Former Utah Ute Eric Weddle agrees to $40 million deal with Chargers


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  • BluCoug Provo, UT
    July 30, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    @ WestCoast1

    You can add hedgehog and Chris B to the top your list as well.

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    July 29, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    Weddle is a stud. He deserves this contract and more players in the NFL should lead their off the field lives like Weddle.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    July 28, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    Congrats Eric. Though I am not a Utah fan, you were one of my favorites to watch. Glad to see the Chargers reward you for a successful career so far. Keep it up and you will make the pro-bowl. Too bad there ae classless fans on both sides of the BYU/UTAH spectrum who can't just enjoy talent, no matter where it comes from.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    July 28, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    This guy will make a pro-bowl. He has been key to any success the chargers have had and even though he has dropped some INTs, the ones he did have were pretty big. If I remember his last one, it was against Peyton Manning, but need to check that.

    Keep on keepin on.

    GO UTES!

  • WestCoast1 Escondido, CA
    July 28, 2011 1:43 p.m.


    You call some Ute fans classless? Just read your daily dose of comments by BYU fans like sammyg from Springville, Duckhunter, 1984 for life, etc. if you really want to read what classless comments are all about.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    July 28, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    Great to see a hard working athlete, ute have Success.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    July 28, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    My favorite memory of Eric Weddle, walking off the RES football field after the Utah-BYU game with John Beck. Both warriors had their helmets off and were chatting in a friendly manner about the game. They walked together for about half the length of the field then shook hands and departed. They had fought the battle on opposing teams but had great respect for each other. I wish it could always be that way.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 28, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    In other news, Max Hall just sold his 40th cell phone contract!

    Congratulations to both Eric and Max on their monumental accomplishments.

  • DD JayMario American Fork, UT
    July 28, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    I love to hear about University of Utah players who are able to buy their own gas stations.

  • Sandpiper Air Salt Lake City, UT
    July 28, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    Might be a good fantasy football pick in leagues that use defensive players. He on my watch list.

  • slgs5aggie Cedar City, UT
    July 28, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    If he "could catch better", wouldn't he be on offense instead of defense?

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    July 28, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    Great to see good things happen to good people. Everything I know about Eric Weddle tells me he deserves this and will earn every penny. He is also a great person off the field and I'm sure will do some good with the money. Maybe even some good back at his alma mater.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    July 28, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    I don't know much about Weddle as a person, but I remember him being a force of nature in those BYU-Utah games. Good to see he's still excelling.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 28, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    This is a story about Eric Weddle. Are you really so obsessed that you have to bring BYU into it?

  • ER in EUR Belgrade, Serbia
    July 28, 2011 8:23 a.m.

    Loved watching him play at the U and for the last few years in SD. Like his style and his honest play.

    @bigutefan, you are looking like a little brother. Stay on task and comment on the article.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    July 28, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    Eric is one of my all time favorite Utes. Great guy, great player, very deserving. Nice story to start the day!!!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    July 28, 2011 6:18 a.m.

    Great to see good being richly rewarded. Don't know the young man but from all I read and heard he's a genuine class act and a very talented athlete. Love positive stories like this. It reflects well on the type of program the Utes have and it's success. Congrats to Mr. Weddle! Good luck to your Utes!

    And go Cougs!

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    July 27, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Great player and person. Classy guy all the way around.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    Love to see the little guys "BCS bust" the NFL.

  • 3grandslams N. Liberty, IA
    July 27, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    He has always been a class act! Great player, great person! Glad he's getting a rewarded for his work.

    re:bigutefan- follow Weddles lead, get some class.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 27, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Very well deserved. Incredibly talented and a great person as well. The Chargers got a great player.

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    July 27, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    Can't think of anyone in the NFL who deserves it more. Great human being. Great athlete.

  • govt rocks Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    Good for wedle. He is a fantastic player, but an even better person and role model.

  • bigutefan Las Vegas, NV
    July 27, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    Congrats to Weddle! That is huge money, and I do believe it is more than some schools who sign deals with ESPN and KBYU.

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    July 27, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    WOW! Good for you Mr. Weddle, get it while you can and retire comfortable for the rest of your life.