West Virginia

Players from the State

Current PlayersPlayers per Capita
LeaguePercentageState RankPer 1MState Rank
NFL - Current Players0.1%471.145
NFL - Draft0.0%500.550
NFL - Hall of Famers1.3%272.25
DI FBS - Current Players0.4%3930.830
DI FCS - Current Players0.1%487.648
High School - 4 & 5 STAR Recruits0.0%N/A0.0N/A

Team Profiles

League Team Nickname City Conference
DI - FBS Marshall Thundering Herd Huntington Conference USA - East
DI - FBS West Virginia Mountaineers Morgantown Big 12
DII Alderson-Broaddus Battlers Philippi Independent
DII Charleston (WV) Golden Eagles Charleston Mountain East
DII Concord Mountain Lions Athens Mountain East
DII Fairmont State Falcons Fairmont Mountain East
DII Glenville State Pioneers Glenville Mountain East
DII Shepherd Rams Shepherdstown Mountain East
DII West Liberty Hilltoppers West Liberty Mountain East
DII West Virginia State Yellow Jackets Institute Mountain East
DII West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats Buckhannon Mountain East
DIII Bethany Bison Bethany Presidents' 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.