listed alphabetically by high school. List includes where they played in college and current NFL team: 

LB Vic Beasley, Adairsville, Clemson, Falcons 
QB Joshua Dobbs, Alpharetta, Tennessee, Steelers 
WR Jakobi Meyers*, Arabia Mountain, N.C. State, Patriots 
WR Breshad Perriman, Arabia Mountain, Central Florida, Buccaneers 
CB Justin Coleman, Brunswick, Tennessee, Lions 
CB Darius Slay, Brunswick, Mississippi State, Lions 
DB Tracy Walker, Brunswick, La.-Lafayette, Lions 
LS Reid Ferguson, Buford, LSU, Bills 
DB J.J. Wilcox-ij, Cairo, Georgia Southern, Falcons 
MLB Jarrad Davis, Camden Co., Florida, Lions 
DE Darryl Johnson*, Camden Co., N. C. A&T, Bills 
LS Josh Harris, Carrollton, Auburn, Falcons 
DB Jonathan Jones, Carrollton, Auburn, Patriots 
DT Dontavius Russell*, Carrollton, Auburn, Jaguars 
RB Isaiah Crowell-ij, Carver (Col.), Alabama State, Raiders 
OT Chris Hubbard, Carver (Col.), UAB, Browns 
RB Nick Chubb, Cedartown, Georgia, Browns 
RB Senorise Perry-ij, Chattooga, Louisville, Bills 
WR Tyreek Hill, Coffee, West Alabama, Chiefs 
OG Cameron Erving, Colquitt Co., Florida State, Chiefs 
TE Gerald Everett, Columbia, S. Alabama, Rams 
OT Eric Smith, Columbia, Virginia, Giants 
P Chris Jones, Coosa, Carson-Newman, Cowboys 
FB Alex Armah, Dacula, West Georgia, Panthers 
OG Corey Levin, Dacula, Chattanooga, Broncos 
OLB Leonard Floyd, Dodge Co., Georgia, Bears 
DT Montravius Adams, Dooly Co., Auburn, Packers 
SS Shawn Williams, Early Co., Georgia, Bengals 
DT Sheldon Rankins, Eastside, Louisville, Saints 
WR Mecole Hardman*, Elbert Co., Georgia, Chiefs 
DE Isaac Rochell, ELCA, Notre Dame, Chargers 
CB Buster Skrine, Etowah, Chattanooga, Bears 
LB A.J. Johnson, Gainesville, Tennessee, Broncos 
DE Jeremiah Ledbetter-ij, Gainesville, Arkansas, Buccaneers 
QB Deshaun Watson, Gainesville, Clemson, Texans 
RB Wayne Gallman, Grayson, Clemson, Giants 
DT Robert Nkemdiche-pup, Grayson, Mississippi, Dolphins 
WR Kalif Raymond, GAC, Holy Cross, Titans 
WR Darius Slayton*, GAC, Auburn, Giants 
DE Ronald Blair, Greene Co., App. State, 49ers 
DE Arden Key, Hapeville, LSU, Raiders 
OLB Jordan Jenkins, Harris Co., Georgia, Jets 
DE Dalvin Tomlinson, Henry Co., Alabama, Giants 
OG James Carpenter, Hephzibah, Alabama, Falcons 
OLB Bradley Chubb, Hillgrove, N.C. State, Broncos 
RB Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove, Alabama, Dolphins 
TE Evan Engram, Hillgrove, Mississippi, Giants 
OLB D’Andre Walker*-ij, Hughes, Georgia, Titans 
CB Cameron Sutton, Jonesboro, Tennessee, Steelers 
OT Donnell Greene*-ij, Kell, Minnesota, Jaguars 
ILB Wesley Woodyard, LaGrange, Kentucky, Titans 
MLB Raekwon McMillan, Liberty Co., Ohio State, Dolphins 
WR Preston Williams, Lovejoy, Colorado State, Dolphins

OT Elijah Wilkinson, Lovejoy, Ga. Southern, Broncos 
DB Grant Haley, Lovett, Penn State, Giants 
LB Josh Harvey-Clemons, Lowndes, Louisville, Redskins 
CB Kenny Moore, Lowndes, Valdosta State, Colts 
FS Kevin Byard, M.L. King, Middle Tenn., Titans 
ILB Roquan Smith, Macon Co., Georgia, Bears 
ILB Natrez Patrick, Mays, Georgia, Rams 
OG Kofi Amichia-ij, McEachern, South Florida, Panthers 
OT Chuma Edoga*, McEachern, Southern Cal, Jets 
DE Allen Bailey, McIntosh Co., Miami, Falcons 
RB Peyton Barber, Milton, Auburn, Buccaneers 
DE Carl Lawson, Milton, Auburn, Bengals 
DT Grover Stewart, Mitchell Co., Albany State, Colts 
WR Michael Gallup, Monroe Area, Colorado State, Cowboys 
DE Stephon Tuitt, Monroe Area, Notre Dame, Steelers 
OLB Alec Ogletree, Newnan, Georgia, Giants 
LB Lorenzo Carter, Norcross, Georgia, Giants 
TE Jason Croom, Norcross, Tennessee, Bills 
WR Geremy Davis, Norcross, Connecticut, Chargers 
OG Max Garcia-pup, Norcross, Florida, Cardinals 
TE Chris Herndon-sus, Norcross, Miami (Fla.), Jets 
RB Alvin Kamara, Norcross, Tennessee, Saints 
SS Morgan Burnett, North Clayton, Georgia Tech, Browns 
DT Kyle Love, North Clayton, Miss. State, Panthers 
TE Darren Waller, North Cobb, Georgia Tech, Raiders 
TE Jared Cook, North Gwinnett, South Carolina, Saints 
OT Ja’Wuan James, North Gwinnett, Tennessee, Broncos

TE C.J. Uzomah, North Gwinnett, Auburn, Bengals 
WR Chris Conley, North Paulding, Georgia, Jaguars 
DB Brandon Facyson, Northgate, Virginia Tech, Chargers 
K Wil Lutz, Northgate, Georgia State, Saints 
WR Robert Davis, Northside (W.R.), Georgia State, Redskins 
DT Abry Jones, Northside (W.R.), Georgia, Jaguars 
CB Steven Nelson, Northside (W.R.), Oregon State, Steelers 
DT Isaiah Mack, NW Whitfield, Chattanooga, Titans 
RB Chris Carson, Parkview, Oklahoma State, Seahawks 
WR Demarcus Robinson, Peach Co., Florida, Chiefs 
OT Orlando Brown, Peachtree Ridge, Oklahoma, Ravens 
DE Cameron Heyward, Peachtree Ridge, Ohio State, Steelers 
LB Kevin Minter, Peachtree Ridge, LSU, Buccaneers 
CB Bradley Roby, Peachtree Ridge, Ohio State, Texans 
CB Casey Hayward, Perry, Vanderbilt, Chargers 
OLB Thomas Davis, Randolph-Clay, Georgia, Chargers 
SS Vonn Bell, Ridgeland, Ohio State, Saints 
OT Cordy Glenn, Riverdale, Georgia, Bengals 
DT Grady Jarrett, Rockdale Co., Clemson, Falcons 
LB Tre Lamar*-ij, Roswell, Clemson, Lions 
P Ty Long, Roswell, UAB, Chargers

CB Mike Hilton, Sandy Creek, Ole Miss, Steelers 
CB Isaiah Johnson, Sandy Creek, Georgia Tech, Raiders 
DB Dee Virgin, Seminole Co., West Alabama, Lions 
DE Stephen Weatherly, Shiloh, Vanderbilt, Vikings 
DT Justin Jones, South Cobb, N.C. State, Chargers 
CB Rock Ya-Sin*, SW DeKalb, Temple, Colts 
RB Jerick McKinnon-ij, Sprayberry, Georgia Southern, 49ers 
DB Brynden Trawick, Sprayberry, Troy, Ravens 
P Sam Martin, Starr's Mill, App. State, Lions 
DE Justin Houston, Statesboro, Georgia, Colts 
RB Mike Davis, Stephenson, South Carolina, Bears 
DE Bruce Irvin, Stephenson, West Virginia, Panthers 
DB Kenny Ladler-ij, Stephenson, Vanderbilt, Giants 
OLB Preston Smith, Stephenson, Miss. State, Packers 
LB Montez Sweat*, Stephenson, Miss. State, Redskins 
DB Ken Webster*, Stockbridge, Ole Miss, Dolphins 
DE Austin Bryant*, Thomas Central, Clemson, Lions 
CB A.J. Bouye, Tucker, Central Florida, Jaguars 
WR Dwayne Harris, Tucker, East Carolina, Raiders 
DE Jonathan Ledbetter*, Tucker, Georgia, Dolphins 
CB Duke Shelley*, Tucker, Kansas State, Bears 
DB Neiko Thorpe, Tucker, Auburn, Seahawks 
DB Darqueze Dennard-pup, Twiggs Co., Michigan State, Bengals 
TE Jordan Akins, Union Grove, Central Florida, Texans 
DT Cortez Broughton*, Veterans, Cincinnati, Chargers 
FS Reshad Jones, Washington, Georgia, Dolphins 
C David Andrews-ij, Wesleyan, Georgia, Patriots 
WR Demaryius Thomas, West Laurens, Georgia Tech, Patriots 
QB Cam Newton, Westlake, Auburn, Panthers 
K Harrison Butker, Westminster, Georgia Tech, Chiefs 
OT Trent Brown, Westover, Florida, Raiders 
DB Kareem Jackson, Westside (Mac.), Alabama, Broncos 
OLB Bud Dupree, Wilkinson Co., Kentucky, Steelers 
DB Chandon Sullivan, Winder-Barrow, Georgia State, Packers 
DE Henry Anderson, Woodward Academy, Stanford, Jets 
P A.J. Cole*, Woodward Academy, N.C. State, Raiders 

Notes: ij - Injured reserve; pup - Physically unable to perform; sus - Suspended list; * - Rookie 

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