Alaska: Mark Schlereth
Obviously, there aren’t enough people in Alaska too many NFL players, but the state has managed to put a few players in the NFL. Not surprisingly, most end up being linemen. It’s probably too cold and windy there, so the high schools that play football just spend their time in the weight room and then run the ball during games.
In any event, Mark Schlereth is the best the state has ever produced, although there’s a strong case for our two runners-up. Schlereth went to two Pro Bowls and was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams, becoming a particularly important part of the Broncos offensive line when they won back-to-back championships.
Runners Up: Travis Hall, Daryn Colledge