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Published: Tuesday, May 24 2011 7:20 p.m. MDT

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Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

"An Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate, Reynolds enters his senior season as one of the nation's top lineman after deciding not to enter this year's NFL Draft."
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Serious, not another National Award for a BYU athlete?

Didn't Merlin Olsen win the same award at Utah State?

T-spoon
West Jordan, UT

Matt Reynolds is a great player. I hope he gets the award at season's end!

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Fantastic. Congratulations to Matt. I bet it feels good to get that kind of recognition. Good luck to him.

IDC
Boise, ID

I am glad he stuck around though not as glad as Heaps is that he stuck around.

Idaho Coug
Meridian, Idaho

It's too bad Pendleton lost so much time to injury. I think he would be on par with Reynolds nationally had he played all of last season. I hope he is back full strength for his final season as he has all the tools to be a starting linebacker in the NFL. Expect a couple of our young linebackers to follow him in the future.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

How come not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team? Everyone is saying that Byu is soooooo much better than Notre Dame, Army, and Navy. I would think that out of the 200 or so players that actually play for all these teams, all 22 starters, plus the special teams players would be All Independent. Matt Reynolds is a great player, and deserves every single award he gets. Hopefully he gets drafted by the Niners or Pathers. To protect Smith's butt, if he is still there, or to be along side Jordan Gross, another All American, All Conference player drafted in the top 10 of the NFL draft. Depending on who is drafting where next year. Matt could definately be a top 10, maybe top 5 pick. He is a beast.

showmeyatd's
Pleasant View, Utah

No just 18 of the 22

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Papa Smurf UTE | 11:28 a.m. May 25, 2011
Herriman, UT
"How come not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team?"
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Apparently there are athletes who are considered better position players at other schools.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

Veritas,

Duh, Really? I didn't think of that. Thanks for pointing that out for me. I guess you are all about Truth and Justice. Hmmmmm, well. Not according to some Y fans. You may not say this, but others think that Heaps is the best QB in the nation and has the most upside, so he is an obvious choice for all irrelevent. Apo, (though he has yet to play) is the best receiver, and Cahoon has already made him a legit superstar. Reynolds as it stands today is your only real star.

BamaUte
Owens Cross Roads, AL

Congratulations to Mr. Reynolds looks to be a great season for him and he deserves all the accolades he has earned; however what is this all-independent team from Phil Steele? Bwahaha!

Is this really news Deseret Blog? Bigger news would be 4 BYU starters are NOT named to all-independent team - what happened to them? Maybe the 4 will be considered when BYU wins the Independent National Championship this year as they careen through their WCC schedule. Gold stars for everyone, why stop at 18?

Give us all a break DesNews.

Broom Hockey Champ
Alpine, UT

"Reynolds as it stands today is your only real star."

Yes, many on these boards and elsewhere claim that Reynolds is a star. This is not news.

What I'd like to ask is who is Utah's star? I have to exert a lot of energy and can't even come up with a name. Surely, it's not Wynn, Lose or Draw.

Independence > pac 10.2

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

I guess we will find out just how good the team and individuals are when it comes game time. It they open up at 4-0 or even 3-1, they will shock the nation by what they can do and how good they really will be.

The uties on the other hand will be the bottom dwellers in the pac 10.1.1
Look for the u fans to be hunting for excuses when the cougs "crush" them at LES. It could get ugly real fast. Look for the u fans to be running out of LES as fast as many of the Bball team members did last year.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

Papa Smurf UTE | 11:28 a.m. May 25, 2011
Herriman, UT

"How come not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team? Everyone is saying that Byu is soooooo much better than Notre Dame, Army, and Navy."

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I haven't read ANY BYU fan that has stated that. Just like none of us stated that we were going to win the N.C. this year. Why do you insist on making up stuff and posting it as fact?

You rely on sarcasm, make-believe statements and character assassinations to make yourself feel superior to BYU fans. It just makes you look immature and insecure.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Broom Hockey Champ | 1:12 p.m. May 25, 2011
Alpine, UT
"Reynolds as it stands today is your only real star."

Yes, many on these boards and elsewhere claim that Reynolds is a star.

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Some class company. Other "stars" from the state...

1961 Merlin Olsen Outland Trophy

2004 Urban Meyer Home Depot Award

2001 Luke Staley Doak Walker Award
1991 Ty Detmer Davey O'Brien Award
1990 Ty Detmer Davey O'Brien Award
1990 Ty Detmer Heisman Memorial Trophy
1990 Ty Detmer Maxwell Award
1989 Mo Elewonibi Outland Trophy
1986 Jason Buck Outland Trophy
1983 Steve Young Davey O'Brien Award
1981 Jim McMahon Davey O'Brien Award

I'd like to see him pick this one up.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Papa Smurf UTE | 12:04 p.m. May 25, 2011
Herriman, UT
Veritas,

Duh, Really? I didn't think of that.

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Just remember PapaSmurfUte, there are no dumb questions.

I'm here to help if you ever get stuck again.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@PapaSmurfUte and BamaUte. Out of genuine curiosity, how many Utes made the preseason All PAC 12 team? Or the All-American team?

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

In Stitches | 1:27 p.m. May 25, 2011
Provo, Utah

Papa Smurf UTE | 11:28 a.m. May 25, 2011
Herriman, UT

""How come not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team? Everyone is saying that Byu is soooooo much better than Notre Dame, Army, and Navy."

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I haven't read ANY BYU fan that has stated that. Just like none of us stated that we were going to win the N.C. this year. Why do you insist on making up stuff and posting it as fact?

It just makes you look immature and insecure."
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Stiches:

You said "look".

I think if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck.

G-Swenz
Providence, UT

Reynolds is great!

With the star LT coming back maybe the Cougars can beat Utah State this year!

showmeyatd's
Pleasant View, Utah

Could be better than John Tait. Different players but both are incredible. I'm seeing lots of years in the NFL for Reynolds.

onebigdaddy
Dillon, CO

The NFL-owners have made many college coaches + fans very happy this year.

There will probably be lots of good/great players stay in school one more year and then next year make themselves available for the draft in 2012/2013.

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