Editor’s note: The Super Eight group was selected based on nominations from the area’s coaches and each players’ 2019 statistics and potential for having an even bigger role this year. To be fair to all schools, only each coach’s first nomination was picked.

082620_MNS_FB_Marshall_Nichols Marshall Nichols

Marshall Nichols, Holy Innocents’


rshall Nichols, Holy Innocents’

Class: senior

Position: punter/quarterback

Height, weight: 6-0, 204

Last season: averaged 46.68 yards per punt with 11 inside the 20-yard-line

Other sports: golf

Community/off the field: he and his dad volunteer to cook barbecue for soldiers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s USO ATL Center

Favorite class: U.S. history

College: committed to Mississippi State

082620_MNS_FB_Colin_Goldberg Collin Goldberg

Collin Goldberg, Lovett

Collin Goldberg, LovettClass: senior

Position: wide receiver/defensive back/kick returner

Height, weight: 5-11, 178

Last season: 35 tackles and 3 interceptions; returned 12 punts for 158 yards

Other sports: basketball

Favorite class: chemistry

College: undecided; recruited by Ivy League schools

082620_MNS_FB_Andrew_Douglas Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas, Mount Vernon

Andrew Douglas, Mount VernonClass: senior

Position: wide receiver/defensive back

Height, weight: 5-10, 195

Last season: 70 catches for 1,160 yards and 13 TDs; 17 carries for 188 yards and 1 TD

Other sports: basketball and track

Community/off the field: volunteers at Victory World Church in Norcross; likes to cook and lift weights

Favorite class: history/social studies

College: undecided

082620_MNS_FB_Ned_Coleman Ned Coleman

Ned Coleman, North Atlanta

Ned Coleman, North AtlantaClass: senior

Position: tight end/linebacker

Height, weight: 6-2, 215

Last season: 9 catches for 110 yds and 1 TD; 39 tackles, 1 sack and 4 TFL

Other sports: basketball and golf

Community/off the field: Eagle Scout; volunteers at the Carl Sanders YMCA

Favorite class: U.S. history

College: undecided

082620_MNS_FB_RJ_Smith R.J. Smith

R.J. Smith, North Springs

R.J. Smith, North SpringsClass: senior

Position: defensive lineman

Height, weight: 6-2, 275

Last season: honorable mention all-region; 12 tackles, 9 TFL, 1 safety

Other sports: track

Community/off the field: feeds the homeless at Gospel Nation Christian Fellowship Church in Powder Springs

Favorite class: math

College: undecided

082620_MNS_FB_Hunter_Rocker Hunter Rocker

Hunter Rocker, Pace

Hunter Rocker, PaceClass: junior

Position: offensive tackle/defensive end

Height, weight: 6-5, 235

Last season: 18 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack

Other sports: track

Community/off the field: raises money for Cure Childhood Cancer

Favorite class: math

College: undecided

082620_MNS_FB_Jonathan_Brown Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown, Riverwood

Jonathan Brown, RiverwoodClass: senior

Position: defensive end/tight end

Height, weight: 6-3, 235

Last season: Region 6-AAAAA MVP; 53 tackles, led state in sacks with 21; had 70 yards receiving with 2 TDs

Other sports: basketball

Community/off the field: volunteers at New Love Tabernacle Christian Church in Stonecrest

Favorite class: science and social studies

College: undecided

082620_MNS_FB_Lowell_Jones Lowell Jones

Lowell Jones, Westminster

Lowell Jones, WestminsterClass: senior

Position: tight end/linebacker/long snapper

Height, weight: 6-3, 190

Last season: 73 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss and one forced fumble; 3 catches for 39 yards

Other sports: wrestling and baseball

Community/off the field: volunteers at a Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta

Favorite class: math

College: undecided

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