SbS Football is focused on providing football data and analytics with a geographic approach.  We use a distinct process of providing football information at a state level and analyzing the unique aspects of football from a geographic perspective.

Distribution Maps

SbS Football has compiled a huge database of historical football rosters and has developed an interactive map to highlight the distribution of teams and players across the country. 

For team distributions, a user can see how many teams are currently from each state for the NFL and for all levels of college football (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III). 

For the player distributions, a user can see how many players are from each state (by hometown) for the following categories:
  • NFL - Current Players (opening day rosters)
  • NFL - Annual Draft Results
  • NFL - Hall of Famers
  • Division I FBS - Current Players (opening day rosters)
  • Division I FCS - Current Players (opening day rosters)
  • High School 4 & 5 STAR Recruits
Additionally, for the player distribution maps, a user can filter the data several ways (e.g. by year, team, position, etc.) to gain insights into the key trends and unique geographic elements of where football players are from. 

State Profiles

SbS Football has created "state profiles" for all 50 states and D.C. The profiles include a summary of the percentage of players from each state and where the state ranks (in total and per capita) for the following categories: NFL (current players, most recent draft, and Hall of Famers), Division I FBS (current players), Division I FCS (current players), and High School 4-5 STAR recruits (current Seniors).

The profiles also include a summary of all the NFL and college teams (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III) from the state. Teams are assigned to the state in which they are physically located (i.e. the state in which they play their home games). However, an exception is made for three NFL teams that are located in a state we do not consider to be its primary state.
  • The New York Giants (located in New Jersey) are included in the New York profile.
  • The New York Jets (located in New Jersey) are included in the New York profile.
  • The Washington Redskins (located in Maryland) are included in the District of Columbia.