Virginia boasts unconventional players

Originally Published: August 25, 2008

Which state annually produces the best high school football? ESPN Rise's editors have pared the field down to eight states. It's up to you to decide which is the last state standing.

No. 8 seed Virginia Population: 7.7 million

Number of high schools playing football: 350

Pro Football Hall of Famers: seven, most recent LB Lawrence Taylor, C Dwight Stephenson, Henry Jordan, LB Willie Lanier. (Editor's note: DL Bruce Smith will be eligible for induction next year.)

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