Hat tip to NEG’s Coach Chris Suggs on the Chance Of Making It To The NFL. There is a picture on the Internet from a California school with the following facts:
ODDS OF MAKING IT IN THE NFL
High School Football Players 1,086,627 High School Football Seniors 310,465 NCAA (college)Football Players 70,147 NCAA Freshmen playing Football 20,042 Percentage of HS players to NCAA 6.5% NCAA Seniors playing Football 15,588 Players Scouted by the NFL 6,500 Invited to Combine 350 Players drafted by NFL 256 Rookies making a Team 300 Percentage of players NCAA to NFL 1.6% NFL players reaching Year 4 150 2014 NFL Minimum Salary $420,000 Income After Taxes (est.) $252,000
If you are lucky enough to be one of the 6.5% to become a NCC football player, and one of the 1.5% of THAT group to make it to the NFL, you will be lucky to get THREE years out of it. At a minimum salary, you wont make enough to live for the rest of your life.
What’s going to provide for you and your family after football is over?
Your college education!
It is the same for other sports as well.
The NCAA released a NCAA Pro Sports Study in 2013 for all major sports.
Use your sports talents to get an education, it is a good play.