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Top 10 NFL Player-Producing Illinois High Schools

Click on the name of each school to see its players who have played in pro games

Posted on July 1, 2024


  By SuperWest Sports Staff

Heading into the 2024 Season, 1,121 players who attended high schools in Illinois have played or are currently playing in the NFL.

That number may increase this fall when recently drafted players play their first games as pros.

Meanwhile, here is a list of the State’s top pro-producing high schools with their respective ranks, player counts, and cities.

Illinois’ Evanston High School has 25 NFL players produced to lead the State, followed by Mount Carmel, Oak Park, and River Forest, and Lane Tech with 18 each.

Click on the name of each school to see the players that have played in NFL games.


Top Illinois NFL Player-Producing High Schools

RankSchoolPlayersCity
1Evanston25Evanston
2Mount Carmel18Chicago
2Oak Park and River Forest18Oak Park
2Lane Tech18Chicago
5East St. Louis17East St. Louis
5Thornton Township17Harvey
7St. Rita of Cascia16Chicago
8Austin14Chicago
8Englewood14Chicago
10Rock Island13Rock Island
10Fenger13Chicago
10Loyola Academy13Wilmette

Source: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/




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