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

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

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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 12 players, tops the list of high schools with the most players on 2017 NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, the NFL announced today. 

NFL players hail from 1,363 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 1,695 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

12

Geno Atkins, CIN; Giovani Bernard, CIN; Joey Bosa, LAC; Phillip Dorsett, NE; Marcus Gilbert, PIT; Bobby Hart, NYG; Lamarcus Joyner, LAR; Brandon Linder, JAX; Michael Palardy, CAR; Jake Rudock, DET; James White, NE; Sam Young, MIA

Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA

7

Jayon Brown, TEN; Jurrell Casey, TEN; Kaelin Clay, BUF; DeSean Jackson, TB; Marcedes Lewis, JAX; Jamize Olawale, OAK; JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT

Glades Central High School, Belle Glade, FL

6

Kelvin Benjamin, CAR; Travis Benjamin, LAC; Jatavis Brown, LAC; Cre’von LeBlanc, CHI; Deonte Thompson, CHI; Clive Walford, OAK

Glenville High School, Cleveland, OH

6

Frank Clark, SEA; Jayrone Elliott, DAL; Ted Ginn, Jr., NO; Willie Henry, BAL; Cardale Jones, LAC; Marshon Lattimore, NO

Chandler High School, Chandler, AZ

5

Brett Hundley, GB; Cameron Jordan, NO; Paul Perkins, NYG; William Poehls, JAX; Markus Wheaton, CHI

Colton High School, Colton, CA

5

Nat Berhe, NYG; Tyler Ervin, HOU; Jimmy Smith, BAL; Daniel Sorensen, KC; Shareece Wright, BUF

Crenshaw High School, Los Angeles, CA

5

Dominique Hatfield, LAR; Marcus Martin, CLE; Brandon Mebane, LAC; Hayes Pullard, LAC; De’Anthony Thomas, KC

Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL

5

Rodney Adams, MIN; Dante Fowler, Jr., JAX; Shaquill Griffin, SEA; Austin Reiter, CLE; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, NYG

West Monroe High School, West Monroe, LA

5

Michael Hunter, NYG; Barkevious Mingo, IND; Cam Robinson, JAX; Andrew Whitworth, LAR; Xavier Woods, DAL

Woodland Hills High School, Pittsburgh, PA

5

Rob Gronkowski, NE; Quinton Jefferson, LAR; Rontez Miles, NYJ; Lafayette Pitts, JAX; Ejuan Price, LAR

 

11 high schools have four players each in the NFL this year. 40 schools boast three NFLers, while 168 have two players apiece:

High School, City, State

NFL Players

High School, City, State

NFL Players

De La Salle Catholic High School, Concard, CA

4

Miami Northwestern High School, Miami, FL

4

Elder High School, Cincinnati, OH

4

Pickerington High School Central, Pickerington, OH

4

Lakeland High School, Lakeland, FL

4

Servite High School, Anaheim, CA

4

Mansfield High School, Mansfield, TX

4

Timpview High School, Provo, UT

4

Miami Central High School, Miami, FL

4

Westlake High School, Austin, TX

4

Miami Norland High School, Miami Gardens, FL

4

 

 

Number of high schools with 3 NFL players: 40

Number of high schools with 2 NFL players: 168

Number of high schools with 1 NFL player: 1,134

HOME STATES:  Florida tops the list of states with the most NFL players (212), followed by California (191) and Texas (179):

 
STATES WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS
 

State

NFL Players

State

NFL Players

Florida

212

Pennsylvania

59

California

191

New Jersey

52

Texas

179

South Carolina

52

Georgia

120

North Carolina

49

Ohio

82

Illinois

41

Alabama

62

Michigan

40

Louisiana

59

Virginia

38

 

HOMETOWNSMiami heads the list of hometowns with the most players (25), followed by Houston (17), Fort Lauderdale (15) and Cincinnati (14):

 

HOMETOWNS WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

​Hometown

NFL Players

Hometown

NFL Players

Miami, FL

25

Las Vegas, NV

11

 

Houston, TX

17

New Orleans, LA

11

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL

15

Tampa, FL

11

 

Cincinnati, OH

14

Birmingham, AL

10

 

Pittsburgh, PA

12

Dallas, TX

10

 

Washington, DC

12

Detroit, MI

10

 

Cleveland, OH

11

Los Angeles, CA

10

 


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 Alabama (one in 77,093) round out the top three. The national average is one NFL player per 184,546 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

Alabama

4,779,736

62

 

1 NFL player per 77,093 people

Georgia

9,687,653

120

 

1 NFL player per 80,730 people

Florida

18,801,310

212

 

1 NFL player per 88,685 people

South Carolina

4,625,364

52

 

1 NFL player per 88,949 people

Mississippi

2,967,297

24

 

1 NFL player per 123,637 people

Hawaii

1,360,301

11

 

1 NFL player per 123,664 people

Texas

25,145,561

179

 

1 NFL player per 140,478 people

Ohio

11,536,504

82

 

1 NFL player per 140,689 people

United States

308,745,538

1,673

 

1 NFL player per 184,546 people

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

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