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Hawaii ranks 11th in producing NFL players

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 11:41 a.m. HST, Sep 17, 2013

The state of Hawaii ranks 11th in NFL players produced per capita for the 2013 season, according to a study released today.

USA Football, which conducted the study, said Hawaii had nine players on opening weekend rosters or one NFL player per every 151,145 residents, based upon 2010 census data.

"We take our hat off to Hawaii," said Steve Alic of USA Football.

Louisiana, with 62 players, or one per 73,119 people, topped the list of 48 states, the District of Columbia, seven countries and one territory. South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida rounded out the top five.

The national average was one player per 269,177 U. S. residents.

California, with 225 players on NFL rosters, produced the most players followed by Florida (186) and Texas (184).

Among high schools, Miami (Fla.) Norland High and Saint Thomas Aquinas of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. each produced six players. Baldwin, Hawaii Prep and Saint Louis School topped Hawaii schools, each contributing two players on 2013 NFL rosters.

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Bothrops wrote:
Are football players our main export?
on September 17,2013 | 11:11AM
BoneDry wrote:
Exactly, this improves the economy in Hawaii how?
on September 17,2013 | 03:18PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on September 17,2013 | 11:22AM
busterb wrote:
Paredes would shave Kapernicks mustache off. That smirk too.
on September 17,2013 | 12:00PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Were any of the 11 from UH?
on September 17,2013 | 11:27AM
Usagi336 wrote:
2 that comes to mind are Pilares and Samson Satele. The story said there were only 9.
on September 17,2013 | 12:48PM
mishtah wrote:
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on September 17,2013 | 12:34PM
I think you may be missing the point. It is strictly a per capita calculation which does not go into detail. Take the information for what it's worth, and try delve too much into what the report states.
on September 17,2013 | 02:05PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
It has been my belief that there will never be a bona fide NFL QB that was born and raised in Hawaii. Hopefully Marcus Mariota will prove me wrong.
on September 17,2013 | 06:43PM
f206 wrote:
How about a figure for American Samoa?
on September 17,2013 | 07:28PM
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