The University Interscholastic League, as part of its Centennial Celebration, has announced the UIL All-Century Defensive Football Team as selected by the fans. Fans cast more than 17,000 votes for their favorite football players in Texas high school history.
For the past 100 years, UIL athletes have given fans some of the most memorable and exciting moments in sports. The UIL would like to recognize these outstanding performers as it celebrates a century of excellence.

The UIL All-Century Defensive Football Team as selected by the fans include:

(In alphabetical order by position)

DL    Ray Childress, Richardson Pearce
DL    Joe Greene, Temple Dunbar
DL    Bob Lilly, Throckmorton
DL    Bubba Smith, Beaumont Pollard
LB    Jessie Armstead, Dallas Carter
LB    Tommy Nobis, San Antonio Jefferson
LB    Mike Singletary, Houston Worthing
DB    Dave Elmendorf, Houston Westbury
DB    Jerry Gray, Lubbock Estacado
DB    Darrell Green, Houston Jones
DB    Bobby Taylor, Longview
P    Sammy Baugh, Sweetwater

DL    Sam Adams, Houston Cypress Creek
DL    Tony Brackens, Fairfield
DL    Michael Carter, Dallas Jefferson
DL    Michael Strahan, Houston Westbury
LB    Brian Bosworth, Irving MacArthur
LB    Derrick Johnson, Waco
LB    Jack Pardee, Christoval
DB    Ken Houston, Lufkin Dunbar
DB    James Lott, Refugio
DB    Kevin Smith, West Orange-Stark
DB    Pat Thomas, Plano
P    Shane Lechler, East Bernard

DL    Santana Dotson, Houston Yates
DL    Doug English, Dallas Adams
DL    Tommie Harris, Killeen Ellison
DL    Billy Ray Smith, Plano
LB    Britt Hager, Odessa Permian
LB    Bill Hobbs, Amarillo
LB    Jim Yarbrough, Galveston Ball
DB    Joe Bob Bizzell, Odessa Permian
DB    Willie Mack Garza, Refugio
DB    Johnnie Johnson, La Grange
DB    Kyle Rote Jr., Highland Park
P    Justin Brantly, Sealy

The results for the UIL All-Century Offensive Football Team will be released Wednesday, Dec.9, 2009. See the UIL web site for selections.