Nov 29, 2018 at 4:18 PM . NFL players hail from 1,332 high schools in 46 states and the District of Columbia, seven countries and a U.S. territory (American Samoa). Every year, South Florida high school football programs provide the NFL with a wide array of local talent, drafted after players complete their college careers.

According to figures released by the NFL on Thursday, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had 15 players on the rosters in the opening weekend of the NFL season.Bengals trio Bobby Hart, Geno Atkins and Giovani Bernard all attended the school, as did Carolina duo Michael Palardy and Bryan Cox, Patriots duo Phillip Dorsett and James White and Green Bay Packers linebacker James Crawford.Two other former students—Rashad Greene and Brandon Linder—made the Jaguars roster, while the Steelers, Rams, Cardinals and Dolphins had one player each.Saint Thomas Aquinas had more than double the number of players than the second-ranked school, California-based Long Beach Polytechnic High School.Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia and Serra High School in San Diego follow with six players each. ... draws an estimated 30,000 country-music fans over three days to Fort Lauderdale beach. 1 IMG Academy's win over Edgewater,Follow your favorite high school teams and players,Explore and purchase photos of your local teams,Florida State University High School (Tallahassee),NFL Pipelines: High schools with the most draft picks in the last 20 years,High school football programs in California with the most NFL Draft picks since 2001,High school football programs in Texas with the most NFL Draft picks since 2001,Former Texas and Florida high school football players dominate first round of NFL Draft,All-Time Florida High School Football Team,Top 20 most dominant Florida high school football programs of last decade,Top 100 high school football players from Class of 2021: Texas, California, Florida lead the way.

The former produced Saints star Alvin Kamara, while this year's second-round pick Dante Pettis came through Serra High School.Of the 1,332 high schools represented on NFL rosters in the opening weekend, four produced five players each. players selected, solidifying the Sunshine State's reputation as one of In the spring of …

That's more than twice as many as two schools tied for second place with six NFL players …

Russell, 2005 (253), Tampa Bay Buccaneers,Amani Oruwariye, 2019 (146), Detroit Lions,Andrew Williams, 2003 (89), San Francisco 49ers,Anthony Brown, 2016 (189), Dallas Cowboys,Willie Middlebrooks, 2001 (24), Denver Broncos,Gerod Holliman, 2015 (239), Pittsburgh Steelers,Reche Caldwell, 2002 (48), San Diego Chargers,Chris Moore, 2016 (107), Baltimore Ravens,Joe Looney, 2012 (117), San Francisco 49ers,Jonathan Garvin, 2020 (242), Green Bay Packers,Buster Davis, 2007 (69), Arizona Cardinals,Marquand Manuel, 2002 (181), Cincinnati Bengals,Dallas Baker, 2007 (227), Pittsburgh Steelers,Darrynton Evans, 2020 (93), Tennessee Titans,Sam Barrington , 2013 (232), Green Bay Packers,Rod Gardner, 2001 (15), Washington Redskins,Solomon Kindley, 2020 (111), Miami Dolphins,Elton Patterson, 2003 (259), Cincinnati Bengals,Stephen Denmark, 2019 (238), Chicago Bears,Richie James, 2018 (240), San Francisco 49ers,Andre Debose, 2015 (221), Oakland Raiders,Isaiah McKenzie, 2017 (172), Denver Broncos,Brian Burns, 2019 (16), Carolina Panthers,Baraka Atkins, 2007 (120), Seattle Seahawks,Marlon Mack, 2017 (143), Indianapolis Colts,Asante Samuel, 2003 (120), New England Patriots,Will Holden, 2017 (157), Arizona Cardinals,Jawaan Taylor, 2019 (35), Jacksonville Jaguars,Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, 2019 (105), New Orleans Saints,Tyler Higbee, 2016 (110), Los Angeles Rams,Justin Strnad, 2020 (178), Denver Broncos,Michael Gaines, 2004 (232), Carolina Panthers,Ronnie Harrison, 2018 (93), Jacksonville Jaguars,Sean taylor, 2004 (5), Washington Redskins,Derwin James, 2018 (17), Los Angeles Chargers,Brian Rolle, 2011 (193), Philadelphia Eagles,Deadrin Senat, 2018 (90), Atlanta Falcons,Pierre Garcon, 2008 (205), Indianapolis Colts,Markus White, 2011 (224), Washington Redskins,Devin Aromashodu, 2006 (233), Miami Dolphins,T.Y. Florida again dominates the list with three schools, while Louisiana has two and Arizona, Alabama, Ohio, DC, South Carolina and Texas each have one school featured in the list.Florida's grip on the NFL is also illustrated by a list of the hometowns with the most NFL players, which is headed by Miami with 24. Meet the Preseason Top 25 teams heading into the 2020 football season,Check out the latest movement in our Top 25 high school rankings,Watch all the can't-miss high school sports top plays,Find out how MaxPreps can help high school coaches serve their team and community,Check out the latest movement in our Top 25 high school basketball rankings.The 2020 NFL Draft saw 22 former Florida high school football