The rosters were announced Sunday for the 2023 Shrine Bowl all-star game, which will be played Dec. 16 at Spartanburg High School.
Charlotte and Raleigh-area players were well-represented.
Both N.C. quarterbacks — Weddington’s Tyler Budget and Marvin Ridge’s Evan Medders — are from Union County.
Other area offensive players:
▪ Charlotte Catholic running back Nick Segarra.
▪ Wide receiver Ross Smith (Forest Hills).
▪ Offensive linemen Thomas Wilson (Myers Park), Kai Greer (Marvin Ridge), Edar Mangum (Cleveland) and Trent Mitchell (Ashbrook).
▪ Hough All-American Nolan Hauser is the kicker/punter. Hauser set the national career record for field goals (57) Friday.
▪ Defensive lineman Deebo White (JM Robinson).
▪ Linebackers Ryan Ziegler (Cardinal Gibbons) and Billy Wilkes (Providence).
▪ Defensive backs Ben Black (Mallard Creek) and Phillip Harris (Butler).
NC Shrine Bowl roster
▪ Defensive line: Nnamdi Ogboko (South Garner), Henry Hicks (Northampton), DJ Brant (West Columbus), Keenan Hatcher (Grimsley), Chris Kinsey (Clayton), Mansion Brooks (East Bladen), Deebo White (Jay M. Robinson)
▪ Linebackers: Deric Dandy (Mount Airy), Jadin Baptist (Pinecrest), Curtis Simpson (Kings Mountain), Jamarcus Smith (St. Pauls), Ryan Ziegler (Cardinal Gibbons), Brandon Guest (AC Reynolds), Paul Widerman (Reidsville), Billy Wilkes (Providence)
▪ Defensive backs: Ben Black (Mallard Creek), Phillip Harris (Butler), Zakhi Mitchell (East Forsyth), Landon Callahan (Reagan), Deuce Walker (Salisbury), Tre Martin (Southern Durham)
▪ Quarterbacks: Tyler Budge (Weddington), Evan Medders (Marvin Ridge)
▪ Running backs: Tyler Mason (Mount Airy), Corbin Kerr (Wallace-Rose Hill), Cuttler Adams (Robbinsville), Nick Segarra (Charlotte Catholic)
▪ Wide receivers: Jonathan Paylor (Cummings), Javarius Green (Crest), Ross Smith (Forest Hills), Josiah McLaurin (Clinton), Truitt Manuel (West Henderson), Mike Carlock (Jacksonville), Izay Bridges (Shelby)
▪ Offensive linemen: Thomas Wilson (Myers Park), Kai Greer (Marvin Ridge), Darrius McDougald (Scotland), Kedar Mangum (Cleveland), Jani Norwood (Eastern Randolph), Desmond Jackson (West Forsyth), Tyler West (Andrews), Trent Mitchell (Ashbrook)
▪ Kicker/Punter: Nolan Hauser (Hough)
Johnny Sowell (Head coach), Nick Eddins, Hugh Martin, Doug Robertson, George Privott, Brett Chappell, Bryan Craig
SC Shrine Bowl roster
▪ Quarterbacks: Jaivon Martin (Crestwood), Matthew Wilson (Rock Hill)
▪ Running backs: Traevon Dunbar (Midland Valley), Dashun Reeder (Christ Church), Turbo Richard (Northwestern)
▪ Wide receivers: Christian Zachary (Calhoun County), Yannick Smith (Summerville), Jimmar Boston (Westside), Braylon Staley (Strom Thurmond), Will Young (Brookland Cayce), Avery McFadden (Hillcrest)
▪ Tight ends: Bryce Rothwell (Lucy Beckham), Hasan Lee (White Knoll)
▪ Offensive linemen: Kam Pringle (Woodland), Josiah Thompson (Dillon), Blake Franks (Greenville), Julius Tate (Greenville), Watson Young (Daniel), Slayton Stokes (Hartsville), Brady Pickett (Myrtle Beach), Jake Buerk (Gaffney)
▪ Kicker/Punter: Coleman Franzone (James Island)
▪ Defensive line: Jayden Fuller (Silver Bluff), Jordan Boyd (Silver Bluff), Marcus Downs (Riverside), Shaikh Thompson (Hilton Head), Jarriel Jeffries (Gaffney), Lorenzo Pressley (Lake City), Tamir Hickman (Indian Land), JaMarcus Stevens (Strom Thurmond)
▪ Linebackers: Terry Grant (West Ashley), Omari Jackson (Belton Honea Path), Kelvin Hunter (West Florence), Antonio Hopkins (Chester), Caleb Strese (Gilbert), Jayden Kimble (White Knoll)
▪ Defensive backs: Zay Johnson (Clinton), Troy Stevenson (Phillip Simmons), Zantwan Nelson (South Pointe), Jauron Bennett (Sumter), Tyler Jones (Dutch Fork), Debo Hall (York), Demario Bookhart (Spartanburg), Quay’Sheed Scott (Marion)
Wayne Farmer (Head coach), Russell Blackston, Chad Leaphart, Victor Floyd, Rusty Charpia, Carlisle Koonts, James Breland