What I find interesting is that those three states produce the best football athletes and the best baseball athletes.
But not per capita
. From a raw numbers standpoint, yes, but those states are full of big league football programs,too.
Louisiana and Mississippi are consistently very high, even in raw numbers - often 1 (or both) cracking the top 5 in Division I scholarship signings, despite having under 8 million people combined.
ETA: Both states consistently lead in number of NFL players produced per million people - greater than 17, which is incredible.
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