Biggest Texas high school star on each team left in NFL playoffs

Since the Cowboys embarrassed themselves and were eliminated from the playoffs last week, fans in Texas no longer have a rooting interest in the NFL postseason. There are plenty of individual players from Texas still playing though.

Just like last week when every playoff game featured at least one player who was a former Houston high school football star, there’s tons of former Texas high school football stars still in action. In fact, three of the eight remaining starting quarterbacks – Patrick Mahomes, Matthew Stafford and Ryan Tannehill – are all from Texas.

Every team still alive in the playoffs has multiple players from Texas on their roster, but here’s the biggest star from Texas on each team:

Packers: Aaron Jones, RB, El Paso Burges High School

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones runs in the open field during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on January 2, 2022 in Green Bay, WI.

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Jones, who was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and went to UTEP, is the Packers’ starting running back and has teamed with A.J. Dillon to form a strong backfield with Dillon rushing for 803 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Jones has 799 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jones, who signed a four-year, $48 million contract in the offseason, is a bigger threat out of the backfield than Dillon, catching 52…

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