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Number of NFL Players ranked by College: 2013 NFL Season

Each year the NFL stages its annual college draft.  The usual powerhouse NCAA football schools tend to graduate the most player into the National Football League.  Below is a list ranking the most NFL players for each collegiate school by season.  While the bulk of NFL star players in the come from the most successful College programs, there is always the example of a big-time player from a small school (like Walter Payton from Jackson State & Jerry Rice from Mississippi Valley State).

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- "FBS" refers to schools in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision which is governed by the NCAA.
- "FCS" refers to schools that are part of Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division I-AA.
- "II" refers to Division II, the intermediate level governed by the NCAA.
- NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States.

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Number of NFL Players Ranked by College
# of PlayersSchoolNickname
58Miami (FL)Hurricanes
58USCTrojans
58LSUTigers
51Ohio StateBuckeyes
50GeorgiaBulldogs
49CaliforniaGolden Bears
47Florida StateSeminoles
45TexasLonghorns
44AlabamaCrimson Tide
43FloridaGators
42OregonDucks
42OklahomaSooners
42TennesseeVolunteers
40Notre DameFighting Irish
40Penn StateNittany Lions
39RutgersScarlet Knights
39Texas A&MAggies
39South CarolinaGamecocks
38IowaHawkeyes
37UCLABruins
36MichiganWolverines
35StanfordCardinal
35NebraskaCornhuskers
35ClemsonTigers
35WisconsinBadgers
33Arizona StateSun Devils
33UtahUtes
33AuburnTigers
33IllinoisFighting Illini
33PurdueBoilermakers
32Virginia TechHokies
32MarylandTerrapins
31North CarolinaTar Heels
29ArkansasRazorbacks
29MissouriTigers
28Michigan StateSpartans
28MississippiRebels
27PittsburghPanthers
27Fresno StateBulldogs
27CincinnatiBearcats
27Oklahoma StateCowboys
27North Carolina StateWolfpack
26VirginiaCavaliers
26Boston CollegeEagles
25UCFKnights
25Oregon StateBeavers
25Kansas StateWildcats
24KentuckyWildcats
24West VirginiaMountaineers
24South FloridaBulls
23Georgia TechYellow Jackets
23San Diego StateAztecs
23ConnecticutHuskies
23LouisvilleCardinals
22Boise StateBroncos
22ArizonaWildcats
22Mississippi StateBulldogs
21BaylorBears
20SyracuseOrange
20TCUHorned Frogs
20NevadaWolf Pack
19TempleOwls
19WashingtonHuskies
18Southern MethodistMustangs
17TroyTrojans
17HoustonCougars
17ColoradoBuffaloes
16UTEPMiners
16Texas TechRed Raiders
16VanderbiltCommodores
15MassachusettsMinutemen
15ToledoRockets
15San Jose StateSpartans
15Louisiana TechBulldogs
15HawaiiRainbow Warriors
15East CarolinaPirates
15KansasJayhawks
15Appalachian StateMountaineers
14Northern IllinoisHuskies
14Western MichiganBroncos
14Iowa StateCyclones
14MemphisTigers
14Louisiana-LafayetteRagin' Cajuns
14Brigham YoungCougars
14NorthwesternWildcats
13MarshallThundering Herd
13Utah StateAggies
13Wake ForestDemon Deacons
12Central MichiganChippewas
12Washington StateCougars
12MontanaGrizzlies
11Kent StateGolden Flashes
11WyomingCowboys
11Southern MissGolden Eagles
11Arkansas StateRed Wolves
11IdahoVandals
10Portland StateVikings
10Florida InternationalGolden Panthers
10OhioBobcats
10MinnesotaGolden Gophers
9California (PA)Vulcans
9Illinois StateRedbirds
9RiceOwls
9West Texas A&MBuffaloes
9HamptonPirates
9DelawareFightin' Blue Hens
9New MexicoLobos
9IndianaHoosiers
9Eastern WashingtonEagles
9DukeBlue Devils
9Colorado StateRams
9FurmanPaladins
8TulsaGolden Hurricane
8New Mexico StateAggies
8RichmondSpiders
8William & MaryTribe
8BuffaloBulls
8UNLVRebels
7Middle Tennessee StateBlue Raiders
7Abilene ChristianWildcats
7AkronZips
7Miami (OH)RedHawks
7Eastern MichiganEagles
7South Carolina StateBulldogs
6North Dakota StateBison
6Eastern KentuckyColonels
6Mount UnionPurple Raiders
6Grand Valley StateLakers
6Georgia SouthernEagles
6Northern IowaPanthers
6Texas StateBobcats
6Southern IllinoisSalukis
6MaineBlack Bears
5Tennessee StateTigers
5Alabama StateHornets
5Florida A&MRattlers
5UABBlazers
5Bowling GreenFalcons
5Southeastern LouisianaLions
5Northwest Missouri StateBearcats
5Jacksonville StateGamecocks
5Western KentuckyHilltoppers
5Hofstra-
5Valdosta StateBlazers
5Florida AtlanticOwls
5James MadisonDukes
4Idaho StateBengals
4HarvardCrimson
4BrownBears
4Coastal CarolinaChanticleers
4Bethune-CookmanWildcats
4Regina-
4North AlabamaLions
4Missouri Western StateGriffons
4TulaneGreen Wave
4FordhamRams
4Jackson StateTigers
4Stephen F. AustinLumberjacks
4None-
4CornellBig Red
4VillanovaWildcats
4New HampshireWildcats
4Georgia StatePanthers
4Weber StateWildcats
4Eastern IllinoisPanthers
4Western IllinoisLeathernecks
4Old DominionMonarchs
4Cal PolyMustangs
4North TexasMean Green
4Southern UtahThunderbirds
4TowsonTigers
4Murray StateRacers
4Youngstown StatePenguins
3Prairie View A&MPanthers
3Stony BrookSeawolves
3Nebraska Omaha-
3LehighMountain Hawks
3Grambling StateTigers
3Southeast Missouri StateRedhawks
3Tarleton StateTexans
3CitadelBulldogs
3Arkansas-Pine BluffGolden Lions
3West AlabamaTigers
3Montana StateBobcats
3Minnesota State-MankatoMavericks
3MonmouthHawks
3Tennessee-MartinSkyhawks
3WashburnIchabods
3SamfordBulldogs
3HowardBison
3NewberryWolves
3Sam Houston StateBearkats
3LaneDragons
3Missouri StateBears
3HillsdaleChargers
3South Dakota StateJackrabbits
3Wayne State (MI)Warriors
3McNeese StateCowboys
3Saginaw ValleyCardinals
3LibertyFlames
3ChattanoogaMocs
3Ball StateCardinals
3Morgan StateBears
3Sacramento StateHornets
3Alcorn StateBraves
3Alabama A&MBulldogs
3Southern UniversityJaguars
3Midwestern StateMustangs
3Louisiana-MonroeWarhawks
2Nebraska-KearneyAntelopes
2Chadron StateEagles
2AshlandEagles
2UC DavisAggies
2Fort Valley StateWildcats
2Air ForceFalcons
2LangstonLions
2MorehouseMaroon Tigers
2ArmyBlack Knights
2TiffinDragons
2ShippensburgRaiders
2Texas SouthernTigers
2North Dakota-
2Ouachita BaptistTigers
2Southern ArkansasMuleriders
2StillmanTigers
2Carson-NewmanEagles
2Missouri Southern StateLions
2San DiegoToreros
2Western Washington-
2ElonPhoenix
2WagnerSeahawks
2New Mexico HighlandsCowboys
2Northwestern StateDemons
2Southwestern OklahomaBulldogs
2North Carolina CentralEagles
2Central OklahomaBronchos
2HardingBisons
2Central MissouriMules
2Henderson StateReddies
2AlbanyGreat Danes
2ColumbiaLions
2Mary Hardin-BaylorCrusaders
2Nicholls StateColonels
2TuskegeeGolden Tigers
2Charleston SouthernBuccaneers
2LindenwoodLions
2Tennessee TechGolden Eagles
2Bowie StateBulldogs
2Northern ColoradoBears
2PrincetonTigers
2Texas A&M-KingsvilleJavelinas
2PennsylvaniaQuakers
1LamarCardinals
1Bemidji StateBeavers
1HeidelbergThe Student Prince
1CoeKowhawks
1Bethel (TN)Wildcats
1Montclair StateRed Hawks
1Gustavus AdolphusGusties
1Saskatchewan-
1Southern OregonRaiders
1Arkansas-MonticelloBoll Weevils
1AlbrightLions
1Central WashingtonWildcats
1South DakotaCoyotes
1BakerWildcats
1MaristRed Foxes
1Hinds JC-
1Norfolk StateSpartans
1Indiana (PA)Crimson Hawks
1Central Connecticut StateBlue Devils
1Texas-San AntonioRoadrunners
1Northwestern Oklahoma StateRangers
1ShawBears
1Colorado State-PuebloThunderwolves
1Calgary-
1Western OregonWolves
1McMaster-
1LafayetteLeopards
1Virginia UnionPanthers
1Belhaven CollegeBlazers
1Fort LewisSkyhawks
1Monmouth (IL)Fighting Scots
1St. Paul's CollegeTigers
1St. AugustineFalcons
1Holy CrossCrusaders
1Slippery RockThe Rock
1Western Ontario-
1NavyMidshipmen
1--
1WoffordTerriers
1Louisiana CollegeWildcats
1Central ArkansasBears
1Northern MichiganWildcats
1CentreColonels
1Emporia StateHornets
1Pittsburg StateGorillas
1Winston-SalemRams
1MerrimackWarriors
1DrakeBulldogs
1Northern ArizonaLumberjacks
1FindlayOilers
1Cal LutheranKingsmen
1John CarrollBlue Streaks
1Northeastern (OK) State-
1Concordia CollegeHornets
1Ohio NorthernPolar Bears
1Concordia (OR)-
1Golden West CC-
1Milwaukee-
1UC-Irvine-
1Nuevo Leon-
1ChowanHawks
1WalshCavaliers
1Indiana StateSycamores
1Southern Connecticut StateOwls
1RensselaerEngineers
1Angelo StateRams
1ManitobaBisons
1Beloit CollegeBuccaneers
1St. Francis XavierX-Men
1Bentley CollegeFalcons
1East StroudsburgWarriors
1Union CollegeBulldogs
1GeorgetownHoyas
1Wheaton (IL)Thunder
1Glenville StatePioneers
1ColgateRaiders
1PresbyterianBlue Hose
1TusculumPioneers
1Wisconsin-WhitewaterWarhawks
1BloomsburgHuskies
1St. Cloud StateHuskies
1Delaware StateHornets
1GannonGolden Knights
1Rhode IslandRams
1West ChesterGolden Rams
1Humboldt StateLumberjacks
1East CentralTigers
1Azusa PacificCougars
1William PennStatesmen
1Sierra-
1Northeastern-
1Minnesota-DuluthBulldogs
1Metro State-
1Michigan TechHuskies
1AlbionBritons
1British Columbia-
1ShepherdRams
1New HavenChargers
1Cal State Fullerton-
1Charleston UnivGolden Eagles
1CatawbaIndians

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