BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — There will be five former Louisiana high school football players at this year’s Super Bowl. A new report shows data on where Super Bowl players come from across the U.S.
Historical data from 112 team rosters that competed in the first 56 Super Bowls were analyzed by BeenVerified. Findings analyzing nearly 21,000 team members who have played since the first Super Bowl and determined which hometowns, states, high schools and colleges future Big Game players and winners came from.
According to the report, here’s where Louisiana stands in the rankings and other takeaways:
- Louisiana ranks seventh out of every state for Super Bowl players and produced 880 NFL players overall since the 1966-67 season
- Louisiana has produced 105 Super Bowl-winning players
- 1 in 5 NFL players from Louisiana has played for a Super Bowl team
The top hometowns to produce future Super Bowl players were Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and Chicago. New Orleans ranked No. 4 with 59 of the players making it to the Super Bowl. Another Louisiana city, Baton Rouge, ranked 15th on the list with 24 total Super Bowl players. Other places in Louisiana listed were Shreveport, Monroe, Houma, Lafayette and Marrero.
The report states a total of 26 colleges and universities have graduated 50 or more future Super Bowl players. The University of Miami snags the top spot. Louisiana State University ranked seventh with 73 total Super Bowl players.
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