Quarterbacks: Ricky Phillips (1978-80), Ricky Haggard (1971-73), Dewaski Burnside (1994-97), and Ryan Smith (1997-00).
Phillips threw for an amazing 42 touchdowns in his career. He led the team to a 21-1 record and two ECAC championships. He was selected to play in the Mississippi All-Star game and signed a scholarship with USM. Haggard was the first Tiger quarterback to lead the team to 30 wins. His career record as a starter was 30-2 with two Big Black championships. Haggard threw 28 TD passes. Burnside was known as a running quarterback and rushed for 330 yards on 14 carries against French Camp in 1997. He scored 18 TD's his senior year and was named Honorable Mention All-State. Smith led the team to 38 wins and a trip to the state championship game as a junior. He was chosen to play in the Mississippi All-Star game.
Running Backs: Willie Glass (1977-79), Jerry Ricks (1967-69), Terry Daily (1984-86), Sedrick Jordan (1982-84), Kimball Nichols (1980-82), and Keaton Donald (1996-98).
Glass is the most prolific rusher in school history with school records for yards in a career, season, and game. He also holds the record for touchdowns and scoring. Ricks was an All-Conference choice in 1969. He ran for 312 yards against Nanih Waiya as a sophomore. Daily scored 22 touchdowns for the 13-1 North Mississippi champions of 1986 and was selected to the Mississippi All-Star game. He anchored the 440 relay team that won the state in 1985. Jordan amassed 1463 yards and 16 TD's in 1984 to give him a career total of 38, second-highest sum in school history. Nichols ran for 1362 yards and 18 TD's in 1982. He had 30 touchdowns and 9 conversions in his career. Keaton Donald ran for 1543 yards his senior year and scored 29 touchdowns in his career, including 18 his senior year.
Ends: Frank Caperton (1926-29), Bennie Earl Moore (1976-78), Willie B. Moore (1978-80), Hugh Vanlandingham (1984-86), and Homer McBrayer (1957-58)
Frank Caperton was the first Noxapater graduate to play for a major college, lettering in 1930 and 1931 at Mississippi State. B.E. Moore caught 31 TD passes and 32 conversion passes in his career. W.B. Moore was named the most valuable lineman in the ECAC in 1979 and 1980 on both offense and defense. Vanlandingham played on the 1986 squad that advanced to the state championship. McBrayer was a member of the BBC runner-up teams of 1957 and 1958,
Tackles: John Carter (1970-72) and Devon Coburn (1990-92) The 6'3" 240 lb. Carter dominated the line of scrimmage for the undefeated 1971 and 1972 teams. He received a scholarship to MSU for his efforts. Coburn, at 6'3" and 280, led Noxapater to an 11-3 record his senior year. He started 28 games at tackle for Ole Miss and was named second team all-conference in 1997. Coburn signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions in 1998.
Guards: Landon Mitchell (1934-36) and Crawford Parker (1970-73) Mitchell is one of only seven Tigers to receive a scholarship to play for a NCAA Division 1-A school. He signed with USM. Parker was a strong blocker who helped lead the Tigers to 38 wins in his 4-year career.
Center: Paul Coburn (1971-72) Coburn was small for a lineman (5'11", 180) but had tremendous speed and strength. He was an all-conference performer in both football and basketball. He started 22 games at center for Noxapater, all Tiger wins.
Kickers: Crawford Parker (1970-73) and Scott Shurden (1997-00) Parker kicked 10 field goals in 1971 and had 15 for his career, both Big Black Conference records. His 46-yarder beat Sturgis 9-7 in 1972. Parker received a scholarship to MSU for his kicking prowess. Shurden was one of the most reliable extra point kicker in school history, hitting all 24 attempts in 1998. He had 7 field goals in 1998 for the most among 1-A kickers in the state. Shurden added a Mississippi-record 18 field goals in 1999 along with 48 extra points. He broke Parker's distance record with a 48-yarder against Greenville St. Joseph in 2000. Shurden had 10 more field goals and 49 PAT's as a junior for a career total of 35 and 140. His 245 career points rank fourth on the all-time school scoring list. He signed with Mississippi State.