Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players2.5%135.416
NFL - Draft3.1%812.912
NFL - Hall of Famers3.5%81.413
DI FBS - Current Players2.5%1143.617
DI FCS - Current Players4.3%766.29
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.0%N/A0.0N/A

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Old Dominion Monarchs Norfolk Conference USA - East
DI - FBS Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville ACC - Coastal
DI - FBS Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg ACC - Coastal
DI - FCS Hampton Pirates Hampton Mid-Eastern Athletic
DI - FCS James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg Colonial Athletic Association
DI - FCS Liberty Flames Lynchburg Big South
DI - FCS Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk Mid-Eastern Athletic
DI - FCS Richmond Spiders Richmond Colonial Athletic Association
DI - FCS Virginia Military Keydets Lexington Southern
DI - FCS William & Mary Tribe Williamsburg Colonial Athletic Association
DII Virginia State Trojans Petersburg Central Inter. AA - Northern
DII Virginia Union Panthers Richmond Central Inter. AA - Northern
DIII Averett Cougars Danville USA South Athletic
DIII Bridgewater (Va.) Eagles Bridgewater Old Dominion Athletic
DIII Christopher Newport Captains Newport News USA South Athletic
DIII Emory and Henry Wasps Emory Old Dominion Athletic
DIII Ferrum Panthers Ferrum USA South Athletic
DIII Hampden-Sydney Tigers Hampden Sydney Old Dominion Athletic
DIII Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets Ashland Old Dominion Athletic
DIII Shenandoah Hornets Winchester Old Dominion Athletic
DIII Southern Va. Knights Buena Vista New Jersey Athletic
DIII Washington and Lee Generals Lexington Old Dominion 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, 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.