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Football: Burfict named top linebacker on All-America team

January 25, 2009 |  2:55 pm

Burfict Corona Centennial linebacker Vontaze Burfict, headed to USC, has been selected the top linebacker on the Parade magazine All-America football team.

Also selected to the team were running back Cierre Wood from Oxnard Santa Clara, lineman Kevin Graf from Agoura and defensive back Patrick Hall from St. Bonaventure.

Garrett Gilbert, a quarterback from Austin, Texas, was selected the player of the year. Gilbert, the son of former NFL quarterback Gale Gilbert, is headed to Texas.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Centennial linebacker Vontaze Burfict sacks Concord De La Salle quarterback Blake Wayne during the Huskies' 21-16 victory over the Spartans in the CIF Division I state bowl on Dec. 19. Credit: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times