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U.S. States that Produce the Most Quality Football Players: Per Capita and Overall Production Ranks

Updated on November 27, 2014
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The following database is a compilation of data, significant statistical accomplishments and awards, for the purpose of determining which U.S. states have the most impact on the game of American football.

Each player to accomplish a designated feat is attributed to the credit of his state of birth. The numbers are compiled in order to rank each state for production in two categories: Per capita production and Overall number of performances produced.

The Per Capita rank is designated with a per capita score: the division of the number of performances by said state’s current estimated population. Then the zeros before the number are eliminated to give the viewer a more visually palatable number. The overall number of performances rank is simply an addition of all performances equal to or above the designated mark.

This database is an ongoing work. The rankings will be updated at the end of each football season, and many more categories are to be added as time permits. Categories factored in thus far are National College Football awards on the FBS level, NFL Hall of Fame Members, 10 or more sacks in an NFL season, 7 or more interceptions in an NFL season, 3,000 or more yards passing in an NFL season, 1,000 or more yards rushing in an NFL season, and 1,000 or more receiving yards in an NFL season.

Thus far trends show the states of Louisiana and Mississippi to be the clear leaders in per capita production of quality football performances, while our two most populous states, California and Texas, are our leaders in the number of players produced.

An overview of the rankings in both categories is provided in the table below and the remainder of this database provides breakdowns of how each state scored in the 7 assessments done thus far.

For those of you interested in the players who have accomplished these feats, in the text box to your upper right are links to databases for each category. Each category database includes a list of all players from the individual states to accomplish the designated feat along with a detailed statistical analysis of his season where applicable.

Overview of State Ranks: Per Capita and Overall Production

State Rank
Per Capita Score
State Rank
No. Performances
1. Louisiana
4,843
1. California
496
2. Mississippi
4,448
2. Texas
492
3. Oklahoma
2,676
3. Florida
329
4. Pennsylvania
2,514
4. Pennsylvania
321
5. Alabama
2,442
5. Ohio
268
6. Ohio
2,316
6. Louisiana
224
7. Arkansas
2,298
7. Georgia
208
8. Kansas
2,211
8. Virginia
134
9. Georgia
2,080
9. Mississippi
133
10. South Carolina
1,864
10. Alabama
128
11. Texas
1,861
11. New York
113
12. Nebraska
1,713
12. New Jersey
112
13. Florida
1,682
13. Illinois
106
14. Virginia
1,622
14. Michigan
104
15. West Virginia
1,457
15. Oklahoma
103
16. Iowa
1,391
16. North Carolina
93
17. California
1,294
17. South Carolina
89
18. New Jersey
1,258
18. Arkansas
68
19. New Mexico
1,151
19. Kansas
64
20. Michigan
1,050
t20. Indiana
63
21. Minnesota
978
t20. Washington
63
22. Indiana
959
22. Tennessee
58
23. South Dakota
947
23. Missouri
55
24. North Carolina
944
24. Minnesota
53
25. Missouri
911
t25. Iowa
43
26. Washington
904
t25. Maryland
43
27. Tennessee
894
27. Wisconsin
41
28. Illinois
822
28. Nebraska
32
29. Hawai'i
783
t29. Kentucky
28
30. Maryland
725
t29. Massachusetts
28
31. Utah
723
31. West Virginia
27
32. Wisconsin
713
32. New Mexico
24
33. North Dakota
691
t33. Oregon
21
34. Kentucky
637
t33. Utah
21
35. New York
575
35. Connecticut
20
36. Connecticut
556
36. Arizona
16
37. Oregon
534
37. Colorado
13
38. Idaho
434
38. Hawai'i
11
39. Massachusetts
420
39. Nevada
10
40. Nevada
377
40. South Dakota
8
41. Alaska
272
41. Idaho
7
42. Colorado
247
42. North Dakota
5
43. Arizona
242
t43. Alaska
2
44. Montana
198
t43. Montana
2

#1 California:

Overall Production

#1 Louisiana:

Per Capita Production

Source

California is awesome!

Louisiana is awesome!

 
Louisiana
 
 
California
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
5
173
HOFers
4
17
1,000 Rusher
1
973
1,000 Rusher
4
49
1,000 Receive
1
1,016
1,000 Receive
3
71
3,000 Passer
2
951
3,000 Passer
1
99
10 Sack
6
346
10 Sack
3
49
7 Int
1
735
7 Int
2
60
NCAA Awards
8
649
NCAA Awards
1
151
Total
1
4,843
Total
1
496

#2 Texas

Overall Production

#2 Mississippi

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Mississippi
 
 
Texas
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
1
234
HOFers
1
29
1,000 Rusher
2
970
1,000 Rusher
1
74
1,000 Receive
2
836
1,000 Receive
2
81
3,000 Passer
1
970
3,000 Passer
t5
29
10 Sack
5
368
10 Sack
1
66
7 Int
2
535
7 Int
1
86
NCAA Awards
12
535
NCAA Awards
2
127
Total
2
4,448
Total
2
492

#3 Florida

Overall Production

#3 Oklahoma

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Oklahoma
 
 
Florida
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
8
130
HOFers
6
11
1,000 Rusher
20
130
1,000 Rusher
2
68
1,000 Receive
7
416
1,000 Receive
1
86
3,000 Passer
24
78
3,000 Passer
t11
13
10 Sack
7
338
10 Sack
2
51
7 Int
8
260
7 Int
5
28
NCAA Awards
1
1,324
NCAA Awards
5
72
Total
3
2,676
Total
3
329

#4 Pennsylvania

Overall Production

#4 Pennsylvania

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Pennsylvania
 
 
Pennsylvania
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
3
204
HOFers
2
26
1,000 Rusher
4
415
1,000 Rusher
3
53
1,000 Receive
12
290
1,000 Receive
7
37
3,000 Passer
4
525
3,000 Passer
2
67
10 Sack
15
196
10 Sack
t7
25
7 Int
7
313
7 Int
3
40
NCAA Awards
11
571
NCAA Awards
4
73
Total
4
2,514
Total
4
321

#5 Ohio

Overall Production

#5 Alabama

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Alabama
 
 
Ohio
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
9
124
HOFers
3
21
1,000 Rusher
16
166
1,000 Rusher
13
14
1,000 Receive
9
413.8
1,000 Receive
5
42
3,000 Passer
7
290
3,000 Passer
t8
18
10 Sack
8
331
10 Sack
9
23
7 Int
5
331
7 Int
6
27
NCAA Awards
5
786
NCAA Awards
3
123
Total
5
2,442
Total
5
268

#6 Louisiana

Overall Production

#6 Ohio

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Ohio
 
 
Louisiana
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
4
181
HOFers
9
8
1,000 Rusher
22
121
1,000 Rusher
5
45
1,000 Receive
10
363
1,000 Receive
4
47
3,000 Passer
12
156
3,000 Passer
3
44
10 Sack
14
199
10 Sack
t14
16
7 Int
9
233
7 Int
4
34
NCAA Awards
2
1,063
NCAA Awards
t10
30
Total
6
2,316
Total
6
224

#7 Georgia

Overall Production

#7 Arkansas

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Arkansas
 
 
Georgia
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
6
169
HOFers
t7
9
1,000 Rusher
7
338
1,000 Rusher
6
41
1,000 Receive
3
541
1,000 Receive
t8
28
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
17
9
10 Sack
2
642
10 Sack
4
46
7 Int
12
203
7 Int
11
15
NCAA Awards
16
405
NCAA Awards
6
60
Total
7
2,298
Total
7
208

#8 Virginia

Overall Production

#8 Kansas

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Kansas
 
 
Virginia
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
7
138
HOFers
t7
9
1,000 Rusher
3
587
1,000 Rusher
8
22
1,000 Receive
28
69
1,000 Receive
t13
20
3,000 Passer
6
449
3,000 Passer
t13
12
10 Sack
28
104
10 Sack
5
37
7 Int
3
449
7 Int
7
19
NCAA Awards
15
414.6
NCAA Awards
t19
15
Total
8
2,211
Total
8
134

#9 Mississippi

Overall Production

#9 Georgia

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Georgia
 
 
Mississippi
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
19
90
HOFers
t10
7
1,000 Rusher
5
410
1,000 Rusher
7
29
1,000 Receive
14
280
1,000 Receive
10
25
3,000 Passer
23
90
3,000 Passer
t5
29
10 Sack
3
460
10 Sack
20
11
7 Int
16
150
7 Int
t8
16
NCAA Awards
10
600
NCAA Awards
18
16
Total
9
2,080
Total
9
133

#10 Alabama

Overall Production

#10 South Carolina

Per Capita Production

Source
 
South Carolina
 
 
Alabama
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
33
42
HOFers
t13
6
1,000 Rusher
15
168
1,000 Rusher
t19
8
1,000 Receive
6
439.81
1,000 Receive
t13
30
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
10
14
10 Sack
1
670
10 Sack
t14
16
7 Int
4
335
7 Int
t8
16
NCAA Awards
27
209.4
NCAA Awards
8
38
Total
10
1,864
Total
10
128

#11 New York

Overall Production

#11 Texas

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Texas
 
 
New York
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
12
110
HOFers
t13
6
1,000 Rusher
10
280
1,000 Rusher
15
12
1,000 Receive
11
306
1,000 Receive
t18
11
3,000 Passer
20
110
3,000 Passer
7
23
10 Sack
11
250
10 Sack
t7
25
7 Int
6
325
7 Int
t12
13
NCAA Awards
13
480
NCAA Awards
13
23
Total
11
1,861
Total
11
113

#12 New Jersey

Overall Production

#12 Nebraska

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Nebraska
 
 
New Jersey
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
14
107
HOFers
t13
6
1,000 Rusher
9
321
1,000 Rusher
10
16
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
11
22
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t13
12
10 Sack
27
107
10 Sack
t11
19
7 Int
14
161
7 Int
15
11
NCAA Awards
3
1,017
NCAA Awards
12
26
Total
12
1,713
Total
12
112

#13 Illinois

Overall Production

#13 Florida

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Florida
 
 
Illinois
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
29
56
HOFers
5
13
1,000 Rusher
6
348
1,000 Rusher
t11
15
1,000 Receive
5
439.83
1,000 Receive
t18
11
3,000 Passer
25
66
3,000 Passer
t13
12
10 Sack
10
261
10 Sack
16
15
7 Int
17
143
7 Int
t16
10
NCAA Awards
19
368
NCAA Awards
t10
30
Total
13
1,682
Total
13
106

#14 Michigan

Overall Production

#14 Virginia

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Virginia
 
 
Michigan
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
13
109
HOFers
t24
3
1,000 Rusher
11
266
1,000 Rusher
t11
15
1,000 Receive
16
242
1,000 Receive
6
41
3,000 Passer
15
145
3,000 Passer
t27
3
10 Sack
4
448
10 Sack
t18
12
7 Int
10
230
7 Int
t12
13
NCAA Awards
30
182
NCAA Awards
17
17
Total
14
1,622
Total
14
104

#15 Oklahoma

Overall Production

#15 West Virginia

Per Capita Production

Source
 
West Virginia
 
 
Oklahoma
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
2
216
HOFers
t17
5
1,000 Rusher
12
216
1,000 Rusher
t24
5
1,000 Receive
4
539
1,000 Receive
t15
16
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t27
3
10 Sack
19
162
10 Sack
17
13
7 Int
11
216
7 Int
t16
10
NCAA Awards
36
108
NCAA Awards
7
51
Total
15
1,457
Total
15
103

#16 North Carolina

Overall Production

#16 Iowa

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Iowa
 
 
North Carolina
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
N/A
0
HOFers
t10
7
1,000 Rusher
26
97
1,000 Rusher
14
13
1,000 Receive
29
65
1,000 Receive
t8
28
3,000 Passer
3
582
3,000 Passer
t23
6
10 Sack
17
194
10 Sack
10
21
7 Int
30
65
7 Int
t19
6
NCAA Awards
18
388
NCAA Awards
t23
12
Total
16
1,391
Total
16
93

#17 South Carolina

Overall Production

#17 California

Per Capita Production

Source
 
California
 
 
South Carolina
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
31
44
HOFers
t29
2
1,000 Rusher
21
128
1,000 Rusher
t19
8
1,000 Receive
18
185
1,000 Receive
12
21
3,000 Passer
9
258
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
23
128
10 Sack
6
32
7 Int
15
157
7 Int
t8
16
NCAA Awards
17
394
NCAA Awards
31
10
Total
17
1,294
Total
17
89

#18 Arkansas

Overall Production

#18 New Jersey

Per Capita Production

Source
 
New Jersey
 
 
Arkansas
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
26
67
HOFers
t17
5
1,000 Rusher
13
180
1,000 Rusher
t16
10
1,000 Receive
15
247
1,000 Receive
t15
16
3,000 Passer
17
135
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
12
213.5
10 Sack
t11
19
7 Int
21
123.6
7 Int
t19
6
NCAA Awards
21
292
NCAA Awards
t23
12
Total
18
1,258
Total
18
68

#19 Kansas

Overall Production

#19 New Mexico

Per Capita Production

Source
 
New Mexico
 
 
Kansas
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
18
96
HOFers
t20
4
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
9
17
1,000 Receive
20
144
1,000 Receive
t28
2
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t11
13
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
t27
3
7 Int
13
192
7 Int
t12
13
NCAA Awards
7
719
NCAA Awards
t23
12
Total
19
1,151
Total
19
64

t#20 Indiana

Overall Production

#20 Michigan

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Michigan
 
 
Indiana
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
35
30.3
HOFers
t24
3
1,000 Rusher
17
152
1,000 Rusher
t30
2
1,000 Receive
8
414.3
1,000 Receive
24
5
3,000 Passer
30
30
3,000 Passer
16
10
10 Sack
25
121
10 Sack
t18
12
7 Int
19
131
7 Int
18
9
NCAA Awards
32
171.8
NCAA Awards
14
22
Total
20
1,050
Total
t20
63

t#20 Washington

Overall Production

#21 Minnesota

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Minnesota
 
 
Washington
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
22
74
HOFers
t24
3
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
t19
8
1,000 Receive
19
166
1,000 Receive
t28
2
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
4
32
10 Sack
31
92
10 Sack
t33
1
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
t23
5
NCAA Awards
9
646
NCAA Awards
t23
12
Total
21
978
Total
t20
63

#22 Tennessee

Overall Production

#22 Indiana

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Indiana
 
 
Tennessee
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
30
46
HOFers
t17
5
1,000 Rusher
31
30
1,000 Rusher
t26
4
1,000 Receive
27
76
1,000 Receive
t25
4
3,000 Passer
14
152
3,000 Passer
t25
4
10 Sack
18
183
10 Sack
13
17
7 Int
18
137
7 Int
t19
6
NCAA Awards
20
335
NCAA Awards
16
18
Total
22
959
Total
22
58

#23 Missouri

Overall Production

#23 South Dakota

Per Capita Production

Source
 
South Dakota
 
 
Missouri
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
11
118
HOFers
t13
6
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
t19
8
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
17
12
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t27
3
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
t23
6
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
t19
6
NCAA Awards
4
829
NCAA Awards
21
14
Total
23
947
Total
23
55

#24 Minnesota

Overall Production

#24 North Carolina

Per Capita Production

Source
 
North Carolina
 
 
Minnesota
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
23
71
HOFers
t20
4
1,000 Rusher
19
132
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
13
284
1,000 Receive
21
9
3,000 Passer
27
61
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
13
213.3
10 Sack
25
5
7 Int
31
61
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
34
122
NCAA Awards
9
35
Total
24
944
Total
24
53

t#25 Iowa

Overall Production

#25 Missouri

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Missouri
 
 
Iowa
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
16
99.2
HOFers
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
18
132.4
1,000 Rusher
t28
3
1,000 Receive
17
199
1,000 Receive
t28
2
3,000 Passer
28
50
3,000 Passer
t8
18
10 Sack
30
99
10 Sack
t23
6
7 Int
23
99
7 Int
t31
2
NCAA Awards
25
232
NCAA Awards
t23
12
Total
25
911
Total
t25
43

t#25 Maryland

Overall Production

#26 Washington

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Washington
 
 
Maryland
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
32
43
HOFers
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
24
115
1,000 Rusher
t16
10
1,000 Receive
36
29
1,000 Receive
t22
6
3,000 Passer
5
459
3,000 Passer
30
2
10 Sack
37
14
10 Sack
21
8
7 Int
27
72
7 Int
t25
4
NCAA Awards
31
172.1
NCAA Awards
22
13
Total
26
904
Total
t25
43

#27 Wisconsin

Overall Production

#27 Tennessee

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Tennessee
 
 
Wisconsin
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
21
77
HOFers
t10
7
1,000 Rusher
27
62
1,000 Rusher
t30
2
1,000 Receive
30
62
1,000 Receive
t22
6
3,000 Passer
26
62
3,000 Passer
t18
8
10 Sack
9
262
10 Sack
t27
3
7 Int
24
92
7 Int
t29
3
NCAA Awards
23
277
NCAA Awards
t23
12
Total
27
894
Total
27
41

#28 Nebraska

Overall Production

#28 Illinois

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Illinois
 
 
Nebraska
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
15
101
HOFers
t29
2
1,000 Rusher
23
116
1,000 Rusher
23
6
1,000 Receive
26
85
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
22
93
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
26
116
10 Sack
32
2
7 Int
25
78
7 Int
t29
3
NCAA Awards
24
233
NCAA Awards
15
19
Total
28
822
Total
28
32

t#29 Kentucky

Overall Production

#29 Hawai'i

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Hawai'i
 
 
Kentucky
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
N/A
0
HOFers
t24
3
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
t24
5
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
t34
1
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t21
7
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
t23
5
NCAA Awards
6
783
NCAA Awards
t32
7
Total
29
783
Total
t29
28

t#29 Massachusetts

Overall Production

#30 Maryland

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Maryland
 
 
Massachusetts
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
N/A
0
HOFers
t20
4
1,000 Rusher
14
169
1,000 Rusher
t28
3
1,000 Receive
25
101
1,000 Receive
t28
2
3,000 Passer
29
34
3,000 Passer
t18
8
10 Sack
22
135
10 Sack
t27
3
7 Int
28
67
7 Int
t34
1
NCAA Awards
26
219
NCAA Awards
t32
7
Total
30
725
Total
t29
28

#31 West Virginia

Overall Production

#31 Utah

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Utah
 
 
West Virginia
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
24
69
HOFers
t20
4
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
t26
4
1,000 Receive
33
34
1,000 Receive
20
10
3,000 Passer
8
276
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
29
103
10 Sack
t27
3
7 Int
35
34
7 Int
t25
4
NCAA Awards
29
207
NCAA Awards
t39
2
Total
31
723
Total
31
27

#32 New Mexico

Overall Production

#32 Wisconsin

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Wisconsin
 
 
New Mexico
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
10
122
HOFers
t29
2
1,000 Rusher
30
35
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
24
104
1,000 Receive
27
3
3,000 Passer
16
139
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
33
52
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
34
52
7 Int
t25
4
NCAA Awards
28
208.9
NCAA Awards
t19
15
Total
32
713
Total
32
24

t#33 Oregon

Overall Production

#33 North Dakota

Per Capita Production

Source
 
North Dakota
 
 
Oregon
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
N/A
0
HOFers
t34
1
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
21
138
1,000 Receive
t28
2
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t23
6
10 Sack
20
138
10 Sack
t33
1
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
14
414.7
NCAA Awards
t29
11
Total
33
691
Total
t33
21

t#33 Utah

Overall Production

#34 Kentucky

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Kentucky
 
 
Utah
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
25
68
HOFers
t29
2
1,000 Rusher
25
114
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
37
23
1,000 Receive
t34
1
3,000 Passer
11
159
3,000 Passer
t18
8
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
t27
3
7 Int
22
114
7 Int
t34
1
NCAA Awards
33
159
NCAA Awards
35
6
Total
34
637
Total
t33
21

#35 Connecticut

Overall Production

#35 New York

Per Capita Production

Source
 
New York
 
 
Connecticut
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
34
31
HOFers
t24
3
1,000 Rusher
28
61
1,000 Rusher
t32
1
1,000 Receive
31
56
1,000 Receive
t25
4
3,000 Passer
19
117
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
24
127
10 Sack
22
7
7 Int
29
66
7 Int
t31
2
NCAA Awards
35
117
NCAA Awards
t36
3
Total
35
575
Total
35
20

#36 Arizona

Overall Production

#36 Connecticut

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Connecticut
 
 
Arizona
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
20
83
HOFers
t29
2
1,000 Rusher
32
28
1,000 Rusher
t32
1
1,000 Receive
23
111
1,000 Receive
t28
2
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t21
7
10 Sack
16
195
10 Sack
t33
1
7 Int
32
56
7 Int
t34
1
NCAA Awards
39
83
NCAA Awards
t39
2
Total
36
556
Total
36
16

#37 Colorado

Overall Production

#37 Oregon

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Oregon
 
 
Colorado
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
37
25
HOFers
t34
1
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
t32
1
1,000 Receive
32
51
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
13
153
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
35
25
10 Sack
26
4
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
t25
4
NCAA Awards
22
280
NCAA Awards
t36
3
Total
37
534
Total
37
13

#38 Hawai'i

Overall Production

#38 Idaho

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Idaho
 
 
Hawai'i
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
27
62
HOFers
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
10
248
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
20
124.1
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
t29
11
Total
38
434
Total
38
11

#39 Nevada

Overall Production

#39 Massachusetts

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Massachusetts
 
 
Nevada
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
28
60
HOFers
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
29
45
1,000 Rusher
18
9
1,000 Receive
35
29.9
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
18
120
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
34
45
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
37
14.9
7 Int
t34
1
NCAA Awards
37
105
NCAA Awards
N/A
0
Total
39
420
Total
39
10

#40 South Dakota

Overall Production

#40 Nevada

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Nevada
 
 
South Dakota
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
N/A
0
HOFers
t34
1
1,000 Rusher
8
323
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
33
54
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
t32
7
Total
40
377
Total
40
8

#41 Idaho

Overall Production

#41 Alaska

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Alaska
 
 
Idaho
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
N/A
0
HOFers
t34
1
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
22
136
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
t25
4
10 Sack
21
136
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
t31
2
NCAA Awards
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
N/A
0
Total
41
272
Total
41
7

#42 North Dakota

Overall Production

#42 Colorado

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Colorado
 
 
North Dakota
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
38
19
HOFers
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
33
19
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
t34
1
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
32
76
10 Sack
t33
1
7 Int
26
76
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
40
57
NCAA Awards
t36
3
Total
42
247
Total
42
5

t#43 Alaska

Overall Production

#43 Arizona

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Arizona
 
 
Alaska
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
36
30.2
HOFers
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
34
15
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
34
30.2
1,000 Receive
t34
1
3,000 Passer
21
106
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
36
15
10 Sack
t33
1
7 Int
36
15.1
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
41
30
NCAA Awards
N/A
0
Total
43
242
Total
t43
2

t#43 Montana

Overall Production

#44 Montana

Per Capita Production

Source
 
Montana
 
 
Montana
 
Category
Rank
Per Capita
Category
Rank
No. Perf
HOFers
17
98.5
HOFers
t34
1
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Rusher
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
1,000 Receive
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
3,000 Passer
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
10 Sack
N/A
0
7 Int
N/A
0
7 Int
N/A
0
NCAA Awards
38
99
NCAA Awards
41
1
Total
44
198
Total
t43
2

States Yet to Qualify for Our Rankings

The following U.S. states have yet to qualify in a single category: Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wyoming.

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      Larry Rankin 10 months ago from Oklahoma

      Kathleen: thanks for dropping by.

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      Kathleen Cochran 10 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      No Texas A&M, Vanderbilt or Miss St. Otherwise every team in the SEC. Jeeze Louise is right. This is an awfully lot of research! Thanks

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for the positive words, S.

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      Sam Tumblin 2 years ago from Eunice, La.

      Enjoyed reading your post Mr. Rankin very informative and detailed.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Akriti: Thanks for the positive feedback.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      This is an interesting post :)

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Billybuc: thanks so much for the kind words.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sheez, Louise, nice job of research on this one. I can't imagine the time it took to put this article together. Very cool read, Larry. Thank you!

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Peggy W: thanks for stopping by. Yeah, I'm intending to keep updated, but I haven't had a chance to get last season's stats added yet.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow Larry! You have certainly put a lot of time and effort in creating this particularly if you intend to keep it updated annually. I see that Texas comes in at #2 by way of overall number of performances. I am not surprised. Football is almost a religion down here!

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Shyron:

      Thanks for dropping by. Bears have had a rough go this year. Don't know if benching Cutler was the right move or not.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Hi Larry, I thought about you when I watched the Chicago Bears game today and the officials who leveled penalties against the Bears and ignored the blatant Rule breaking by the Detroit Lions and especially the one where on of the Lions purposely stomped on a Bear's leg and the Lion that head the Bear's QB.

      This is a very good list of stats.

      Take care, have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.

      Shyron