Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players11.4%25.220
NFL - Draft12.6%110.315
NFL - Hall of Famers11.6%10.919
DI FBS - Current Players10.6%339.323
DI FCS - Current Players7.3%323.534
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits13.9%31.310

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles NFC West
NFL Oakland Raiders Oakland AFC West
NFL San Diego Chargers San Diego AFC West
NFL San Francisco 49ers San Francisco NFC West
DI - FBS California Bears Berkeley Pac 12 - North
DI - FBS Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno Mountain West - West
DI - FBS San Diego State Aztecs San Diego Mountain West - West
DI - FBS San Jose State Spartans San Jose Mountain West - West
DI - FBS Stanford Cardinal Stanford Pac 12 - North
DI - FBS UCLA Bruins Los Angeles Pac 12 - South
DI - FBS USC Trojans Los Angeles Pac 12 - South
DI - FCS Cal Poly Mustangs San Luis Obispo Big Sky
DI - FCS Sacramento State Hornets Sacramento Big Sky
DI - FCS San Diego Toreros San Diego Pioneer League
DI - FCS UC Davis Aggies Davis Big Sky
DII Azusa Pacific Cougars Azusa Great Northwest Athletic
DII Humboldt State Lumberjacks Arcata Great Northwest Athletic
DIII Cal Lutheran Kingsmen Thousand Oaks S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII Chapman Panthers Orange S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags Claremont S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII La Verne Leopards La Verne S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII Occidental Tigers Los Angeles S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens Claremont S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII Redlands Bulldogs Redlands S. California Inter. Athletic
DIII Whittier Poets Whittier S. California Inter. Athletic


Player distributions were calculated by SbS Football and are based on the following sources.

  • NFL players are based on opening day rosters per team websites, NFL.com and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • FBS/FCS players are based on the rosters form official team websites (as of mid-August).
  • High School 4 and 5 Star players are based on the current Senior class per 247Sports' composite ranking (as of mid-August).
  • Per capita figures are on a per million population basis (2010 census).

Teams are assigned to the state in which they are physically located (i.e. the state where they play their home games). However, an exception is made for three NFL teams physically 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 profile.
The team profiles do not include any teams playing in league besides the NFL or the NCAA (Arena Football League, NAIA, NJCAA, High School, etc.).
All data and information obtained through team websites, the NFL and the NCAA.