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Study: Hispanic NFL players earn highest average salary

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2011, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez throws a pass before an NFL football game with the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Hispanic players earn the highest average salary in the National Football League, according to a study provided to The Daily Caller.

Best Tickets conducted an unofficial census of NFL players and found that the average yearly paycheck for those claiming Hispanic heritage is slightly more than $4 million a year.

This statistic is largely based on the yearly salaries of big-name players like Tony Romo ($17 million), Mark Sanchez ($11.65 million), Arian Foster ($8.7 million) and Tony Gonzalez ($7 million).

The average is likely highest because the sample size is small. Less than one percent of NFL players are Hispanic.

Salary By Race

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The second highest paid NFL players are listed as “Other” and see a yearly average of around $3.6 million. White players had the third highest average with $2.18 million, while black players make $2.1 million. Asian/Pacific Islanders and mixed players rounded out the fourth and fifth spots with $2 million and $1.8 million respectively.

The unofficial census also looked at the average NFL salary based on age, position and college that the player attended. If you’re a 37-year-old Hispanic quarterback who went to the University of Miami that means you’re raking in some serious dough.

Average NFL Salaries By Position

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Schools With Most NFL Players

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