Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players0.6%333.634
NFL - Draft0.7%316.631
NFL - Hall of Famers0.0%N/A0.0N/A
DI FBS - Current Players0.9%2741.022
DI FCS - Current Players1.0%2641.020
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.6%250.723

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City Big Ten - West
DI - FBS Iowa State Cyclones Ames Big 12
DI - FCS Drake Bulldogs Des Moines Pioneer League
DI - FCS Northern Iowa Panthers Cedar Falls Missouri Valley
DII Upper Iowa Peacocks Fayette Northern Sun - South
DIII Buena Vista Beavers Storm Lake Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Central Dutch Pella Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Coe Kohawks Cedar Rapids Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Cornell College Rams Mount Vernon Midwest
DIII Dubuque Spartans Dubuque Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Grinnell Pioneers Grinnell Midwest
DIII Loras Duhawks Dubuque Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Luther Norse Decorah Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Simpson Storm Indianola Iowa Inter. Athletic
DIII Wartburg Knights Waverly Iowa 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.