For many college football players, the ultimate goal is to make it in the NFL and have a long, successful career. While hard work and natural abilities are the main factors in making that dream a reality, attending the right school can help players develop their skills and get noticed by NFL scouts.
High school players have much to consider when deciding where to play college football, and a school’s track record of helping student athletes turn pro is a key consideration. Over the decades the NFL has existed, certain schools have separated themselves as the best institutions at producing NFL talent.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from Pro Football Reference to determine which college football programs produced the best NFL prospects. The programs were ranked based on how many players they sent to the NFL and how long and successful those players’ careers have been.
Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously named Jim Brown as an alumnus of Notre Dame. In fact, Jim Brown attended Syracuse University. The player we intended to mention, wide receiver Tim Brown, did attend Notre Dame and has been added.