http://www.scout.com/nfl/story/1463501-daddy-where-do-nfl-players-come-from It’s pro football season. With week one in the books it’s time to look at who made the league and what college programs produced the most current players on National Football League rosters. For this exercise, I took into consideration all active 53-man rosters. In addition, players that made the practice squad, placed on the injured reserved or on any other list and still property of a franchise were tallied. I tallied the rosters that were set going into week one of the season.
LSU takes top honors with 44 former Tigers now in the NFL. LSU narrowly edged Alabama (43), Miami (43), USC (42), Florida (41) and Georgia (40). The national champs, Ohio State were next with 39, while Florida State (37), Notre Dame (37), Auburn (35), and Oklahoma (35) round out the top ten.
- The SEC produced the most NFL players, posting a number of 383.
- Eight of the 14 SEC schools made the overall top 25 – LSU, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Texas A&M and South Carolina.
- The SEC has 75 more players in the NFL than the next league, the ACC.
The ACC has always been well represented when it comes to draft time and guys that play on Sunday. What’s surprising is that it’s not Florida State on top but their bitter rival in South Florida, the University of Miami. Goes to show you that it’s not about what happened lately, where FSU has become a national power once again and produced countless players in recent drafts. Miami has underachieved in recent years but had huge success and endless stars that have been in the NFL for some time.
Big Ten (280)
Another surprise could be the conference at the No. 3 spot. It’s the Big Ten, not the Pac-12. There is a current five player difference between these two leagues. It’s no surprise to see the Buckeyes way out in front. That lead will certainly increase in the coming years with the way Urban Meyer has recruited and developed players in Columbus. Traditional powers Penn State, Iowa, and Nebraska are well represented.
Pac 12 (275)
The Trojans are easily the top producing program out West in the Pac-12. The Ducks are next followed by Stanford, Cal and UCLA. Seeing the Pac-12 at this spot was surprising, especially considering California is the feeder state for this conference while California is the top producing NFL state in terms of where the pros played their high school football.
Big 12 (170)
Here's a look at some of the better NFL producing non-Power Five schools UConn leads the way with 19 players. Meanwhile, four NFL players didn't attend college at all.
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http://www.scout.com/nfl/story/1463501-daddy-where-do-nfl-players-come-from Here's a link to my special report from last fall. It's a complete and indepth breakdown of where NFL players are from.