Former Utes standout Jordan Gross to announce NFL retirement Wednesday

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  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 27, 2014 8:11 a.m.

    A Fruitland Grizzly.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Feb. 25, 2014 9:32 p.m.

    Uh, Chris, he never was a "prestigious PAC12 ute"

    Assuming he played 1998-2001 then he only saw seven PAC10 teams. I'm sure they didn't love him or the U, nor did they respect or embrace the ute tradition of.... well the utes had no tradition to speak of until 2004 & 2008

    BTW: six of those encounters with PAC10 teams were ute losses.

    So at least some things never change huh? Owned by PAC teams even before joining.

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 8:41 p.m.

    Ironmomo, This is admittedly a guess, but I'll bet Gross doesn't identify with the mwc. Being a Ute he likely considers himself more of a Pac 12 guy than a MWC guy. Maybe I'm wrong, but my guess is he doesn't care much about the MWC but that he does care about the Pac 12. We're all in this together and any Ute(past, urrent, student, player, fan, administrator) is a Pac 12 Ute.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 5:12 p.m.

    Jordan was never a "PAC 12" Ute to my knowledge. I believe he was a member of the prestigious MWC.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    Thanks, Jordan. Thanks for being a true professional. Thanks for being an outstanding individual. Thanks for being a Ute and once a Ute, always a Ute! Best wishes for the future and would love to see you "on the hill" mentoring future professional linemen.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 2:35 p.m.

    Congrats on a great season and the mountain of money you have now, you deserve every penny of it.

    Just one of my prestigious Pac 12 Utes in the NFL. Enjoy retirement - always a ute

    Feb. 25, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    Gross was a professional in every sense of the word. Congrats on a great career and best of luck in whatever comes next. Good to see him walk out with his health and pride that he's still one of the best in the game.