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Best Players from the Old NIL (Nashville Interscholastic League)

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Who were some of the greatest high school football players from the old NIL (Nashville Interscholastic League), what schools did they play for (whether the school is still open or not), and what years did they play? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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wow, that list would be huge!
A question I would have- what year did the NIL go out of existence?

Some I remember were Fred Fisher, Barry Burton, Lonnie Sadler, Jimmy Gaylor, and Ralph Carnahan.
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[quote name='fromthetop2' post='826177803' date='Oct 7 2006 - 02:33 PM']
wow, that list would be huge!
A question I would have- what year did the NIL go out of existence?

Some I remember were Fred Fisher, Barry Burton, Lonnie Sadler, Jimmy Gaylor, and Ralph Carnahan.
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What about Jeff Peoples? Didn't he win the NIL MVP in football and baseball?
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Wayne Bush-[url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=179&SportID=1"]Glencliff[/url]
Kenny Johnson-Donelson
Bonnie Sloan--Litton
Bill Wade--[url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=343&SportID=1"]MBA[/url]
Chuck Boyd-Madison
Austin Denney-Donelson
Alex Gordy-Litton
Tom Moore-Goodlettsville
Richard [url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=159&SportID=1"]Fulton[/url]-East
Maxie Runyon--Cohn
Kenneth Duke-Litton
Bobby Tillman--Litton
Mike Jones-[url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=486&SportID=1"]Stratford[/url]
Preston Brown-[url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=308&SportID=1"]Maplewood[/url]
Tom Marshall-[url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=356&SportID=1"]Mt. Juliet[/url]
Greg Gaines-DuPont
George Volkert-Litton
Johnny Tomlinson--Litton (one year anyway)
Chuck Steagald--Donelson

There are way too many to mention. Maybe the best back and lineman from each team would be more like it, although that would still be hard to do.
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[quote name='fromthetop2' post='826177803' date='Oct 7 2006 - 03:33 PM']
wow, that list would be huge!
A question I would have- what year did the NIL go out of existence?

Some I remember were Fred Fisher, Barry Burton, Lonnie Sadler, Jimmy Gaylor, and Ralph Carnahan.
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The NIL still existed through the '78 season, although the district set-up had made it a bit irrelevant. The '70 season, when [url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=343&SportID=1"]MBA[/url] played Two Rivers in the Clinic Bowl, is probably the last time the NIL had real importance.

Some that I would list (and I'll go for the obscure here)

Danny Hunley (Cumberland)
Terry Potter (Goodlettsville)
David Belt (Madison)
Walter Herod ([url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=223&SportID=1"]Hendersonville[/url])
Walter Overton (Pearl)
Jeff Woodcock ([url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=308&SportID=1"]Maplewood[/url])
Anybody who lettered ([url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=343&SportID=1"]MBA[/url], '66-'68)
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What about Carlton Flatt, head coach at [url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=36&SportID=1"][url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=37&SportID=1"]Brentwood[/url] Academy[/url]? Didn't he play ball in Nashville?
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E.J. Junior (Mapelwood & University of Alabama) was All-Pro in the NFL
Lester McClain ([url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=8&SportID=1"]Antioch[/url] & University of Tennessee)
"Jefferson Street" Joe Gillam (Pearl, Tennessee State, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Mike Wright (Father Ryan) was probably the best QB from Middle Tennessee until Ingle Martin (MBA) started to play. Is it true that one of Wright's daughters is married to Martin? Edited by cbg
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[quote name='cbg' post='826203435' date='Oct 22 2006 - 02:00 PM']
E.J. Junior (Mapelwood & University of Alabama) was All-Pro in the NFL
Lester McClain ([url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=8&SportID=1"]Antioch[/url] & University of Tennessee)
"Jefferson Street" Joe Gillam (Pearl, Tennessee State, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Mike Wright (Father Ryan) was probably the best QB from Middle Tennessee until Ingle Martin (MBA) started to play. Is it true that one of Wright's daughters is married to Martin?
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Yes, his daughter Jennifer married Ingle a year or so ago. She pitched softball for Alabama for four years. His other daughter, Amy, has dated Matt Frieje (Vanderbilt basketball) for years as well.

[quote name='reddevil1' post='826203259' date='Oct 22 2006 - 11:19 AM']
What about Carlton Flatt, head coach at [url="http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=36&SportID=1"]<a href='http://www.coacht.com/inside/team.cfm?SchoolID=37&SportID=1' target='_blank'>Brentwood[/url] Academy</a>? Didn't he play ball in Nashville?
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Carlton Flatt played at the old Cumberland High School in North Nashville. Edited by bigchief
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[quote name='bigchief' post='826204402' date='Oct 23 2006 - 08:00 AM']
Carlton Flatt played at the old Cumberland High School in North Nashville.
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If you can go back that far, you obviously know the NIL!
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