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Utahns in the NFL

While Utah has had the advantage of late on the field, BYU still has more former football players on NFL opening-day rosters than the Utes. Here's a look at NFL players who went to college at a Utah school:


Player Team Pos. Comment

Ben Archibald New Orleans Saints T Second-string on the left side for NFL's displaced team

Colby Bockwoldt New Orleans Saints LB Starter on right side had 40 tackles last season

John Denney Miami Dolphins DE Rookie free agent made the team as a long snapper

Ryan Denney Buffalo Bills DE Backup had three sacks, 34 tackles last season

Ty Detmer Atlanta Falcons QB Third-stringer almost like a QB coach to Michael Vick

Travis Hall San Francisco 49ers DT 10-year vet with Falcons recently signed with Niners

Chris Hoke Pittsburgh Steelers NT Listed second on depth chart; played in 14 games in'04

Doug Jolley New York Jets TE Former Raider has fallen to No. 2 on Jets' depth chart

Brett Keisel Pittsburgh Steelers DE Backup defensive end had nine tackles in '04

Reno Mahe Philadelphia Eagles RB Brighton High alum is Eagles' No. 3 running back

Itula Mili Seattle Seahawks TE Veteran starter had 23 catches, 1 TD last season

Larry Moore Cincinnati Bengals G Backup on the left side started one game last season

Rob Morris Indianapolis Colts LB Longtime starter has fallen to No. 2 on depth chart

Brady Poppinga Green Bay Packers LB Rookie listed as the third-stringer on right side

Gabe Reid Chicago Bears TE Third year in the league but has played in 1 game

John Tait Chicago Bears T Former Chiefs starter moves into similar spot for Bears


Player Team Pos. Comment

Mike Anderson Denver Broncos RB Strong preseason gives him the starting job

Andre Dyson Seattle Seahawks CB Starting corner had six interceptions a year ago

Jonathan Fanene Cincinnati Bengals DE Rookie 7th round pick considered a prospect

Jordan Gross Carolina Panthers T A mainstay starter on the Panthers' line

Chris Kemoeatu Pittsburgh Steelers G Big rookie listed second string at right guard

Ma'ake Kemoeatu Baltimore Ravens DT Fourth-year player to start for NFL's top defense

Sione Pouha New York Jets DT Rookie not expected to see much action this year

Lauvale Sape Buffalo Bills DT Third-stringer has played in only one game in two seasons

Barry Simms Oakland Raiders T Seven-year veteran slated to start on left side

Alex Smith San Francisco 49ers QB No.1 pick will open season as No. 2 behind Tim Rattay

Steve Smith Carolina Panthers WR Team's top threat again after missing '04 with broken leg

Paris Warren Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Rookie listed as third-string in the slot position


Player Team Pos. Comment

Chris Cooley Washington Redskins TE Second-year player has moved into starter role

Kevin Curtis St. Louis Rams WR Big things are expected by Rams' No. 3 receiver

Ade Jimoh Washington Redskins DB Backup cornerback had 16 tackles last year


Player Team Pos. Comment

Jamie Martin St. Louis Cardinals QB Veteran will backup Marc Bulger


Player Team Pos. Comment

Marques Harris San Diego Chargers LB Rookie is listed No. 2 on depth chart as outside right linebacker


Player Team Pos. Comment

Corey Dillon New England Patriots RB One of NFL's best backs rushed for 1,635 a year ago


Player Team Pos. Comment

Derek Smith San Francisco 49ers LB Nine-year vet had 110 tackles last year for Niners