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FORT THOMAS HIGHLANDS - THE WINNINGEST PREP FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN KENTUCKY

Historical Greats

HIGHLANDS' GRIDIRON GREATS
 
In 1980, Fort Thomas Living published a listing of the all-time greatest Highlands football players.  This honor roll was the product of a city-wide survey asking Fort Thomas residents to list the top players at each position; a committee was also used to develop the "all-star" rosters.  Two lists were developed, one comprised of players from 1915-1953 and one comprised of players from 1954-1980.   
 
1915-1953 TEAM:
 
Backs: Jim Howe (1944), John Hosking (1931), John Kellogg (1926), Duke Schneider (1949), Bruce Ross (1938), Henry Pogue (1938), Ray Mosley (1954), Richard Kruer (1943), Ted Finneseth (1952), Tom Rohrer (1953), Homer Rice (1945), Bob Luecke (1945)

Centers: Jack Cook (1942), Pete Thress (1951)

Ends: Bob Stegeman (1931), Bob Curtice (1951), Frank Burdick (1930), Ed Johnson (1948), Jerry Cecil (1941)

Guards: J.C. McFarland (1947), Rich Picola (1938), Don Reder (1944), George Mogge (1942), George Grimm (1929)

Tackles: Bob Faust (1949), Bob Kuhnhein (1944), Jack Casner (1939), Jim Schweitzer (1942)
 
1954-1980 FIRST TEAM:
 
Quarterback: Roger Walz (1962)

Fullbacks: John Burt (1962), Mike McGraw (1962)

Tailbacks: Hank Pogue (1967), Jim Burt (1962)

Wingbacks: Clem Fennell (1969), Duke Schneider (1971)

Centers: Jim McFarland (1969), Jim Waite (1969)

Guards: Rick Grover (1971), Jeff Theiss (1977)

Tackles: Paul Finneseth (1959), Jeff Schlosser (1976)

Receivers: Steve Graves (1969), Bob Steinhauser (1961)

Defensive Backs: Tim Racke (1969), Roger Walz (1962), Denny McAtee (1958), Rick Hoffman (1969), Bert Bathiany (1972)

Linebackers: Bill Roller (1971), Mike McGraw (1962)

Defensive Ends: Bob Steinhauser (1961), Dave Hudepohl (1960), Greg Oetjen (1969)

Down Linemen: Chuck Kyle (1965), Mike Lawson (1964), Brad Wendel (1976), Craig Leftin (1971)
 
1954-1980 SECOND TEAM:
 
Quarterback: Tim Racke (1969)

Fullback: Gary Cochran (1958)

Tailback: Rick Hoffman (1969)

Wingback: Jeff McMahon (1976)

Center: Eric Knock (1978)

Guards: Bill Klump (1976), Dale Mueller (1973)

Tackles: Greg Leftin (1971), Doug Moore (1962), Gary Oetjen (1973)

Ends: Dwayne Pickens (1972), Rick Pendery (1976)

Defensive Backs: Richie Emmons (1959), Clem Fennell (1969), Ron Malone (1976), Don Leisl (1978)

Linebackers: Joe Ross (1961), Tim Geiman (1978)

Defensive Ends: Ken Geiman (1979), Rick Grover (1971)

Down Linemen: Greg Leftin (1971), Gary Oetjen (1973), Doug Moore (1962)

1954-1980 THIRD TEAM:
 
Quarterback: Billy Straub (1958)

Fullback: Mike Lawson (1964)

Tailback: Jim Vorhees (1965)

Wingback: Harold White (1965)

Center: Steve Kibler (1959)

Guards: Larry Lee (1959), John Havron (1966)

Tackles: Craig Leftin (1971), Jack Eicher (1967)

Ends: Bob Wasser (1967), Dan Long (1972)
 
Defensive Backs: Duke Schneider (1971), Barry Alberhart (1956), Aaron Mosley (1959), Dain Birkley (1964)

Linebackers: Jerry Krentz (1969), Mike Roth (1965), Gary Cochran (1958)

Defensive Ends: Mike Herrmann (1981), Dan Long (1972)

Down Linemen: Jeff Theiss (1977), Allen Law (1963), Mark Barringer (1969)