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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Gross was selected in the first round (eighth overall) by the Carolina Panthers in the 2003 draft. Gross started all 167 games of his 11-year career on the offensive line for the Panthers. His most effective season came in 2008 when Gross was named first-team All-Pro and made his first Pro Bowl. Gross followed that up with two more Pro Bowls before retiring at the end of the 2013 season.

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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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