Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players0.7%312.440
NFL - Draft0.7%304.440
NFL - Hall of Famers0.7%320.435
DI FBS - Current Players1.1%2629.031
DI FCS - Current Players0.7%3016.342
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.3%300.232

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Denver Broncos Denver AFC West
DI - FBS Air Force Falcons Colorado Springs Mountain West - Mountain
DI - FBS Colorado Buffaloes Boulder Pac 12 - South
DI - FBS Colorado State Rams Fort Collins Mountain West - Mountain
DI - FCS Northern Colorado Bears Greeley Big Sky
DII Adams State Grizzlies Alamosa Rocky Mountain Athletic
DII Colorado Mesa Mavericks Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Athletic
DII Colorado Mines Orediggers Golden Rocky Mountain Athletic
DII CSU–Pueblo ThunderWolves Pueblo Rocky Mountain Athletic
DII Fort Lewis Skyhawks Durango Rocky Mountain Athletic
DII Western State Mountaineers Gunnison Rocky Mountain 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.