How many NFL Players are from Texas 

Bobby Layne

Born in Santa Anna, Texas, Layne attended Highland Park High School. As a senior, he earned a spot on the all-state football team, took part in the Oil Bowl All-Star game, and guided Highland Park to the state playoffs.  

Priest Holme

Brought up in San Antonio, Holmes starred for Marshall High School, recording 2,031 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns in his senior year and being named as offensive player of the year by his local paper. 

Earl Campbell

Opting for Texas over Oklahoma, Campbell became the first University of Texas player to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy and was named as the college football player of the year.

Raymond Clayborn

Born in Fort Worth, Clayborn featured as running back and defensive back for Green B. Trimble Technical High School. He was a two-time All-American and All-Southwest Conference player and college MVP in 1976. 

Tommy Nobi

Nobis, who sadly passed away at the age of 74 last December, was one of the NFL’s greatest linebackers. A native of San Antonio, Nobis was a star for the University of Texas, on both sides of the line, where his number 60 shirt is one of only six to have been retired.  

Patrick Mahome

In just a few short years, Patrick Mahomes has dazzled the football world with his incredible arm talent, innate football IQ, and remarkable ability to improvise and create big plays out of thin air.  

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