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10 Colleges That Have Produced Most Active NFL Players

From college to the pros

Many pro football athletes are stars today, but they had to work their way through college ranks, which also means they had to work hard off the field. While some colleges excel at producing CEOs or millionaires, these 10 colleges have the most NFL players on active rosters, according to NCAA data.

Updated Jan. 14, 2019: This slideshow has been updated to reflect ranks from the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

Auburn University

NFL players: 28

U.S. News rank: 115 (tie), National Universities

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University of Georgia

NFL players: 28

U.S. News rank: 46 (tie), National Universities

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Clemson University

NFL players: 29

U.S. News rank: 66 (tie), National Universities

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University of Southern California

NFL players: 32

U.S. News rank: 22 (tie), National Universities

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Florida State University

NFL players: 33

U.S. News rank: 70 (tie), National Universities

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University of Miami

NFL players: 36

U.S. News rank: 53 (tie), National Universities

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Ohio State University–Columbus

NFL players: 36

U.S. News rank: 56 (tie), National Universities

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University of Florida

NFL players: 38

U.S. News rank: 35 (tie), National Universities

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Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge

NFL players: 40

U.S. News rank: 140 (tie), National Universities

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University of Alabama

NFL players: 44

U.S. News rank: 129 (tie), National Universities

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Colleges with the most NFL players

— University of Alabama

— Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge

— University of Florida

— Ohio State University–Columbus

— University of Miami

— Florida State University

— University of Southern California

— Clemson University

— Auburn University

— University of Georgia

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Update 01/14/19: