Chandler High School in Arizona Leads All High Schools with Three Players Selected in 2013 NFL Draft; 236 Schools Represented
With rookie minicamps now complete, the 2013 NFL Draft class has experienced its first taste of NFL life.
And while the drafted rookies enter the NFL from a variety of different backgrounds, one thing they generally all have in common is an outstanding experience playing high school football.
The 2013 drafted rookies range from Punahou High School in Honolulu, Hawaii to Karksi-Nuia High School in Karksi-Nuia, Estonia. A total of 236 high schools contributed to the 254 players selected in the seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 25-27, USA Football announced today. Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona led all high schools with three players selected.
“There’s a lot of great athletes that come out of the program,” said Miami Dolphins first-round selection DION JORDAN, a Chandler grad. “They train us well to get us ready for college, make sure we take care of business in school, first of all, so we can have that opportunity. Because of the community and the coaching, a tremendous amount of athletes come from our area.”
Seventeen schools had at least two players selected, with four of those schools producing a first-round choice – Chandler in Chandler, Arizona (defensive end Dion Jordan by Miami); Dutchtown in Geismar, Louisiana (safety ERIC REID by San Francisco); Miami Norland in Miami, Florida (cornerback XAVIER RHODES by Minnesota); and Newnan in Newnan, Georgia (linebacker ALEC OGLETREE by St. Louis).
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