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Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:16 AM

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Dear Coach:
I am handling ALL the nominations for ALL classes for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Football Teams. Please do not confuse our teams with the Associated Press All-State Football Teams, which are being released right before Christmas and were voted on using regular-season stats only. The TSWA All-State Teams include postseason stats. We’ll also select three teams, AP goes with two. We also break down offensive linemen — centers, guards and tackles — SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE HE PLAYS.
Also, NO STATS probably means NO ALL-STATE HONORS.

Deadline to nominate for our team is Friday, Dec. 30 Again, please include postseason stats in your season totals. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FAXED/E-MAILED ME NOMINATIONS, via Maury Sallinger’s form or just on your own you could put this in File 13 — providing you sent me ENOUGH information. I GOTTA HAVE BASIC STATS.

You are limited to SIX nominations (a player nominated at QB and DB counts as two nominations). The punter, place-kicker and kick-returner DO NOT count toward the six.

On offense, we’ll select three running backs, two split ends, a tight end, a center, and four offensive linemen. Remember, make sure to list WHAT POSITION YOUR OFFENSIVE LINEMAN PLAYS (G, C, T), if not, I’ll place him for you.

On defense, we’ll select four linemen, four linebackers and four defensive backs.

Don’t forget about place-kicker, punter and KICK-RETURNER. Include ONLY football stats and honors.

You can e-mail me at: or fax nominations to 979-776-8923. Please try to avoid calling me if possible, it would be way too much if every coach tried to call. You can contact me via fax or e-mail (I’ll confirm e-mails as I go through them). If you are worried about me getting it, fax it AND e-mail. I’ve found that works out, I’d rather have it twice than not at all. Thanks. I’ll work for you if you work for me. If you are still in the playoffs, you can send in nominations this week and update when the season is over — so you don’t forget. Or wait and send in at the end of your season. BUT DON’T FORGET. Thanks.

Sincerely yours,

Robert R. Cessna
(979) 731-4638
1-800-299-7355 ext. 4638
(979) 776-8923 FAX
All-state FOOTBALL nomination form
(Copy if nominating more than 1 player, or a player at two positions)
(Remember, if he’s an OL, list him as GUARD, TACKLE or CENTER)

Player:____________________________ School___________________________

District:_______________His Position________________Team record:__________

His Ht:_____________His Wt._____________His classification:________________

Statistical information/Season & career

Postseason honors/Et cetera (Key playoff info)


2016 TSWA All-State Volleyball Nominations are closed. The deadline was Friday, December 2.



2016 All-State Softball Teams Announced.

6A. Order an All-State plaque to memorialize your selection to the All-State team. Order info is in the column on the right side of this page.


2015 All-State Football Teams Announced.

Order an All-State plaque to memorialize your selection to the All-State team. Order info is in the column on the right side of this page.


2016-2017 Realignment

The UIL has announced the 2016-2017 realignments and reclassifications.

Attention Coaches, Parents, Players and Fans! ...

When All-State football and volleyball teams are released and you look for a player that didn't make one of the teams -- please do us a favor before sending an irate E-mail listing all the reasons why your player was deserving to be on one of these teams.

We can't select players if they were never nominated. Coaches and/or sports writers are the only ones who can nominate a player(s). If they are not nominated - our writers can't vote on someone who is not on the ballot. So check with your coach FIRST to see if the player was even nominated.

There is no way a single sports writer, who compiles the ballots, can know every player across the state. Coaches are the life-line in helping us select players. If coaches choose not to participate in submitting their players -- then we can't do anything beyond that.