Big Ten - 2016 Rosters by Hometown State

October 14, 2016 by SbS Football Staff | with 0 comments

The rosters in the Big Ten have a heavy influence of players from Florida as only three states (Ohio, Illinois and Michigan) have more players represented in the Big Ten than the Sunshine State does.  Every team in the conference has at least one player from Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Maryland.
  • Illinois has 32 players on its roster from the home state. The Illini also have 13 from Florida and 12 from Ohio, including starting QB Chayce Crouch (Newark, OH).

  • Indiana has more players from Georgia (12) than any other team in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers also have seven players from Texas, including starting QB Richard Lagow (Plano, TX).

  • Iowa is the only team in the Big Ten without at least one player from either California or Georgia. Starting QB C.J. Beathard (Franklin, TN) is the only Hawkeye from the state of Tennessee.

  • Maryland is the only team in the conference without a player from the state of Ohio. The Terrapins are also one of only two teams in the Big Ten without a player from California.

  • Michigan has 50 players from its home state and 15 from the state of Ohio. The Wolverines also have 10 players from New Jersey, including all-purpose star Jabril Peppers (East Orange, NJ).

  • Michigan State has the 2nd most players from the state of Ohio (28) in the Big Ten, including QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH). The Spartans have players from 17 states (least amount in the conference).

  • Minnesota's two main RB's are both from Georgia: Rodney Smith (Jonesboro) and Shannon Brooks (Atlanta). The Gophers have 35 players from the home state, including QB Mitch Leidner (Lakeville, MN).

  • The Nebraska roster includes 59 of the 61 players in the Big Ten who are from Nebraska. The Cornhuskers also have the most players in the Big Ten from California (10), Louisiana (8) and Missouri (7).

  • Northwestern has the most players in the Big Ten from Texas (13) and the least from Florida (1). The Wildcats also have 22 players from Illinois, including starting QB Clayton Thorson (Wheaton, IL).

  • Ohio State has 61 players from the state of Ohio, and only one other state (Florida) represents more than five players on its roster. The Buckeyes have four players from the state of Michigan.

  • Penn State is the only team in the Big Ten without a player from Texas and one of only two without a player from Michigan. The Nittany Lions have only one player from west of the Mississippi River.

  • Purdue has the most players in the Big Ten from the state of Florida (15). The Boilermakers also have nine players from the state of Texas, including starting QB David Blough (Carrollton, TX).

  • Rutgers is one of only two teams in the Big Ten without a player from Georgia. Starting QB Giovanni Rescigno (Warren, MI) is the only Scarlet Knight who is from the state of Michigan.

  • Wisconsin's starting QB Alex Hornibrook (West Chester, PA) is the only player on the team from Pennsylvania, and the Badgers star RB Corey Clement (Glassboro, NJ) is the only player from New Jersey.