Football City USA
Claimed as Football City USA, the area has delivered on the nickname with many professional football players, college football national champions, 1st round draft picks, and super bowl winners. NY Times claims, “ That Rock Hill is now nationally renowned as an incubator of football talent". While ESPN states, “We breed ballers in Rock Hill, and it’s a credit to the youth leagues, the coaches in those leagues who’ve volunteered so much of their time over the years and the overall quality of the high school programs in town”. With multiple high school state championships won in the past few years, the trend will certainly continue.