College football is back Thursday, and with its return comes the chance to watch more than 100 former local stars on Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

At least 109 players from The Sun's coverage area — Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties — are listed on FBS rosters. This includes players who grew up in this area and went to high school elsewhere and players from other areas who came here to attend high school.

The Big Ten is the biggest beneficiary of Baltimore-area talent, with 33 players listed on rosters. Other conferences with double-digit Baltimoreans are the ACC (17), American Athletic Conference (15) and Big 12 (11).

The state's two FBS programs have the most local residents on their respective rosters. Maryland leads the way with 19, while Navy checks in with six area standouts. West Virginia (five) and Temple (four) are next on the list, while Connecticut, New Mexico, Penn State, Purdue, Toledo, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest each have three.

Gilman is the most represented local high school, with 13 former Greyhounds on FBS rosters. Not far behind is Good Counsel — located in Montgomery County — with nine Baltimore-area natives claiming FBS roster spots. Loyola Blakefield, Calvert Hall and Dunbar have seven players apiece, while McDonogh and Annapolis Area Christian each have five.

See the chart below for a sortable list of every player.

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College Name Class Position Hometown High School Previous College
Akron Troy Jones senior quarterback Baltimore St. Paul's Western Kentucky
Alabama Cyrus Jones senior cornerback Baltimore Gilman None
Alabama Richie Petitbon freshman offensive lineman Annapolis Gonzaga (D.C.) None
Army Sheldon Johnson Jr. freshman defensive lineman Windsor Mill Gilman None
Auburn Blake Countess grad student cornerback Owings Mills Good Counsel Michigan
Boise State Thomas Stuart sophomore quarterback Baltimore Calvert Hall Butte J.C. (Calif.)
Boston College Jack Kenny sophomore defensive lineman Baltimore Loyola Blakefield None
Buffalo Kendall Patterson senior fullback Abingdon DeMatha None
Buffalo Zach Nicholas sophomore safety Ellicott City Mount Hebron None
BYU Va'a Niumatalolo sophomore linebacker Annapolis Broadneck None
Central Florida Alex Hunt sophomore linebacker Towson Loyola Blakefield Stetson
Connecticut Jordan Floyd junior safety Bel Air Loyola Blakefield None
Connecticut Chris Lee freshman tight end Severna Park Severna Park None
Connecticut Anthony Watkins freshman safety Fort Meade Lawrenceville (N.J.) None
Duke Allen Jackson junior defensive end Ellicott City McDonogh None
Duke Eamonn Vain-Callahan senior running back Severna Park Severn None
Eastern Michigan Great Ibe senior linebacker Philadelphia Meade Concordia (Mich.)
Florida State David Robbins freshman offensive lineman Glenelg Glenelg None
Georgia Pat Allen freshman offensive lineman Reisterstown Franklin None
Georgia Greg Pyke junior offensive guard Baltimore Boys' Latin None
Houston Rasheed Tynes junior linebacker Baltimore Poly Briar Cliff (Iowa)
Iowa Darian Cooper senior defensive lineman Elkridge DeMatha None
Iowa Steve Manders sophomore linebacker Crofton Archbishop Spalding None
Iowa State Hakeem Butler freshman wide receiver Baltimore Travis (Texas) None
Kansas Keyon Haughton senior offensive lineman Baltimore WEB DuBois Ga. Military College
Kansas Fish Smithson junior safety Baltimore Highland (Utah) Hartnell (Calif.) College
Kansas State Andre Davis senior wide receiver Baltimore Dunbar Santa Rose (Calif.) JC
Kent State Juantez McRae freshman safety Reisterstown Franklin None
Kentucky Kobie Walker freshman linebacker Baltimore Good Counsel None
LSU Jake Clise sophomore quarterback Baltimore Loyola Blakefield None
Marshall Deon-Tay McManus sophomore wide receiver Baltimore Dunbar None
Maryland Shane Cockerille sophomore fullback Baltimore Gilman None
Maryland Milan Barry-Pollack junior defensive back Baltimore Eastern Tech None
Maryland Adam Greene sophomore kicker Arnold Broadneck None
Maryland Wes Brown junior running back Baltimore Good Counsel None
Maryland Will Ulmer freshman wide receiver Laurel St. John's (DC) None
Maryland DeAndre Lane junior wide receiver Catonsville Catonsville None
Maryland Josh Woods sophomore defensive back Baltimore McDonogh None
Maryland Kenneth Goins Jr. junior fullback Baltimore Gilman None
Maryland Nnamdi Egbuaba freshman linebacker Baltimore St. Frances None
Maryland Marcus Smith sophomore running back West Friendship Marriotts Ridge None
Maryland Elvis Dennah sophomore defensive back Lanham Annapolis Area Christian None
Maryland Malik Jones sophomore defensive lineman Baltimore Dunbar None
Maryland Matt Gillespie freshman linebacker Towson Loyola Blakefield None
Maryland Melvin Kiehn sophomore defensive end Towson Gilman Virginia Tech
Maryland Mike Minter sophomore offensive lineman Severna Park Severna Park None
Maryland Tyler Smith freshman offensive lineman Clarksville River Hill None
Maryland Michael Cornwell freshman wide receiver Owings Mills McDonogh None
Maryland Roman Braglio junior defensive lineman Owings Mills McDonogh None
Maryland Azubuike Ukandu junior defensive lineman Towson Towson None
Massachusetts Jackson Porter sophomore defensive back Ellicott City Mount Hebron None
Miami Lawrence Cager freshman wide receiver Baltimore Calvert Hall None
Miami Sunny Odogwu sophomore offensive lineman Ezeagu, Nigeria St. Frances None
Michigan Henry Poggi junior fullback Baltimore Gilman None
Minnesota Winston DeLattiboudere freshman defensive lineman Baltimore Howard None
Navy Zach Abey freshman quarterback Pasadena Archbishop Spalding None
Navy Demond Brown senior slotback Glen Burnie Old Mill None
Navy Jake Hawk freshman offensive tackle Severn Meade None
Navy Jarid Ryan freshman cornerback Glen Burnie Severn None
Navy Chibuzo Ukandu freshman offensive guard Rosedale Gilman None
Navy Shelley White senior cornerback Annapolis Archbishop Spalding None
New Mexico Lee Crosby junior defensive back Baltimore City Snow College (Utah)
New Mexico Nik D'Avanzo junior defensive lineman Baltimore Archbishop Curley None
New Mexico Nias Martin junior cornerback Baltimore Dunbar Hartnell College (Calif.)
New Mexico State Teldrick Morgan junior wide receiver Hanover Meade None
North Carolina State Troy Vincent Jr. sophomore cornerback Baltimore Gilman None
Northwestern Alonzo Mayo freshman cornerback Baltimore Gilman None
Northwestern Jelani Roberts freshman wide receiver Owings Mills Gilman None
Notre Dame Sam Mustipher sophomore offensive lineman Owings Mills Good Counsel None
Oklahoma Charles Tapper senior defensive end Baltimore City None
Old Dominion Galen Evans junior defensive tackle Annapolis Annapolis Area Christian None
Old Dominion Malique Johnson senior linebacker Glen Burnie Annapolis Area Christian None
Penn State Brian Gaia junior offensive lineman Pasadena Gilman None
Penn State Josh McPhearson sophomore wide receiver Columbia Annapolis Area Christian None
Penn State Trevor Williams senior cornerback Baltimore Calvert Hall None
Purdue Wes Cook freshman safety Westminster Winters Mill East Carolina
Purdue Wyatt Cook freshman linebacker Westminster McDonogh None
Purdue Ryan Watson senior defensive tackle Ellicott City Good Counsel None
Rutgers Ron'Dell Carter freshman defensive lineman Baltimore Long Reach None
Rutgers Brian Chase freshman wide receiver Baltimore Episcopal (Va.) None
San Diego State Sal Jeppi freshman fullback Baltimore Archbishop Curley None
South Carolina Ernest Hawkins sophomore linebacker Baltimore Dunbar Hartnell College (Calif.)
Syracuse Nathan Hines sophomore long snapper Catonsville Catonsville None
Temple Samuel Benjamin junior wide receiver Baltimore Mount St. Joseph None
Temple Cole Boozer sophomore tight end Hunt Valley Loyola Blakefield None
Temple Alex Wells senior defensive back Baltimore Overlea ASA College (N.Y.)
Temple Avery Williams junior linebacker Baltimore Archbishop Curley None
Texas Kai Locksley freshman quarterback Baltimore Gilman None
Toledo Kennedy Frazier sophomore defensive back Baltimore Calvert Hall None
Toledo Tre James senior defensive end Baltimore City Snow College (Utah)
Toledo Delando Johnson junior safety Baltimore Calvert Hall None
UCLA Mike Fafaul junior quarterback Cockeysville Loyola Blakefield None
Virginia Kirk Garner sophomore cornerback Baltimore Good Counsel None
Virginia Micah Kiser sophomore linebacker Baltimore Gilman None
Virginia Andre Levrone sophomore wide receiver Laurel Good Counsel None
Virginia Tech Kendall Fuller junior cornerback Baltimore Good Counsel None
Virginia Tech Cam Phillips sophomore wide receiver Laurel DeMatha None
Virginia Tech Donovan Riley senior safety Baltimore Poly None
Wake Forest Dionte Austin freshman defensive back Baltimore Calvert Hall None
Wake Forest Zach Dancel grad student defensive back Ellicott City Good Counsel Maryland
Wake Forest MacGuire Hays freshman defensive back Baltimore Calvert Hall None
Washington Ezekiel Turner sophomore safety Pasadena Glen Burnie L.A. Pierce College
West Virginia Jordan Adams freshman cornerback Reisterstown Franklin None
West Virginia William Crest Jr. freshman quarterback Baltimore Dunbar None
West Virginia Marvin Gross Jr. sophomore linebacker Baltimore Dunbar None
West Virginia Jonathan Haynes freshman offensive lineman Bowie Annapolis Area Christian None
West Virginia Mykal Manswell freshman wide receiver Ellicott City Marriotts Ridge None
Western Kentucky DeVante Thomas senior defensive back Baltimore Edmondson Hartnell College (Calif.)
Western Michigan Ian Thomas sophomore defensive back Reisterstown Franklin None
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