Top 5 players in total offensive yards are Texas-born QBs

Other than hosting one of the nation’s largest state fairs, staging some of the best music festivals (South by Southwest and Austin City Limits) and serving patrons 72-ounce steaks in Amarillo, Texas is also a breeding ground for football prospects.

Four high schools based in Texas – Allen (No. 5), Katy (No. 11), Trinity (No. 16) and Cedar Hill (No. 18) – are located in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25.

The city of Austin, whose capitol building is only inches away from the University of Texas campus, is home to many hipsters and millennials alike.

But the laces and pigskin brown of footballs flows through Texan blood and this season – in terms of yards produced on offense – only validates the grassroots of what the sports means to the state, especially college football. Throughout the first three weeks, five college football players who lead in total yards on offense hail from the Lonestar State: Baker Mayfield, Seth Russell, Dane Evans, Trevone Boykin and Patrick Mahomes.

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Birth City: Austin

2015 Season Totals: 74-of-110, 1,062 yards, 10 TDs, 2 INTs; 33 carries, 139 yards, 4 TDs

Trevone Boykin, TCU

Birth City: Dallas

2015 Season Totals: 65-of-99, 985 yards, 10 TDs, 3 INTs; 32 carries, 148 yards, 2 TDs

Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech

Birth City: Whitehouse

2015 Season Totals: 77-of-116, 1,029 yards, 9 TDs, 3 INTs; 21 carries, 129 yards, 4 TDs

Dane Evans, Tulsa

Birth City: Sanger

2015 Season Totals: 71-of-114, 1,172 yards, 8 TDs, 2 INTs

Seth Russell, Baylor

Birth City: Garland

2015 Season Totals: 38-of-64, 718 yards, 9 TDs, 4 INTs; 8 carries, 64 yards, TD

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