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A&T alumnus Tarik Cohen made the Chicago Bears' roster after a strong showing in the preseason.

The NFL season opens on Thursday night in Foxboro, Mass. Our area won't have any natives or alumni of area colleges on the field for Chiefs-Patriots, but watch for them in games Sunday and Monday and throughout the season. A list of players who attended high schools or colleges in Guilford County or who call it home.

Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers

Northern Guilford High School

2016: Six catches, 63 yards in one game

David Amerson, CB, Raiders

Dudley High School

2016: 64 tackles, two interceptIons in 15 games

Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears

A&T

Rookie (fourth round, 119th overall)

Eric Ebron, TE, Lions

Smith High School

2016: 61 catches, 711 yards, one TD in 13 games

Marcus Gilchrist, S, Texans

Andrews High School

2016: 55 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble forced in 13 games

Maurice Harris, WR, Redskins

Northern Guilford High School

2016: Eight catches in 10 games

William Hayes, DE, Dolphins

Andrews High School

2016: 43 tackles, five sacks in 14 games

T.J. Logan, RB, Cardinals

Northern Guilford High School

Rookie (fifth round, 179th pick overall); will start the season on injured reserve

Chris McCain, DE, Chargers

Northern Guilford High School

2016: One tackle in two games

Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Browns

Ragsdale High School

Rookie (third round, 65th overall)

Deji Olatoye, CB, Falcons

A&T

2016: Four tackles in five games

D.J. Reader, DT, Texans

Grimsley High School

2016: 22 tackles, on sack in 16 games

Kasey Redfern, P, Lions

Ragsdale High School

James Summers, RB, Cardinals

Page High School

Member of the team's practice squad for 2017

Tavon Wilson, SS, Lions

Summerfield resident

2016: 89 tackles, one sack, two interceptions in 15 games

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