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What percentage of college football players play in the NFL?

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May 14, 2014 7:56PM

About 2.4%.

9000 become college players, and 215 become NFL players.

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"While many young people every year set their goals on becoming NFL players, it is extremely difficult to reach that level. Statistically of the 100,000 high school seniors who play football every year, only 215 will ever make an NFL roster. That is 0.2%! Even of the 9,000 players that make it to the college level only 310 are invited to the NFL scouting combine, the pool from which teams make their draft picks."