Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players1.9%165.319
NFL - Draft1.4%207.226
NFL - Hall of Famers1.0%280.531
DI FBS - Current Players1.2%2326.934
DI FCS - Current Players1.7%1734.224
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.3%320.234

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City AFC West
DI - FBS Missouri Tigers Columbia SEC - East
DI - FCS Missouri State Bears Springfield Missouri Valley
DI - FCS Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Cape Girardeau Ohio Valley
DII Central Missouri Mules Warrensburg Mid-America Inter. Athletic
DII Lincoln (MO) Blue Tigers Jefferson City Great Lakes Valley
DII Lindenwood University Lions St. Charles Mid-America Inter. Athletic
DII Missouri S&T Miners Rolla Great Lakes Valley
DII Missouri Southern State Lions Joplin Mid-America Inter. Athletic
DII Missouri Western State Griffons Saint Joseph Mid-America Inter. Athletic
DII Northwest Missouri State Bearcats Maryville Mid-America Inter. Athletic
DII Southwest Baptist Bearcats Bolivar Great Lakes Valley
DII Truman State Bulldogs Kirksville Great Lakes Valley
DII William Jewell Cardinals Liberty Great Lakes Valley
DIII Washington U. Bears St. Louis University Athletic
DIII Westminster (Mo.) Blue Jays Fulton Upper Midwest 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.