States who produce the most NFL talent

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  1. LSUFAN910

    LSUFAN910 Founding Member

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    #1 per per-capita
     
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    Always proud of this one, my question is why do you think La. fares so well? Surrounding states seem to love the high school game as much as us, but never put the talent out. Tenn. outside of Memphis nada.
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    We have thirteen or fourteen football-playing colleges in Louisiana. Far more than most states our size which have five or six and a bunch of non-football junior colleges. More kids get opportunities to play college football.

    This is also the reason that LSU is underfunded as compared to flagship universities in other states. $ Billions go to keep all these small colleges masquerading as universities.
     
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    I don't think colleges are factored in this.
     
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    It is factored in the sense Red is talking about. Have to go to college to get recognized by NFL scouts and LA has a ton of them to catch a larger fraction of high school athletes.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Try to follow . . . :rolleye33:

    1. Who prepares players for the NFL? Colleges.

    2. Where do colleges get their talent? Mostly in-state.

    3. Louisiana has twice the colleges per capita than most southern states our size.

    4. Therefore more Louisiana high school players get a shot to play college ball.

    5. Therefore more Louisiana college players develop into NFL talent.

    6. Therefore Louisiana produces more than average NFL players.
     
  8. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    which ones are these?
     
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    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_Louisiana]List of colleges and universities in Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Now you just have to sort out the ones with football programs.
     
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