Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players0.8%283.633
NFL - Draft0.9%277.624
NFL - Hall of Famers1.3%191.116
DI FBS - Current Players0.4%3816.240
DI FCS - Current Players1.5%1950.117
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.0%N/A0.0N/A

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Connecticut Huskies Storrs American - East
DI - FCS Central Connecticut State Blue Devils New Britain Northeast
DI - FCS Sacred Heart Pioneers Fairfield Northeast
DI - FCS Yale Bulldogs New Haven Ivy League
DII New Haven Chargers West Haven Northeast 10
DII Southern Connecticut State Fighting Owls New Haven Northeast 10
DIII Coast Guard Bears New London New England
DIII Trinity (Conn.) Bantams Hartford New England Small College
DIII Wesleyan Cardinals Middletown New England Small College
DIII Western Connecticut Colonials Danbury Mass State Collegiate


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.