NFL Players Out Of This North Carolina University Make The Most Money
There is a lot of money in football for both the players and the organizations. These days in college with NIL and of course the massive salaries of the NFL. And deciding where to play college football, for that income, and the best shot at making it in the NFL can be a big decision for players. But which colleges give you the potential to earn the most money in the NFL? A new study by sports betting media group Canada Sports Betting revealed the colleges producing the highest-earning NFL players. To do this they analyzed the lifetime career earnings of active NFL players who attended college in America. They used this to then calculate the average earnings per player from different colleges. Some of the top schools were not what I would have guessed. I was glad to see NFL players out of a certain North Carolina University I attended made the most money though.
If you know me I am a die-hard NC State fan. Coming in 21st place out of 77 universities and the highest in the state is North Carolina State University. Or NC State as we prefer. Former Wolfpack players in the NFL from here earn on average $14,863,730. This is 29% ($3,400,885) higher than the national average of $11,462,845. NC State Alumni in the NFL include two Carolina Panthers Ikem Ekwonu, Chandler Zavala, and Juston Burris. Other notable names are Miami Dolphin Bradley Chubb, Kansas City offensive lineman Joe Thuney, and Las Vegas Raiders stand-out wide receiver Jakobi Myers among others. You can see a full list here.
Here are the average salaries of NFL players out of the other major North Carolina universities:
- #43 North Carolina $9,955,765
- # 55 Duke $8,422,587
- #72 Appalachian State $3,738,622
- # 76 Wake Forest $2,778,426
Surprisingly Alabama did not top this list, instead, it was USC (Southern Cal as we have to clarify in the Carolinas). The Trojans were followed by Mississippi State and Clemson. The Crimson Tide came in 13th. These averages were compiled by our friends at Canada Sports Betting who took data on all currently active NFL players to calculate the average earnings per player by college attended. Per player average earnings were calculated by dividing the total average earnings by the number of active players. Colleges with fewer than ten active players were excluded. Thanks to Canada Sports Betting for sharing their research with us.