John Tyler Lions legend David Warren within the Texas Excessive College Soccer Corridor of Fame
During his four year high school years, David Warren excelled in football as a defensive end. He was a student of the game, worked hard on his position with great results, and helped the John Tyler Lions win a state championship in 1994. His attitude and excellent relationship with his coaches, teammates, and his school resulted in high performance not just for Warren, but also for his team, the school, and the City of Tyler.
According to the Atlanta Touchdown Club, Warren was the most respected player in Texas in 1994 and the best footballer John Tyler HS has had since Earl Campbell. During the 1994 season, Warren led the team to a 12-2 mark as a senior, doing 102 tackles, 9 sacks, and blocked 4 kicks. He has had three consecutive seasons with over 100 tackles. His career totals showed 308 tackles, 31 sacks and 19 blocked kicks. He made the first team All-District and the first team All-East Texas as a freshman, and the first team all-state honors his sophomore, junior and senior years. Further awards and prizes are:
Gatorade Circle of Champions, Southwest Region High School Player of the Year (senior), Texas Football Magazine and Fox TV Texas 5-A Player of the Year, USA Today National Defensive Player of the Year, two-time AP Texas State Defensive Player of the Year, Parade Magazine All-American, and he was ranked # 2 in college in Texas by SuperPrep Magazine. Warren signed with Flordia State University.
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