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This Map Shows Exactly Where College Football Players Come From

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Mode Analytics put together a fun set of interactive maps that show exactly which counties in the U.S. produce the most college football players. Did you know that Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, is a hotbed of punter and kicker recruiting?

The rest of the maps are equally fascinating, and you can draw a little information about the big hotbeds of college players—Dallas is having a down cycle, but still pumps out the defensive backs, for instance. You can go position-by-position, in raw and per capita views.

Here's the per capita version for all 25,000 players:

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And here's the raw version of just quarterbacks:

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Check out the rest over at Mode's Github.

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