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Published: Wednesday, March 6 2013 2:05 p.m. MST

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St. George, UT

If Star is drafted 1st, lets hope he doesn't embarrass the state like that other "1st overall" pick. Lol. If some of you are that amused, I recommend getting out more.

Cottonwood, CA

Why are these ute fans always so insecure?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT
"Two times in 10 years with the #1 pick. Two times in 10 years undefeated seasons. Two times BCS games. Two times BCS wins.

The future of football in Utah,

is Utah"

Chris you're wrong and it's time to start making a play by your own rules. Everything you cited is in the past and if we're talking about the PAST in football, in Utah, that's BYU, not even close.

If you want to talk about the present of football in Utah, well, you don't want to talk about that. That would be Utah State. Who BYU beat.

Res Novae
Ashburn, VA

Let's wait on Star's health before declaring him the #1 pick. I wish he'd worked out as a Cougar, but wish him all the best in succeeding at the next level.


I love Star, he such is a tremendous person as well as a great talent. I do recall, perhaps I am mistaken, and if I am wrong I will surely be corrected by Ute nation. Was not Star initially going to attend BYU, but for some issues relating to grades pursued the JC route and ended up at the U a few years later? With that in mind, we all can find joy and happiness in his success. Correct? As for Ziggy, my question to Bronco is, "what took you so long to put him in the starting line up?" If it had not been for an unfortunate injury to a teammate he would have completed his career running on special teams and helping some of his fellow players with difficult homework assignments. Kind of sad to think about how many other Ziggys there are out there having worn the uniform and not played.

Ogden, UT

Congrats to both of them, hope they both go top five. Great recognition for the state as a whole.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

A lot of great players being produced by Utah, BYU, and USU in the past few seasons. Exciting time for football in this state as a whole.


RT "With all of these star recruits entering the NFL, how do you explain mediocre seasons and finishing at the bottom of the Pac 12 every year."

That has never happened...yet.

Orem, UT

You forgot one, christy:

Two times in 6 years - embarrassed by 10-loss teams.

The future of Utah football is in steady decline.


Bronco didn't start Ziggy earlier because he doesn't show well in practice. That is also what all of the experts were saying in prep for the Senior Bowl. Nobody knew he would be this good in game situations until he was in them.

Holladay, UT

Don't listen to cowboy.

In pronouncing Polynesian names you do not emphasis any syllable,

and you enunciate each vowel equally.

so lotulelei is pronounced:


Salt Lake City, UT

It's great that we have a couple studs coming from the state of Utah. Hopefully Star's health ends up being okay. Ansah is stud; kind of reminds me of a less developed Will Sutton (ASU D line freak). But with more experience, Ansah could be one of BYU's biggest NFL players.

Here's to Star and Ezekiel; good luck guys.

james d. morrison
Boise, CA

I sure would like to know who this Chris B. character is that has so much time to always write on the DNews boards. Must not have a job. So, Chris, if Star does sign a contract for millions of dollars, how does that really affect you? It doesn't, so why get so excited about it. It has no impact on your life. And if Ansah doesn't go as high as Star, why point it out and rub it in. It smells of nothing but pathetic schadenfreude.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

Teams do not take risks in the top 5. Neither of these players will be in the top 10.

Layton, UT

Congrats to both. They both worked hard and earned their accolades. Ziggy was rejected twice before he was accepted as a walk on. Star was also rejected by byu, went to work moving furniture, enrolled Snow college then finally became a STAR at Utah.


Give it up! We love our Pac12. Or should I start in again about how the Utes own the cougars on the field and how jealous and insecure the cougar fans are with their independence?

Heber City, UT

Dear Chris, I do believe this could be the 3rd time in ten years with a 1st round pick.. Despite the.
Impressive stats you still have no national championship. And the future of Utah
Football is a perennial bottom dweller in the PAC 10 + 2.

Payson, UT

Best wishes to both players. I hope the Steelers get one of these players.

Cache county, USA

Which Utah college has more players in the nfl right now?

Sierra Vista, AZ

It is nice to see Ziggy doing so well. With the success the BYU "D" had last season and this season at east they will make it to another bowl game.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Great to hear, but remember, this is a projection. Either way both players have a bright future in the NFL. I wish the Seahawks could get either one, but both will be long gone by the time the Hawks pick. Best of luck to both!

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