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Los Angeles Area High Schools Represented Well In NFL

Current NFL players hail from and represent 1,382 high schools in 47 states and the District of Columbia, four countries and one U.S. territory (American Samoa). Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida leads the nation with eight current NFL players, but several high schools in the Los Angeles area are right behind them in the competition to produce NFL caliber players. 

Long Beach Polytechnic, in (you guessed it) Long Beach, is represented by five current NFL players - Terrence Austin, Washington Redskins; Jurrell Casey, Tennessee Titans; DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles; Winston Justice, Philadelphia Eagles; and Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars. That's tied for third most in the nation.

Dominguez High School, in Compton, Los Alamitos High School, in Los Alamitos, Taft High School, in Woodland Hills, and Tustin High School, in Tustin are all represented by four NFL players, respectively. 

Los Angeles is the hometown to 18 current NFL players, behind only Miami (27) and Houston (24). 

California is tops on the list of home-states of the most NFL players, 226, and is followed in a distant second by Florida (184) and Texas (183). Georgia is the next closest with 90.

It's safe to say that California, and Los Angeles in particular, are football talent powerhouses.