Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players0.8%293.236
NFL - Draft0.7%335.138
NFL - Hall of Famers0.7%330.532
DI FBS - Current Players1.1%2533.925
DI FCS - Current Players1.3%2234.623
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.6%260.527

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Kentucky Wildcats Lexington SEC - East
DI - FBS Louisville Cardinals Louisville ACC - Atlantic
DI - FBS Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Bowling Geen Conference USA - East
DI - FCS Eastern Kentucky Colonels Richmond Ohio Valley
DI - FCS Morehead State Eagles Morehead Pioneer League
DI - FCS Murray State Racers Murray Ohio Valley
DII Kentucky State Thorobreds Frankfort Southern Inter. Athletic
DII Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers Owensboro Independent
DIII Centre Colonels Danville Southern Athletic
DIII Thomas More Saints Crestview Hills Presidents' 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.