Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), with 10 players, tops the list of high schools with the most players on 2014 NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, USA Football announced today.
“It was an honor to play for a school with such rich history and tradition,” says Jaguars tackle SAM YOUNG, who is among the players on NFL rosters who attended St. Thomas Aquinas. “We had an incredible coaching staff that took a lot of pride in preparing their players for the next level and above, and I think that shows in the program's longstanding success. It was great to be a part of building the winning culture and I'm sure it will continue on for many years.”
NFL players hail from 1,376 high schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia, six countries and two U.S. territories (American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands).
The totals are based on the 1,696 men on Kickoff Weekend rosters.
HIGH SCHOOLS WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (10 Players)
Geno Atkins, CIN; Giovani Bernard, CIN; Jeremy Cain, CHI; Marcus Gilbert, PIT; Brandon Linder, JAX; Marcus Roberson, STL; Dezmen Southward, ATL; James White, NE; Major Wright, TB; Sam Young, JAX
Glades Central High School - Belle Glade, FL (5 Players)
Kelvin Benjamin, CAR; Travis Benjamin, CLE; Santonio Holmes, CHI; Ray McDonald, SF; Deonte Thompson, BAL
Glenville High School - Cleveland, OH (5 Players)
Davon Coleman, DAL; Jay Elliott, GB; Ted Ginn, AZ, Jonathan Newsome, IND; Donte Whitner, CLE
Pahokee High School - Pahokee, FL (5 Players)
Dwight Bentley, DET; Anquan Boldin, SF; Janoris Jenkins, STL; Pernell McPhee, BAL; Antone Sm
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