Posted September 12, 2013

USC, LSU and Miami have the most former players on 2013 Week 1 NFL rosters

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Carson Palmer

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is one of 40 former USC players in the NFL. (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Despite USC and Miami both having recently been under NCAA scrutiny, the Trojans and Hurricanes come in at one and three, respectively, for the highest number of former players on 2013 NFL Week 1 rosters. USC had 40 former players on NFL teams, while Miami had 38. LSU had the second-highest total with 39, per a release from the NFL.

The top 12 schools are as follows:

1. USC — 40 players
2. LSU — 39
3. Miami — 38
4. Georgia — 36
5. Florida State — 31
5. Texas — 31
7. Alabama — 30
7. Cal — 30
7. Tennessee — 30
10. Ohio State — 27
10. Oregon — 27
12. Florida — 26

I’m little surprised there aren’t more ex-Alabama players in the NFL, considering the Crimson Tide have won three of the last four national titles. The general parties to expect are all here, though the fact that Tennessee and Cal both have 30 former players in the NFL is kind of eye-opening. It must be tough for Volunteers and Bears fans to have seen their teams squander that kind of talent in recent years.

In regard to position-by-position stats, there are three kickers from Florida State on NFL rosters, four Virginia offensive linemen, five Cal running backs and four USC quarterbacks. With 11 defensive backs, LSU has the highest concentration of former players in any one category, and I really want to see a team play all 11 at once someday. Maybe I’ll try that in Madden.

6 comments
PaulTurner2
PaulTurner2

Wrong, UGA has 43 players on NFL rosters


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Mcbrink26
Mcbrink26

If Rutgers could keep these NJ kids to play college ball in-state - they'd be top 5.

Truth3
Truth3

USC#1 WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST TALENT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS THE bEST ATHLETES IN THE COUNTRY HANDS DOWN!

howieloader
howieloader

Despite what some may want to believe, talent has never been a problem at Tennessee... Coaching has been the bullet to the head for the past 10 years at Tennessee...

SpikeRussell
SpikeRussell

@Truth3 SOCAL has 20 million people, Louisiana has 300,000, who u kidding,, lol