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Iowa fullback Mark Weisman (45) is among 127 college football players from area suburbs on FBS rosters to open the 2013-14 season. Northern Illinois, which is loaded with Chicago area talent, visits Iowa on Saturday.

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Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) had more than 100 yards in receptions in the BCS National Championship game last January in Miami. The Vernon Hills High School product should be a key factor in Notre Dame's offense this season.

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Indiana kicker Mitch Ewald (16) should break at least two IU records this season. The Waubonsie Valley kicker is among 127 players from area suburbs on FBS rosters to open the college football season.

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They're spread from Hawaii to Boston, Houston to Wyoming, but reside mostly in the Midwest. We went looking for players from the Daily Herald coverage area on active FBS rosters and found 127 of them. College football season kicks off Thursday, while the local teams open on Saturday. Illinois hosts Southern Illinois (11 a.m., BTN), Northern Illinois visits Iowa to exact some revenge from last year's last-minute loss at Soldier Field (2:30 p.m., BTN), and Northwestern heads west for a rematch of the 1949 Rose Bowl against California (9:30 p.m., ESPN2).
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    • Iowa fullback Mark Weisman (45) is among 127 college football players from area suburbs on FBS rosters to open the 2013-14 season. Northern Illinois, which is loaded with Chicago area talent, visits Iowa on Saturday.
    • Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) had more than 100 yards in receptions in the BCS National Championship game last January in Miami. The Vernon Hills High School product should be a key factor in Notre Dame’s offense this season.
    • Indiana kicker Mitch Ewald (16) should break at least two IU records this season. The Waubonsie Valley kicker is among 127 players from area suburbs on FBS rosters to open the college football season.
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