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