Who was the best HS combo Football/Baseball of all time?

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  1. mullin17

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    I have to vote for Mike Alstott.
    Who you got?
     
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    Dan Pohlman from Barrington has to be in the conversation.
    Cole Kmet was great at both.
     
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    Recently it would have to be Alek Thomas
     
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    If we are talking about their high school playing days, I would think Matt Lottich is in the conversation.
     
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    How about JCA's Nick Iannantone? 300+ yards rushing against Montini in the championship game vs Montini Catholic & stud outfielder for JCA still playing for a potential 3A title.
     
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    The two that come to mind immediately are 1) Jake Christensen - Lockport
    2) Joe Benson - JCA
     
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    Joe Benson is definitely up there
     
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    Hard to disagree with your choice.
    Dude was a stud and won a Super Bowl!
     
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    He seemed like a good guy. I was fortunate to have a beer with Mike the year they won the Super Bowl for Tampa. I was on vacation in Clearwater FL with the family. He signed autographs for my sons as we just BS about Chicago.
     
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    Tanner Roark
    Tony Vercelli
     
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    I know this is HS but I just want to say Bo Jackson! He had kids attending both Fenwick and Montini.
     
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    C. J. Fiedorowicz was fun to watch. Cole Kmet has been very impressive.
     
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    Pretty sure we are talking about kids that attended high school in illinois...
     
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    Tim Lavery- Naperville Central

    Casey Crosby- Kaneland

    JJ Standring- St Rita (kickers count to)
     
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    I don’t believe Mike Alstott played varsity baseball at Joliet Catholic
     
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    From the old days Pat Pezavento from JC. Played in early 80s. Went on to play both at ND
     
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    Erik Pappas from Mt Carmel - bar none. 1st Round MLB pick and had offers from Oklahoma and Nebby in football (if he didnt go pro I think he was on the Switzer express). Kid had a gun, could run and take a hit.
     
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    Back in the late 90s, Andrew had a 4-3 front MLB who was catcher in baseball. Nick Trzesniak led the T-Bolt defense to the 6A semis and was a 1st round draft choice by the Padres.
     
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    If we leave the precincts of high school for a moment, we'd have to give a nod to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.
     
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    Darond Stovall, Althoff’s All-State RB, Junior Year and QB SENIOR year - titles in both seasons.

    All State and drafted in the 5th round - State Title Senior year.
     
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    And hoops was the sport that took him to Stanford...he was the best all around athlete I've seen in my days.
     
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    Agree-Lottich
     
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    Peter Patton of Loyola was a great all around athlete.
     
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    Quinn Priester of Cary-Grove has a State Championship under his belt and is Projected as a Top 20 Draft prospect in the MLB Draft in a few weeks.
     
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    I'd go with Randle-El. I played against him in baseball when I was at Rita. While baseball was his weakest sport, he still a very solid varsity ballplayer. And obviously 'off the charts' good in football and basketball.
     
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    that name rings a bell. does he have a twin brother? i'm remembering the name(s) from Sterling's 1983 playoff game vs JCA.
     
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    Greg Luzinski was 10th pick in the MLB draft? He also had offers from ND and others as a linebacker and fullback.
     
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    Michael Hermosillo from Ottawa was committed to U of I for football and now plays for the LA Angels.
     
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    I was going to mention him.
     
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    Yes, he was. If you hadn't mentioned him, I would have. Three year varsity starter for football, hoops, and baseball. We all know that two sport athletes are rare, and three sport athletes are practically non-existent. Not only did Peter play all three of these sports at an extremely high level, he did so at a relatively large school on teams that were very successful and playing against some of the most rugged competition in the state. I'm not aware of anyone coming close to achieving what he did under the circumstances he did them, nor can I imagine anyone doing it in the future.
     
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    There are several MC players who excelled in both, but this Carmel fan is going to give a shout out to a Rita player, Marty Bechina. Marty was All State in Football and Baseball at Rita and has had a excellent career at Michigan St. Last fall Marty’s Father was one of the several Chicago Police Officers who succumbed to depression and took his own life. I worked with his Father many times. Marty stepped on the gas this past season and kicked ass for his Dad. I’m praying he gets drafted next week because he deserves it. Best wishes Marty!!
     
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    Very classy post!
     
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    I 2nd that post. Very classy and also sad. I wish the kid the best in whatever lays ahead for him.
     
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    Matt Williams Geneva. He was the best player on the baseball field and football field each time.
     
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    Reaching back a hundred years, the name of Jim Thorpe should be remembered as one of the all-time greats. Although he was stripped of his Olympic gold for both the pentathlon and decathlon, his other achievements on the field were and remain legendary.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe
     
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    Jonathon Voss in the late 80's at JC was a pretty good three sport athlete. He was all area in baseball,football and basketball. Point guard on hoops team that went to sweet sixteen in largest class , starting 3b and 3 hitter on baseball team that went to elite 8 in largest class and finished year ranked in top 15 in the country, quarterback on football team that won state championship in second largest class. Went on to play baseball at Mizzou and then Lewis.
     
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    Impressive. JC was in the ESCC at that point, right?
     
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    Correct
     
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    Joe Karmeris Reavis High School.Too bad for his demons.Could have made it big.Great guy.Left us way too young @ 44 years of age
     
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    I would say Argo Ted Kluszewski but he didn't play baseball at Argo I'm sure :(
     

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