Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players1.1%223.632
NFL - Draft0.8%294.341
NFL - Hall of Famers1.3%230.820
DI FBS - Current Players0.6%3516.239
DI FCS - Current Players1.1%2425.130
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.3%310.233

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis NFC North
DI - FBS Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis Big Ten - West
DII Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji Northern Sun - North
DII Concordia Golden Bears Saint Paul Northern Sun - South
DII Minnesota State Mavericks Mankato Northern Sun - South
DII Minnesota State–Moorhead Dragons Moorhead Northern Sun - North
DII Minnesota–Crookston Eagles Crookston Northern Sun - North
DII Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs Duluth Northern Sun - North
DII Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs Marshall Northern Sun - South
DII St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud Northern Sun - North
DII Winona State Warriors Winona Northern Sun - South
DIII Augsburg Auggies Minneapolis Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII Bethel Royals Arden Hills Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII Carleton Knights Northfield Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers Moorhead Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII Crown Storm St. Bonifacius Upper Midwest Athletic
DIII Gustavus Adolphus Gusties St. Peter Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII Hamline Pipers St. Paul Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII Macalester Scots St. Paul Midwest Conference
DIII Martin Luther Knights New Ulm Upper Midwest Athletic
DIII Minnesota-Morris Cougars Morris Upper Midwest Athletic
DIII Northwestern (Minn.) Eagles Roseville Upper Midwest Athletic
DIII St. John's Johnnies Collegeville Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII St. Olaf Oles Northfield Minnesota Inter. Athletic
DIII St. Scholastica Saints Duluth Upper Midwest Athletic
DIII St. Thomas Tommies St. Paul Minnesota 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.