2013: Helix Among Leaders in NFL Players

The Helix Highlanders had four graduates on NFL rosters when teams reached the 53-man limit earlier this month.

Scots alums include running back Reggie Bush of Detroit, quarterback Alex Smith of Kansas City, cornerback Jaemar Taylor of Miami, and tight end Levine Toilolo of Atlanta.

A total of 16 players from the San Diego Section made NFL roster at cutdown:

Name Position High School NFL Team
Russell Allen Linebacker Vista Jacksonville
Khalif Barnes Tackle Mount Miguel Oakland
Reggie Bush Running Back Helix Detroit
Arian Foster RunningBack Mission Bay Houston
Leon Hall Cornerback Vista Cincinnati
Ryan Lindley Quarterback El Capitan Arizona
Bear Pascoe Tight End Granite Hills N.Y. Giants
David Quessenberry Tackle La Costa Canyon Houston
Brian Schwenke Center Oceanside Tennessee
Alex Smith Quarterback Helix Kansas City
Kenny Stills Wide Receiver New Orleans La Costa Canyon
Jaemar Taylor Cornerback Helix Miami
Levine Toilolo Tight End Helix Atlanta
Jimmy Wilson Safety Point Loma Miami
Kellen Winslow, Jr. Tight End Scripps Ranch N.Y. Jets
Will Yeatman Tackle Rancho Bernardo Miami


Helix is among 14 other U.S. schools tied for third in NFL contributions.

Norland of Miami and St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale lead with 6 players. Pahokee, Florida, has 5.

The next 15, with 4  each:

Helix; Southlake Carroll, Texas; Colton; Concord De La Salle; Cincinnati Bishop Elder; Belle Glade Glades Central, Florida; Greenwood, South Carolina; Long Beach Poly; Mission Viejo; North Miami Beach; Houston North Shore; Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; Piscataway, New Jersey; Rock Hill, South Carolina; Austin Westlake, Texas.


California leads with 225 players, followed by Florida, 186; Texas, 184; Georgia, 95; Ohio, 74; New Jersey, 63; Lousiana, 62; Pennsylvania, 58; South Carolina, 54, and Virginia, 50.

Louisiana has one player for every 73,119 residents.  South Carolina is second with one for every 85,655, and Mississippi  third with one for every 92,728.   California is not in the top 10.

Miami, with 24, is the hometown with the most players, followed by Houston (16), and Detroit, 14.

Information is provided annually  by the NFL communications department.

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