League-high six NFL players hail from Pittsburgh high school

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A league-high six current NFL players hail from Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, including Cardinals WR Steve Breaston.

"It is a very disciplined program," the fourth-year wideout said. "Coach (George) Novak does a good job of preparing players on the field and off the field. It is a program that prepares you for the future. A lot of Division I athletes come out of that school. You are always competing, not just against other schools, but within that school. It really pushes you and prepares you to compete at the next level."

Jets DE Jason Taylor anchors the prestigious high school's group of alumni, which also includes TE Rob Gronkowski (Patriots), S Ryan Mundy (Steelers), FB Lousaka Polite (Dolphins) and CB Shawntae Spencer (49ers).

There are three other high schools that serve as the alma mater of five current NFL players.

Houston holds bragging right for being the hometown of the most current NFL players. There are 24 players that hail from Houston, followed closely by Miami (22) and Los Angeles (20).

The state of California ranks No. 1 when it comes to home states. The Golden State is home to 211 current players. Texas ranks second with 181, and Florida is right behind with 177.