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The 25 most highly drafted football players from BYU

Published: Tuesday, May 6 2014 11:59 a.m. MDT

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Lyman was selected in the fourth round (82nd overall) by the Saint Louis Cardinals in the 1972 draft. Lyman played for three games in his lone season in the NFL with the Cardinals and the Buffalo Bills as a linebacker.
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PAC 12 member by default!
Harrisville, UT

I hope to see more BYU graduates in high profile roles succeed in the NFL. Go Cougars!

derecha
Central, UT

What about Brett Keisel?

Truebluecoug
Park City, UT

The guy from Central Utah has it right, what about Keisel the Diesel?

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

There's only ONE Jim McMahon!

Go Cougars!

IJustLiveHere
West Jordan, UT

Keisel was drafted 242nd in 2002 behind the likes of Luke Staley (214), Brandon Doman (163), Ryan Denney (61) and Doug Jolley (55).

majmajor
Layton, UT

"That year, Nielsen lost all seven of his starts while completing 5.14 percent of his passes"

I am guessing a misplaced decimal point. (51.4%)

LasVegas Cougar
Las Vegas, NV

What about Steve Young? He was drafted #1 by the Los Angeles Express of the USFL and then after that league folded was drafted number 1 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL Supplemental Draft. Given his outstanding career I think he at least deserves a mention in a list entitled the 25 most highly drafted football players from BYU (Notice the title does not specify that it be the NFL draft).

OHBU
Columbus, OH

It's a weird list, because of its emphasis on where they were drafted (as they noted from the top). It's just strange to see a list of NFL players from BYU, and not have it include Steve Young, Chad Lewis, Vai Sikahema, or Brett Keisel.

cowshed
Provo, Utah

This is not a list. It's a slide show. I refuse to waste my time paging through a 25 page slide show when all that is promised could be shown in two simple columns on an actual list.

WalkerTexas Ranger
Greeley, CO

Seriously? A list that doesn't include Steve Young......who do they pay to write these articles???

UtesBy5
Syracuse, UT

@ Las Vegas Cougar:

"What about Steve Young? He was drafted #1 by the Los Angeles Express of the USFL and then after that league folded was drafted number 1 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL Supplemental Draft."

I agree, he should be mentioned. FYI, Young was taken #11 by the Express, Mike Rozier was #1.

Striker
Omaha, NE

How about this article?

BYU players who had the most success in the NFL.

I only knew about 20% of the players on that list.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

How about Virgil Carter?

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