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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 4 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The only surprising thing here is that the disparity between utah and then byu/utah state is not even greater. I imagine as we continue to reach BCS bowl games(or "significant" bowl games once the offical "BCS" title is gone) this disparity will only grow. I have 4 tickets to the Utah/USC game. Keeping 2, and am looking forward to a serious payday selling the other two!

Wally West

There are about equal number former Utes on the Dolphins as there are sons of Provo in the entire league.

South Jordan, UT

There are also a few Utes missing on NFL injury lists that have the chance to make the squad as well once they come back.


I think it misses a few guys on practice squads as well, such as Harvey Unga. As IndeMak mentioned, James Aiono (Utah) was originally listed as cut by the Colts, but is now on their injured reserve list, and Shaky Smithson was unfortunately placed on IR during the preseason for the second consecutive year.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I expect there will not be many comments from cougar fans!

I did wonder how many of the seven former Y players played under current coach Bronco. If any, did they not learn of the evils of the NFL or did they not heed his teachings?

I would suspect the 21 former Utes would not be exceeded by many schools. It would appear if a recruit has aspirations of the NFL - the University of Utah would be an outstanding choice!

Kearns, UT

No surpise here. Just look at the results on the field. Utah has owned BYU the last decade, while the Aggies should have two straights wins over BYU.

Utah State = BYU. Proof keeps pointing to that fact.

South Jordan, UT

I will give you $1.347 for the two of them

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Matt Asiata is missing from Jeremiah's list. On the 53 man squad with the Minnesota Vikings and looking for serious playing time!!!

CO Ute

As a reference, Montana, South Florida, Southern Mississippi, Temple, Toledo, and Troy all have more players on NFL rosters than does BYU. On the flip side, Miami has over 40 and hasn't exactly been a powerhouse team recently.

Nice to see over 20 Utes playing in the NF>

U 90
Corona, CA

The Utes are definitely losing the in-state recruiting battle.... must have something to do with the inferior TV contract/exposure

Proud Ute

@Chris B:
Keeping 2, and am looking forward to a serious payday selling the other two!

I have 2 seasons tickets for BYU I'll trade you!


The Utes are losing the in-state recruiting battle? The Utes are certainly getting better recruits than BYU and whether they come from Utah or other places it doesn't matter.

Las Vegas, NV

Sign of the times - as many Aggies on the list as kewgs. Must be the coaching.

In 2011, there were 11 ex-Utes on the pro-bowl ballot, three made the pro bowl team. In 2012, there are only 7 kewgs in the entire NFL? Again, must be the coaching.

Go Matt! Rooting for you to get that tailback spot over Gerhart!!

Go Utes!!

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