CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 13: Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers tackles Spencer Ware #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 13, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both Kuechly (St. Xavier) and Ware (Princeton) are from Cincinnati. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Four Ohio cities rank among top 10 in producing NFL players

Ohio has four cities – including Nos. 1 and 2 – in the top 10 in producing NFL players per capita, according to a recent study.

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Youngstown tops the list, followed by Canton, with Cincinnati at No. 9 and Cleveland at No. 10, according to a study by AreaVibes.

The study was based on cities with populations of at least 10,000. Youngstown has 10.6 players, Canton 7.5, Cincinnati 5.3 and Cleveland 5.2 NFL players based on that population numbers, according to the study.

Others in the top 10 include: 3-Pittsburgh (6.5), 4-Birmingham, Ala. (6.5), 5-Miami (6.0), 6-Pensacola, Fla. (5.7), 7-St. Louis (5.6) and 8-New Orleans (5.5).

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