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Florida high schools Miami Norland, St. Thomas Aquinas boast most NFL players on Week 1 rosters

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:58am

Miami (Fla.) Norland High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with six players each, top the list of high schools with the most players on 2013 NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, USA Football announced today.

The totals are based on the 1,695 players on Kickoff Weekend rosters.

NFL players hail from 1,370high schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia, seven countries and one U.S. territory (American Samoa).

 

 

HIGH SCHOOLS WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

High School, City, State

Number

NFL Players

Miami Norland, Miami, Fla.

6

Antwan Barnes, NYJ; Dwayne Bowe, KC; Antonio Brown, PIT; Lester Jean, HOU; Xavier Rhodes, MIN; Tourek Williams, SD

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

6

Geno Atkins, CIN; Giovani Bernard, CIN; Marcus Gilbert, PIT; Leonard Hankerson, WAS; Major Wright, CHI; Sam Young, BUF

Pahokee High School, Pahokee, Fla.

5

Dwight Bentley, DET; Anquan Boldin, SF; Janoris Jenkins, StL; Pernell McPhee, BAL; Antone Smith, ATL

 

 

Fifteen high schools have four players each in the NFL this year. Fifty-one schools boast three NFLers, while 164 have two players apiece:

High School, City, State

NFL Players

High School, City, State

NFL Players

Carroll, Southlake, Texas

4

Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, Calif.

4

Colton, Colton, Calif.

4

North Miami Beach Senior, Miami, Fla.

4

De La Salle Catholic, Concord, Calif.

4

North Shore, Houston, Texas

4

Elder, Cincinnati, Ohio

4

Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

4

Glades Central, Belle Glade, Fla.

4

Piscataway, Piscataway, N.J.

4

Greenwood, Greenwood, S.C.

4

Rock Hill, Rock Hill, S.C.

4

Helix, La Mesa, Calif.

4

Westlake, Austin, Texas

4

Long Beach Polytechnic, Long Beach, Calif.

4

 

 

Number of high schools with 3 NFL players: 51

Number of high schools with 2 NFL players: 164

Number of high schools with 1 NFL player: 1,137

 

 

STATES WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

State

NFL Players

State

NFL Players

California         

225

Pennsylvania

58

Florida

186

South Carolina

54

Texas

184

Virginia

50

Georgia

95

Alabama

48

Ohio

74

North Carolina

46

New Jersey

63

Michigan

43

Louisiana

62

Illinois

37

 

 

HOMETOWNS WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

Hometown

NFL Players

Hometown

NFL Players

Miami

24

Pittsburgh

11

 

Houston

16

Cincinnati

10

 

Detroit

14

Cleveland

10

 

Atlanta

11

Dallas

10

 

Chicago

11

Jacksonville

10

 

New Orleans

11

 

 

 

 

 

STATES WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS PER CAPITA

State

Population *

NFL Players

NFL Players Per Capita

Louisiana

4,533,372

62

 

1 NFL playerper 73,119 people

South Carolina

4,625,364

54

 

1 NFL playerper 85,655 people

Mississippi

2,967,297

32

 

1 NFL playerper 92,728 people

Alabama

4,779,736

48

 

1 NFL player per 99,578 people

Florida

18,801,310

186

 

1 NFL player per 101,082 people

Georgia

9,687,653

95

 

1 NFL player per 101,975 people

Montana

989,415

9

 

1 NFL playerper 109,935 people

District of Columbia

601,723

5

 

1 NFL playerper 120,345 people

Texas

25,145,561

184

 

1 NFL playerper 136,661 people

New Jersey

8,791,894

63

 

1 NFL playerper 139,554 people

United States

308,745,538

1,676

 

1 NFL player per 184, 216 people

* Based on most recent published U.S. Census Data (2010).

 

AMERICAN SAMOA:  The United States territory of American Samoa has three NFL players: Cincinnati DT Domata Peko, Miami DT Paul Soliai and Philadelphia DT Isaac Sopoaga.

NOTE:  To obtain a complete list of NFL players’ high schools, states and hometowns, log on to www.nflmedia.com.

About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NCAA’s Atlantic Coast Conference. USA Football (usafootball.com), endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, is the sport’s leader in coaching education and player skill advancement for a better, safer game.