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The Best NFL Players From Utah  

Ranker NFL
111 votes 24 voters 20 items

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 "Steve" Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. Young played college football for Brigham Young ...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 was an American football player in the National Football League, NFL commentator, and actor. He played his entire 15-year career as a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams ...more
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Rulon Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rulon Jones is a retired American football defensive lineman. Jones was drafted out of the Utah State University in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He played his entire career in ...more
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Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Derek Smith American Fork, Utah
Derek Mecham Smith is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Phil Olsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Logan, Utah
Phillip Vernor Olsen is a former center and defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos and the son of Lynn Jay and Merle Olsen. He also was a ...more
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Barry Sims is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Barry Sims 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 football at Utah. Sims ...more
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Bruce Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Murray, Utah
Bruce Alan Hardy, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 9th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. A 6'5", 232 lbs. tight end from Arizona ...more
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Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Carnell Augustino Lake 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 under head coach Rick ...more
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Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Provo, Utah, United States of America
Kyle John Turley is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football at San ...more
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Kevin Curtis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Murray, Utah
Kevin DeeVon Curtis is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played college football at Utah State and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round ...more
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Blaine Nye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Blaine Nye Ogden, Utah
Blaine Francis Nye is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League and founder and president of Stanford Consulting Group, Inc, a firm specializing in economic ...more
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Brant Boyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Brant Boyer Ogden, Utah
Brant Boyer is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League for three different teams. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL ...more
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Erik Pears is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Erik Pears Price, Utah
Erik Anders Pears is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He ...more
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Golden Richards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Golden Richards Salt Lake City, Utah
John Golden Richards is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the National Football League for eight seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. ...more
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Sione Pouha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sione Sonasi "Bo" Po'uha is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. Pouha played college football at the University of Utah. He also is an active member of ...more
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Stewart Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Stewart Bradley Salt Lake City, Utah
Stewart Harris Bradley is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft and also ...more
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Bryan Kehl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Bryan Kehl Salt Lake City, Utah
Bryan Kehl 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 college football at ...more
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Matt Asiata is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
William Scott Mitchell is a former professional American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 12 seasons. He played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, ...more
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Dick Felt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Utah
Dick Felt Lehi, Utah
Dick Felt was a former American college and Professional Football defensive back who played collegiately at Brigham Young University and professionally in the American Football League for the ...more