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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Smith was taken in the first round (first overall) by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 draft. Smith has played 95 games (90 starts) over nine seasons with the 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. His best season came in 2013 when Smith earned his first Pro Bowl after completing 60.6 percent of his passes for a career-high 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns. Smith also carried the ball 76 times for 431 yards and another score.

To this point in his career, Smith has completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 17,593 yards and 104 touchdowns as well as 1,192 yards and five scores on the ground.

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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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