Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players2.9%105.615
NFL - Draft2.4%148.319
NFL - Hall of Famers3.3%81.115
DI FBS - Current Players2.1%1333.726
DI FCS - Current Players4.7%563.810
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits2.4%120.918

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Rutgers Scarlet Knights New Brunswick Big Ten - East
DI - FCS Monmouth Hawks West Long Branch Big South
DI - FCS Princeton Tigers Princeton Ivy League
DIII FDU-Florham Devils Madison Middle Atlantic
DIII Kean Cougars Union Township New Jersey Athletic
DIII Montclair State Red Hawks Upper Montclair New Jersey Athletic
DIII Rowan Profs Glassboro New Jersey Athletic
DIII TCNJ Lions Ewing New Jersey Athletic
DIII William Paterson Pioneers Wayne New Jersey 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.