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CHICAGO - JANUARY 14: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears celebrates with John Tait #76 as they walk off the field following the Bears' 27-24 win against the Seattle Seahawks during their NFC Divisional Playoff Game January 14, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Editor's note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News sports staff takes a look back into our archives.

BYU offensive lineman John Tait was selected No. 14 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL draft.

He became the first Cougar drafted in the top 15 since defensive tackle Shawn Knight went 11th to the New Orleans Saints in 1987.

He earned two Pro Bowl selections, once in 2001 with the Chiefs and again in 2006 with the Chicago Bears.

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BYU teammates Daren Yancey (Oakland Raiders, 6th, 188) and Joe Wong (Miami Dolphins, 7th, 244) were also selected.

Weber State’s Scott Shields was a second-round pick (59) by the Pittsburgh Steelers while Anthony Parker went in the fourth round (99) to the San Francisco 49ers.

Utah State’s Johndale Carty was a fourth-round pick (126) by the Atlanta Falcons.

Utah linebacker Phil Glover went to the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round (222). Teammate Barry Sims went undrafted, but played for the Oakland Raiders from 1999-2007 and the 49ers from 2008-10.

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