The all-time best players in Pro football history from the University of Utah on the offensive side of the ball: Honorable Mention

The University of Utah has been sending players onto pro football since long before the game was popular or even in the main stream of American society.  Even during the program’s down times they have had plenty of talent move on to the NFL and the leagues that came before.  This is the list of the best players in the history of American pro football to ever come out of the University of Utah on the offensive side of the ball.

Although the list contains just 25 players, there are quite a few others that deserve a mention for their accomplishments.
Matt Asiata: Asiata has done far from enough to make this list, but if he continues to perform like he did the last two games of the 2013 season, it won’t be too long before will get serious consideration.
Asiata made the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free-agent in 2012, but until a few weeks ago he had registered just three carries for nine yards and one reception for two yards as the third string running back.  Given the opportunity to carry the ball because of the absence of Toby Gerhart and Adrian Peterson, Asiata put up two very impressive showings.  In those two games Asiata carried the ball 54 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns as well as catching five passes for 13 yards.
Steve Folsom: Folsom was selected in the 10th round (261st overall) by the Miami Dolphins in the 1981 draft.  He never played a regular season game with the Dolphins however.  Folsom spent six seasons in the NFL as well as three years in the USFL.  Folsom found most of his NFL success with the Dallas Cowboys where he appeared in 42 games over four years.  His best season came in 1989 when he caught 28 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns as the starting tight end.
Terry Nofsinger: Nofsinger was selected in the 17th round (230th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1961 draft.  Nofsinger appeared in 24 games (six starts) over his seven-year NFL career and threw for 1,357 yards and four touchdowns.  He also carried the ball 31 times for 65 yards and three more scores.
Lee Grosscup: Grosscup was the 10th overall pick by the New York Giants in the 1959 draft.  He threw only two touchdown passes with the Giants before heading to the AFL to play for the New York Titans.  it was with the Titans where Grosscup found his most success.  in his one season with the Titans, Grosscup appeared in eight games and threw for 855 yards and eight touchdowns.
Merrill Douglas: Douglas was selected in the 6th round (65th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1958 draft.  He played 55 games over five seasons for Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.  Douglas found most of his success as a member of the bears where he registered 45 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns.
Del Rodgers: Rodgers was selected in the third round (71st overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 1982 draft.  Rodgers played 31 games for the Packers and the San Francisco 49ers between 1982 and 1988.  For his career, Rodgers carried the ball 82 times for 315 yards and two touchdowns while catching 10 passes for 124 yards.
Tom Dublinski: Dublinski was taken in the eighth round (93rd overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 1952 draft.  He played five seasons in the NFL from 1952 trough 1960 for the Lions, New York Giants and Denver Broncos.  His best statistical season came in 1954 when Dublinski completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 1,073 yards and eight touchdowns for the Lions while carrying the ball 21 times for 76 yards and the lone rushing touchdown of hid NFL career.
Floyd Hodge: Hodge made the Atlanta Falcons after going undrafted out of Utah.  He played 33 games over three seasons as a wide receiver and caught 63 passes for 674 yards and four touchdowns. Hodge also carried the ball four times for 28 yards.
Anthony Brown: Brown made the Cincinnati Bengals after going undrafted.  He played 52 games (17 starts) for the Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers over five seasons as a guard and tackle.
Dean Miraldi: Miraldi was selected in the second round (55th overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1981 draft.  Miraldi played 50 games (32 starts) for the Eagles, Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Raiders in his five-year career.  His best stint came with Philadelphia where Miraldi started 22 games at tackle in 1983 and 1984.

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