Virginia boasts unconventional players
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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