5 Colleges With the Most NFL Players

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The best college football recruits in the country choose to play ball at a particular school for two reasons: to win national championships and to make it to the NFL. It is really that simple. And while only one team will find itself hoisting the trophy at the end of the season, the same cannot be said for sending players to the next level.


According to research done by Business Insider, in this 2015 season, 278 different schools have players currently on NFL rosters. However, when it comes to the bulk of individuals in the National Football League, 23 schools have managed to distinguish themselves from the rest. Here’s a look at the five colleges with the most players in the NFL.

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5. Alabama

Players on NFL rosters: 52


The Alabama Crimson Tide may no longer posses that same air of invincibility the team once had, but that doesn’t mean this football program isn’t still one of the most elite in the country. Through a bevy of top-notch recruiting classes, Nick Saban not only continues to put a quality product out on the field, but he also continues to send a ton of talent to the next level. Fifty-two players, to be exact. It’s no wonder the Tide keep rolling.


4. LSU

Players on NFL rosters: 53


The LSU Tigers haven’t won a national championship since 2007, yet that hasn’t stopped quality recruits from continuing to join the program. That’s what happens when your school has 53 of its former players currently competing on Sundays. Something tells us, when he becomes eligible for the draft, Heisman Trophy front-runner Leonard Fournette will soon be among the players helping this list grow.


3. Miami (FL)

Players on NFL rosters: 53


Despite a dip in national prominence, when it comes to the world of college football, the University of Miami (FL) still has a rich history of success on its side. Couple that with the Hurricanes’ 3-0 mark to start the 2015 season, as well as 53 alumni suiting up in the National Football League, and you better believe the U will continue to be a destination many of the nation’s top recruits wish to call home.


2. USC

Players on NFL rosters: 55


Chances are if you’re a top football recruit living on the West Coast, you’ve considered playing at USC. Sure, the Trojans haven’t been the same since Pete Carroll took his coaching chops to the next level, but people still recognize what this program brings to the table — national coverage, championship-caliber play, and the perfect springboard to the pro ranks. It worked for the 55 former Trojans who currently find themselves on NFL rosters. We expect this trend to continue.


1. Florida State

Players on NFL rosters: 56


It’s only fitting that the college where this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick once called home is also the school with the most current players in the National Football League. The Florida State Seminoles handle their business on the gridiron, win national championships, and send players to the National Football League. With Jimbo Fisher able to tell recruits that 56 former Seminoles are currently playing on Sundays, you better believe “The Chop” will continue to be out in full force in Tallahassee for years to come.