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Utah collegians taken in the first round of the NFL draft

Alex Smith, center, a quarterback from Utah, stands with friends and family after being selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers at the 2005 NFL Draft in New York Saturday, April 23, 2005.
Gregory Bull, AP

A look at the 24 players who played collegiately in the state of Utah who have been selected in the first round of the NFL draft, listed by name, position, overall pick and team selecting them.

* denotes the player was drafted by the American Football League before the merger with the NFL

U denotes a native Utahn

S denotes the player was taken in the NFL’s 1984 supplemental draft

Merlin Olsen, right, of the Los Angeles Rams, battles Atlanta guard Gregg Kindle in Olsen’s final regular-season game with in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 1976. Olsen was a legend during his college days at Utah State.
AP

Utah State

1962

Merlin Olsen, DT, No. 2, Denver Broncos *U

Merlin Olsen, DT, No. 3, Los Angeles Rams U

1964

Bill Munson, QB, No. 7, Los Angeles Rams

1968

McArthur Lane, RB, No. 13, St. Louis Cardinals

1970

Phil Olsen, DT, No. 4, Boston Patriots U

Weber State

1968

Lee White, RB, No. 17, New York Jets *

Former Utes lineman Jordan Gross talks with reporter during a press conference at his parents home in Salt Lake City after being picked eigth overall in the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 26, 2003 by the Carolina Panthers.
Nick Short, Deseret News

Utah

1959

Lee Grosscup, QB, No. 10, New York Giants

1971

Norm Thompson, DB, No. 17, St. Louis Cardinals

1995

Luther Elliss, DT, No. 20, Detroit Lions

1998

Kevin Dyson, WR, No. 16, Tennessee Oilers U

2003

Jordan Gross, OT, No. 8, Carolina Panthers

2005

Alex Smith, QB, No. 1, San Francisco 49ers

2013

Star Lotulelei, DT, No. 14, Carolina Panthers U

2017

Garett Bolles, OT, No. 20, Denver Broncos U

BYU quarterback Jim McMahon, the Chicago Bears’ No. 1 draft choice in the 1982 NFL draft, holds up his jersey at Halas Hall in Lake Forest April 27, 1982.
UPI

BYU

1980

Marc Wilson, QB, No. 15, Oakland Raiders

1982

Jim McMahon, QB, No. 5, Chicago Bears U

1984

Todd Shell, LB, No. 24, San Francisco 49ers

Steve Young, QB, No. 1, Tampa Bay Buccaneers S

Gordon Hudson, TE, No. 22, Seattle Seahawks S

1985

Trevor Matich, C, No. 28, New England Patriots

1987

Shawn Knight, DT, No. 11, New Orleans Saints

Jason Buck, DE, No. 17, Cincinnati Bengals

1999

John Tait, OT, No. 14, Kansas City Chiefs

2000

Rob Morris, LB, No. 28, Indianapolis Colts

2013

Ziggy Ansah, DE, No. 5, Detroit Lions