State Related Analysis

Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players3.6%613.51
NFL - Draft3.3%622.31
NFL - Hall of Famers2.6%121.88
DI FBS - Current Players3.4%6105.22
DI FCS - Current Players3.9%10102.41
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits5.3%54.02

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL New Orleans Saints New Orleans NFC South
DI - FBS Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Ruston Conference USA - West
DI - FBS Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette Sun Belt
DI - FBS Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Monroe Sun Belt
DI - FBS LSU Tigers Baton Rouge SEC - West
DI - FBS Tulane Green Wave New Orleans American - West
DI - FCS Grambling State Tigers Grambling Southwestern Athletic - West
DI - FCS McNeese State Cowboys Lake Charles Southland
DI - FCS Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux Southland
DI - FCS Northwestern State Demons Natchitoches Southland
DI - FCS Southeastern Louisiana Lions Hammond Southland
DI - FCS Southern University Jaguars Baton Rouge Southwestern Athletic - West
DIII Louisiana College Wildcats Pineville American Southwest


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.