Opening week rosters: A breakdown

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 16, 2011



Courtesy of the NFL

MIAMI LEADS ALL COLLEGES WITH 42 NFL PLAYERS
 
HURRICANES LEAD THE WAY: The University of Miami has the most players on NFL Kickoff 2011 rosters with 42, the NFL announced today. Last year, Miami ranked second with 38 players on Kickoff Weekend rosters.
 
A total of 238 colleges were represented on Kickoff 2011 Weekend rosters. The colleges with the most players in the NFL:
 
COLLEGE PLAYERS   COLLEGE PLAYERS
Miami 42   Georgia 34
Southern California 41   Iowa 32
Texas 40   Florida 30
Tennessee 36   California 28
Louisiana State 35   Maryland 28
Ohio State 35      
 
 
Following is a breakdown by position of colleges with the most players in the NFL:
 
POS. SCHOOL PLAYERS   POS. SCHOOL PLAYERS
C Florida 3   DT Auburn, Louisiana State, Southern California, Texas 5
G Iowa, Nebraska 4   DE Florida 7
T Miami 6   LB Miami 9
TE Miami 5   DB Ohio State, Texas 10
QB Purdue, Southern California 3   P Iowa, Tennessee 2
RB Louisiana State 5   K Florida State, Nebraska, Washington State 2
WR Ohio State 7        
 
 
QB BREAKDOWN:Quarterbacks were in the spotlight once again on Kickoff Weekend as several leaguewide passing records were set, including the most passing yards (7,842) and 300-yard passers (14) in any week in NFL history.
 
A by-the-numbers look at the 32 starting quarterbacks on Kickoff Weekend:
 
18 1st-Round Draft Picks Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Newton, Car; Cutler, Chi; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Collins, Ind; McNabb, Min; Manning, NYG; Sanchez, NYJ; Campbell, Oak; Vick, Phi; Roethlisberger, Pit; Rivers, SD; Smith, SF; Bradford, StL; Freeman, TB; Grossman, Was
5 6th-Round Draft Picks or Later/Undrafted Fitzpatrick, Buf; Romo, Dal; Cassel, KC; Brady, NE; Hasselbeck, Ten.
6 No. 1 Overall Draft Picks Newton, Car; Stafford, Det; Manning, NYG; Vick, Phi; Smith, SF; Bradford, StL
8 Drafted No. 90 Overall or Later Fitzpatrick, Buf;  Romo, Dal; Orton, Den; Schaub, Hou; McCown, Jax; Cassel, KC; Brady, NE; Hasselbeck, Ten
21 Younger than 30 years old Kolb, Arz; Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Fitzpatrick, Buf; Newton, Car; Cutler, Chi; Dalton, Cin; McCoy, Cle; Orton, Den; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Cassel, KC; Henne, Mia; Sanchez, NYJ; Campbell, Oak; Roethlisberger, Pit; Rivers, SD; Smith, SF; Jackson, Sea; Bradford, StL; Freeman, TB
6 Starting quarterbacks from Texas, most of any state Kolb, Arz (Victoria); Dalton, Cin (Katy); McCoy, Cle (Tuscola); Stafford, Det (Highland Park); McCown, Jax (Jacksonville); Brees, NO (Austin)
6 Starting quarterbacks to have played at SEC schools, most of any conference Newton, Car (Auburn); Cutler, Chi (Vanderbilt); Stafford, Det (Georgia); Manning, NYG (Mississippi); Campbell, Oak (Auburn); Grossman, Was (Florida)
 
THE TALL AND SHORT OF IT: On NFL Kickoff rosters, there were 309 players weighing 200 pounds or less, 300 players under six feet tall, and 360 players weighing at least 300 pounds.
 
Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Francisco each have 13 players weighing 200 pounds or less, the league’s highest total in that category. Detroit has the most players under six-feet tall with 16. Buffalo has 16 players weighing 300 pounds or more, the most in the league.
 
Following is a team-by-team player dimension breakdown based on 2011 Kickoff rosters:
 
 
AFC
 

TEAM

200 LBS. OR LESS UNDER 6-FEET 300-POUNDERS
Baltimore 8   10   12  
Buffalo 7   8   16  
Cincinnati 11   10   12  
Cleveland 11   11   11  
Denver 12   10   13  
Houston 8   12   8  
Indianapolis 9   10   8  
Jacksonville 10   9   12  
Kansas City 8   5   7  
Miami 6   6   12  
New England 11   10   11  
NY Jets 9   15   14  
Oakland 9   5   11  
Pittsburgh 10   8   12  
San Diego 11   11   12  
Tennessee 10   6   10  
 
 
NFC
 

TEAM

200 LBS. OR LESS UNDER 6-FEET 300-POUNDERS
Arizona 8   9   12  
Atlanta 12   12   8  
Carolina 10   13   7  
Chicago 12   10   11  
Dallas 8   7   13  
Detroit 13   16   11  
Green Bay 10   7   11  
Minnesota 11   7   11  
New Orleans 13   12   9  
NY Giants 8   5   13  
Philadelphia 13   10   13  
St. Louis 4   6   12  
San Francisco 13   8   10  
Seattle 5   10   14  
TampaBay 9   9   11  
Washington 10   13   13  
 
 
 

HEIGHT, WEIGHT & AGE AVERAGES FOR 2011 AFC & NFC ROSTERS
 
AFC            
Team Height Weight Age Experience Rookie & 1st year Players Age 30 & Over
Baltimore 6.16   250.38   26.45   4.6   14   13  
Buffalo 6.19   252.83 * 26.38   4.1   14   13  
Cincinnati 6.19   247.09   25.74 + 3.6   9   2 +
Cleveland 6.16   247.08   26.02   3.5 + 17 * 9  
Denver 6.18   248.72   26.34   4.2   10   8  
Houston 6.17   245.70   26.26   4.1   10   7  
Indianapolis 6.14 + 241.72 + 26.58   4.6   13   12  
Jacksonville 6.15   246.26   26.34   4.2   12   8  
Kansas City 6.17   245.91   26.38   4.2   11   6  
Miami 6.26 * 252.55   26.36   4.2   7 + 7  
New England 6.17   247.43   26.51   4.5   9   11  
NY Jets 6.15   247.79   26.79   4.3   13   11  
Oakland 6.23   246.89   26.51   4.4   10   11  
Pittsburgh 6.15   247.77   27.28 * 5.3 * 8   13  
San Diego 6.15   246.38   27.06   4.9   11   17 *
Tennessee 6.17   246.55   26.02   4.1   11   9  
AFC Average 6.18   247.56   26.46   4.3   11.2   9.8  
NFC Average 6.16   245.83   26.33   4.3   10.7   8.8  
All NFL Average 6.17   246.70   26.39   4.3   10.9   9.3  
                         
* AFC high                        
+ AFC low                        
 
 
NFC            
Team Height Weight Age Experience Rookie & 1st year Players Age 30 & Over
Arizona 6.19   246.37   26.96 * 4.9   9   12  
Atlanta 6.13   244.90   26.79   4.5   10   9  
Carolina 6.11 + 240.40 + 26.17   4.4   8   8  
Chicago 6.18   247.02   26.28   4.4   11   8  
Dallas 6.19   248.06   26.21   4.1   12   11  
Detroit 6.15   244.74   26.92   5.1 * 5 + 12  
Green Bay 6.15   247.68   25.74   3.7   13   6  
Minnesota 6.19   244.87   26.43   4.3   11   9  
New Orleans 6.11 + 241.64   26.87   4.8   8   8  
NY Giants 6.21 * 249.23   26.58   4.6   12   11  
Philadelphia 6.11 + 243.72   25.91   3.9   13   9  
St. Louis 6.19   245.04   26.91   4.6   10   13 *
San Francisco 6.15   245.64   26.00   4.2   14 * 7  
Seattle 6.20   250.02 * 25.72   3.4   14 * 3 +
TampaBay 6.16   245.08   25.17 + 3.3 + 11   4  
Washington 6.15   248.87   26.60   4.3   10   11  
NFC Average 6.16   245.83   26.33   4.3   10.7   8.8  
AFC Average 6.18   247.56   26.46   4.3   11.2   9.8  
All NFL Average 6.17   246.70   26.39   4.3   10.9   9.3  
                         
* NFC high                        
+ NFC low                        
 

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