South Carolina

Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players2.8%1110.26
NFL - Draft2.9%1018.85
NFL - Hall of Famers0.7%340.436
DI FBS - Current Players1.5%1846.312
DI FCS - Current Players3.3%1386.53
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits1.8%171.313

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Clemson Tigers Clemson ACC - Atlantic
DI - FBS South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia SEC - East
DI - FCS Charleston Southern Buccaneers North Charleston Big South
DI - FCS Citadel Bulldogs Charleston Southern
DI - FCS Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Conway Big South
DI - FCS Furman Paladins Greenville Southern
DI - FCS Presbyterian Blue Hose Clinton Big South
DI - FCS South Carolina State Bulldogs Orangeburg Mid-Eastern Athletic
DI - FCS Wofford Terriers Spartanburg Southern
DII Benedict Tigers Columbia Southern Inter. Athletic
DII Newberry Wolves Newberry South Atlantic
DII North Greenville Crusaders Tigerville Independent


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.