With Week 2 of the NFL schedule underway we looked into some interesting statistics from the league. Well, our reporter Joanna who covers the league and the Bills for Sportainment did. What she found was actually a bit surprising. While we had an office pool going on where most NFL players were from, all of us were wrong.
- 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.
- 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.
- Florida tops the list of states with the most NFL players (212), followed by California (191) and Texas (179):
- Miami heads the list of hometowns with the most players (25), followed by Houston (17), Fort Lauderdale (15) and Cincinnati (14):
- 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.
- 11 high schools have four players each in the NFL this year. 40 schools boast three NFLers, while 168 have two players apiece.