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The Best NFL Players From Utah 

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List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former professional American football quarterback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and is best known for his 13 seasons ...more
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Merlin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Logan, Utah, United States of America
Merlin Jay Olsen (; September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player, announcer, and actor. He played his entire 15-year professional football career in National Football ...more
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Kevin Curtis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Murray, Utah
Kevin DeeVon Curtis (born July 17, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah State and was drafted by the St. ...more
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Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
USA, Provo, Utah
Kyle John Turley (born September 24, 1975) is a former American football offensive lineman who played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Selected 7th overall in the 1998 NFL ...more
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Sione Pouha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sione Sonasi "Bo" Po'uha ( see-OH-nee boh-OO-hə; born February 3, 1979) is an American football coach and former defensive tackle. He is currently the defensive line coach at the ...more
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Rulon Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rulon Kent Jones (born March 25, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a retired American football defensive lineman. Jones was drafted out of the Utah State University in the 1980 NFL Draft by the ...more
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Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Carnell Augustino Lake (born July 15, 1967) is a former professional American football player who was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He was the Cornerbacks Coach for the UCLA Bruins ...more
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Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Derek Smith
American Fork, Utah
Derek Mecham Smith (born January 18, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round ...more
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Phil Olsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Logan, Utah
Phil Olsen may refer to: Phil Olsen (American football) (born 1948), American football center and defensive tackle Phil Olsen (athlete) (born 1957), Canadian javelin thrower
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Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
USA, Salt Lake City, Utah
William Scott Mitchell (born January 2, 1968) is a former professional American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 12 seasons. He played for the Miami ...more
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Matt Asiata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Matt Asiata
Salt Lake City, Utah
Matt Asiata is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, He played college football at Utah. Asiata is ...more
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Barry Sims is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Barry Sims (born December 1, 1974) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was drafted by the Scottish Claymores in the 17th round of the NFL Europe Draft in 1999. He played college ...more
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Bryan Kehl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Bryan Kehl
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bryan Kehl (born June 16, 1984) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Bruce Hardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Murray, Utah
Bruce Alan Hardy (born June 1, 1956 in Murray, Utah), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 9th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. A ...more
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Dick Felt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Dick Felt
Lehi, Utah
Richard "Dick" Felt (March 4, 1933 – November 17, 2012) was an American football defensive back who played college football at Brigham Young University (BYU) and professionally in the ...more
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Blaine Nye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Blaine Nye
Ogden, Utah
Blaine Francis Nye (born March 29, 1946) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Stanford
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Brant Boyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Brant Boyer
Ogden, Utah
Brant Boyer (born June 27, 1971) is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League for three teams. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in ...more
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Erik Pears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Erik Pears
Price, Utah
Erik Anders Pears (born June 25, 1982) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played ...more
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Golden Richards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Golden Richards
Salt Lake City, Utah
John Golden Richards (born December 31, 1950) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears. He played college ...more
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Stewart Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Stewart Bradley
Salt Lake City, Utah
Stewart Harris Bradley (born November 2, 1983) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the ...more