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10 Bruce Hardy, Copperton
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Hardy was on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 17 and was said to be "the best all-around schoolboy athlete in the U.S." He was selected by the Miami Dolphins as a tight end in the ninth round of the NFL draft in 1978. In 151 games Hardy had 256 receptions for 2,455 yards and 25 touchdowns.

9 Dick Nemelka, Salt Lake City
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A three-sport All-America at West High, Nemelka led the BYU basketball team to the 1966 NIT championship. He also won an ABA title with the Utah Stars in 1971.

8 Lori Parrish-Salvo, Kaysville
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Played basketball, track and volleyball from 1976-81. She scored 1,432 points in basketball, sixth-best in school history.

7 Dick Motta, Sandy
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Motta was cut from his high school basketball team as a senior in 1948. However, his basketball mind led to 935 wins as an NBA coach. From 1968-1977 he coached the Chicago Bulls, winning the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1971. He also coached the Washington Bullets from 1977-1980 and the Dallas Mavericks from 1980-1987. He led the Bullets to an NBA Championship in 1978.

6 Natalie Williams, Taylorsville
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Williams was a two-time NCAA Player of the Year in volleyball at UCLA and was also a two-time All-America in basketball. She was the 1998 ABL MVP while playing with the Portland Power. She also played with WNBA's Utah Starzz from 1999-2002 and the Indiana Fever from 2003-05. In 221 games she scored 13.1 points a game and had 8.3 rebounds a game.

5 Gifford Nielsen, Provo
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In 1976, he led the nation in passing yards and TDs as a BYU junior. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers and played as a backup quarterback for six years. In 55 games he threw for 3,255 yards and 20 touchdowns.

4 LaVell Edwards, Orem
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Edwards was an all-conference halfback at Utah State in 1950. From 1972-00, he coached the BYU football team to a record of 257-101-3, including 19 conference titles and the 1984 national championship.

3 Jim McMahon, Roy
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McMahon set 71 NCAA passing records at BYU from 1977-1982 as both a punter and a quarterback. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears where he played until 1988. He is the club’s second-leading all-time passer (11,203 yards) and led the Bears to the Super Bowl XX title. He also played with the San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers from 1988-1996.

2 Shawn Bradley, Emery
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As a freshman Bradley averaged 14.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots a game. He played professionally with the Philadelphia 76ers (1993-1995), the New Jersey Nets (1995-1997) and the Dallas Mavericks (1997-2005) averaging 8.1 points, 6.3 rebound and 2.5 blocks a game. He is one of only five NBA players to record a 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-block game.

1 Merlin Olsen, Logan
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Olsen was an All-America defensive tackle at Utah State playing from 1958-1962 and was the Outland Trophy winner. He was the first-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1962, and he played for them for 15 years. He was the 1962 Rookie of the Year, the 1974 Player of the Year, and a member of the Pro Bowl team every year but his last. He was voted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. After his football career he developed an acting career and was a regular on Little House on the Prairie and Father Murphy.