ACC - 2016 Rosters by Hometown State

October 4, 2016 by SbS Football Staff | with 0 comments

As expected, the majority of players on ACC rosters are from states on the east coast, with four states representing almost 60% of the conference: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

 
  • Boston College has players on its roster from 20 different states, including 22 players from its home state. Starting QB Patrick Towles is the only player from the state of Kentucky (Ft. Thomas).

  • More than one-third of the Clemson roster is from the home state of South Carolina. Heisman candidate Deshaun Watson is one of 19 Tigers from near-by Georgia. The star QB is from Gainesville, GA.

  • Duke has more players from California (9) than any other team in the ACC. The Blue Devils also have 22 players from its home state of North Carolina, including Starting QB Daniel Jones (Charlotte).

  • Almost two-thirds of the Florida State roster is from Florida, including star RB Dalvin Cook (Miami). The Seminoles are one of only three teams in the conference without a single player from Ohio.

  • Five players on the Georgia Tech roster are from near-by Alabama, including starting QB Justin Thomas (Prattville, AL). The Yellow Jackets are one of three teams in the ACC with a player from Hawaii.

  • Louisville relies heavily on players from Florida as seventeen players on the Cardinal's roster, including Star QB Lamar Jackson (Boynton Beach), are from the Sunshine State.

  • Miami is obviously full of players from Florida (66), but it also has players from 20 other states, including QB Brad Kaaya (Los Angeles, CA). Miami also has two players from outside of the U.S.

  • North Carolina State is one of only two ACC teams without a single player on its roster from Texas. The Wolfpack have only four players from west of the Mississippi River.

  • North Carolina has 48 players on its roster from the home state, including Junior RB Elijah Hood (Charlotte). The Tar Heels are one of only two teams in the ACC without a player from Pennsylvania.

  • Pittsburgh is the only team in the ACC without a player from Georgia, and one of only two teams with no players from California. The Panthers have 48 players from the home state of Pennsylvania.

  • Syracuse in the only ACC team who has the majority of its players coming from a state that is not its home state. The Orangemen have twenty players from Florida and only fifteen from New York.

  • Virginia and Virginia Tech have the least amount of players from Florida (five each) in the ACC, but one of the players for the Cavaliers is starting QB Kurt Benkert (Cape Coral, FL).

  • Virginia Tech has only four players on its roster from west of the Mississippi River, including only one from the state of Texas. Starting QB Jerod Evans is from Dallas, TX.

  • Wake Forest has six players from the neighboring state of South Carolina, including leading rusher Matt Colburn (Irmo, SC) and leading receiver Tabari Hines (Florence, SC).