As the 2010 college football season gets under way, there are some players out there that have waited even longer than us for the opening kick-off.
While the reasons are many, and some stories more compelling than others, the one constant connecting these young men that they all refuse to quit.
No matter the circumstance, or how improbable it seems, these kids have come back after a down 2009 season to stake a claim at their individual programs.
Each and every player on this list will either start, contend for a starting spot, or play a significant role in the system they play for. This just goes to show how important it is to have this caliber of character up there with physical ability when hitting the recruiting trail.
Because the kind of grit displayed by these athletes is something you either have, or you don't. You just can't coach up a kid that lacks the will to play this great game we all love.
So here are the college football players that have come off of a bad 2009 season, and will now look to reverse their fortune in 2010. Enjoy, and thank you to all the Bleacher Report FC's (and more) that helped out.