Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players4.9%57.39
NFL - Draft5.0%513.210
NFL - Hall of Famers8.6%32.34
DI FBS - Current Players5.4%564.48
DI FCS - Current Players3.0%1531.526
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits3.3%81.016

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati AFC North
NFL Cleveland Browns Cleveland AFC North
DI - FBS Akron Zips Akron Mid-American - East
DI - FBS Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green Mid-American - East
DI - FBS Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati American - East
DI - FBS Kent State Golden Flashes Kent Mid-American - East
DI - FBS Miami (OH) RedHawks Oxford Mid-American - East
DI - FBS Ohio Bobcats Athens Mid-American - East
DI - FBS Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus Big Ten - East
DI - FBS Toledo Rockets Toledo Mid-American - West
DI - FCS Dayton Flyers Dayton Pioneer League
DI - FCS Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown Missouri Valley
DII Ashland Eagles Ashland Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DII Central State Marauders Wilberforce Southern Inter. Athletic
DII Findlay Oilers Findlay Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DII Lake Erie Storm Painesville Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DII Malone University Pioneers Canton Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DII Notre Dame (OH) Falcons South Euclid Mountain East
DII Ohio Dominican Panthers Columbus Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DII Tiffin Dragons Tiffin Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DII Urbana Blue Knights Urbana Mountain East
DII Walsh College (OH) Cavaliers North Canton Great Lakes Inter. Athletic - South
DIII Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets Berea Ohio Athletic
DIII Bluffton Beavers Bluffton Heartland Coll. Athletic
DIII Capital Crusaders Columbus Ohio Athletic
DIII Case Western Reserve Spartans Cleveland Presidents' Athletic
DIII Defiance YellowJackets Defiance Heartland Coll. Athletic
DIII Denison Big Red Granville North Coast Athletic
DIII Heidelberg Student Princes Tiffin Ohio Athletic
DIII Hiram Terriers Hiram North Coast Athletic
DIII John Carroll Blue Streaks University Heights Ohio Athletic
DIII Kenyon Lords Gambier North Coast Athletic
DIII Marietta Pioneers Marietta Ohio Athletic
DIII Mount St. Joseph Lions Cincinnati Heartland Coll. Athletic
DIII Mount Union Purple Raiders Alliance Ohio Athletic
DIII Muskingum Fighting Muskies New Concord Ohio Athletic
DIII Oberlin Yeomen Oberlin North Coast Athletic
DIII Ohio Northern Polar Bears Ada Ohio Athletic
DIII Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops Delaware North Coast Athletic
DIII Otterbein Cardinals Westerville Ohio Athletic
DIII Wilmington Quakers Wilmington Ohio Athletic
DIII Wittenberg Tigers Springfield North Coast Athletic
DIII Wooster Fighting Scots Wooster North Coast 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.