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It has been seven months since the Baltimore Ravens claimed victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, and the NFL returns this week as the regular season gets under way Thursday.

As you watch this season, you will likely be reminded of all the great athletes that once played in Utah, from the recent draft picks like Ezekiel Ansah and Brad Sorenson to the seasoned veterans such as Jarrett Bush and Steve Smith.

Many players with ties to the state of Utah earned spots on NFL opening day rosters. Here's a rundown of all of them