Video: MaxPreps Minute - Nebraska
See an update of the Cornhusker State sports scene.
Who's got the ultimate bragging rights when it comes to sending players to the NFL from the high school ranks in Nebraska?
find out, MaxPreps and Lateral Sports teamed up and found the alma
mater of every player on an NFL roster as of opening day (we included
suspended and injured reserve players). Then we broke it all down by
state and came up with the table below.
You will find that Nebraska has sent 13 players to the league this season, and that Elkhorn High is the only one in the state to have multiple NFL players.
Want some more fun facts? How about these:
- Elkhorn is the only school with multiple players in the league. Trevor Roach (Bengals) and Spencer Long (Chiefs) teamed up at Elkhorn with Long graduating in 2008 and Roach finishing high school the next season.
- Nebraska has a decent reputation producing big legs. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein and Ravens punter Sam Koch are each Nebraska-bred. Otherwise, it's a mixed bag in terms of what the state produces position-wise. Linebacker is the strongest position with three players.
- Nebraska players seem to flock together. Eight NFL teams are represented and half of them have multiple Nebraska-bred players. The Denver Broncos lead the way with three players from the Cornhusker State, followed by two each from the Redskins, Chargers and Rams.
2016 NFL players from Nebraska high schools