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2009 NFL Kickoff Fun Roster Facts and Trivia

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Think the Saints have the oldest team in the league this year?

Close, but wrong. That title goes to the Redkins. The Saints do, however, have the fewest rookie and first year players in the league making up their roster. 

Do you believe Louisiana is a football player making factory?

Now you're getting warmer. LSU is tied with Miami as the college with the most players players currently in the league. 

The geeks, nerds and number crunchers who work for the NFL and keep track of all these crazy roster stats have just released their 2009 kickoff figures. From the shortest team in the league to the tallest. From the youngest to the oldest. I have included it all below. Pretty interesting stuff really. Take a look for yourself and share your thoughts on what you find most interesting. 

 

Top 10 Colleges with the Most Players on NFL Rosters

COLLEGE

PLAYERS

 

COLLEGE

PLAYERS

Miami

41

                   

Georgia

35

Louisiana State

41

Tennessee

30

Texas

37

Michigan

29

Southern California

36

Notre Dame

28

Ohio State

36

Florida State

28

Position Breakdown of Colleges with the Most Players on 2009 NFL Rosters

POS.

SCHOOL

PLAYERS

 

POS.

SCHOOL

PLAYERS

C

Louisiana State

3

           

DT

Florida State, Miami, Michigan State, Southern California, Texas, Texas A&M

5

G

Louisiana State, Iowa

5

DE

Georgia

8

T

Florida State

5

LB

Miami

8

TE

Miami, Virginia

4

DB

Ohio State

10

QB

Southern California

4

P

Notre Dame

2

RB

Auburn, Louisiana State, Miami, Texas

4

K

Nebraska, Washington State

2

WR

Ohio State

7

 

 

200-lbs. or Less

Saints: 10 

Highest: 14 (Philadelphia)

Lowest: 5 (Dallas)

 

Under 6-feet

Saints: 9

Highest: 15 (Atlanta / Pittsburgh)

Lowest: 4 (Oakland)

 

300-Pounders

Saints: 11

Highest: 16 (Dallas)

Lowest: 8 (Tennessee / Indianapolis)

 

Height (ft.)

Saints: 6.16

Highest: 6.22 (Dallas)

Lowest: 6.10 (Indianapolis)

AFC Average: 6.17

NFC Average: 6.16

League Average: 6.17

 

Weight (lbs.)

Saints: 245.68

Highest: 252.58 (Dallas)

Lowest: 239.11 (Indianapolis)

AFC Average: 247.11

NFC Average: 247.72

League Average: 247.41

 

Age (yrs)

Saints: 27.55

Highest: 27.6 (Washington)

Lowest: 25.7 (Green Bay)

AFC Average: 26.51

NFC Average: 26.70

League Average: 26.61

 

Experience (yrs)

Saints: 5.49

Highest: 5.55 (Washington)

Lowest: 3.77 (Cincinnati)

AFC Average: 4.31

NFC Average: 4.64

League Average: 4.48

 

Rookie and First Year Players (# of players)

Saints: 5

Highest: 14 (Miami)

Lowest: 5 (New Orleans)

AFC Average: 10.3

NFC Average: 8.9

League Average: 9.6

 

Players 30 and Over (# of players)

Saints: 15

Highest: 17 (Washington)

Lowest: 4 (Green Bay)

AFC Average: 10.4

NFC Average: 10.8

League Average: 10.6