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The Best NFL Players From Utah

Updated August 2, 2019 241 votes 44 voters 1.3k views20 items

List RulesVote up the top pro football players born or raised in Utah

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Utah. Steve Young and Merlin Olsen are two of the best NFL players of all time and the only two Utah natives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t talent on this list of NFL players from Utah.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Utah and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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    Steve Young
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    Steve Young

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionQuarterback

    Age58

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football, Los Angeles Express

    Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Merlin Olsen
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    Merlin Olsen

    Logan, Utah

    AgeDied at 70 (1940-2010)

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Utah State Aggies football

    Merlin Jay Olsen (; September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Kevin Curtis
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    Kevin Curtis

    Murray, Utah

    PositionWide receiver, Defensive back

    Age42

    TeamsUtah State Aggies football, St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles

    Kevin DeeVon Curtis (born July 17, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Rulon Jones
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    Rulon Jones

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionDefensive end

    Age62

    Rulon Kent Jones (born March 25, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a retired American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Carnell Lake
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    Carnell Lake

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    Age53

    Carnell Augustino Lake (born July 15, 1967) is a former professional American football player... more on Wikipedia
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    Sione Pouha
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    Sione Pouha

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age41

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Sione Sonasi "Bo" Po'uha ( see-OH-nee boh-OO-hə; born February 3, 1979) is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Barry Sims
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    Barry Sims

    Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    PositionTackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

    Age45

    TeamsOakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers

    Barry Sims (born December 1, 1974) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Derek Smith
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    Derek Smith

    American Fork, Utah

    PositionLinebacker

    Age45

    Derek Mecham Smith (born January 18, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Scott Mitchell
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    Scott Mitchell

    USA, Salt Lake City

    Age52

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Utah Utes football, Orlando Thunder, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions

    William Scott Mitchell (born January 2, 1968) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Erik Pears
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    Erik Pears

    Price, Utah

    PositionRight Tackle

    Age38

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders

    Erik Anders Pears (born June 25, 1982) is an American football offensive tackle who is... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Matt Asiata
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    Matt Asiata

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionRunning back, Fullback

    Age33

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

    Matt Asiata is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Phil Olsen
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    Phil Olsen

    Logan, Utah

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle, Center

    Age72

    Phil Olsen may refer to: Phil Olsen (American football) (born 1948), American football center... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Golden Richards
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    Golden Richards

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionWide receiver

    Age69

    John Golden Richards (born December 31, 1950) is a former professional American football wide... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Stewart Bradley
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    Stewart Bradley

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionLinebacker

    Age36

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Nebraska Cornhuskers football, Philadelphia Eagles

    Stewart Harris Bradley (born November 2, 1983) is a former American football linebacker in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Dick Felt
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    Dick Felt

    Lehi, Utah

    PositionDefensive back

    AgeDied at 79 (1933-2012)

    Richard "Dick" Felt (March 4, 1933 – November 17, 2012) was an American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bryan Kehl
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    Bryan Kehl

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    PositionLinebacker

    Age36

    TeamsWashington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants

    Bryan Kehl (born June 16, 1984) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kyle Turley
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    Kyle Turley

    Provo, Utah

    PositionTackle

    Age45

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, San Diego State Aztecs football, Kansas City Chiefs

    Kyle John Turley (born September 24, 1975) is a former American football offensive lineman who... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Blaine Nye
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    Blaine Nye

    Ogden, Utah

    PositionGuard

    Age74

    Blaine Francis Nye (born March 29, 1946) is a former American football offensive lineman in... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Bruce Hardy
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    Bruce Hardy

    Murray, Utah

    PositionTight end

    Age64

    Bruce Alan Hardy (born June 1, 1956 in Murray, Utah), is a former professional American... more on Wikipedia
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    Brant Boyer
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    Brant Boyer

    Ogden, Utah

    PositionLinebacker

    Age49

    Brant Boyer (born June 27, 1971) is a former American football linebacker who played ten... more on Wikipedia