The NFL Combine, known to some as the 'underwear olympics,' is one of the most important events leading up to the NFL Draft. On Wednesday, the NFL released its list of combine invitees.

There are a good number of local college athletes that will be making their way to Indianapolis, and it's a great way to get yourself noticed prior to the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Here is a list of area college athletes that have been selected to the NFL Combine, which is set for Monday, February 28th through Sunday, March 6th in Indianapolis:

Iowa

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  • Dane Belton, DB
  • Tyler Goodson, RB
  • Tyler Linderbaum, OL

Iowa State

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  • Chase Allen, TE
  • Breece Hall, RB
  • Charlie Kolar, TE
  • Brock Purdy, QB
  • Mike Rose, LB
  • Eyioma Uwazurike, DL

Minnesota

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  • Blaise Andries, OL
  • Daniel Faalele, OL
  • Boye Mafe, LB
  • Esezi Otomewo, DL

Nebraska

  • Austin Allen, TE
  • JoJo Domann, LB
  • Cam Jurgens, OL
  • Cam Taylor-Britt, DB

North Dakota

  • Matt Waletzko, OL

North Dakota State

  • Cordell Volson, OL
  • Christian Watson, WR

Northern Iowa

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  • Trevor Penning, OL
  • Isaiah Weston, WR

South Dakota State

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  • Pierre Strong, RB

It's a long list, and our area is represented strongly on what is sure to be another highly successful display of college athletes looking to make the jump to the NFL. For more on this year's NFL Combine, visit the official nfl webpage here.

13 Famous Iowans

It's a great day for Iowans. The first ever Major League Baseball game was played in Dyersville, Iowa last night (August 12) in The Field of Dreams game and it was awesome!

What a great way to showcase a beautiful state and celebrate the hospitality of Iowans.

Iowa may seem far away from Tinsel Town, but The Hawkeye State has produced many famous actors, musicians, and athletes!

The following 13 are just the tip of the iceberg!