Comments about ‘Utah Utes standout Star Lotulelei tops NFL draft board; Manti Te'o, Ziggy Ansah also first-rounders’

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Published: Thursday, Dec. 13 2012 11:25 a.m. MST

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Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Let's hope the predictions are accurate. And thanks Star for the memories. Best wishes for the future!!!

St. George, UT

With all of the QB controversy in the state this year, why does the press keep forgetting to talk about SUU's Brad Sorenson? #10 on the 2013 QB draft list! Seriously, this young man is the real deal! Look at what he has done with an average o-line and average recievers at the FCS level. BYU gave him the boot down the road, SUU picks him up and "should" still be playing. Quit talking about the BYU and Utah wanna be's and give this young man some press! He is, without a doubt, the best QB in Utah!

Highland, UT

Well if Star does go #1 overall at least he will have a chance of living up to that pick unlike the last guy to go #1 overall from utah.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Notre Dame Linebacker and devout Mormon Manti Teo"
I do not get why the kids religion has anything to do with this article?
good lick to all these young men.

Cedar Hills, UT


I know, it's kinda like that kid that went #1 at the school down south... Oh wait that's right, there never has been a kid go #1 at that school.

Star will do great things just like Alex has done great things with what he has been dealt.

Thanks Star!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Because theoretically no one from Utah and/or who is LDS cares where a Notre Dame player goes in the draft. Lots of other non-LDS players will get drafted, but did not get press in the Deseret News.

Highland, UT


Because that is Teo's connection to this state. When reading an article you cannot always assume that every single person reading it knows who the people referenced in the article are, or where they come from, or what connection they have to the article as a whole. By referencing that he is a Mormon it makes an immediate connection between the kid and tha vast majority of the Deseret News readership even if they have never heard of him before reading this article. It gives them a connection and a point of reference.

Why does it bother you so much that it is referenced?

Highland, UT


"Alex has done great things with what he has been dealt."

Really? Do tell?

Baltimore, MD


The #1 draft pick has 1 playoff win in 8 seasons in the NFL.

At that rate it'll only take Alex about 32 years to become a Super Bowl MVP like Steve Young or Jim McMahon.

What's not to like?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I know duck, John Beck would have won the superbowl if it weren't for the other 21 guys who started on his team.

Proud Ute

Best wishes for a long and injury free NFL career.
Take it easy on those coogs (Fangupo and Reynolds come to mind) who've managed to find their way on to practice squads to ride the blocking sleds.

BTW.... didn't somebody predict Fangupo would go before Bergstrom? Just sayin... another busted prediction out of Happy Valley.

Salt Lake City, UT

Proud (does that mean arrogant?) Ute,

Too bad for you and Cougar fans too, that you can't wish someone good without celebrating another's misfortune. It's not a good sign.

Pleasant Grove, UT

People, just calm down the rivalry. I think there are fantastic stories about players getting drafted. I'm proud of Ziggy and Star. I hope both will do fantastic things in the NFL-it builds a good rep for athletes coming out of this state. It also helps all Utah schools to recruit. As for Manti-a true stud of a player. Watch some of his highlights-he reads offenses like a pro (no pun intended).

Anatis Ultio Ultionis
Omaha, NE

@ Duckhunter:

Spewing more of your contentious comments. What was a terrific article about 3 truly deserving athletes has become a platform for you to yet again spew contention. True to form though, you demonstrate what one should not do in order to represent one's faith. I hope all 3 young men do great things in the nfl and life thereafter.


Overton, NV

Star will get drafted number one. Then he will struggle for a few years. And just when he is getting it all figured out and playing really well, he will get an injury that keeps him out for a game. His replacement will play well, and Star will be relegated to back up duties.

In all seriousness, I hope these predictions come true. When was the last time two guys from Utah teams went in the first round of the NFL draft? Never?

Las Vegas, NV

Congratulations to all three men. I hope the predictions are correct and these three great football players, and even better role models, are rewarded accordingly.

Thanks especially to Star, it was a fun ride!!

Go Utes!

sacramento, ca

WHAT? are you kidding me....is utah really not going to a bowl game? whoa, what happened? hahahaha

Las Vegas, NV

Where's Fangupo????


milkshake, 62% completions with 23 TDs and 10 INTs versus far inferior competition? I think that is far from "without a doubt." Don't get me wrong, just having a guy at the FCS level receiving any NFL attention is a great accomplishment for that player and his team, but we're not exactly talking about Joe Flacco. There's a reason he's not listed in this article, these players are in another stratosphere.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Oh little Ducky ... once again, you make yourself look desperately jealous. Ripping on a number 1 draft pick from the school you despise when your team has never even had a player picked #1??? You crack me up.
I sure hope Star doesn't get taken #1 ... I just don't see you living through that, and I for one would miss you buddy!

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