High schools with four or more players on NFL rosters in 2019

Staff Report | MaxPreps.com Monday, January 27, 2020 2:15pm

Florida's St. Thomas Aquinas leads the way with 15 former players in the league.

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Broward County powerhouse has 15 former players in the league.

For most high school football programs, having one former player crack a NFL roster is cause for celebration.

But for the schools featured in the list below, seeing former players take the field on Sundays is routine.

According to roster data pulled from NFL.com (which includes players on injured reserve and practice squads), 27 high schools had four or more former players in the league this season.

Florida's St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) led the way with 15, including Nick Bosa, who will lead the San Francisco 49ers defense into Super Bowl LIV on Sunday against the Chiefs. Pro Bowlers Geno Atkins and Joey Bosa also played for Aquinas.

Sunday's Super Bowl features another high school-related storyline as former teammates at the prep level will take the field for both teams.

The Chiefs will trot out Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) products Kendall Fuller (starting cornerback) and Dorian O'Daniel (reserve linebacker) while the 49ers counter with the Davidson (Mobile, Ala.) duo of Jimmie Ward (starting free safety) and Jaquiski Tartt (starting strong safety).'

Davidson just missed making the list below with Ward and Tartt as the school's only two current players in the league.
One of four players in the NFL from Good Counsel (Md.) this season, current Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller looks for daylight during a 2011 game.
Photo by: Jim Stout
One of four players in the NFL from Good Counsel (Md.) this season, current Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller looks for daylight during a 2011 game.

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T.J. Yeldon, Bills
Eric Lee, Lions
Michael Pierce, Ravens
Ryan Anderson, Redskins

Kwon Alexander,  49ers
Tae Davis, Browns
Bobby McCain, Dolphins
Roc Thomas, Vikings


Brett Hundley, Cardinals
N'Keal Harry, Patriots
Dion Jordan, Raiders
Paul Perkins, Ravens
Cameron Jordan, Saints


Deontay Burnett, Eagles
Marqise Lee, Jaguars
Robert Woods, Rams
Paul Richardson, Redskins
Rasheem Green, Seahawks
Adoree' Jackson, Titans
Matt Dickerson, Titans
Bene Benwikere, Vikings

Iman Marshall, Ravens
Jamize Olawale, Cowboys
DeSean Jackson, Eagles
Marcedes Lewis, Packers
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
Jayon Brown, Titans
Jurrell Casey, Titans

Daniel Sorensen, Chiefs
Tyler Ervin, Packers
Jimmy Smith, Ravens
Shareece Wright, Texans

Levine Toilolo, 49ers
Jalen Davis, Cardinals
Jamar Taylor, Falcons
Alex Smith, Redskins

Washington, D.C.

Teez Tabor, Lions
Jermaine Carter, Panthers
Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars
Eddie Goldman, Bears


Nick Bosa, 49ers
Geno Atkins, Bengals
Giovani Bernard, Bengals
Bobby Hart, Bengals
Bryan Cox, Browns
Gabe Holmes, Cardinals
Joey Bosa, Chargers
James Crawford, Dolphins
Brandon Linder, Jaguars
Rashad Greene, Jaguars
Michael Palardy, Panthers
James White, Patriots
Phillip Dorsett, Patriots
Lamarcus Joyner, Raiders
Marcus Gilbert, Steelers

John Miller, Bengals
Deatrick Nichols, Cardinals
Devonta Freeman, Falcons
Ahmad Thomas, Falcons
Carroll Phillips, Falcons
Kevin Pamphile, Titans
Dalvin Cook, Vikings

Lavonte David, Buccaneers
Amari Cooper, Cowboys
Deandre Baker, Giants
Teddy Bridgewater, Saints
Artie Burns, Steelers
Eli Rogers, Steelers

Antonio Callaway, Browns
Chad Thomas, Browns
Denver Kirkland, Raiders
Quinton Dunbar, Redskins
Matthew Thomas, Steelers

Jatavis Brown, Chargers
Travis Benjamin, Chargers
Clive Walford, Dolphins
Cre'von LeBlanc, Eagles
Deonte Thompson, Jets

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers
Dante Fowler, Rams
Shaquem Griffin, Seahawks
Shaquill Griffin, Seahawks

Kevin Toliver, Bears
Jeff Holland, Broncos
Isaiah Ford, Dolphins
Andre Smith, Panthers


Jason Croom, Bills
Max Garcia, Cardinals
Geremy Davis, Chargers
Lorenzo Carter, Giants
Chris Herndon, Jets
Alvin Kamara, Saints

Kevin Minter, Buccaneers
Orlando Brown, Ravens
Cameron Heyward, Steelers
Bradley Roby, Texans

Preston Smith, Packers
Bruce Irvin, Panthers
Montez Sweat, Redskins
Kenny Ladler, Redskins


Xavier Woods, Cowboys
Cam Robinson, Jaguars
Andrew Whitworth, Rams
Barkevious Mingo, Texans


Cam Phillips, Bills
John Lovett, Chiefs
Rodney McLeod, Eagles
Ja'Whaun Bentley, Patriots
Cameron Wake, Titans

Dorian O'Daniel, Chiefs
Kendall Fuller, Chiefs
Blake Countess, Jets
Stefon Diggs, Vikings

New Jersey

Al-Quadin Muhammad, Colts
Leonte Carroo, Dolphins
Jabrill Peppers, Giants
Thomas Hennessy, Jets


Chris Worley, Bengals
Frank Clark, Chiefs
Willie Henry, Ravens
Justin Hardee, Saints
Marshon Lattimore, Saints
Ted Ginn, Saints
Jayrone Elliott, Steelers


Lafayette Pitts, Colts
Miles Sanders, Eagles
Rontez Miles, Jets
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
Quinton Jefferson, Seahawks


Von Miller, Broncos
Jalen Mills, Eagles
Chris Lacy, Lions
Marcus Murphy, Panthers

Earl Mitchell, 49ers
Trey Hopkins, Bengals
Dorance Armstrong, Cowboys
DeAndrew White, Panthers

Nick Foles, Jaguars
Bryce Hager, Rams
Justin Tucker, Ravens
Drew Brees, Saints