Alumni

C/O 17 Emari Demercado

Emari was league MVP and All CIF RB during his playing days at DHS.

"Excited to say I’m commited #CarterBoys18 Time to work"  Emari signed with TCU

C/O 17 Trevor Hill

At Downey • Member of football and basketball teams. • Helped team to a three-year record of 29-10 with a CIF Southern Section title in 2014. • Threw for nearly 5,800 yards and rushed for more than 1,300 yards during his career. • Capped career by throwing for 2,800 yards and rushing for 800 with 33 total touchdowns while guiding team to an 11-2 record as a senior. • San Gabriel Valley League MVP and an All-CIF selection and the CIF Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. • Finished career as school's all-time leader in career passing yards and touchdowns and holds single-season marks for passing and total yards and touchdowns. Trevor signed with Johns Hopkins.

C/O 15 Giovanni De Loera    

Gio played both OL and DL for the Vikings.  Still holds the record for most pancakes in one season.  Signed with Robert Morris out of high school.  Came back home and is playing at La Verne.  

Chris Blanton Class of 2015

Named Defensive Player of the Year ... All-state team ... Holds the all-time sacks record (13).  All CIF.  Retired his jersey.  Signed with Fort Hayes state. 

Daevon "Dae Dae" Vigilant Class of  2016

Dae Dae was a 2 time All League and All CIF.  Is third on Downey all time rushing list.  The fastest player to come out of Downey.  Signed with New Mexico

Jalen Thompson CO 16

Jalen Thompson didn’t want to show it in front of his new teammates, but, inside, the kid was freaking out.

It was September 2016, and Thompson had just been told that he would start at strong safety for Washington State in its season opener against Eastern Washington. Mixed in with his excited disbelief – he was starting in his very first college football game as a true freshman! – was an acute anxiety.

So Thompson did what he always does when he needs advice. Four hours before the game, he called his father.

“Dad, I’m so nervous right now,” Thompson said as soon as his father, Demond Thompson picked up the phone. “I just want to do good. I want to do good for coach, and for you guys.”

By Stefanie Loh

Seattle Times staff reporter

Josh Cooper CO 17

Josh Cooper played four years of football at Downey High School.  He was also apart of the Downey High Track team.  Lead team in sacks and 100 meter time. Was 1st team all league and all CIF.  Played on 2 CIF championship teams for the Vikes.  Signed with Sac State

Jason Thomas CO 14

Jason Thomas was a four year start on the varsity team.  Spent alot of time covering the other teams best WR.  The best Defensive back that has ever played here at Downey High School.  Was 3 time all league 2 time all CIF. 1st team all DREAM TEAMF.  Played on 2 CIF championship teams for the Vikes.  Signed with Lamar University after going the JC route.  

Jason Thomas CO 14

Stacy Chuckwemnzie CO 14

Stacy Chuckwemnzie CO 14

Chuck  was a two year start on the varsity team.  Was a termendous Athlete starting at CB and WR for the Vikes.  Big reason why they won a CIF title.  Also has high jump and long jump records at DHS.   Was 2 time all league an all CIF senior year. 1st team all DREAM TEAMF.  Played on 2 CIF championship teams for the Vikes.  Signed with Northern Arizona after going the JC route.  Part of the best secondary in school history in 2014  

Baraq Ross CO 17

Baraq Ross  was a two year start on the varsity team.  Was a termendous Athlete starting at a variety of postions RB/WR/CB for the Vikes.  Had a big season his senior year rushing for 2350 yards and had 600 receiving yards with a total of 38 TDS.     Was 2 time all league an all CIF senior year.   Signed with Azusa Pacific 

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