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.