Which Alabama high school has the most players in the NFL?
On the first Sunday of the NFL’s 2017 season, 62 former Alabama high school standouts are on the active rosters of the 32 teams.
Daphne and Oxford have three former players apiece on active rosters.
The former Yellow Jackets are Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander, Buffalo Bills safety Trae Elston and Miami Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain.
The former Trojans are Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce and Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon. Daphne also has a player on an NFL practice squad – outside linebacker Eric Lee with the Bills.
There are six former Alabama prep players on practice squads, four on injured reserve and one on the non-football injury list.
Overall, 56 state high schools are represented on NFL rosters.
Alabama’s NFL high school roster is dominated by defensive players because of a paucity of offensive linemen. There are 38 defensive and 24 offensive players. Including the reserve players only increases the gap, with six defensive and five offensive players sidelined to open the season.
By position, Alabama’s prep players on active NFL rosters include 13 linebackers, eight safeties, seven cornerbacks, seven wide receivers, five defensive ends, five defensive tackles, five running backs, four quarterbacks, two centers, two fullbacks, two guards, one offensive tackle and one tight end.
The Bills, Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals have the most former state prep standouts on their active rosters with five apiece.
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The former Alabama high school players on NFL rosters on Sunday include:
- Athens: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
- Auburn: Bengals wide receiver Cody Core, 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster.
- Autauga Academy: Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard.
- Baker: Practice squad: Panthers offensive tackle Blaine Clausell.
- B.C. Rain: Raiders center Rodney Hudson.
- Beauregard: Ravens defensive back Lardarius Webb.
- Bibb County: Titans center Ben Jones.
- Bob Jones: Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland.
- Briarwood Christian: Titans cornerback Kalan Reed.
- Carroll-Ozark: Jets defensive tackle Steve McLendon.
- Central-Phenix City: Seahawks running back J.D. McKissic, Chiefs defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
- Clay-Chalkville: Packers defensive tackle Quinton Dial.
- Columbia: Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers.
- Dallas County: Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson.
- Daphne: Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce, Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon. Practice squad: Bills outside linebacker Eric Lee.
- Davidson: 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt, 49ers safety Jimmie Ward.
- Eufaula: Falcons defensive end Courtney Upshaw, Raiders linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster.
- Foley: Giants guard D.J. Fluker, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.
- Fultondale: Jets wide receiver ArDarius Stewart.
- Gadsden City: Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.
- Gardendale: Bears running back Jordan Howard.
- Greenville: Ravens outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith.
- Hazlewood:Injured reserve: 49ers safety Don Jones.
- Homewood: Lions running back Ameer Abdullah.
- Hoover: Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.
- Hueytown: Bills linebacker Deon Lacey, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.
- Huffman: Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, Bengals guard Andre Smith.
- Huntsville: Raiders outside linebacker Nicholas Morrow.
- Jeff Davis: Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter.
- Lee-Huntsville: Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers, Broncos safety Darian Stewart.
- Leroy: Browns wide receiver Sammie Coates.
- Madison Academy: Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
- Midfield: Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson.
- Moody: Practice squad: Texans guard Chad Slade.
- Murphy: Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.
- New Hope: Cardinals safety Rudy Ford.
- Northview: Practice squad: Cowboys cornerback Marquez White.
- Opelika: Jaguars running back Corey Grant.
- Oxford: Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander, Bills safety Trae Elston, Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain.
- Pinson Valley: Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham.
- Pleasant Grove: Panthers cornerback James Bradberry.
- Prattville: Practice squad: Steelers wide receiver Justin Thomas.
- Spain Park: Practice squad: 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens.
- St. Clair County: Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford.
- St. Paul’s: Rams linebacker Mark Barron, Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron.
- Sweet Water: Injured reserve: Chargers defensive end Chris Landrum.
- Sylacauga: Colts safety T.J. Green.
- Tarrant: Panthers defensive end Mario Addison.
- Theodore: Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley.
- Thompson: Patriots safety Brandon King.
- UMS-Wright: Texans fullback Jay Prosch.
- Valley: Raiders offensive tackle Jylan Ware.
- Vigor: Titans fullback Jalston Fowler, Chargers defensive tackle Darius Philon. Injured reserve: Chiefs cornerback Jacoby Glenn.
- Wenonah: Bills quarterback Joe Webb.
- Williamson: Injured reserve: Browns offensive tackle Matt McCants. Non-football illness reserve: Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
- Woodlawn: Cardinals inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. Practice squad: Rams linebacker Cassanova McKinzy.
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Published at Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0000