Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players2.7%124.723
NFL - Draft2.5%137.622
NFL - Hall of Famers2.3%150.723
DI FBS - Current Players3.0%841.820
DI FCS - Current Players0.9%2710.345
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits2.7%100.917

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Detroit Lions Detroit NFC North
DI - FBS Central Michigan Chippewas Mount Pleasant Mid-American - West
DI - FBS Eastern Michigan Eagles Ypsilanti Mid-American - West
DI - FBS Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor Big Ten - East
DI - FBS Michigan State Spartans East Lansing Big Ten - East
DI - FBS Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo Mid-American - West
DII Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Grand Valley State Lakers Allendale Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Hillsdale Chargers Hillsdale Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Michigan Tech Huskies Houghton Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Northwood Timberwolves Midland Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Saginaw Valley State Cardinals University Center Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DII Wayne State (MI) Warriors Detroit Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - North
DIII Adrian Bulldogs Adrian Michigan Inter. Athletic
DIII Albion Britons Albion Michigan Inter. Athletic
DIII Alma Scots Alma Michigan Inter. Athletic
DIII Hope Flying Dutchmen Holland Michigan Inter. Athletic
DIII Kalamazoo Hornets Kalamazoo Michigan Inter. Athletic
DIII Olivet Comets Olivet Michigan 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.