The University of Utah has as many alum currently in the NFL as all other Utah
schools combined.Whittingham has had over 20 guys drafted in his
time as a coach. I believe Bronco is at 4Think recruits
know they have a much better chance at going to the NFL under Whittingham?You'd better believe it. And being that Utah has won
the recruiting war both head to head AND average stars every year the past 4
years should come as no surprise
Good luck to all of them. It would be great if all of them are playing in the
NFL next season. Its always good to see players with ties to the great State of
Utah doing well. After they leave college, I generally let the rivalry go and
cheer for even the Ute players (for example Eric Weddle is one of my favorite
NFL players). Of course my BYU allegiance leads me to cheer for the former
Cougars the most.
Gee Christopher B, how many did LaVell Edwards get drafted/play in the NFL?
Next time try and be relevant. So what that Wittingham has had a hot streak.
The Utes went years with maybe 1 or two. These things go in cycles.
Samwise, sorry there hasn't been more than just a couple guys at any given
time from byu to watch on Sundays the past decade
looks like you forgot one Brandon:Tyler Larsen, Utah StateThe
center is the most underrated position in football, and Tyler Larsen is head and
shoulders better than any other in the state. Larsen has been a first team
all-conference selection since he was a sophomore, but he received a new honor
this season. USA Today selected Larsen as a second team All-American. Larsen was
also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which is the national award for the
nation’s best center. To top it all off, Larsen will play in this
year’s Senior Bowl.
Good luck to all of them.
Chris B. Doesn't seem like those NFL standouts from the U could
win a National Championship for you guys could they? If we're going to
refer to the time where the U had maybe 1 or two guys drafted in over 20
years...BYU was busy winning. (i.e. 1984 National Championship....Ty Detmer
winning the Heisman Trophy) The list goes on and on. Congrats on the
current success. Don't really understand why you feel the need to downplay
every success that BYU has.
Congrats to the Senior Bowl participants.With all those current NFL
vets, highly drafted players, recruits decorated with a plethora of stars,
you'd think the U could stumble into a PAC12 road win outside of Boulder or
Pullman. At the least, they should have been able to crawl into their
conference's least prestigious bowl game the last two years.What has winning the NFL alum, NFL draft, Count My Stars, and Moral Victory
trophies done for U lately?Good luck to KVN and the Hoff. I'll
be watching Saturday and looking for you on the gridiron next year.
All four will make NFL teams next year plus Murphy out of Utah.
Good luck to all the players out of Utah schools. I'm a Utah fan but
it's great to see all the players from our state succeed.
Since I can't get a post to go thru that captures my true feelings about
the pervasive need of one individual to crow over his "personal" quests
as he sees it. I'll just say WOW
I wish them all luck. Once they leave here there is nothing to root against.christina why wasn't reilly invited to sr bowl, the most
prestigious, and important for NFL prospects, of all these games?
Chris, Didn't the article say that Van Noy and McGill and Hoffman will be
playing on the same team? Did you read anything about Bronco or Whit in the
article? Didn't it compliment Utah State's Lawson and Larsen? Please make your comments relevant to the story. DN: Perhaps
a little more looking into staying on topic.
KVN and the Hoff are going to be great in the NFL. I think Cody will be the way
Ziggy was in Senior Bowl practices last year. A little sluggish in practices,
but shines during game time. I really do think Cody will be big time in the
NFL. The guy catches everything. I think when GM's and coaches do an in
depth review of every game he has played in the last two years, they will come
away amazed. Think about it, Cody broke several BYU records with
QB's Heaps, Nelson, and Hill. Not guys known for accuracy.
What's the grudge Chris B.? You show too much interest in BYU.
@Chris BLeave college behind it is in the past. When our boys make it to
the next level it doesn't matter what school they attended. We should
encourage and support them for they all represent the great State of Utah. At
least with the BYU football players that don't make it to the league still
are able to graduate and able find a jobs.
We're cheering for Kyle VanNoy. It's so great to see him showing so
well in practice. He will be exciting to watch Saturday and in the NFL after he
is drafted. Go KVN!
Ah Chris.....quit giving all the cred to whiting ham.........Anderson at
Wisconsin had more to do with the 20 than whit did,,,,,keep reaching!
Oh Chris B...Just making the BYU case easier. You keep throwing
these softies, so here is my home run. Of course Utah is wining the
recruiting wars, especially since they are not a church owned school. It is
amazing they haven't been winning the battles for more years. The school
that wins the in-state recruits is often cyclical and Utah has the upper hand
right now. Once again, that shouldn't really be a shock given some of the
characteristics and attitudes BYU needs to recruit.That being said,
it really should be BYU not going to Bowl Games and finishing the season with a
losing record. Don't throw the PAC 10.2 schedule out there. If your
recruits have that many more stars than BYUs, you can at least make a bowl
game.According to your recruiting analysis, Bronco does more with
less (less stars, LDS players or those who may not be as talented, but can/will
attend a religious university); whereas Whit underachieves (more stars, no BYU
Honor Code and PAC 10.2 affiliation).Who would have thought Ziggy,
KVN and Hoffman would be future NFL players...Great job Bronco.
@Chris B,At some point you've got to realize that we've
all heard you rehash that post over and over and over again! Will there be an
end? Believe me, we've heard you, man! We heard you a long time ago, loud
and clear! You won the recruits, you won the stars ranking, you won the head to
head 4 in a row, etc, etc,. Congratulations! Now can we move on? Thank
you!Congrats to Van Noy, Hoffman, and all the others on the Senior
Bowl! Love to see them all make it to the NFL including Riley and Murphy from
Utah. Those boys are definitely NFL material and should make the roster of any
NFL team. Good luck to all!
I wonder how many NFL players it takes to save a coaches job if he has one more
losing season in a highly competitive conference.
Only one player from Utah and two each from BYU and Utah State? Utah had better
players in the MWC.
Cant wait for the game, it will be good to see how KVN leads a group he is not
used to playing with. The fact that the other players are showing that much
respect for KVN leadership say a lot about what they think of him.
Good to see them all doing well. Outside of McGill and Van Noy, I
honestly don't know much about the other players, but both those guys have
overcome a lot of adversity so it's nice to see their hard work pay off.
Chris B.If the number of NFL players from a certain school equates
to success then below are the teams that in your logic are better then the
University of Utah:Virginia - 22Virginia Tech - 21South
Carolina - 29 (They have only been good for the last 2 years in the SEC)Rutgers - 23Penn State - 27 (They have been in the middle of the Pac of
the Big ten for years)North Carolina - 20 (So they should be equally just
as good at the Utes!)North Carolina State - 20Notre Dame - 26Maryland - 20Miami - 43Michigan - 26Mississippi - 22Missouri - 20Illinois - 25Iowa - 27Clemson - 22California - 33There are some good teams on this list however
there are some really bad teams as well. I have a hard time believing that every
team on this list is better then the Utes. The fact is that Utah
owns BYU's mental space right now and until BYU comes back and wins
consistently against Utah. Utah is the better the better team no matter what
the end of the season says.
I hope all these players do well in the game, it was exciting as an Aggie fan to
see Bobby Wagner and Robert Turbin contribute to the Seahawks win this past
weekend. I cheer for the Utah graduates and BYU graduates as well. The pro games
are more meaningful when you recognize players you have seen in college. All of
them deserve it with the hard work they have put in.
If you're talking NFL players right now, then Wagner gets my vote. I hate
the Seahawks but dude is a beast! Good luck Saturday to all these guys.
"Who would have thought Ziggy, KVN and Hoffman would be future NFL
players...Great job Bronco."Everybody who saw them play?