Ranking Texas Among States With Most Super Bowl Touchdowns

Ranking Texas Among States With Most Super Bowl Touchdowns
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The Lone Star State will have an outsized impact on Super Bowl LVIII once the ball kicks off in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, even with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans nowhere to be found for would-be Texas sportsbooks interest.

Thanks to two-time MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Texas will continue its longstanding connection to the Super Bowl. But which state has produced the most Super Bowl touchdowns since the first edition in January 1967? If not Texas, then where are these Super Bowl TD scorers born most frequently?

We checked Pro-Football-Reference.com for every touchdown ever scored in the Super Bowl, then broke it down by which state the players were born in. There have been 314 touchdowns scored in Super Bowl history. Rely on BetTexas.com to keep you up to date on when – and whether – Texas sports betting promo codes will be arriving.

States With Most Super Bowl Touchdowns

RankState# of TDs% of Super Bowl TDs
1Florida3711.8%
2 Texas 3611.1%
3California247.6%
T4Pennsylvania196.1%
T4New Jersey196.1%
6Ohio185.7%
7Mississippi165.1%
T8Illinois134.1%
T8Louisiana134.1%
10Washington113.5%
*Touchdowns refer to any rushing, receiving, defensive or special teams touchdowns. Passing touchdowns were not included.

Texas Ranks High For Super Bowl Scorers

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Nationally, Texas ranks second overall when it comes to Super Bowl touchdowns scored by Lone Star State natives with 35. That’s 11.1% of all touchdown scorers in the big event, quite fitting for the second-most populous state in America and its strong connection to youth and high school football.

The overall leader in terms of Super Bowl touchdowns is Florida, at 37, in the first 57 editions of the Super Bowl. California comes in third with 24 touchdowns, followed by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, each with 19 touchdowns scored by their natives. Rounding out the list was Ohio (18 touchdowns), Mississippi (16), Illinois and Louisiana (13) and Washington (11), illustrating how national of a game football truly is at the sport’s highest level.

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Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl Odds

Mahomes, a native of Tyler, Texas, and the AFC champs from Kansas City are listed as a 2-point underdog against the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers on ESPN BET Sportsbook as of Thursday afternoon. The moneyline was +108 for Kansas City and -128 for San Francisco; the over/under was 47.5 points.

For Mahomes, Super Bowl LVIII represents a chance for a third ring, with the 28-year-old throwing for 738 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions in his first three cracks at the Big Game.

In those contests, Mahomes has picked up wins over the 49ers (2020) and Eagles (2023), while falling to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021. He has been a two-time league MVP in addition to twice being named Super Bowl MVP twice.

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Christopher Boan is a writer with BetTexas.com, covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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