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8. Ruger Fontes, QB, 1998

8. Ruger Fontes, QB, 1998

Along with leading the Apaches to their best ever finish at 10-2 in 1997, Fontes set the school’s single-season passing record, finishing second in the state with 2,709 yards, to go along with 27 touchdowns. His top target, All-State honorable mention, Gilbert Tovar, recorded 15 touchdowns a…

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4. Robert Bonillas, TE/DB, 1994

4. Robert Bonillas, TE/DB, 1994

Named Southern Arizona player of the year by the Arizona Daily Star in 1993 as a do-it-all player in all three phases of the game. Bonillas led the region in rushing with 1,203 yards. He was named first-team 4A All-Southern Arizona as a junior in 1992 after hauling in 33 balls for 590 yards,…

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7. Mario Rodriguez, DL, 1990

7. Mario Rodriguez, DL, 1990

A two-time second team All-4A and All-AAA-I selection in 1988 and 89, Rodriguez also earned first-team 4A All-Southern Arizona honors in back-to-back seasons before starting two-years at Mesa Community College, where he earned all-conference recognition. Despite being a 5-foot, 10-inches, 23…

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5. Joe Escalada, OL, 1963

5. Joe Escalada, OL, 1963

Escalada was named All-State Class A in 1961 and 1962, before heading to the UA where he lettered from 1964-1966.

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3. James Macris, RB, 1940

3. James Macris, RB, 1940

Known as the ‘Gallopin Greek’, Macris converted to running back his senior year after two years as an average offensive lineman, earning All-State honorable mention in 1939. He was dubbed one of the hardest hitting backs in Nogales history at the time, and the most versatile, paving the way …

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2. Alex Amado, OL, 1957

2. Alex Amado, OL, 1957

A two-time All-State Class A honoree as a offensive lineman in 1955 and 1956, Amado lettered at Northern Arizona University in 1959 and 1960.

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