From Sports Page Chart of the Day: California Is An NFL Player-Producing Factory:
Hey Texans! We're #2!. We're #2!!! Woot! I wonder if they adjusted this for felonies and NCAA violations if it would change the picture...
Historically, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania have been hotbeds for football talent. In fact, those three states rank 1-2-3 all-time for states where NFL players were born. But in recent years, the states that are football factories has shifted a little.
California and Texas are still at the top of the list. But now, Florida has joined them as one of the three biggest producers of NFL talent. Those three states currently have 597 players in the NFL. That is more than 30 percent of all active players listed Pro-Football-Reference.com. California alone, at 225 active players, accounts for more than ten percent of NFL players.
At the other end of the spectrum, North Dakota, Delaware, and New Hampshire are each the birthplace of a single player in the NFL. And there are currently no players that were born in the state of Vermont.
Above is a breakdown of the states where the most active NFL players were born.
(All data via Pro-Football-Reference.com) Read »
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