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Colleges which produce the highest earning NFL players

Cal (Berkeley), Mississippi State and Clemson rank among the top three
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According to a new survey by Canada Sports Betting, the University of California (Berkeley) leads the nation with highest average NFL earnings by its former players at $38,242,817 per player, which is 233% higher than the national average of $11,462,845. Cal, of course, is the alma mater of the New York Jets Aaron Rodgers, the highest earning active player in the NFL. Rodgers has earned approximately $306 million during his career.

Mississippi State takes the second spot on the list, with an average earnings per player of $28,653,428. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is the highest-earning active NFL player from Mississippi State, earning approximately $131,317,825 throughout his career. NFL players from Mississippi state earn on average 149% ($17,190,583) higher than the national average of $11,462,845.

In close third place, is Clemson, South Carolina, with average earnings per player of $22,639,863 - working out to be 97% ($11,177,019) higher than the national average of $11,462,845. Tennessee Titans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is the highest-earning currently active NFL player to hail from Fresno, with career earnings of approximately $111,577,890.

Fourth place goes to Michigan State University, with an average earnings per player of $19,980,639. Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins is the highest-earning active NFL player from the University of Wyoming, with approximate total career earnings of $201,669,486. NFL players from Michigan State earn on average 74% ($8,517,794) higher than the national average of $11,462,845.

Fresno State University, California, takes the fifth spot on the list, with an average earnings per player of $19,244,175 - working out to be 67% ($7,781,331) higher than the national average of $11,462,845. Derek Carr, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, is the highest-earning active NFL player out of Fresno State University, with approximate career earnings of $135,666,395.

The remainder of the top ten features Ohio State University in sixth place, with average earnings per player of $19,125,252 58% ($6,748,431) higher than the national average of $11,462,845. Seventh place goes to Florida State University, with an average earnings per player of $18,211,276 - 58% ($6,748,431) higher than the national average of $11,462,845.

Eighth place goes to Louisiana State University, where the average earnings per player is $18,182,595. Ninth on the list is University of Wisconsin-Madison, averaging $18,155,108 per player.

Rounding out the list in tenth place is the University of Southern California, with an average earning per player of $18,081,670.

Interestingly, the University of Alabama has the most active NFL players at 68 players. Still, due to the sheer number of players, the average earning per player is only $15,942,341. This is followed by Louisiana State University, with 59 active NFL players.

Overall, across all universities the average earnings of NFL players was $11,462,845.

-- Source: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/

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