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Texas-bred QBs dotting landscape

Talent-rich state has produced 25 percent of current starters and several backups

Originally Published: September 21, 2012
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

In almost in equal supply, Texas produces cattle, cowboys and quarterbacks. If it seems as though most teams start a quarterback from Texas, it's because they do.

Twenty-five percent of NFL teams now start a quarterback who either played high school or college football in Texas -- sometimes both. Another 10 quarterbacks who played in Texas are NFL backups, one snap away from starting. And that doesn't include Carolina's Cam Newton, who spent one year of junior college in Texas.

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