Star Staff Reports
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press 2020 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members. One of those players on this year’s team is Millington Central High School graduate, former Trojan Football standout George Odum.
The No. 5 Millington Trojan Football jersey of Odum was the fifth in school history to be retired. Back in 2018, Odum came back to his football home for the ceremony during his rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts. Odum called Mooney Bosewell Field home until his senior year in 2012.
Odum’s college days were spent at Central Arkansas playing for the Bears. Major colleges passed on Odum because he was labeled an undersize linebacker and oversized defensive back. Central Arkansas signed the Millington talent and Odum earned a spot in the secondary of the Bears as a freshman beginning a decorated career. The 6’2 athlete was named to the Southland Conference first team in 2016. Odum was the Southland’s 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.
When he attended MCHS, Odum was a two-sport standout in football and track. Before Odum graduated in 2013, he ran in the Class 3A State Track meet two years in a row. He still has the school record in the 100m.
On the gridiron, he was a combination of speed and strength racking up several awards and honors. Odum was named to the 2012 Tennessee vs. Kentucky National Guard All-Star Game and 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game.
2020 NFL All-Pro First Team
Quarterback – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Running Back – Derrick Henry, Tennessee
Tight End – Travis Kelce, Kansas City
Wide Receivers – Davante Adams, Green Bay; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City
Left Tackle – David Bakhtiari, Green Bay
Right Tackle – Jack Conklin, Cleveland
Left Guard – Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
Right Guard – Brandon Scherff, Washington
Center – Corey Linsley, Green Bay
Edge Rushers – T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh; Myles Garrett, Cleveland
Interior Linemen – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis
Linebackers – Fred Warner, San Francisco; Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis
Cornerbacks – Xavien Howard, Miami; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams
Safeties – Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh and Budda Baker, Arizona (tie)
Placekicker – Jason Sanders, Miami
Punter – Jake Bailey, New England
Kick Returner – Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago
Punt Returner – Gunner Olszewski, New England
Special Teamer – George Odum, Indianapolis
Long Snapper – Morgan Cox, Baltimore