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OK, so we missed a few extraordinary athletes on our original list of 10 extraordinary homegrown athletes earlier in the week. It wasn't necessarily the 10 best, and we missed some that deserved to be mentioned. So here are 10 MORE extraordinary homegrown athletes.

10 Danny Vranes, Salt Lake
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He led Skyline High to a state basketball title and was a four-year starter for the University of Utah, where he was USBWA first-team all-American in 1981. Drafted No. 5 by the Seattle Supersonics, he played seven years in the NBA for the Sonics and Philadelphia.

9 Lewis Feild, Peoa
Tom Smart, Deseret News

He was a three-time world all-around rodeo champion (1985-87) and was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1992. He rode for both Utah Valley and Weber State and was elected to the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

8 Fred Roberts, Riverton
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After averaging 15 points and seven rebounds in four years for BYU, Roberts played 13 seasons in the NBA. His best years were with Milwaukee, when he averaged more than 10 points and seven rebounds two years in a row. He also played for six other NBA teams, including the Utah Jazz in 1984-86.

7 Bruce Hurst, St. George
Chen Wang, Deseret News archives

Hurst (second from left in the picture) pitched in the Major Leagues for 14 years, winning 145 games with 1,689 strikeouts with four different teams. He was named to the All-Star team in 1987 and went 18-6 in 1988 for the Boston Red Sox. If the Red Sox hadn't blown a late Game 6 lead against the New York Mets, Hurst would have been named the MVP in the 1986 World Series.

6 Jay Silvester, Tremonton
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He competed in four different Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in the discus at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He also won five AAU titles and set four world records in the discus. He competed at Utah State and later become a coach at BYU.

5 Jay Don Blake, St. George
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Won the 1980 NCAA individual golf title while playing for Utah State and was the NCAA runner-up in 1981. He won the Utah Open in 1988, a PGA event in San Diego in 1991 and has pocketed more than $6 million in a 24-year career on PGA and Champions tours.

4 Logan Tom, Salt Lake
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After starring in three sports at Highland High, she went to Stanford where she was a four-time all-American in volleyball. As a junior and senior she was the AVCA National Player of the Year and led her team to the 2001 NCAA title, where she was named the Most Outstanding Player. She also competed in three Olympics, winning a silver medal with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

3 Arnie Ferrin, Ogden
Tom Smart, Deseret News

He is one of a few four-time all-Americans in NCAA basketball history. He was the leading scorer for the 1944 University of Utah NCAA Champion team and 1947 NIT Champion team. He also played on the NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers (1949-50) and was a top amateur golfer, twice making the finals of the Utah State Amateur golf tournament.

2 Cael Sanderson, Heber
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After compiling a 127-3 record for Wasatch High, Sanderson took his wrestling talents to Iowa State, where he was a perfect 159-0 in four years, a record unmatched in NCAA history. After graduating from college, he went on to win the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He now coaches at Penn State, which won the 2010-11 NCAA Championship.

1 Gene Fullmer, West Jordan
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

After turning professional in 1951, Fullmer won his first 29 fights, including 19 by knockout. In 1957, he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson for the world middleweight title. He lost a rematch to Robinson later in the year, regained the title in 1959 and held it for three years before losing to Dick Tiger in 1962. He twice tried to regain the title against Tiger with one draw and a loss before retiring in 1933 at age 32 with a final record of 55-6-3.