The 25 most highly drafted football players from the University of Utah

Published: Wednesday, May 7 2014 1:20 p.m. MDT

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Rodgers was selected in the third round (71st overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 1982 draft. Rodgers appeared in 31 games in four seasons over a seven-year period with the Packers and the San Francisco 49ers as a running back and kick returner. His most productive season came as a rookie with the Packers in ’82 when Rodgers carried the ball 46 times for 175 yards and a touchdown while making three catches for 23 yards. Rodgers also returned 20 kicks that season for 436 yards.

For his career, Rodgers finished with 315 yards and two touchdowns rushing, 10 receptions for 124 yards, as well as 82 kick returns for 1,735 yards and a touchdown.

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Spokane Valley, WA

I am surprised to see Eric Weddle listed behind Luther Elliss and Kevin Dyson....

Sandy, UT

@SpokaneUte The order is based on their Overall pick number.

Las Vegas, NV

Good times! Go Utes!

John Locke
Ivins, , UT

And Alex was a two star! Most of the great athletes of Utah, Utah St. and BYU are likely unknown when they come into college in Utah...it is great coaching that beings out their talents. In the last few years, teams from the PAC12 and SEC are learning that there are great football players here in Utah...I just hate to see them go to other schools when, after their playing days, they most likely will live here.


Greats like Steve Smith, Mike Anderson, Jamal Anderson were drafted too low for this list but obviously are/were great NFL players. Just shows that the U. has really delivered when it comes to preparing players to succeed in the pros.

CO Ute

I saw the list of Y players that were highly drafted a few days ago and this article today. No comparison which school has had the most successful crop of professional players.

It's great to see how many good NFL products have come out of the U.

West Jordan, UT

Alex has also been much of a bust in his career. Hopefully he will have another year like last year.

West Jordan, UT

CO Ute--Good Nfl Prospects from the U. No Great ones!

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