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Utah Utes defensive end Nate Orchard (8) stays out of the way as Kyle Whittingham gets doused as the University of Utah defeats Colorado State 45-10 in NCAA football at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bow. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. <img height="1" width="1" src="http://beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif?cid=273720&pid=7" data-storyId="154926" data-publisherId="7" />

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The state of Utah is loaded with talent in the world of sports.

The State of Sports awards are Tuesday night to acknowledge it and with that DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans break down the finalists for the awards and pick who they think should win and why.

After going through all of the categories; from high school, college and pros, it's a sign of the positive state Utah is in not just now, but in the future as well.

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