Commentary

Super states

Updated: February 4, 2010, 2:14 PM ET
By Mark Tennis | ESPN RISE

Chase DanielTom Hauck for ESPN.comChase Daniel is one of 16 players representing Texas in Super Bowl XLIV, the most of any state.

High School Teammates | Top Five Prospects and Unknowns | State-by-State Participants

TOP FIVE SUPER BOWL STATES

(Based on numbers of players who went to high school in each state)

1. Texas (16)

Joseph Addai RB (Sharpstown, Houston); Remi Avodele DT (South Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie); Drew Brees QB (Westlake, Austin); Melvin Bullitt DB (Naaman Forest, Garland); Chase Daniel QB (Southlake Carroll, Southlake); Cody Glenn LB (Rusk); Garrett Hartley PK (Southlake Carroll, Southlake); Charlie Johnson OT (Sherman); Jacob Lacey DB (Naaman Forest, Garland); Nick Leckey C (Grapevine); Thomas Morstead (Pearland); Jeff Saturday C (Shamrock); Justin Snow TE (Cooper, Abilene); Matt Stover PK (Lake Highlands, Dallas); David Thomas TE (Frenship, Wolfforth); Michael Toudouze OT (East Central, San Antonio); Tony Ugoh OT (Westfield, Houston).

2. California (10)

Mark Brunell QB (St. Joseph, Santa Maria); Reggie Bush RB (Helix, La Mesa); Austin Collie WR (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills); Kyle DeVan OG (Vacaville); Sedrick Ellis DT (Chino); Scott Fujita LB (Rio Mesa, Oxnard); John Gill DL (Bellarmine Prep, San Jose); Lynell Hamilton RB (Edison, Stockton); Freddy Keiaho LB (Buena, Ventura); Fili Moala DL (Western, Anaheim); Carl Nicks OL (Salinas).

3. Florida (7)

Eric Foster DT (Homestead); Pierre Garcon WR (John Leonard, Lake Worth); Anthony Hargrove DL (Port Charlotte); Bobby McCray DE (Homestead); Clint Session LB (Ely, Pompano Beach); Chad Simpson RB (Miami Edison, Miami, Fla.); Jonathan Vilma LB (Coral Gables).

4. (tie) Louisiana (6)

Keyunta Dawson DE (Evangel Christian, Shreveport); Randall Gay CB (Brusly); Devery Henderson WR (Opelousas); Peyton Manning QB (Newman, New Orleans); DB Tracy Porter (Port Allen); WR Reggie Wayne (Ehret, New Orleans).

4. (tie) Pennsylvania (6)

Raheem Brock DE (Dobbins, Philadelphia); Marques Colston WR (Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg); Darnell Dinkins TE (Schenley, Pittsburgh); Kyle Eckel FB (Episcopal Academy, Merion Station); Jahri Evans OG (Frankford, Philadelphia); Pat McAfee P (Plum, Pittsburgh).

MORE SUPER BOWL ALUMNI

Players listed state-by-state and according to high school

Alabama

Roman Harper DB (Prattville); Jerraud Powers DB (Decatur).

Arizona

Mike Bell RB (Tolleson); Jason Kyle LS (McClintock, Mesa); Mike Pollack OG (Corona del Sol, Tempe).

Canada

Sam Giguere WR (Sherbrooke, Quebec).

Connecticut

Dwight Freeney DE (Bloomfield); Jamie Richard OG (Weston).

District of Columbia

Colin Cloherty TE (Gonzaga).

Georgia

Ervin Baldwin DE (Macon County, Montezuma); Robert Mathis DE (McNair, Atlanta); Chris Reis DB (Roswell); Jon Stinchcomb OL (Parkview, Lilburn); Phillip Wheeler LB (Shaw, Columbus).

Hawaii

Aaron Francisco RB (Kahuku).

Illinois

Ryan Diem OT (Glenbard North, Carol Stream); Kelvin Hayden DB (Hubbard, Chicago); Curtis Painter QB (Lincoln); Pierre Thomas RB (Thornton South, Harvey).

Indiana

Courtney Roby WR (North Central, Indianapolis); Paul Spicer DE (Northwest, Indianapolis).

Iowa

Adrian Arrington WR (Washington, Cedar Rapids); Dallas Clark TE (Twin River Valley, Bode).

Kansas

Ryan Lilja OG (Northwest, Shawnee Mission).

Kentucky

Jacob Tamme TE (Boyle County, Danville).

Maryland

Daniel Muir DT (Parkdale, Riverdale); Usama Young DB (Largo, Upper Marlboro).

Michigan

Tory Humphrey TE (Saginaw).

Minnesota

Ramon Humber LB (Champlin Park, Champlin).

Mississippi

Antonio Johnson DT (Leland).

Missouri

Gijon Robinson TE (Waynesville).

Nebraska

Scott Shanle LB (St. Edward).

New Jersey

Donald Brown RB (Red Bank Catholic, Red Bank); Jonathan Casillas LB (New Brunswick); Malcolm Jenkins CB (Piscataway).

New Mexico

Hank Baskett WR (Clovis).

New York

Mike Hart RB (Onondaga Central, Nedrow); Will Smith DL (Proctor, Utica).

North Carolina

DeMario Pressley DT (Dudley, Greensboro).

Ohio

Troy Evans LB (Lakota, Kansas); Lance Moore WR (Westerville South, Westerville); Zach Strief OT (Milford).

Oklahoma

Robert Meachem WR (Booker T. Washington, Tulsa); T.J. Rushing DB (Pauls Valley); Jeremy Shockey TE (Ada).

Oregon

Jeff Charleston DE (Central, Independence).

Rhode Island

Jamie Silva DB (East Providence).

South Carolina

Jonathan Goodwin C (Lower Richland, Hopkins); Tim Jennings DB (Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Orangeburg); Jamar Nesbit OL (Summerville); Pierson Prioleau DB (Macedonia); Anthony Waters LB (Lake View).

South Dakota

Adam Vinatieri PK (Central, Rapid City).

Tennessee

Jabari Greer CB (South Side, Jackson).

Virginia

Antoine Bethea DB (Denbigh, Newport News); Jermon Bushrod OT (King George); Marvin Mitchell LB (Virginia Pilot, Norfolk); Darren Sharper DB (Hermitage, Richmond).

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