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Published: Thursday, Sept. 2 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Howard S.

Seems that all the fame and glory of BYU football was achieved in old-style helmets.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz

Thanks for doing a lot of great research and writing a quality article. Good information to know and kudos to the quarterbacks for giving back to BYU.

As if playing in his first college game isn't enough, Heaps gets to play in front of BYU's all time greats.


Detmer was just back in Provo last year or the year before when his jersey number was retired. It hasn't been that long.


Looks like the hot tub time machine is cranked up and almost ready to go. Ahhhn the days of unicorns and rainbows.

I hear Navy brings back Roger Staubach and other midshipmen greats of yore to remember what was….. many,many years ago.


Man, could you even name 5 yewt qbs to honor at the same time? Outside of scott mitchell, who else is there?



We honor the past, because we can. :)

By the way, isn't tonight supposed to be a big game for your team? It's so sweet of you to spend all your free time worrying about mine.


hedgehog, ah, so now we get the goods on how old you really are. I'm sorry you're not old enough to remember any of these guys playing. Steve Young was awesome, McMahon as well. I don't think I enjoyed anything more than watching Detmer and his unstoppable offenses rack up the stats. And Sarkisian was as tough as they come. It's okay that your football maturation comes after these greats played but don't worry, you'll be a witness to future greats, like Heaps and others that are sure to come.


hedgehog, what's the point of your post? I can absolutely guarantee you that if Utah had the quarterback history that BYU has, it would do the same thing.

Go Cougars! Go Utes (except when playing BYU)!


Hedgie, Im sure that the great QBs from the UofU would do the same if they had more than Scott Mitchell. Once again you have no idea what you are talking about.


@fresnogirl: You rock. I want to be like you when I grow up (except for the whole female thing).

Otis Spurlock


How about Hall of Famer Larry Wilson, George Seifert, Manny Fernandez, Marv Bateman. Also, Norm Chow, Kevin Dyson, Luther Ellis, Jamal Anderson, Mike Anderson, Bob Trumpy, Roy Jefferson, Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers, Jordan Gross also of the Carolina Panthers, Alex Smith and Eric Weddle. Just to name a few.

Utah has put almost TWICE as many players in the NFL as BYU has. This number will only increase as members of the elite Conference of Champions.


Not a bad idea, and I'd imagine there's no better time to start an endowment than a recession.


Wasn't there an article about this a few weeks ago? This is old hat for many Athletic Depts. I believe that Andre Miller, Steve Smith, Keith Van Horn, and Jordan Gross have setup endowed chairs in Athletics and also the Health Sciences at the U. Big Up's to the Coug QB's for giving back to your University.


Otis, you missed the "qb's" in the challenge. You need five of those. I can name five good ones but none in the College Football Hall of Fame.



Thanks for bringing up Larry Wilson. He was one of the best who ever played the game of football. Wilson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978. In 1999, he was ranked number 43 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players of all time. Wilson was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978. In 1999, he was ranked number 43 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. The Cardinals retired his uniform number 8. He was recently ranked #9 on NFL Network's list of the "Top 10 Draft Steals" in NFL history.

He was a great football player and did the Utes proud.



Some more facts about Larry Wilson. Wilson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978. He is also ranked at number 43 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. He was ranked #9 on NFL Network's list of the "Top 10 Draft Steals" in NFL history.

Jerry Kramer, a guard for the Green Bay Packers and author of Instant Replay, called Wilson "the finest football player in the NFL." Kramer described Wilson's play during an October 30, 1967 game, "...he fired up their whole team ... (h)is enthusiasm was infectious."

Wilson is renowned for not only playing, but intercepting a pass, with casts on both hands due to broken wrists. On the September 18, 2006 edition of SportsCenter, Mike Ditka challenged Terrell Owens' toughness by not playing for 2—4 weeks due to a broken finger. He citied Wilson's interception with casts on both hands as proof of a tougher football player.

He truly is a legend and hands down the best football player to ever come out of the State of Utah.

Pickle Juice, The Key to a BCS

Thank you Otis and Juice. It's nice to remember and keep in mind that the greatest football players played at Utah.



Members of the elite? Change your medications dude. The Utes are no Southern Cal, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, etc. You may change conference, but you're still utes. Low tier doormats. Mark My Words "The utes will never win the pac-10 champioship or even come close". Your comparisons should be to the Arizona schools or Washington State.


With a nice fat football endowment, we can be more like........Duke?


As of the time of this post 7 of 17 comments by Utes (Y-haters) on a pro-BYU article. (Most of the other 10 posts inevitably mention the Y-haters–just like mine does out of necessity).

I thought Utah was playing a game this evening. Do you U fans have nothing better to do than troll BYU articles on game day? Get a life and get real!

As an alumnus of BYU, and a former scholarship recipient, I'm thrilled about these endowments. It's tremendous to have so much talent returning to the campus and to the field where they brought so much passion.

Tradition. Spirit. Honor.

Go Cougs...beat the Huskies!

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