Friend of the site Mark Leonard is back with another guest piece, but this time he seems to have had a little too much time on his hands and a visit to Pro Football Reference. You can see Mark’s other guest pieces here.
Have you ever wondered which state has produced the all-time most or fewest NFL players? Or which foreign countries have generated the most football pros, active players or hall-of-famers?
Have you ever wondered what pros share your birthday or birthplace? Did you know only one American state is without an active NFL player?
Were one to visit the aforementioned web address and click onto the sub-category “Fun,” one could discover an itemization of all players born on that date. Or search for those whose births fall on a differently identified day. Or learn the identities of all those born in a given state, city or country.
For example, an examination of a link to “birth places” reveals that Vermont is not only the sole state without an active player, but also the location generating the fewest all-time NFL athletes (9) participating in the fewest total of league games (376). Only Alaskans (14) have scored fewer career touchdowns than Vermont’s 16, totals commonly exceeded by a single player most any season. [Read more...]