Video Highlights of his High School days at Poly/MT. SAC There are several names that have suited up for the Green and Gold that are hang in the Poly football Hall of Fame. The most recognizable names are those of players Willie McGinest, Winston Justice, Chris Lewis, Darrell Rideaux, Samie Parker, Larry Croom, Dennis Link, […]
Video Highlights of his High School days at Poly/MT. SAC
There are several names that have suited up for the Green and Gold that are hang in the Poly football Hall of Fame.
The most recognizable names are those of players Willie McGinest, Winston Justice, Chris Lewis, Darrell Rideaux, Samie Parker, Larry Croom, Dennis Link, Marquise Anderson, Herman Ho- Ching, Daniel Ho-Ching, Rob Toller, Ken-yon Rambo, Tago Brothers, Chuckie Miller, Kareem Kelly, Terrence Austin, Brian banks, Darnell Bing, Mark Carrier, Jurrell Casey, Kaelin Clay, Charles Clinton, Isaiah Green, Tony Hill, David Howard, Jim Lawson, Marcedes Lewis, Earl McCullough, Jamize Olawale, Stephone Paige, Jack Jones, Alfred Rowe, Leonard Russell, Omar Stoutmire, Page Togafau, Gene Washington, Manuel Wright, Raul Lara, Jerry Jaso, and many more players have had their names in those halls, most of them with an extensive college or pro football résumé.
For every DeSean Jackson, Keyon Rambo, Marcedes Lewis who are some of Long Beach Poly most decorated Athletes form the Long Beach-area for high school talent who have since went on to a successful college and NFL career, there are countless others who had the ability or potential to achieve greatness at the highest level but for some reason didn’t make it.
Ask those who spent large chunks of their lives playing or watching football at Poly — the city’s best-known spot for high school football talent for colleges in the westcost of Southern CA. Many former players have said that this is the greatest WR they have ever seen. Others will tell you that at the WR postion – there was nobody quite like Cyrus.
ANDRE CYRUS, WR, 6-0, 180, JR, Long Beach, CA (Long Beach Poly-Mt. San Antonio College)
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA – Andre played his junior college football at Mt. San Antonio College…he was selected as a preseason J.C. Grid Wire second team All-American…ranked as the 47th best junior college player in the nation by SuperPrep in the magazine’s list of top 100 JUCO players…also recruited by Florida, USC and Tennessee…runs 40 in 4.5…he was a first-team all-league (Mission Valley Conference) pick at Mt. SAC as a freshman and a second-team selection as a sophomore…he caught 40 passes in nine games for 862 yards (21.5 average) and 6 touchdowns, including a long TD reception of 65 yards, as a sophomore…he caught 36 passes for 751 yards (20.9 average) and 7 touchdowns, including a long TD reception of 83 yards, as a freshman…he also returned one kickoff for 20 yards and rushed for 24 yards on 4 carries as a freshman…his two-year total amounted to 76 receptions for 1,613 yards, an average of 21.2 yards, and 13 touchdowns, plus a 2-point PAT…played for Coach Bill Fisk at Mt. SAC, on a team that posted a 9-2 record in 2000 and was ranked seventh in the State of California.
Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach, CA –Andre was a three-year letterman at Long Beach Poly, while playing football for Coach Jerry Jaso…he caught 10 passes for 225 yards (22.5 average) and 1 touchdown as a sophomore, including a long gain of 45 yards…he caught 35passes for 800 yards (22.9 average) and 12 touchdowns as a junior, including a long gain of 82 yards…he caught 38 passes for 901 yards (23.7 average) and 9 touchdowns as a senior, including a long gain of 71 yards…he was a first-team all-league (Moore) pick as a junior and senior and was a preseason prep All-American as a senior…Long Beach Poly won the CIF Division I title his junior year (1997).
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