Big 12 football players hail from 579 different cities in 40 different states (and the District of Columbia) and seven countries. Still, it's a Texas-dominated league.
Thirty-seven percent of players on 2019 Big 12 rosters hail from the Lone Star State. No other state has more than 100, and Texas' 423 players are more than the combined total of the next nine states. Nine of the 10 teams have at least one player from Houston (West Virginia does not), and if Houston were a state, it would have the eighth-most Big 12 players (37). Of the 14 cities with at least 10 players, 10 are in Texas, led by Houston and Austin (18). Tulsa, Okla. (16) has the most players of any non-Texas city.
California has the fourth-most Big 12 players, but ranks first among states that don't have a Big 12 team (51 players), followed by Florida (42, seventh overall) and Louisiana (40, eighth overall). Among cities in states without a Big 12 team, New Orleans has the most players (10 players, 12th overall), followed by Kansas City, Mo. (nine, 15th overall) and Atlanta (six, 23rd overall).
Australia leads foreign countries with six players, followed by Canada (four) and four countries with one apiece: Austria, Bahamas, Nicaragua and Sweden.
Here's the full list of states and countries (scroll down for a very long list of cities):