Top NFL Producing High Schools

Sep 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) carries the ball in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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  • There are 2,178 players in the NFL.
  • 1.1 million boys play high school football at 15,500 high schools throughout the U.S.

Here’s a look at the top nine high schools who have produced the most current NFL players in part six of this NFL roster series breakdown.

1) Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas (12)
The Raiders have a league lead 12 players currently in the NFL. This list includes running back Giovani Bernard (Bengals), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (Steelers), wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (Redskins), safety Major Wright (Bucs), defensive tackle Geno Atkins (Bengals), offensive tackle Sam Young (Jaguars), long snapper Jeremy Cain (Bears), cornerback Marcus Roberson (Rams), cornerback Lamarcus Joyner (Rams), offensive lineman Brandon Linder (Jaguars), running back James White (Patriots), and safety Dezmen Southward (Falcons). The last five here are all rookies.

Stating the obvious here, St. Thomas Aquinas has been one of the nation’s best programs for some time now. In this class of 2015 they have nine players committed to different D1 college programs with four additional that have not made their pledges yet. This number should only grow in the coming years. Future NFLers are defensive lineman Joey Bosa (Ohio State), wide receiver Rashad Greene (FSU), offensive tackle Bobby Hart (FSU), and cornerback Cody Riggs (Notre Dame).

2) Miami (Fla.) Northwestern (8)
Wide receiver Tommy Streeter (Jaguars), wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (Patriots), offensive lineman Brandon Washington (Rams), linebacker Sean Spence (Steelers), linebacker Lavonte David (Bucs), cornerback Anthony Gaitor (Cardinals), linebacker Randell Johnson (Bills) and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings). Many of these guys starred on their 15-0 state title team in 2007 that also won the mythical national championship. Ironically it was an unknown safety prospect (David) that has emerged as the NFL star in a high school team loaded with stars. Bridgewater was a freshman at the time.

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Part 3 – Drafted vs Undrafted Players
Part 4 – Positional Breakdowns of the NFL: Where are they from?
Part 5 – NFL Veterans: Where are they from?