The stage is set for Super Bowl LVI this Sunday in Inglewood at SoFi Stadium between the Los Angeles Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals. And despite your rooting interest, hometowns of the Super Bowl participants also take pride in seeing local standouts participate in the biggest game of the year. Matthew Stafford leads the 16 players from the Lone Star State and he was the top-rated quarterback from the Class of 2006 coming out of Highland Park (Dallas). Stafford threw for 8,958 yards during his high school career and led the Scots to a 15-0 record and UIL 4A Division 1 state title in 2005. The other starting quarterback in Super Bowl LVI — Joe Burrow — was a four-star recruit coming out of Athens (The Plains, Ohio) in 2015. He threw for 11,416 yards and 157 touchdowns to go with 2,067 yards rushing and 27 more scores during his high school career. He was named Mr. Football of Ohio in 2014 and was also an all-state point guard in basketball. Joe Mixon was one of 13 players who played high school football in the Golden State and was a five-star recruit along with being the top-rated all-purpose back from the Class of 2014 coming out of Freedom (Oakley). Over his final three years of high school he rushed for 4,281 yards and 57 touchdowns. He added 37 receptions for 682 yards and 10 scores.  Loyola (Los Angeles) is the only school that features multiple players as David Long (Class of 2016) and Coleman Shelton (Class of 2013). Both play for the Rams. In total, 27 states along with Washington, D.C. have at least one player on both rosters. Graphic by Ryan Escobar Cincinnati Bengals Alabama (1) Evan McPherson , Fort Payne | Class of 2018 Arkansas (1) Brandon Allen , Fayetteville | Class of 2011 California (6) Josh Tupou , Buena Park | Class of 2012 Jonah Williams , Folsom | Class of 2016 Joe Mixon , Freedom (Oakley) | Class of 2014 Trenton Irwin , Hart (Newhall) | Class of 2015 Jalen Davis , Helix (La Mesa) | Class of 2014 Chidobe Awuzie , Oak Grove (San Jose) | Class of 2013 Florida (6) Trey Hendrickson , Apopka | Class of 2013 Ricardo Allen , Mainland (Daytona Beach) | Class of 2010 Fred Johnson , Royal Palm Beach | Class of 2015 Wyatt Ray , St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) | Class of 2015 Mitchell Wilcox , Tarpon Springs | Class of 2015 Vernon Hargreaves III , Wharton (Tampa) | Class of 2013 Georgia (6) D'Ante Smith , Grovetown | Class of 2016 Trey Hill , Houston County (Warner Robins) | Class of 2018 C.J. Uzomah , North Gwinnett (Suwanee) | Class of 2011 Vonn Bell , Ridgeland (Rossville) | Class of 2013 Mike Hilton , Sandy Creek (Tyrone) | Class of 2012 Cam Sample , Shiloh (Snellville) | Class of 2017 Illinois (1) Mike Thomas , DuSable (Chicago) | Class of 2012 Indiana (2) Chris Evans , Ben Davis (Indianapolis) | Class of 2016 Jessie Bates III , Fort Wayne Snider (Fort Wayne) | Class of 2015 Louisiana (4) Ja'Marr Chase , Archbishop Rummel (Metairie) | Class of 2018 Trent Taylor , Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport) | Class of 2013 Tyler Shelvin , Notre Dame (Crowley) | Class of 2017 Stanley Morgan , St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.) | Class of 2015 Maryland (3) Isaiah Prince , Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt) | Class of 2015 Keandre Jones , Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney) | Class of 2016 Zach Kerr , Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg) | Class of 2008 Michigan (1) Khalid Kareem , Harrison (Farmington Hills) | Class of 2016 New Jersey (2) Eli Apple , Eastern (Voorhees) | Class of 2013 Clark Harris, Southern Regional (Manahawkin) | Class of 2002 North Carolina (3) D.J. Reader , Grimsley (Greensboro) | Class of 2012 Germaine Pratt , High Point Central (High Point) | Class of 2014 B.J. Hill , West Stanly (Oakboro, N.C.) | Class of 2014 Ohio (5) Kevin Huber, Archbishop McNicholas (Cincinnati) | Class of 2005 Sam Hubbard , Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) | Class of 2014 Joe Burrow , Athens (The Plains) | Class of 2015 Jackson Carman , Fairfield | Class of 2018 Markus Bailey , Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard) | Class of 2015 Pennsylvania (1) Tyler Boyd , Clairton | Class of 2013 Tennessee (1) Tee Higgins , Oak Ridge | Class of 2017 Texas (7) Hakeem Adeniji , Garland | Class of 2016 Samaje Perine , Hendrickson (Pflugerville) | Class of 2014 Trayveon Williams , King (Houston) | Class of 2016 Tre Flowers , Judson (Converse) | Class of 2013 Michael Thomas , Nimitz (Houston) | Class of 2008 Trey Hopkins , North Shore (Houston) | Class of 2010 Clay Johnston , Wylie (Abilene) | Class of 2015 Virginia (1) Quinton Spain , Petersburg | Class of 2010 Washington (1) Drew Sample , Newport (Bellevue) | Class of 2014 Wisconsin (1) Trae Waynes , Kenosha Bradford (Kenosha) | Class of 2011 Wyoming (1) Logan Wilson , Natrona County (Casper, Wyo.) | Class of 2015 Los Angeles Rams Arizona (1) Bryce Perkins , Chandler | Class of 2015 California (7) Eric Weddle, Alta Loma | Class of 2003 Greg Gaines , La Habra | Class of 2014 David Long , Loyola (Los Angeles) | Class of 2016 Coleman Shelton , Loyola (Los Angeles) | Class of 2013 Matt Orzech Paloma Valley (Menifee) | Class of 2013 Terrell Burgess , San Marcos | Class of 2016 Donte Deayon , Summit (Fontana) | Class of 2012 Delaware (1) Troy Reeder , Salesianum (Wilmington) | Class of 2014 District of Columbia (1) Terrell Lewis , St. John's | Class of 2016 Florida (6) Sony Michel , American Heritage (Plantation) | Class of 2014 John Wolford , Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) | Class of 2014 Buddy Howell , Coral Gables | Class of 2014 Darious Williams , Creekside (St. Johns) | Class of 2013 Brandon Powell , Deerfield Beach | Class of 2014 Tyler Higbee , East Lake (Tarpon Springs) | Class of 2011 Georgia (3) Leonard Floyd , Dodge County (Eastman) | Class of 2012 Grant Haley , Lovett (Atlanta) | Class of 2014 Tremayne Anchrum , McEachern (Powder Springs) | Class of 2016 Illinois (2) David Edwards , Downers Grove North (Downers Grove) | Class of 2015 Brian Allen , Hinsdale Central (Hinsdale) | Class of 2014 Indiana (1) Ben Skowronek , Homestead (Fort Wayne) | Class of 2016 Iowa (2) Jake Gervase , Assumption (Davenport) | Class of 2014 Christian Rozeboom , Sioux Central (Sioux Rapids) | Class of 2015 Louisiana (2) Odell Beckham Jr. , Newman (New Orleans) | Class of 2011 Andrew Whitworth, West Monroe | Class of 2001 Maryland (3) Jake Funk , Damascus | Class of 2016 Antoine Brooks , DuVal (Lanham) | Class of 2016 Rob Havenstein , Linganore (Frederick) | Class of 2010 Michigan (1) Alaric Jackson , Renaissance (Detroit) | Class of 2016 Mississippi (2) Cam Akers , Clinton | Class of 2017 Darrell Henderson , South Panola (Batesville) | Class of 2015 Missouri (1) Kendall Blanton , Blue Springs South (Blue Springs) | Class of 2014 Nevada (1) Austin Corbett , Reed (Sparks) | Class of 2013 Ohio (2) Marquise Copeland , Bedford | Class of 2015 Michael Hoecht , Oakwood (Dayton) | Class of 2016 Pennsylvania (2) Aaron Donald , Penn Hills (Pittsburgh) | Class of 2010 Sebastian Joseph-Day , Stroudsburg | Class of 2013 Tennessee (3) Jalen Ramsey , Brentwood Academy (Brentwood) | Class of 2013 Brycen Hopkins , Ensworth (Nashville) | Class of 2015 Van Jefferson , Ravenwood (Brentwood) | Class of 2015 Texas (9) Ogbonnia Okoronkwo , Alief Taylor (Houston) | Class of 2013 Bobby Evans , Allen | Class of 2015 A'Shawn Robinson , Arlington Heights (Fort Worth) | Class of 2013 Von Miller , DeSoto | Class of 2007 Matthew Stafford , Highland Park (Dallas) | Class of 2006 Bobby Brown II , Lamar (Arlington) | Class of 2018 Travin Howard , Longview | Class of 2014 Justin Hollins , Martin (Arlington) | Class of 2014 Joe Noteboom , Plano | Class of 2013 Utah (1) Matt Gay , Orem | Class of 2012 Virginia (1) Nick Scott , Fairfax | Class of 2014 Washington (3) Johnny Hekker , Bothell | Class of 2008 Cooper Kupp , Davis (Yakima) | Class of 2012 Taylor Rapp , Sehome (Bellingham) | Class of 2016 Wisconsin (1) Chris Garrett , Wisconsin Lutheran (Milwaukee) | Class of 2017