Division-I Alumni

Like last year, I took a peak at the rosters of every Division-I team in the nation to locate where the East Bay Alumni are playing. I can almost guarantee there are a few I missed, so if you have any to add please chime in.

By League: EBAL 30, OAL 20, HAAL 17, DFAL 8, ACCAL 6, DVAL 5, BVAL 3, MVAL 3, BSAL 2, BFL 1

By School: De La Salle 9, McClymonds 9, San Leandro 8, San Ramon Valley 7, Skyline 6, California 4, Monte Vista 4, Castlemont 3, Clayton Valley 3, Granada 3, Hayward 3, Mt Eden 3, Acalanes 2, Alhambra 2, Berkeley 2, Campolindo 2, Foothill 2, James Logan 2, Las Lomas 2, Oakland Tech 2, San Lorenzo 2, All the rest have 1: College Park, De Anza, El Cerrito, Encinal, Freedom, Irvington, Liberty, Piedmont, Pinole Valley, Pittsburg, Richmond, Salesian, Ygnacio Valley


Brandon Johnson (Skyline), Mike Marcisz (Granada)

Haig Abnous (San Ramon Valley), Kylan Butler (De La Salle), A.J. Simmons (O’Dowd), Kyle Quinn (Liberty)

Jahvid Best (Salesian), Jackson Bouza (De La Salle), Steve Callaway (San Ramon Valley), Michael Calvin (San Lorenzo), Dan Camporeale (Acalanes), Donovan Edwards (Pinole Valley), Garry Graffort (Ygnacio Valley), Derrick Hill (McClymonds), Chris Little (Castlemont), Nick Rosato (California), Giorgio Tavecchio (Campolindo), Quinn Tedford (Monte Vista), Aric Williams (Granada), Eddie Young (Berkeley), Chris Moncrease (El Cerrito).

Keaton Arden (Piedmont), Nick Cole (Clayton Valley), Willie Glasper (De La Salle), Diante Jackson (Las Lomas), Tyrone Radford (Castlemont), Jackson Rice (Campolindo), NaDerris Ward (McClymonds), T.J. Ward (De La Salle), Avery Patterson (Pittsburg)

Oregon State
Patrick Henderson (McClymonds), Latu Moala (Mt. Eden).

Usua Amanam (From Fremont, went to Bellarmine-San Jose), Zach Ertz (Monte Vista), Shayne Skov (From Piedmont, went to Trinity Pawling School), Ryan Whalen (Monte Vista)

UCLA – None

Kevin Greene (From Oakland, went to Sacred Heart Cathedral in SF), Drew McAllister (Monte Vista),

Willin Griffin (McClymonds). Former McClymonds star Allen Carroll left the team during spring practice and UW coach Steve Sarkisian was quoted on the Seattle Times Husky Football Blog saying Carroll “decided that he’s not going to play football anymore.”

Washington State
LeAndrew Daniels (San Leandro), Kevin Lopina (De La Salle),



Boise State
Joe Southwick (San Ramon Valley), Faraji Wright (Berkeley), Charles Leno (San Leandro), Thomas Byrd (McClymonds), Jonathan Brown (Encinal)

Fresno State
Rashad Evans (James Logan), Jamel Hamler (San Leandro), Nico Herron (San Leandro), Tristan Okpalaugo (Granada), Damion Owens (San Leandro), Andrew Shapiro (Las Lomas), David Gory (California)

Chizzy Dimude (Mt. Eden), Justin Clapp (De La Salle),

Virdell Larkins (Oakland Tech), Michael Lee (San Leandro)

Brandon Fragger (College Park), Albert Rosette (De La Salle), Jeff Meads (California), Zack Madonick (San Ramon Valley), Corbin Louks (San Ramon Valley)

New Mexico State
Seth Smith (Oakland Tech),

San Jose State
Kyle Reed (McClymonds), Kyler O’Neal (McClymonds), Brandon Rutley (Alhambra), Ralph Johnson (McClymonds), Cameron Island (Skyline), John Smith (De Anza), Jordan Johnson (Foothill)

Utah State
Robert Turbin (Irvington), Diondre Borel (Freedom), Nathan Royster (San Leandro), Ricky Aliifua


Mountain West

Air Force
Brady Amack (De La Salle)

Jordan Atkinson (Alhambra)

Colorado State
Travis Ford (Clayton Valley), Paul Madsen (San Ramon Valley)

New Mexico
Ben Contreras (Amador Valley)

San Diego State
Rob Andrews (Foothill), Brandon Davis (Castlemont), Hunter Hewitt (Acalanes), Michael Snead (Skyline)

Heivaha Mafi (San Lorenzo)

Mo Neal (Skyline)

Orlando Arnold (Richmond)


Big 12

Josh Tatum (McClymonds)

D.J. Gomes (James Logan), Roy Helu Jr. (San Ramon Valley)


Big 10

Logan U’u (Skyline)



Bowling Green
Robert Lorenzi (Clayton Valley)

Travis Carrie (De La Salle)

Joe Bates (Skyline)


Sun Belt

Arkansas State
Sifa Etu (Hayward)


Conference USA

Chuck Walker (Hayward), Troy Evans (Hayward)

Jamie Fehoko (Mt. Eden)



Dan Whitaker (California)

Kyle Bonagura

Kyle Bonagura is a Pleasanton-based prep sports writer for the Bay Area Newsgroup-East Bay.

  • accalfan

    Chris Moncrease (EL Cerrito high school c/o 2007) playing at Cal this fall

  • WHat number was Moncrease & what position did he play?

  • ManDown

    he played WR at EC and he is at CAL as a saftey

  • I didn’t know they had anybody that year got a scholarship to Cal.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Looks like Moncrease went to Laney for a year first.

  • NovatoDAD

    Quentin Bernhard class 06 from encinal 3 year starter at cornell ivy league

  • Jolly Roger

    my question for Kyle and Mike is regarding Fresno State. Does it look like the San Leandro guys are going to be starting/playing more? There’s a lot of Pirate alumni well represented in D-1 but specifically remembering Jamel Hamler and Scottie Cordier back in 05 lighting it up in NCS. Scottie went to cal poly, yes, but Jamel’s got to have one/two years left now no?

  • Just a Fan

    this is great. thanks Kyle

  • James

    Brian Logan from Washington (Fremont) playing at BYU.

  • HAAL Player

    Cyrus Mulitalo (Arroyo) went to Sac State and is now on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Herewegonow

    Deante Purvis Pinole Valley 2007(UNLV),Marc Cheetam Encinal 2005(SIU), Wopamo Osaisai Pinole Valley 2005(Stanford), to name a few more.

  • the truth

    EC had a running back I hear that went to sac state,(not 100 percent sure, and encinal had a d linemen that went to corrnel, and a WR that went to minisota in the big 12

  • the truth

    Excuse me I meant big 10

  • ManDown

    Quentin Bernhard(Encinal) is at Cornell(Ivy League).
    Nicco Dumont(Marin Cathlioc) is at CAL.
    Marc Cheetam(Encianl) is at Southern Illinois.
    Wopomo Osaisai(Pinole Valley) is at Stanford.
    Deante Purvis(Pinole Valley) is at UNLV.
    I dont know if he is still on the team but Kenny O’Neal from Skyline was at Tennessee last year.

  • Michael Bower


    Nico Herron and Damion Owens are going to get a lot of playing time. I know both had solid seasons last year. I am not sure about Hamler, but I don’t think he sees much action.

  • Coach Trot

    Hamler Is Starting this season in the slot…New rec’s coach up there seems to think he”s a mid level Draft pick in the nex 2 yrs…look out for him this season…

  • Coach Trot

    Hamler is only goin into his sophmore season.. he was eneligable last season cause of grades…

  • Jolly Roger

    Thanks for the response everyone. I’ve been looking forward to seeing all three of them play, because Fresno is loaded with local guys. Herron and Owens are ballers, and Hamler is right up there too. I agree they could be drafted. I’m excited to see Rashad Evans play too. That school is stacked! I know this isn’t a college blog but Fresno looks good against the rest of the WAC. Boise got a lot of local talent too, Jonathan Brown from Encinal, Charles Leno from SL, and Joe Southwick from SRV. can’t wait for that game.

  • Jolly Roger

    also I think Stanford’s Osaisai got sign as undrafted free agent? let’s see the class of 2007 is going to be true sophomores this year, so 2006 true juniors. not counting redshirts because those are individual and can be used anytime? but good news to hear about hamler getting back on the field..

  • PHS04

    Bryce Flowers is at ARMY as well

  • Kemp

    I am guessing by D-I you meant D-IA?

    Some people are mentioning the Ivy League and Sac St. and if you include that level, the Alameda Hornets have two Moyer Brothers still playing:

    DB Ramsey Moyer at UC-Davis and LB Wes Moyer at Yale.

    I am assuming you meant D-IA though.

  • Kyle Bonagura

    Yeah, I meant D-I FBS or whatever they’re calling it these days. I actually started putting a list of the D-I FCS (I-AA), and that should be up sometime in the next week or so.

  • Jonny

    I know I should know this because I follow the Oregon Ducks, but what happened to Cameron Colvin? I forget if he was drafted or not, and I didn’t follow him into the NFL today

  • guru-black

    kemp moyer u guys gonna do anything this year? u call the offense for da hornets u guys gonna score against b-high or pinole this year? wat about encinal any predictions?

  • Kemp

    @Guru-black: after a very tough 2008 (for various reasons, none too important here and now) the squad for 2009 should be lot more like the 2004-2007 seasons where the team went 7-3 each year and made it to the equivalent Division II playoffs three out of those four years. If we do not get back a lot closer to that level or above, it will be a very disappointing year after the strong off-season the kids put in and the returners we have in the program.

    This past week we played Campo tight in our scrimmage and the offense looked ready (including scoring on 5 out of 8 plays from the ten in the goal-line period against a physical and disciplined team).

    In the end, time will tell, but we should be better than last year barring something amazing and unforeseen.

  • ManDown

    I hope Alameda gets back to the good days when they were winning. But I don’t know if its this year.


    hey kemp who do plan on running the ball with? is league title in the cards or is the accal a 1 team race?


    kemp those teams of 04-07 made playoffs but didnt get out the first round u tellin me this year will be different? how does newark look?

  • Kemp, I wouldn’t hang too much on the scrimmage with Campo. I was browsing around the Net & watched Campo’s play-off game vs YV ’08. On offense& defense everyone who started & PLAYED that whole game graduated except for their QB. Macy is a great coach & probably will have his team playing above their potential which is all you can do as a coach. But they will probably be down this year. You can’t beat Varsity experience which they don’t have right now.

  • seemslike

    Kyle Havens QB UMASS (Ygnacio Valley)