Actually, 8 are from BYU, the same number that are from Utah. 15 are from
schools other than BYU or Utah. I would say that speaks well for BYU and Utah.
If you are a talented football player, good enough to be professional, you play
on Sunday. If you are an airline pilot, you will have to fly on Sunday. I have
it on good authority that General Authorities fly back to SLC on Sundays.There
are few professions that can guarantee no Sunday Work. I am happy for Ironmania
that the cocoon he/she lives in protects her from this truth.
I don't know the name, but I remember when my mother still lived in
Indianapolis, there was a new Colts player who moved into her ward, and most
everyone in the ward knew he was coming. But there was one lady who was the
type to really welcome people into the ward, but was completely ignorant about
sports. So she went up to him and asked, "And what brings you to
Indianapolis?"He just laughed and said "Athletics." :-D
I believe Alex Smith was left off this list as well. I looked twice to make
sure i didn't skip him but i don't see him there!
John Lotulelei is LDS as well...played at UNLV.
Why would any of these guys pursue a career that forces them to work on the
Sabbath day? I know of many BYU players who did not go into the draft because
they did not agree with having to provide entertainment for others on the
And not every BYU player to go to the NFL was LDS. More impressive is the list
of head coaches who came through BYU. At one time there were three active: Reid,
Holmgren and Billick. And to the utes who find a way to spin negative on
everything, how many of the ute coaching staff also came through BYU? Count
Interesting how few players on this list came out of BYU. Illustrates
BYU's lack of success recruiting LDS talent.
This article includes a number of remarkable stories. The most remarkable is
that John Denney has been in the league for 8 years as a deep snapper. Well done
sir, my hat is off to you.
Vic So'oto just signed with the Arizona Cardinals (active roster)
Don't forget Isaac Sopoaga, Philadelphia Eagles.