Collins named to PARADE's Annual All-American High School Football Team

Staff reports

Landon Collins, 6’0”, 210-pound defensive back from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, has been named to PARADE’s 49th annual All-America High School Football Team.

In partnership with Sporting News, PARADE editors chose 53 seniors whose on-the-field performances represent the best of high school football for this year’s team, which is listed in full in this Sunday’s issue.  

Founded in 1963, the PARADE team has a legacy of recognizing outstanding athletes who have gone on to star on college and professional football fields. More than a dozen PARADE All-Americans have won the Heisman Trophy. Some of them include: Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch, Chris Weinke, Ron Dayne, Herschel Walker, Charles Woodson, Rashaan Salaam, Marcus Allen, Billy Sims, Tony Dorsett, Steve Spurrier and Mike Garrett.

Other greats of the game who got their first national attention in PARADE include: Emmitt Smith, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, John Elway and Earl Campbell. The 2011–2012 NFL boasts a number of PARADE All-Americans, including Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans, Frank Gore from the San Francisco 49ers, and Julius Peppers from the Chicago Bears.

Meet the entire PARADE All-America High School Football Team at See where these top athletes will play college ball, and weigh in on our selections at