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Arizona State vs. Colorado: Sun Devils' Junior Onyeali returns home to face Buffs

Arizona State's Junior Onyeali is a Denver native, so Thursday night's game at Colorado will have more significance for him

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Arizona State defensive end Junior Onyeali is a Denver native, making the Sun Devils' Thursday-night game against the Colorado Buffaloes somewhat of a homecoming. The Buffs likely wish Onyeali would have just stayed home, though.

Onyeali has been a terror for opposing offenses this season, racking up four sacks through five games. The 2010 Pac 10 Defensive Freshman of the Year recently told he should be playing better, though:

"I feel like I haven't been playing as well as I can, and each play I just need to treat it like it's my last," said Onyeali.

This will be Onyeali's first game playing in Colorado since playing for Mullen High School:

"I got my family coming out," Onyeali said. "I have a lot of coaches who have been there for me since I've played Little League, just a lot of people in my life that's going to be there."