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The 6-foot-3, 245-pound DeLuca has been training at the Rep 1 Sports facility in Irvine, since NDSU won its sixth FCS title in seven years Jan. 6. He will be the fourth Bison at the Senior Bowl since 2014, California, including Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz two years ago.Authentic Sammy Watkins Jersey,

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