Saint Thomas Aquinas High School of Fort Lauderdale Has Most NFL Players

NFL Communications

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School of Fort Lauderdale Has Most NFL Players

Football Information 2018 Regular Week 02 English

SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL OF FORT LAUDERDALE HAS MOST NFL PLAYERS; 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

 

HOMETOWNSMiami 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​.