Texarkana is a small town on the border of Texas and Arkansas that is home to roughly 80,000 to 100,000 people. It is also surrounded by a few smaller towns where the residents even refer to Texarkana as home.

As a youngster; there is nothing to do there except for play sports or work on a farm if you are a boy. If you live on the Texas side chances are that you will play sports only, but not in Arkansas. In Arkansas you play football and work on a farm. 

Texarkana is a town that has experienced growth over the recent years but is still small enough where everybody knows everybody, and if you are good at the sport you will become a legend no matter what side of the city you grow up on.

Here are are some athletes in the NFL that have made names for themselves starting in this small unknown town.