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What is the percentage of African-American players in the NFL?
Rush Limbaugh was recently looking to take part in the purchase of an NFL team and was declined due to his racist remarks in the past. In an article discussing the reasons why the NFL rejected his offer, it was stated that 78% of the NFL is black.
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Since 1990, 479 underclassmen have applied for the draft, and 332 of them were actually drafted. Seventy percent got selected, which doesn't sound bad until you stop and t…hink about the 30 percent who gave up the opportunity for a college degree and landed up with a rookie minimum contract ... or no contract at all. Only 131 were selected in the first round. I can see the rationale these young men considered when they left school. In my opinion, only 27 percent of the underclassmen who declared for the draft since 1990 made a good decision about their football careers. But forget football for a second. All of these 479 young people quit on their education. In my 10 years in the NFL, I didn't see many of them return for a degree. They all talk about returning to school some day, but without a scholarship, the study halls and the tutoring they had when on the college football team, it is unrealistic to think it will ever happen. Here are some numbers to ponder: A college graduate who never makes a living in the NFL will get cut, go home and on average make over $600,000 more money over his chosen career than the guy without a degree who gets cut. These players are abandoning a free college education to go pro even though the chances of lasting four years in the NFL is less than 20 percent.
Answer Approximately 40% of the NFL players don't wear them according to this article. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2314899
About 50 percent of NFL players have college degrees. This is an increase from the 1980's when only 41 percent of NFL players had college degrees.
While the percentage of African-Americans in the United States stands at about 13%, the percentage of players in the NFL who are African-American is much higher. Roughly a…bout 2/3 (66%) of the NFL is currently African-American.
Surprisingly, not very many. Over the years, its just gotten less and less!
As of the start of the 2012 NFL season. THe total percent of Africa-Americans (Blacks) on all team rosters is 73%. The highest it has every been in the history of the sport.
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Independent studies have shown that an average of 10% of the NFL is LGBT. This is quite a bit higher than the U.S. population study which suggest that 3.1% of the people a…re LGBT. I use the term LGBT in order to represent the people in the NFL that might be bisexual vs. gay.
At last 181 of the 1197 counted came from the state of Texas. Of the 1197 players 694 of them come from Southern states as well. The South is the primary hotbed for High Schoo…l, College, and Pro football.
57% or 50%, I'm not sure.