NFL makes it official, Alabama has most players in the league by a wide margin

Crimson Tide has most players at numerous positions, including running back, linebacker and defensive back

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama had the most players, 56, on active 2019 NFL Kickoff rosters, the league announced Thursday. 

The Crimson Tide also placed the most NFL players on season-opening rosters in 2018, with 44. 

Ohio State (44) ranked second in 2019, after previously ranking fifth with 36 last season.

Kickoff weekend is the only time the NFL releases a snapshot of league rosters as they're otherwise fluid. Players on the injured list, suspended or on practice squads are not included. 

A total of 254 colleges were represented on Kickoff Weekend active rosters. The colleges with the most players in the NFL:

College, Players

1] Alabama 56

2] Ohio State 44

3] Miami (Fla.) 36

4] Florida 35

(tie) LSU 35

6] Florida State 32

7] Oklahoma 31

8] Georgia 29

9] Clemson 28

10] Texas A&M 27

11] Auburn 26

(tie) Penn State 26

(tie) Stanford 26

(tie) Washington 26

(tie) Wisconsin  26

16] Iowa 25

(tie) Notre Dame 25

(tie) Tennessee 25

19] Southern California 24

BamaCentral has been charting the changes by position and teams, but the league leaders per position by school was also released: 

C Florida  4

G Iowa 4

T Florida, Oklahoma 5

TE Stanford 5

QB North Carolina State 4

RB Alabama 6

WR Clemson 8

DT Alabama 6

DE Miami (Fla.) 7

LB Alabama 10

DB Alabama 13

P Tennessee 4

K Memphis, Texas A&M 2