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Published: Sunday, May 12 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

One of the best Utes of all time.

Bluffdale, UT

Eric was/is a stud. Class act.

American Fork, UT

My favorite Ute player of all time.

West Jordan, Utah

As a lifelong Ute fan (42 years) who has followed the Utes and had season tickets in football and basketball going way back, Eric Weddle is my all time favorite Ute. I love his accomplishments, his character, and the way he plays.

Layton, UT

Fond memories of Weddle, Revill, Scalley, Mcbride, and yes, Meyer too.

And the Ute tradition lives on. Go Utes.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great article. This will be a fun series to read while we wait for the 2013 season to get underway. Hopefully, Weddle's story and on the field attitude will inspire our current Utes to go after all that our great conference has to offer. Eric Weddle...one of the all time Utah greats!

Ute parents - me Cougar
Rathdrum, ID

I've got enough Ute blood in my veins to really like and respect Weddle. It doesn't matter the team there are good guys all over college football.

Dad-South High-Utah
Mom-West High-Utah (Happy Mother's Day)
Me-99.75% COUG!!!!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Great Ute! Great Charger!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Can't wait for the next segment. Class person, great player, outstanding Ute. Looking at the 35 Utes on current NFL rosters, there are some incredible success stories. Steve Smith, Miake Komoeatu, Jordan Gross, Alex Smith, Weddle and Paul Soliai (all prior to '09) and since then to many to single out! Truly, the U has been a pipeline to the pro's and many have proven to be starters and achieve post season accolades! Thanks for the memories! It truly is a great time to be a Ute!

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I hope his long term health is not impacted by his intensity. He's a great player and apparently a nice guy off the field. Best wishes for continued success.

Cardston, Alberta

Amen to all the great posts about Weddle. Great is his middle name. (I am true blue BYU)

San Diego, CA

I am a life-long BYU fan, but Eric Weddle is one of my favorite football players. He is excellence and class personified.


Not a Ute fan but have to recognize greatness. His pick by San Diego was even questioned. I loved one college coach telling him he plays so many positions he should have 2 scholarships.

Chris from Rose Park
Hartford, CT

Class act! I loved watching him play.

Idaho Falls, ID

The Eric Weddle story? Boooooring.

Salt Lake City, UT

My favorite memory of Weddle is him trying to stop Jonny Harline during the 2006 BYU-Utah game. He played his little heart out but couldn't quite get it done.

Still, though, his legacy is cemented as one of the best players the Utes have ever had.

Provo, UT

Eric Weddle is an amazing guy! He's a convert to the church who does firesides regularly in California, so byu fans should be interested in his story as well. I will certainly give this book a chance, if I had a young son who needed a good role model I would totally buy him this book.


Maui, that was Doug Robinson from the DNews who said the team should give him two scholarships. But Wyoming's former coach once said he definitely deserved to win the Heisman Trophy.

West Point , UT

I'm looking forward to reading this book. I've always admired Eric Weddle for his heart on the field and integrity off it. I know it doesn't mean much because I'm a BYU fan, but he's definitely my favorite ute player of all time.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

One of my favorite memories (of many!) of Eric Weddle was his match-up against the All American receiver from Georgia Tech in a bowl game in San Francisco (Freedom Bowl?) Georgia Tech was heavily favored. In talking to some Tech fans before the game about all I could say was, "I'm interested in seeing how our safety, Eric Weddle, does against your receiver." I watched this match-up the entire game. Weddle was beaten one time... so what did he do? He grabbed the jersey and got a 15 year penalty. Other than that the receiver made two catches the entire game for less than a total of 20 yards. Eric won the battle - the Utes won the war!

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