Seems like a fair list. There were some tough choices there. As an Aggie fan it
would be tough to choose between Altie Taylor and Macarthur Lane. Both great
althletes and people. I really like your attempt at making it a correct list. I
wouldn't argue any of them. One I could make an argument for is Anthony
Calvillo. Career yardage holder in the CFL, but I don't think he could
compare to Steve Young.
@ Oh Really? "The only things that kept McMahon out of the Hall
were Ditka and artificial turf (injuries). It was Charles Martin of
the Green Bay Packers that ruined McMahon's career, not artificial turf
(okay, maybe that played a role too). In one of the dirtiest moments in NFL
history, Martin (who was wearing a towel listing all the numbers of players he
intended to injure) picked up McMahon a good five seconds after he had thrown
the ball and absolutely body slammed his shoulder into the ground. If I remember
correctly, it may have been the first time a player was suspended for on field
actions. He likely also prevented one of the greatest football teams of all time
(the '85 Chicago Bears) from repeating as Super Bowl champs in '86.The footage of the "play" is on YouTube if you're curious.
Doug, you missed Gordon Gravelle on the offensive line. He played 8 years in
the NFL and had two Super Bowl wins with the Steelers.
Luther Ellis couldn't carry Manny Fernandez, uh, helmet. If he
would've played for the 49ers instead of the Bears, McMahon would've
kept Young off the field for even longer. Situation has a lot to do with
success, and playing with a great running back and for an overrated coach kept
McMahon down.In 1985 McMahon sat out the first half against the
Vikings, and came in and threw 3 TD passes on 5/7 passes in 6:40 seconds of the
second half to lead the best team ever to a win. The only things that kept
McMahon out of the Hall were Ditka and artificial turf (injuries).
The most successful NFL running back that played in college in Utah actually
played for Dixie State College in 1995. Later transferred to Washington. . .
Corey Dillon. He ended up number 20 on the NFL career rushing list. Jamal
Anderson is 117. Corey Dillon actually had 5 more career yards than OJ Simpson.
At Dixie State he rushed for 1899 yards on 279 attempts, for 6.8 yards per
Interesting that the only Heisman, Doak Walker, Maxwell or Outland Trophy (2 of
the **3) winners the state ever produced all missed the list. Only two
schools in NCAA history have a national championship as well as a winner of
each major player award, WITHOUT a serious rules infraction. BYU and Penn St**With penalties and restorations relating to child sexual abuse, I have no
idea where Penn St stands. When the New York Times published the story the case
was under consideration.**Merlin Olsen won an Outland Trophy in 1961.
Matthew, That is pretty cool about your Uncle. Had it been in the
NFL instead of the AFL, he might have been given a look. Either way I would be
proud as well.real ute, Thank you for the giggles. I
for one can feel the pain in your words as you see all these USU and BYU players
on this list where you clearly feel they should all be utes. Funny stuff.
Good argument for all these guys.Good comments except maybe for one person
with a really big BYU inferiority complex
I can't argue against either jbhick73's list or Robinson's. Some,
like Merlin Olsen, Steve Smith, Bobby Wagner or Eric Weddle are obvious. One
list has John Tait on OL, another has Paul Howard instead. Both are worthy.
Some could be debated, such as Luther Ellis vs. Manny Fernandez, but all such
lists are a combination of opinion and conjecture. That's what
makes following various sports so much fun. You could do the same with Major
League Baseball or the NBA, and have a lot of discussion.
Statistics don't lie! Go Aggies
Funny,I did the same thing a few months ago on Facebook lol... Ben HickmanMarch 23 · Tooele · For your facbooking
pleasure... here is me All-NFL team based on former players of
universities in Utahbecause football season is over, I have no
life... and because I was kinda curious myself (not a bad list... I was
surprised)OFFENSE:C Bart Oates BYUG Zane Beadles Utah
G Donald Penn USUT Jordan Gross Utah T John Tait BYUWR
Kevin Curtis USUWR Steve Smith Utah TE Chad Lewis BYUFB/TE
Todd Christensen RB Jamall Anderson Utah QB Steve Young BYUDEFENSE:DE Rulon Jones USUDE Dave Costa Utah DT Luther Ellis
UtahDT Merlin Olsen USU OLB Al Smith USUMLB Rob Morris BYUOLB Bobby Wagner USUCB Sean Smith Utah CB Cornell Green USUS
Larry Wilson UtahS Eric Weddle UtahSPECIAL TEAMS:K Jim
Turner USUP Lee Johnson BYU
Oh my goodness????? Thanks for the giggles Doug.
Matthew Felt,I was your uncle's home teacher from 14 until I
went on my mission - love that family and they had the best round manicured
hedges ever. Can't say enough good things about your uncle as a man beyond
his amazing football legacy.
Interesting that little old Utah State produced who you consider the best Pro
Player from Utah all time, and the most pro players on this best of Utah NFL
list... I like it.
I'd add my uncle, Dick Felt to the list, 7 years AFL with the Boston
Patriots and the NY Titans. 18 interceptions with 1 TD, 2 time AFL All-Star.
Played in the 1963 AFL Championship game with the Patriots. Was all-conference
and scored 4 rushing touchdowns in the 4th Quarter vs. San Jose St., Nov. 8,