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Published: Wednesday, July 13 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Has any other Utah Team had one of these?

Orem, UT

Lone Star Cougar

"Has any other Utah Team had one of these?"

ESPYs have been awarded since 1993 and many of the categories for ESPYs change from year to year. There might have been a few players with Utah connections who played on teams that won an ESPY, but these are the only individuals with Utah connections who have won an ESPY:

Best Male Athlete - Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers, 1995

Male USA Olympic Athlete - Rulon Gardner, 2001

Best Male College Athlete - Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 2011

Mesquite, NV

I think it is always an honor when our local athletes are honored. It doesn't matter the university or sport. Everyone has some opinion, thats why they vote on the awards. Anyone who begrudges Jimmer this honor, in my opinion, either doesn't understand the process or is small minded. I was happy when Utah had two number one draft picks. I feel good when Steve Smith makes a diving catch.
My personal opinion is that on this thread it is fun to banter back and forth. That is, until it becomes about religion or personal. Most of those IMHO who critize most severely, could not stand under the microscope that they try to put others under. Just saying.

Provo, UT

Cael Sanderson won an ESPY for his 159-0 career record. I think it was in the same category as Jimmer, Best Male College Athlete.

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