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Welcome to the Party, NFL

We have been talking for the past decade, about how many Texas high school football quarterbacks have gone on to lead college and NFL teams.  It appears that the NFL is taking notice finally.

In an article on NFL.com today, Mike Huguenin breaks down the starting quarterbacks state of original across college football.  It was no surprise to us that Texas (18) leads all states with California (16) coming in 2nd.  The article also lists the starting NFL quarterbacks by state and you guessed it... Texas leads the way there too.

If you actually care about the rest of the country's QB production, you can read Huguenin's complete article here.

TEXAS College Football Starters (18)

Tommy Armstrong Jr - Nebraska photo:northplattepost.com

Tommy Armstrong Jr - Nebraska
photo:northplattepost.com

Baylor: Bryce Petty - Midlothian
East Carolina: Shane Carden - Houston Episcopal
Nebraska: Tommy Armstrong Jr. - Cibolo Steele
North Texas: Josh Greer - Arlington
Ohio State: J.T. Barrett - Wichita Falls Rider
Oklahoma: Trevor Knight - San Antonio Reagan.
Oklahoma State: J.W. Walsh - Denton Guyer
Rice: Driphus Jackson - Cedar Hill
TCU: Trevone Boykin - West Mesquite
Texas: Tyrone Swoopes - Whitewright
Texas A&M: Kenny Hill - Southlake Carroll
Texas-San Antonio: Tucker Carter - Allen
Texas State: Tyler Jones - Stephenville
Texas Tech: Davis Webb - Prosper
Tulsa: Dane Evans - Sanger
Utah State: Chuckie Keeton - Cypress Creek
UTEP: Jameill Showers - Killeen Shoemaker
Virginia Tech: Michael Brewer - Austin Lake Travis

TEXAS NFL Starters (8)

Andrew Luck,  Andy Dalton photo: collegefootball.ap.org

Andrew Luck, Andy Dalton
photo: collegefootball.ap.org

Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton - Katy
Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford - Dallas Highland Park
Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck - Houston Stratford
Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill - Big Spring
New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees - Austin Westlake
Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Foles - Austin Westlake
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh McCown - Jacksonville.
Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III - Copperas Cove

Don't look for this trend to end anytime soon as the state of Texas continues to create/attract some amazing quarterbacks.  I'm not trying to dog on the rest of the media world for not paying attention to a trend we have been discussing forever, just welcome them to the party.  Better late than never.

You'll find we here in Texas do know a little something about football.

by Chris Doelle

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