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Trio from Virginia named Parade All-Americans

Virginia is known for producing top
football prospects.  This year
three standouts from the Class of 2012
have been recognized as Parade
All-Americans.  The 49th edition of
the All-American team will be revealed
in Sunday's edition of the Parade
Magazine.
Representing Virginia are Dan River's
Trey Edmunds (running back), Goochland's
Colby Cooke (kicker) and Briar Wood's
Alex Carter.
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Edmunds
was named
Single All-State by
VirginiaPreps.com, as well as the site's
Single A Offensive Player of the Year. 
An early commitment to Virginia Tech,
Edmunds put up tremendous numbers this
season, rushing for 2,596 yards on 283
carries, scoring 34 touchdowns.  He
is expected to play linebacker for the
Hokies.  Dan River won two playoff
games in a season for the first time in
school history and, in the process,
Edmunds rushed for 696 yards and 10
touchdowns in the three postseason
games.
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Cooke
was also a VirginiaPreps.com
Single A All-State selection,
and Goochland coach Joe Fowler said of
his prized senior: "He was a weapon on
offense in that we were almost
guaranteed points once we crossed the 35
yard line. Third in VHSL history in
career field goals and tied for second
in field goals in a season with 17. His
51 yarder in the state title game was
amazing because we had to use brand new
balls that were hard as a rock and cold
as ice. Plus he kicked off the ground
all season. A first Team All Metro
(Richmond area) selection."
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The
Parade designation is another addition
to an impressive resume' for Carter. 
After helping lead Briar Woods to the
schools second consecutive state title,
Carter has been named the Gatorade State
Player of the Year,
Double A All-State by
VirginiaPreps.com, and the site's
AA Defensive Player of the Year
as well.  The Stanford commit was a
contributor in every facet of Briar
Woods' run to a second straight Division
4 title. Carter finished with four
interceptions, double digit pass
breakups, had 3 defensive or return
touchdowns and was among the Falcon
leaders in all-purpose yards.
Ever since PARADE selected its first All
America High School Football Team in
1963, the magazine has been discovering
some of the greatest gridiron legends in
history. More details on all of the
players selected this year will be available online at
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