The countdown continues as the Battle Creek Enquirer ranks the top 10 high school football players ever at Battle Creek Central.
We will be revealing players on the list all week until we reach No. 1 – the G.O.A.T – the Greatest Of All Time for Battle Creek Central football. So return often to see the list grow.
Reminder, that once we complete the top 10 list, it will then be up to the Battle Creek area to vote for their No. 1 player and to find out if they agree with us.
Voting for the Battle Creek Central G.O.A.T – greatest football player of all time at the school, starts on Friday at http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com
Then, each week, we will do a different city school until we have looked at the top players from each of the program in Battle Creek.
The Top 10 All-Time Football Players at Battle Creek Central:
No. 8: Calvin Fox – Class of 1966
During an era between 1965-68, Battle Creek Central went 33-1 and Calvin Fox helped kick off that success as the key player on the Bearcats’ 1965 undefeated squad. Fox helped BCC to its first undefeated and untied season since 1897 as the Bearcats finished No. 2 in the final high school football polls, missing being named as the state’s mythical state champion by just a couple of points in the voting. Fox was an All-State end and linebacker who went on to play and start at Michigan State University during an era when the Spartans were among the elite in college football. Fox was drafted by Houston in the NFL Draft in 1971.
What the panel said, ‘One of the key players in the early years of Battle Creek Central’s golden era.’
No. 7: Anthony Rashad White – Class of 2007
At 6-foot-1, 325 pounds, Anthony Rashad White was one of the strongest players ever to play at Battle Creek Central. Beyond his football accomplishments, White held the state record in the dead lift at 650 pounds and could bench press 410 pounds in high school. White was on back-to-back playoff teams in high school at Battle Creek Central and then had an up-and-down college career before becoming a standout at Michigan State University. White first went to a prep school after his senior football campaign at BCC and then played at a junior college before joining the Spartans. While at MSU he was a member of a Big Ten title team, back-to-back 11-win seasons and three bowl squads. As a defensive tackle for MSU, he came up with one of the most memorable blocked field goals in recent Spartan history to finish a win over Georgia in the Outback Bowl. White signed a free agent contract out of college with the Pittsburgh Steelers and later the New England Patriots.
What the panel said, ‘An incredible athlete for his size with great, great power.’
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