Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players0.2%443.731
NFL - Draft0.1%463.743
NFL - Hall of Famers0.0%N/A0.0N/A
DI FBS - Current Players0.1%438.644
DI FCS - Current Players0.4%3757.713
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.3%341.214

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FCS South Dakota Coyotes Vermillion Missouri Valley
DI - FCS South Dakota State Jackrabbits Brookings Missouri Valley
DII Augustana Vikings Sioux Falls Northern Sun - South
DII Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets Spearfish Rocky Mountain Athletic
DII Northern State Wolves Aberdeen Northern Sun - North
DII Sioux Falls Cougars Sioux Falls Northern Sun - South
DII South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers Rapid City Great Northwest 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.