🏈 Ohioans in the NFL
If you were to add up all the current NFL players from Ohio, you could field an entire team plus a full practice roster.
State of play: Few other states produce more pros than we do: 74 to kick off this season, Axios Sports' Kendall Baker writes.
- Nine of them now play for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
💪 Yes, and: Ohio State is also tied with LSU (52) for the second-most collegiate players currently in the NFL, trailing Alabama's 58.
Of note: Six pros have completed the Buckeye State trifecta by playing high school, college and professional football here in Ohio.
- Punter Kevin Huber, in his 14th year with the Bengals, gets bonus points for playing all three in the same city.
The list includes:
- James Hudson III: Central Catholic (Toledo), University of Cincinnati, Bengals
- Denzel Ward: Nordonia (Macedonia), OSU, Browns
- Kareem Hunt: South (Willoughby), Toledo, Browns
- Kevin Huber: McNicholas (Cincinnati), University of Cincinnati, Bengals
- Joe Burrow: Athens (The Plains), OSU (prior to transferring to LSU), Bengals
- Sam Hubbard: Moeller (Cincinnati), OSU, Bengals
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