Matthew Wylie’s truck transports a dead giveaway to his position on Dripping Springs’ football team.
Above the back bumper, a vanity license plate — a 17th birthday present from Wylie’s parents — reads “KICK3R.”
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HOW THEY ADD UP
Some notable numbers connected to the 2013 All-Central Texas preseason football squad:
19: Austin metro-area schools represented on the team. No school has more than two honorees.
3: Players who have won a state championship in football — Lake Travis running back Shaun Nixon in 2011 and Cedar Park teammates Nate Grimm and Davis Geerts in 2012.
1: Team members to win a state championship in another sport. Back in February, Georgetown linebacker Jace LaCaille topped the 220-pound division at the Class 4A boys state wrestling meet.
11: Honorees who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
6: Team members who finished the 2012 season as first-team All-Centex selections: Samaje Perine, Hendrickson; Garrett Gray, Marble Falls; Davies, Lake Travis; LaCaille, Georgetown; Chance Waz, Hendrickson; and Austin Huff, Burnet.
2013 ALL-CENTRAL TEXAS PRESEASON FOOTBALL TEAM
QB: Nate Grimm, sr., Cedar Park
Led 2012 state champions in Class 4A, Division II in passing (1,895 yards) and rushing (824 yards).
RB: Samaje Perine, sr., Hendrickson
A 2,017-yard season as a junior gave Oklahoma commitment more than 3,500 career yards.
RB: Shaun Nixon, sr., Lake Travis
Texas A&M recruit averaged 7.1 yards per carry, 12.1 yards per catch in 2012.
WR: Garrett Gray, sr., Marble Falls
Last fall, Longhorns recruit had 82 receptions and 20 TDs in first varsity season.
WR: Justin Gamble, jr., Stony Point
Contributed 42 catches and nine touchdowns as a sophomore.
WR: Johnny Williams, sr., Travis
All-district pick in 2012 after piling up 59 catches and more than 1,000 yards of offense.
OL: Tyler Preston, sr., Georgetown
All-state and All-Central Texas pick anchored state finalist’s offensive line.
OL: Robert Castaneda, sr., Round Rock
Texas Tech commitment blocked for 1,000-yard rusher DeAndre Story last season.
OL: Davis Geerts, sr., Cedar Park
All-district lineman will be one of eight returning starters for state champ’s offense.
OL: Brendan Moore, sr., Westwood
Three-year starter earned all-district nod in 2012, Maryland scholarship offer in off-season.
OL: Calvin Anderson, sr., Westlake
Rice commitment helped Georgetown to Class 4A, Division I title game last year.
K: Matthew Wylie, sr., Dripping Springs
Made four field goals, all 30 extra-point attempts in 2012 en route to all-district honors.
UTIL: Billy Ray McCrary, jr., Rouse
Running back-turned QB rushed for 1,708 yards in Rouse’s state-semifinalist season.
DL: Zach Davies, sr., Lake Travis
All-Central Texas honoree had 74 tackles, 12.5 sacks in first season with Cavaliers.
DL: Michael Epley, sr., Leander
One of three FBS-level recruits on Lions’ defense, SMU recruit had 77 tackles in 2012.
DL: Zach Vaughan, sr., McNeil
Mavericks lineman has pledged to play college football at Houston.
LB: Jace LaCaille, sr., Georgetown
Soared to 139 tackles in 2012 to lead defense that allowed 15.2 points per game.
LB: Micah Thomas, sr., Vista Ridge
Recorded six sacks, four forced fumbles in 2012 before committing to Arkansas State in 2013.
LB: Hudson Hall, jr., Westlake
As a sophomore, led Class 5A, Division II state-semifinalists with a team-high 94 tackles.
LB: Jonathan Johnson, sr., Manor
Earned all-district honors in 2012, when Mustangs reached semifinals of 4A, Division II playoffs.
DB: Chance Waz, sr., Hendrickson
Colorado commitment was an All-Centex pick in 2012 after recording 115 tackles.
DB: Anthony Nash, sr., Elgin
Seven picks led team in 2012, when Elgin reached regional round of 4A, Division II postseason.
DB: Greg Kelley, sr., Leander
UT-San Antonio recruit had 68 tackles, four sacks during Lions’ 2012 season.
DB: Tyler Walker, sr., Bowie
All-district pick will try to lead Bulldogs into the playoffs for a seventh straight season.
P: Austin Huff, sr., Burnet
All-district kicker earned 2012 All-Centex punting honors after averaging 42.7 yards per kick.