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Where are the members of the New York Jets originally from?

I got it into my head the other day that the the New York Jets have a high percentage of "local boys" on the roster, or players from New York/New Jersey that grew up near the team. I decided to do some research to see if my gut feeling was right, and it turns out I was wrong (which is a relative term in this case). I don't know the percentages of other teams, but here is a look at where players on the Jets are originally from. In case you were curious, 17% of the roster is from New York or New Jersey, with six players from NY and nine from NJ. Which may be significant in relation to other teams, but I don't know.

# Name Pos. College Hometown
1 Ryan Quigley P Boston College Little River, SC
2 Nick Folk K Arizona Hollywood, CA
3 Robert Malone P Fresno State Orange, CA
4 Joseph Collins WR Weber State Seaside, CA
5 Matt Simms QB Tennessee Franklin Lakes, NJ
6 Mark Sanchez QB Southern California Long Beach, CA
7 Geno Smith QB West Virginia Miami, FL
8 Brett Maher K Nebraska Kearney, NE
10 Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State Belle Glade, FL
11 Jeremy Kerley WR TCU Austin, TX
14 Greg McElroy QB Alabama Los Angelos, CA
15 Zach Rogers WR Tennessee Nashville, TN
16 Thomas Mayo WR California (PA) Reston, VA
17 Jordan White WR Western Michigan Middleburg Heights, OH
18 Vidal Hazelton WR Cincinnati New York, NY
19 Clyde Gates WR Abilene Christian Vernon, TX
20 Kyle Wilson CB Boise State Piscataway, NJ
21 Ellis Lankster CB West Virginia Mobile, AL
22 Aaron Berry CB Pittsburgh Harrisburg, PA
23 Mike Goodson RB Texas A&M Irvington, NJ
24 John Griffin RB Massachusetts Austin, TX
25 Joe McKnight RB Southern California Kenner, LA
26 Dawan Landry S Georgia Tech Ama, LA
27 Dee Milliner CB Alabama Millbrook, AL
29 Bilal Powell RB Louisville Lakeland, FL
30 Darrin Walls CB Notre Dame Pittsburgh, PA
31 Antonio Cromartie CB Florida State Tallahassee, FL
32 Josh Bush S Wake Forest Burlington, NC
33 Chris Ivory RB Tiffin University Longview, TX
34 Donnie Fletcher CB Boston College Cleveland, OH
35 Isaiah Trufant CB Eastern Washington Tacoma, WA
36 Lex Hilliard FB Montana Kalispell, MT
37 Jaiquawn Jarrett S Temple Brooklyn, NY
38 Royce Adams DB Purdue South Euclid, OH
39 Antonio Allen S South Carolina Ocala, FL
40 Tommy Bohanon FB Wake Forest Cape Coral, FL
41 Eric Crocker CB Arkansas-Monticello Stockton, CA
42 Bret Lockett S UCLA San Dimas, CA
43 Mike Edwards CB Hawaii Cleveland, OH
44 Travis Tripucka LS Massachusetts Boonton Township, NJ
45 Rontez Miles S California (PA) Braddock, PA
46 Tanner Purdum LS Baker Enid, OK
47 Danny Lansanah LB Connecticut Harrisburg, PA
48 Mike Shanahan TE Pittsburgh North Huntingdon, PA
49 JoJo Dickson LB Idaho Wailuku, Hawaii
50 Garrett McIntyre LB Fresno State South Lake Tahoe, CA
51 Jacquies Smith LB Missouri Dallas, TX
52 David Harris LB Michigan Grand Rapids, MI
53 Josh Mauga LB Nevada Ewa Beach, Hawaii
54 Nick Bellore LB Central Michigan St. Paul, MN
55 Ricky Sapp LB Clemson Columbia, SC
56 Demario Davis LB Arkansas State Collins, MS
58 Troy Davis LB Central Florida Lawrenceville, GA
59 Sean Progar-Jackson LB Northern Illinois Park Ridge, IL
60 D'Brickashaw Ferguson T Virginia New York, NY
61 Lanier Coleman DT Louisiana-Lafayette New Orleans, LA
62 Vladimir Ducasse OL Massachusetts Port-au-Prince, Haiti
63 Dalton Freeman C Clemson Pelion, SC
64 Stephen Peterman G Louisiana State Gulfport, MS
65 Will Campbell G Michigan Detroit, MI
66 Willie Colon OL Hofstra Bronx, NY
67 Brian Winters OL Kent State Hudson, OH
69 Trey Gilleo OL Northern Arizona Kingman, AZ
70 Jake McDonough DL Iowa State Urbandale, IA
71 Antonio Garay DL Boston College Rahway, NJ
72 Caleb Schlauderaff G Utah Shelton, WA
74 Nick Mangold C Ohio State Centerville, OH
75 Oday Aboushi OL Virgina Brooklyn, NY
76 Dennis Landolt T Penn State Burlington, NJ
77 Austin Howard T Northern Iowa Davenport, IA
79 Mark Popek OL South Florida Plant City, FL
81 Chris Pantale TE Boston College Wayne, NJ
82 Hayden Smith TE Metropolitan State - Denver Penrith, Australia
83 K.J. Stroud WR Bethune-Cookman Brooklyn, NY
84 Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech Tucker, GA
85 Ryan Spadola WR Lehigh Howell, NJ
86 Titus Ryan WR Concordia (AL) Tuscaloosa, AL
87 Jeff Cumberland TE Illinois Columbus, OH
88 Konrad Reuland TE Stanford Springfield, OH
89 Marcus Davis WR Virginia Tech Virginia Beach, VA
91 Sheldon Richardson DL Missouri St. Louis, MO
92 Tevita Finau DT Utah Hamilton, New Zealand
93 Kenrick Ellis DT Hampton Jamaica
94 Damon Harrison DT William Penn Lake Charles, LA
95 Antwan Barnes LB Florida International Miami, FL
96 Muhammad Wilkerson DL Temple Linden, NJ
97 Calvin Pace LB Wake Forest Detroit, MI
98 Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Kinston, NC
99 Junior Aumavae DT Minnesota State American Samoa
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