Palm Beach County had 13 of its high school alumni on NFL opening-weekend rosters, an almost 30% reduction from last year’s number for the county.
The opening-weekend players hailed from 10 schools (led by Palm Beach Central’s three) and could be found on 25 teams, with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers each boasting two such players.
In 2021, Palm Beach County had 18 alumni on opening-day rosters.
Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team.
Jon Bostic, Commanders, Palm Beach Central
Jacoby Brissett, Browns, Dwyer
Kaiir Elam, Bills, Benjamin
Jonathan Garvin, Packers, Lake Worth
Travis Homer, Seahawks, Oxbridge Academy
Lamar Jackson, Ravens, Boynton Beach
Fred Johnson, Buccaneers, Royal Palm Beach
Greg Joseph, Vikings, American Heritage-Delray
KC McDermott, Giants, Palm Beach Central
Jimmy Moreland, Jets, Royal Palm Beach
Pat O’Donnell, Packers, Palm Beach Central
Devin Singletary, Bills, American Heritage-Delray
Tre’Quan Smith, Saints, Village Academy
Willie Snead IV, 49ers, Glades Central
Snead was signed after opening weekend.
HIGH SCHOOLS: Palm Beach Central (3), American Heritage-Delray (2), Royal Palm Beach (2), Benjamin, Boynton Beach, Dwyer, Glades Central, Lake Worth, Oxbridge Academy, Village Academy
TEAMS: Bills (2), Packers (2), 49ers (1), Browns (1), Buccaneers (1), Commanders (1), Giants (1), Jets (1), Ravens (1), Saints (1), Seahawks (1), Vikings (1), Cardinals (0), Falcons (0), Panthers (0), Bears (0), Cowboys (0), Lions (0), Rams (0), Eagles (0), Bengals (0), Broncos (0), Texans (0), Colts (0), Jaguars (0), Chiefs (0), Raiders (0), Chargers (0), Dolphins (0), Patriots (0), Steelers (0), Titans (0)
NFC: 9 (8 on opening weekend); AFC: 5