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As usual, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale has the most NFL Players

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

 

FLORIDA LEADS ALL STATES; MIAMI TOPS HOMETOWNS

 

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), with 15 players, tops the list of high schools with the most players on 2018 NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, the NFL announced today.

NFL players hail from 1,332 high schools in 46 states and the District of Columbia, seven countries and a U.S. territory (American Samoa). The totals are based on the 1,694 men on Kickoff Weekend rosters.

HIGH SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST NFL PLAYERS

High School, City, State Number NFL Players
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 15 Geno Atkins, CIN; Giovani Bernard, CIN; Joey Bosa, LAC; Bryan Cox, CAR; James Crawford, GB; Phillip Dorsett, NE; Marcus Gilbert, PIT; Rashad Greene, JAX; Bobby Hart, CIN; Gabe Holmes, AZ; Lamarcus Joyner, LAR; Brandon Linder, JAX; Michael Palardy, CAR; James White, NE; Sam Young, MIA
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA 7 Jayon Brown, TEN; Jurrell Casey, TEN; Kaelin Clay, NYG; DeSean Jackson, TB; Marcedes Lewis, GB; Jamize Olawale, DAL; JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
Norcross High School, Norcross, GA 6 Lorenzo Carter, NYG; Jason Croom, BUF; Geremy Davis, LAC; Max Garcia, DEN; Christopher Herndon, NYJ; Alvin Kamara, NO
Serra High School, San Diego, CA 6 Bene’ Benwikere, AZ; Matt Dickerson, TEN; Rasheem Green, SEA; Jordan Lasley, BAL; Dante Pettis, SF; Paul Richardson, WAS
Glenville High School, Cleveland, OH 5 Frank Clark, SEA; Ted Ginn, Jr., NO; Justin Hardee, NO; Willie Henry, BAL; Marshon Lattimore, NO
Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL 5 Shaquem Griffin, SEA; Shaquill Griffin, SEA; Austin Reiter, KC; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, OAK; Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB
Miami Central High School, Miami, FL 5 Dalvin Cook, MIN; Devonta Freeman, ATL; John Miller, BUF; Deatrick Nichols, AZ; Kevin Pamphile, TEN
Miami Norland High School, Miami, FL 5 Antonio Brown, PIT; Carlton Davis, TB; Ereck Flowers, NYG; Duke Johnson, Jr., CLE; Xavier Rhodes, MIN

 

12 high schools have four players each in the NFL this year. 48 schools boast three NFLers, while 182 have two players apiece:

High School, City, State NFL Players High School, City, State NFL Players
Chandler High School, Chandler, AZ 4 Oxford High School, Oxford, AL 4
Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington, DC 4 Pickerington High School, Pickerington, OH 4
Glades Central High School, Belle Glade, FL 4 St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, LA 4
Lowndes High School, Valdosta, GA 4 University High School, Orlando, FL 4
Miami Northwestern High School, Miami, FL 4 West Monroe High School, West Monroe, LA 4
Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, SC 4 Westlake High School, Austin, TX 4
       
Number of high schools with 3 NFL players: 48
Number of high schools with 2 NFL players: 182
Number of high schools with 1 NFL player: 1,082


HOME STATES
: Florida tops the list of states with the most NFL players (211), followed by California (185) and Texas (175):

STATES WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

State NFL Players State NFL Players
Florida 211 Pennsylvania 59
California 185 New Jersey 55
Texas 175 North Carolina 55
Georgia 123 Virginia 47
Ohio 76 Illinois 46
Alabama 60 Michigan 43
Louisiana 59 South Carolina 43

 

HOMETOWNS: Miami heads the list of hometowns with the most players (24), followed by Houston (20), Fort Lauderdale (16) and Cincinnati (15):

HOMETOWNS WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

Hometown NFL Players Hometown NFL Players
Miami, FL 24 Detroit, MI 11  
Houston, TX 20 Orlando, FL 11  
Fort Lauderdale, FL 16 Washington, DC 11  
Cincinnati, OH 15 Mobile, AL 10  
New Orleans, LA 14 Tampa, FL 10  
San Diego, CA 12      


NFL PLAYERS PER CAPITA: The District of Columbia, with one NFL player for every 54,702 residents, leads the list of NFL players per capita. Louisiana (one in 76,837) and Georgia (one in 78,761) round out the top three. The national average is one NFL player per 184,988 U.S. residents.​

STATES WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS PER CAPITA

State Population * NFL Players NFL Players Per Capita
District of Columbia 601,723 11   1 NFL player per 54,702 people
Louisiana 4,533,372 59   1 NFL player per 76,837 people
Georgia 9,687,653 123   1 NFL player per 78,761 people
Alabama 4,779,736 60   1 NFL player per 79,662 people
Mississippi 2,967,297 34   1 NFL player per 87,273 people
Florida 18,801,310 211   1 NFL player per 89,106 people
South Carolina 4,625,364 43   1 NFL player per 107,567 people
Delaware 897,934 8   1 NFL player per 112,242 people
Hawaii 1,360,301 10   1 NFL player per 136,030 people
Texas 25,145,561 175   1 NFL player per 143,689 people
Ohio 11,536,504 76   1 NFL player per 151,796 people
United States 308,745,538 1,669 1 NFL player per 184,988 people
* Based on most recent published U.S. Census Data (2010).

NOTE: To obtain a complete list of NFL players’ high schools, states and hometowns, click here​.