Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:47 AM
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Robert R. Cessna
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)
District:_______________His Position________________Team record:__________
His Ht:_____________His Wt._____________His classification:________________
Statistical information/Season & career
Postseason honors/Et cetera (Key playoff info)
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.
Download this form, then fill it out and mail it with your check, payable to:Sports Media Publications
Players can now memorialize their Texas Sports Writers Association All-State selection. If you were selected as an All-State player in football, volleyball, baseball, or softball -- you can order one of two available beautiful plaques with your name, sport, and year that you were selected as one of the prestigious All-State players in Texas. The lighter wood plaque is laser-cut; the darker wood plaque has a smooth metal surface.
The plaques (7" x 9") are only $40 (including s/h) and can be personally customized to serve as a reminder of your outstanding athletic achievement. Each plaque will have a silhouette of an athlete for each sport.
If you want to order a plaque - please contact us with your plaque selection, name, sport and year of being selected as an All-State player. All orders must be pre-paid. No credit cards accepted.Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
It is time to renew your TXSWA membership for 2017. The website is designed with you and Texas high school sports fans in mind. The membership form is on the site ready to be printed, filled out and mailed to Maury Salinger who will be happy to collect your $10.00 membership on behalf of TXSWA. Just click About TXSWA and you'll find the form.
We want to communicate to coaches, student-athletes, parents, and others who are interested in the work we are doing. This is your forum too! If you have any suggestions -- don't be bashful.
At the moment -- get your membership in to Maury ASAP! Keep up the good work!