|Olathe East Hawk came above in a|
Sectional Round game at Olathe So-
th. Photo courtesy the Kansas City
2. Drew Goodger, SM Northwest, 2008-2010
Goodger was a first team all-league selection at both tight end and defensive end as a senior, so there was some question as to what he would play in college at Minnesota. He was immediately slotted to the tight end position for the Golden Gophers, and he even earned playing time as a freshman.
3. Kyle Swartz, Olathe North, 2008-2010
4. Tanner Gentry, Olathe North, 2009-2011
5. Andrew Patch, SM West, 2002-2004
|Nick Williams was the focal point|
of Olathe Northwest's passing game
in 2007. Photo courtesy Jeff Phillippi.
Williams, like Swartz, was more known for his efforts on the defensive side of the ball, but he put up great numbers as a tight end as well. As a senior in 2007 he caught 38 passes for 513 yards.
7. Stephen Underwood, SM West, 2003-2005
Underwood, in the form of most SM West tight ends, spent the majority of his time blocking and almost played the role of a third offensive tackle. He did, however, pose a solid threat as a receiver and he was a First Team All-Sunflower League selection as a tight end and defensive end in 2005.
9. Christian Ballard, Lawrence Free State, 2004-2006
Ballard plays in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings as a defensive end, but during his high school days he was more well-known for his efforts on the offensive side of the ball. He was a First Team All-Sunflower League selection as a tight end in 2006.
10. Nick DeBiasse, Lawrence, 2004-2006
DeBiasse was a would have put up better offensive numbers, but he played back when the Chesty Lions still used their traditional old school offensive approach. He was still an all-league performer as a tight end in 2006 despite the limiting offense.