Arizonans have been first round NFL draft picks

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Andrus Peat was the 20th Arizona high school football player to get taken in the first round of the NFL draft.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports)

Peat, who was picked by the New Orleans Saints, became the 20th former Arizona high school football player selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

The former Stanford standout was the fifth former Arizona high school football player to be picked in the first round since 2011.

PHOTOS: First round NFL draft picks from ArizonaScottsdale Chaparral’s Taylor Lewan went to the Tennessee Titans at No. 11 overall in 2014.

Chandler High’s Dion Jordan went No. 3 overall to the Miami Dolphinsin 2013.

In 2011, Chandler High’s Cameron Jordan went to the Saints at No. 24 overall and Glendale Apollo High’s Prince Amukamara went to the New York Giants at No. 19 overall.

That’s a pretty good run for former Arizona high school football standouts.

In fact, 10 former Arizona high school football standouts have been drafted in the first round of the NFL draft since 2000.

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From 1968 to 1999, Arizona only had 10 former high school football players drafted in that round.

Arizona’s first NFL draft picks in the first round?

Former Phoenix Union standout Fred Carr went fifth overall to the Green Bay Packers in 1968.wholesale jerseys from china He was joined that year by former Avondale Agua Fria standout Bill Lueck, who also went to the Packers at No. 26 overall.

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That’s pretty cool.

While no former Arizona high school football standouts are projected to be drafted in the first round this year, several will be drafted.

And we probably won’t have to wait long for another former Arizona high school football standout to go in the first round.

19 San Diego State 71

CINCINNATI (AP) Four days after losing a game in double overtime because they couldn’t make an open shot, the Bearcats fixed that problem.

Farad Cobb hit a 3 pointer that put Cincinnati in control in overtime, and the Bearcats pulled away to a 71 62 victory over No. 19 San Diego State on Wednesday night after letting a late lead slip away in regulation.

The Bearcats (7 2) were coming off a 56 55 double overtime loss at Nebraska on Saturday night that underscored their season long struggle to hit shots. Cobb made the one in overtime that made the difference and finished with 12 points, tied for the team high. “We fought tough in Nebraska and went to overtime,” Cobb said. “In overtime tonight, we showed that we grew. I think it will carry on from there.”

San Diego State (7 3) lost for only the second time in its last 20 overtime games. Winston Shepard had a game high 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 3.9 seconds left that tied it 57 all and sent it overtime. The Aztecs were outscored 14 5 in overtime.”We’ve got to get better,” Shepard said. “We’ve been living off our hype from last year.”

Cincinnati is tough to beat at home, where it’s 24 1 since the start of the 2013 14 season. The only loss was to Louisville 58 57 last season.”That’s how you stay in the game,” said Troy Caupain, who had 12 points but missed a free throw late in regulation. “We had the lead at the end, they forced it into overtime. We could have folded. I could have folded I missed a free throw. But Farad hit a big time bucket and the crowd stayed with us.”

The Bearcats got the better of a matchup of teams that rely on defense to pull out low scoring games. Cincinnati came in ranked ninth nationally, allowing 52.8 points per game. The Bearcats were only 4 of 11 from beyond the 3 point arc, while the Aztecs were 5 of 25. The Bearcats went to a full court press, forced back to back turnovers and brought the Aztecs’ offense to a halt. Shepard had a pair of free throws and a layup during an 11 4 run that put the Aztecs up 43 38.

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