Ohio, The Best Football State

Posted by Kenneth Hawkins on July-24-2009 Add Comments

I heard a sports commentator on ESPN touting the Florida as the best state for football players. 

Recent history may lead him to that conclusion, but his memory is shortsighted.

Since 2000, there are 59 players from Ohio State alone in the NFL.  There are currently 39 active players from Ohio State playing in the NFL.

There were seven drafted and eight undrafted players from Ohio State.  Granted USC had 11 drafted, but the entire state of Florida only had three, from three different universities.  USC gets a number of its players from other states, while OSU gets a vast majority from its home state.  Not to mention Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and others pu...

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