State Related Analysis

Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players1.8%184.724
NFL - Draft1.7%188.020
NFL - Hall of Famers1.3%250.628
DI FBS - Current Players2.0%1444.414
DI FCS - Current Players3.8%1170.96
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits2.4%131.311

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Tennessee Titans Nashville AFC South
DI - FBS Memphis Tigers Memphis American - West
DI - FBS Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Murfreesboro Conference USA - East
DI - FBS Tennessee Volunteers Knoxville SEC - East
DI - FBS Vanderbilt Commodores Nashville SEC - East
DI - FCS Austin Peay Governors Clarksville Ohio Valley
DI - FCS Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga Southern
DI - FCS Tennessee State Tigers Nashville Ohio Valley
DI - FCS Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Cookeville Ohio Valley
DI - FCS Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Martin Ohio Valley
DII Carson–Newman Eagles Jefferson City South Atlantic
DII Lane Dragons Jackson Southern Inter. Athletic
DII Tusculum Pioneers Tusculum South Atlantic
DIII Maryville (Tenn.) Scots Maryville USA South Athletic
DIII Rhodes Lynx Memphis Southern Athletic
DIII Sewanee Tigers Sewanee Southern 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.