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Texas high school football in 2012 NFL Draft – by the numbers

It was a banner year for Texas high school football players in the NFL Draft.  Who were the big winners?  Let's take a look at some of the numbers related to Texas high school players selected this year by the National Football League.

NFL Teams selecting the most #txhsfb players

  • 4 players - Tennessee Titans
  • 3 players - Miami Dolphins
  • 3 players - Washington Redskins

Colleges delivering #txhsfb to pro draft

  • 4 players - Baylor
  • 4 players - Texas A&M
  • 3 players - Texas
  • 3 players - Southern Methodist
  • 3 players - Oklahoma

Positions draft from #txhsfb players

  • 8 players - Defensive Backs
  • 4 players - Quarterbacks
  • 4 players - Linebackers
  • 3 players - Running backs

As expected no individual high school landed more than one player in the pros this season, but the Eagles selection of Nick Foles in the third round leaves Austin Westlake with two quarterbacks in the NFL next season.

The complete breakdown of Texas high school football players selected in this year's draft:

Rd 1 1 Colts QB Andrew Luck Stanford Houston Stratford
2 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Baylor Copperas Cove
8 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M Big Spring
14 Rams DT Michael Brockers LSU Houston Chavez
20 Titans WR Kendal Wright Baylor Pittsburg
Rd 2 60 Ravens OT Kelechi Osemele Iowa State Langham Creek
61 49ers RB LaMichael James Oregon Liberty-Eylau
Rd 3 71 Redskins OG Josh LeRibeus SMU Richardson Berkner
78 Dolphins TE Michael Egnew Missouri Plainview
80 Cardinals CB Jamell Fleming Oklahoma Arlington Seguin
88 Eagles QB Nick Foles Arizona Austin Westlake
Rd 4 96 Rams WR Chris Givens Wake Forest Wylie
119 Redskins OLB Keenan Robinson Texas Plano East
124 Bills CB Ron Brooks LSU Irving MacArthur
Rd 5 145 Titans DE Taylor Thompson SMU Prosper
147 Bills ILB Tank Carder TCU Sweeny
161 Texans K Randy Bullock Texas A&M Klein
167 Bengals S George Iloka Boise State Fort Bend Kempner
Rd 6 172 Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane Northwestern State Tyler John Tyler
182 Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray Texas A&M DeSoto
186 Cowboys TE James Hanna Oklahoma Flower Mound
190 Titans S Markelle Martin Oklahoma State Wichita Falls Rider
202 Jets RB Terrance Ganaway Baylor DeKalb
203 Jets OG Robert T Griffin Baylor Euless Trinity
204 Browns OLB Emannuel Acho Texas Dallas St. Marks
Rd 7 211 Titans DE Scott Solomon Rice San Antonio Marshall
215 Dolphins DT Kheeston Randall Texas Beaumont Kelly
220 Bears CB Greg McCoy TCU Dallas Wilson
223 Lions OLB Travis Lewis Oklahoma San Antonio Lee
245 Browns CB Trevin Wade Arizona RR Stony Point
246 Steelers CB Terrence Frederick Texas A&M Katy
248 Steelers OT Kelvin Beachum SMU Mexia

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