Manuel Johnson Attended Gilmer High where he played as a quarterback and wide receiver . He threw for 48 career touchdowns, ran for 18 touchdowns, and caught 17 touchdowns and set school season passing record. He was the No. 13 wide receiver in the nation, No. 16 player Postseason Texas Top 100, No. 21 player in Texas, MVP District 13-AAA (2004), MVP All East Texas (2004), first team All-State (2004), Dave Campbell Player of the Year (2004), and first team All-State (2003) . He was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams.