102 out of 106 (96%) players on active Super Bowl LII team rosters played multiple sports in high school, according to a recent study conducted by Tracking Football.
Number of sports played in high school:
4 Sports: 4 (4%)
3 Sports: 33 (31%)
2 Sports: 65 (61%)
Football only: 4 (4%)
Participation percentages by sport:
Track & Field: 61 (58%)
Basketball: 46 (43%)
Baseball: 14 (13%)
Lacrosse: 7 (7%)
Wrestling: 5 (5%)
Soccer: 4 (4%)
Volleyball, Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Golf: Under 1% participation
Tracking Football is a scouting service that uses proprietary algorithms to score the raw athletic data of football players. NFL, FBS and HS football programs all use our Player Athletic Index to help evaluate prospects. This score takes into account a player’s height, weight, position, track and field results & multiple sport participation information. It provides a 0.0 – 5.0 comparison to 30,000+ current and former division 1 football players
Super Bowl LI players averaged a 3.4/5.0 PAI score in high school:
5.0 PAI: 7 (6%)
4.0-4.9 PAI: 10 (8%)
3.0-3.9 PAI: 25 (20%)
2.0-2.9 PAI: 18 (14%)
1.0-1.9 PAI: 4 (3%)
0.0-0.9 PAI: 0
NCAA Division I coaches are permitted to subscribe to Tracking Football for football scouting services. We currently have FBS clients in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, MAC, Independent and Pac-12 conferences. Tracking Football focuses on the analysis of athletic data when evaluating football players. Our databases have 15,000 current high school football player profiles that can be compared to over 30,000 current and former Division 1 football players. We have studied the multiple sport background of high school football players for decades.
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