Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players10.9%37.48
NFL - Draft11.0%313.49
NFL - Hall of Famers8.3%41.018
DI FBS - Current Players13.6%175.27
DI FCS - Current Players7.8%237.321
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits15.7%12.16

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
NFL Dallas Cowboys Arlington NFC East
NFL Houston Texans Houston AFC South
DI - FBS Baylor Bears Waco Big 12
DI - FBS Houston Cougars Houston American - West
DI - FBS North Texas Mean Green Denton Conference USA - West
DI - FBS Rice Owls Houston Conference USA - West
DI - FBS Southern Methodist Mustangs Dallas American - West
DI - FBS TCU Horned Frogs Fort Worth Big 12
DI - FBS Texas Longhorns Austin Big 12
DI - FBS Texas A&M Aggies College Station SEC - West
DI - FBS Texas State Bobcats San Marcos Sun Belt
DI - FBS Texas Tech Red Raiders Lubbock Big 12
DI - FBS U Texas San Antonio Roadrunners San Antonio Conference USA - West
DI - FBS UTEP Miners El Paso Conference USA - West
DI - FCS Abilene Christian Wildcats Abilene Southland
DI - FCS Houston Baptist Huskies Houston Southland
DI - FCS Incarnate Word Cardinals San Antonio Southland
DI - FCS Lamar Cardinals Beaumont Southland
DI - FCS Prairie View A&M Panthers Prairie View Southwestern Athletic - West
DI - FCS Sam Houston State Bearkats Huntsville Southland
DI - FCS Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Nacogdoches Southland
DI - FCS Texas Southern Tigers Houston Southwestern Athletic - West
DII Angelo State Rams San Angelo Lone Star
DII McMurry Indians Abilene Independent
DII Midwestern State Mustangs Wichita Falls Lone Star
DII Tarleton State Texans Stephenville Lone Star
DII Texas A&M–Commerce Lions Commerce Lone Star
DII Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas Kingsville Lone Star
DII West Texas A&M Buffaloes Canyon Lone Star
DIII Austin Kangaroos Sherman Southern Collegiate
DIII East Texas Baptist Tigers Marshall American Southwest
DIII Hardin-Simmons Cowboys Abilene American Southwest
DIII Howard Payne Yellow Jackets Brownwood American Southwest
DIII Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders Belton American Southwest
DIII Sul Ross State Lobos Alpine American Southwest
DIII Texas Lutheran Bulldogs Seguin Southern Collegiate
DIII Trinity (Texas) Tigers San Antonio Southern Collegiate


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.