California's Tom Brady and the Best Active NFL Player from Each State

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California's Tom Brady and the Best Active NFL Player from Each State
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The NFL has seen great players come from each of its 50 states.

Florida, Texas, California and Ohio are the top states for producing NFL talent, but the other 46 hold their own as well.

Eleven of the top 14 states that produce NFL talent are east of the Mississippi River, but the most impressive showing is by Louisiana, which ranked 25th in total population but has the sixth-most high school players in the NFL.

To be eligible for the state, players must be born and play their high school football careers in that state.

For example, Troy Polamalu was born in California, but played high school football in Oregon, so he is not eligible.

There are a few exceptions however. Maine does not have any current players who fit this criteria, but they do have a player who was born in the state.

New Hampshire and Vermont (to my knowledge) do not have anyone who currently plays in the NFL.  

With all that being said, let's take a look at the best NFL player from each of the 50 states. 

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