Overall Numbers
Football 1977 Through Baseball 2012

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  To complete the Summer 2012 project, I'll be offering an opinion on the best athlete to wear each uniform number over the last 35 school years.
  This list will include players from the Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac leagues. Most will be the top choices from our lists for football/basketball/baseball. Some will be multisport athletes, provided the same number was worn and high honors were achieved.
  Updates to the list -- five numbers at a time; picked randomly -- will be made pretty much every day. Thanks for your interest.
  -- Ted Silary . . . silaryt@phillynews.com

Football list is here -- Basketball list is here -- Baseball list is here.

***Number worn by the player in his senior season.***

Yellow background . . . players most recently added.

*=also made an impact in this sport, but wore a different number.

1. Courtney Batts, Penn Charter, '92/'93, football/baseball
       First team All-City twice apiece in football (DB, MP) and baseball (INF). Inter-Ac Player of Year as senior in football. *Basketball (second team All-Inter-Ac as senior).
2. Kevin Jones, O'Hara, '01, football
       Three-time first team All-City RB. Honored first at that position each season. Co-Catholic League POY as senior. Second in career rushing yardage (5,728) at time of graduation.
3. Nate Coronado, Edison, ’11, baseball
       City POY as senior (INF) and third team All-City as junior (INF, while attending Northeast).
4. Maalik Wayns, Roman, '09, basketball
       First team All-City twice and City POY as senior. Listed second on '08 All-City Team. Totaled 1,151 career points.
5. Ibraheim Campbell, Chestnut Hill, '10, football
       First team All-City two times (RB, then DB). Inter-Ac POY as senior. Finished with 3,810 career yards.
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6. Chris Lubanski, Kennedy-Kenrick, '03, baseball
    First team honoree (OF) on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City in '02 and '03 (OF) and third team in '01 (1B). City Player of Year as senior. Gatorade's National Player of Year in '03 and first round draftee (Royals).
7. Sean Grieve, Germantown Academy, '04, football/baseball
    First team All-Inter-Ac selection (DB) on 30-year football squad. First team All-City as senior (DB) and second team (QB) as junior. Second team pick (OF) on overall baseball 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior (OF each time). City Player of Year as senior.
8. Jesse Levis, Northeast, '86, baseball
    Third team honoree (C) on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior; second team as soph (C each time). City Player of the Year as senior.
9. Brett Gordon, La Salle, '97, football
    Selected Philly's top high school gridder (QB) of the 20th century. More than doubled the city record for career TD passes (41 to 84) and eclipsed the yardage mark by almost 2,000 (4,929 to 6,837). Led team to a 32-game winning streak. First team All-City as senior and junior; second team as soph. Co-Catholic League POY as senior. POY as junior. Also received kicking honors. *Basketball (starting point guard).
10. Rick Burns, Egan, '83, baseball
     First team selection (OF) on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City honoree as senior and junior (also City Player of Year) and second team as soph. *Football (first team All-City pick at DB as senior and junior).

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11. Keith Conway, Carroll, '91, baseball
      First team honoree (DP) on overall 35-year squad. Player of Year (OF) as junior. Pitcher of Year as senior. His 15 wins in '91 are the most ever for a Pitcher of Year.
12. Bob Loscalzo, Dougherty, '78, football/baseball
      Second team All-City (QB) as senior football player. Second team honoree (OF) on overall 35-year baseball squad; first team All-City as senior (first time All-City baseball teams were picked).
13. Ben Davis, Malvern, '95, baseball
      Selected Top Player (C) on the overall 35-year squad. First team honoree as senior and junior; third team as junior. Padres made him the No. 2 pick in the draft. *Basketball (Inter-Ac coaches' MVP as senior and third team All-City).
14. Mark Gubicza, Penn Charter, '81, baseball
      Named Top Pitcher on the overall 35-year squad. Drafted in second round by Royals.
15. Tom Dunfee, Bartram, '77/'78, football/baseball
      Second team honoree (LB) on the overall 30-year football squad. First team All-City as senior. Third team pick (DH) on Public League's 35-year squad. First team All-City (DH) as senior (first time All-City baseball teams were picked).

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16. Ed Bowman, Mastbaum, '96/'97, football/baseball
        Second team honoree (DB) on 30-year Pub squad. First team All-City as senior; second team as junior. Third team honoree (INF) on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior; second team as junior.
17. Scott Hunter, Northeast, '93, baseball
        Earned third team spot (DH) on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior (C) and junior (DH). Third team honoree as soph (C). *Football (first team All-City DB as senior; second team as junior).
18. Michael Russell, Bok, '92/'93, football/baseball
        Third team honoree (DB) on Pub football 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior (DB) and junior (Rec.). Second team coaches' All-Public selection in baseball (C) as senior. *Basketball (second team coaches' All-Public honoree as senior).
19. Jon McAllister, Chestnut Hill, '09/'10, football/baseball
        ONLY player to be named to All-City teams six times total. In football, twice earned third team All-City laurels (Rec.). In baseball, went from third team to second to first (twice; all as OF). Third team honoree on overall 35-year squad.
20. John Marzano, Central, '81, baseball
        Collected first team honors (DH) on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior (both C). City Player of Year as senior.

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21. Maureece "The Scorelord" Rice, Strawberry Mansion, '03, basketball
        Golden 5 member of the overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior; second team as soph. Co-POY as senior. Leading scorer in city history with 2,681 points.
22. Lionel Simmons, Southern, '86, basketball
        Occupies No. 3 spot on Golden 5 for overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior, and POY. Second team as junior. Totaled 1,539 career points.
23. Bradley Wanamaker, Roman, '07, basketball
        City Player of the Year as senior.
24. Eddie Gaskins, Frankford, '97, football
        Thrice earned first team All-City honors while becoming the leading rusher in city history (6,122; since surpassed). Public League POY as senior and junior. Member of overall 30-year first team.
25. Clarence "Eggy" Tillman, West Phila., '78, basketball
        First team All-City honoree as senior and junior; second team as soph. First-team honoree on overall 35-year squad. Bagged 1,752 career points.
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26. Jim Turner, Germantown Academy, ’82, football
        First team honoree (LB) on the Inter-Ac’s 30-year squad. Named league’s Top Prospect as a senior and third team All-City as junior. *Baseball (earned first team All-Inter-Ac honors as senior).
27. Chris Flynn, Episcopal, ’83, football
        Top-ranked DB on the overall 30-year squad. Inter-Ac POY as senior and second team All-City (RB) as junior.
28. Christian “Ya-Ya” Walker, Kennedy-Kenrick, ’09, baseball
        First team selection (INF) on the overall 35-year squad. Co-POY as senior. Also first team All-City as junior and second team as soph (both DH). Drafted by Dodgers.
29. Gene Schall, La Salle, ’88, baseball
        Third team honoree (P) on the overall 35-year squad. Pitcher of the Year as senior. Second team All-City (OF) as junior.
30. Rasheed Wallace, Gratz, ’93, basketball
        Honored as the top player on the overall 35-year squad. City POY as senior and junior. Also first team All-City as soph. Totaled 1,690 career points.

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31. Pat Kaiser, SJ Prep, ’02, football
         First team honoree (K) on the overall 30-year squad. Owns city record for career field goals (26). Also earned first team All-City honors (RB) as senior and third team All-Catholic honors on the 30-year squad. Holds city record for points in one season (306).
32. Dan Kusters, Wood, ’91, baseball
         First team pick (DP) on overall 35-year squad. Third team All-City (DH) as soph. First honoree as junior (P) and senior (1B). Pitcher of the Year, then Player of the Year.
33. Eddie Griffin, Roman, ’00, basketball
         No. 2 honoree on the Golden Five first team for the overall 35-year squad. City POY as junior and senior. Totaled 1,656 career points.
34. Blair Thomas, Frankford, ’84, football
         First team honoree (RB) on the overall 30-year squad. Public League POY as senior. Also first team All-City as junior. Third team as soph (KR). Graduated with 3,941 career rushing yards, then the No. 1 total in city history.
35. Dallas Comegys, Roman, ’83, basketball
         Named to the second team on the overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior and City POY. Second team All-City as junior.
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36. Kyle Ambrogi, SJ Prep, '01, football
         Tabbed for the third team (RB) on the overall 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior. Co-Catholic League POY as senior. Rushed for 3,868 career yards.
37. Neal Regan, Ryan, '99, football
        Third team member (LB) of the overall 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior.
38. Bob Brett, Frankford, '80, football
        First team All-City (DE) as senior.
39. Harry Carr, Roman, '92, baseball
        Second team honoree (DP) on the overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior (P) and junior (OF); Pitcher of Year as senior.
40. Michael Bazemore, West Catholic, '01, football
       Earned third team All-Catholic honors (LB) on the 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior; second team as junior.
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41. Dan Dougherty, Episcopal, '80, baseball
       First team All-Inter-Ac selection (DH) on 35-year squad. *Football (first team All-Inter-Ac on 30-year squad at Rec.) & *Basketball (twice earned first team All-Inter-Ac honors).
42. Jerome "Pooh" Richardson, Franklin, '85, basketball
       Earned a Golden First Five spot (G) on the overall 35-year squad. Scored 1,024 career points while serving as the quintessential floor leader.
43. Victor Hobson, SJ Prep, '97, football
       Honored as the top LB on the overall 30-year squad. Part of a very small group of players to thrice earn first team All-City honors. Co-CL POY as senior.
44. Joe McCourt, Roman, '00-'01, football/baseball
        First team honoree (MP) on football's overall 30-year squad. CL POY as junior and co-CL POY  as senior. First team All-City in baseball (OF) as senior; second team as junior (OF). *Basketball (rotation member).
45. Rasual Butler, Roman, '98, basketball
        Second team honoree (F) on the overall 35-year squad. City POY as senior and third team All-City as junior. Scored 1,237 career points.
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46. Steve Quinn, SJ Prep, '04, football
        Third team honoree (Rec.) on overall 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior; third team as junior and second team as soph. Co-CL POY as senior.
47. Gene McAleer, Ryan, '92, football
        No. 2 linebacker on overall 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior. CL POY as senior.
48. Dan Cataline, Ryan, '80, baseball
        Top-ranked OF on overall 35-year squad. First team All-City as senior and junior. City Player of Year as senior. Drafted in second round by Cubs.
49. Terence Wiggins, McDevitt, '91, football
        Earned second team honors (DB) on overall 30-year squad. First team All-City as senior.
50. Jim Boylan, Kennedy-Kenrick, '97, baseball
        First team All-City honoree as senior; second team as junior (P both times). *Football (first team K as senior).
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51. Ed Monaghan, Bonner, ’84, football
        Top offensive lineman on the overall 30-year All-City team. Only player to thrice earn first team All-City honors at different positions (DE as soph, LB as junior). Co-CL POY as senior.
52. Ryan Smith, Roxborough, ’97, football
        Earned second team laurels (OL) on the overall 30-year squad. Top-ranked OL on the All-City team as a senior.
53. Lonnie McFarlan, Roman, ’80, basketball
        First team member of the overall 35-year squad. Co-POY as senior. Also first team All-City as junior. Registered 1,842 career points.
54. Rico Washington, Franklin, ’83, basketball
        Named to the second team on the overall 35-year squad. Second ranked player on the ’83 All-City team. Also a first team All-City player as junior (while playing for Frankford). Racked up 1,240 career points.
55. Mark Stevenson, Roman, ’85, basketball
        Bagged second team honors on the CL portion of the 35-year squad. Listed second on ‘85 first team All-City squad. Second team All-City as junior. Scored 1,519 career points (started out at Dobbins).

All numbers 56 and above are football players. That list can be found here.