The all-time best players in pro football history from the University of Utah on the offensive side of the ball: #10-6

10. Mike Anderson: Anderson was drafted in the round (189th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2000 draft.  Anderson played for the Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens and appeared in 98 games (51 starts) as a running back over his seven-year career.  His best season came in 2000 when as a rookie, Anderson carried the ball 297 times for 1487 yards and 15 touchdowns to go along with 23 receptions for 169 yards.

For his career, Anderson carried the 919 times for 4,067 yards and 37 touchdowns.  He also caught 92 passes for 727 yards and five scores.

9. Barry Sims: Sims carved out a 12-year NFL career as an offensive lineman even though he went undrafted.  Sims made the Raiders in 1999 and played with them for nine seasons before moving on to the San Francisco 49ers for his last three years.  Overall, Sims appeared in 174 games (141 starts).

8. Scott Mitchell: Mitchell was selected in the fourth round (93rd overall) by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 draft.  Mitchell played 99 games (71 starts) over 11 seasons for the Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals.  Mitchell had his best season while with the Lions in 1995.  That year, Mitchell led the Lions to a 10-6 record and a trip to the playoffs while setting a career high in passing yards (4,338) and touchdown passes (32).

For his career, Mitchell completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 15,692 yards and 95 touchdowns.

7. Alex Smith: Smith was the number one overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 draft.  Smith had his ups and downs in eight seasons with the Niners which included a trip to the NFC Championship game as a starter in the 2011 season.  After winning 19 of his last 25 regular season starts with San Francisco, Smith lost his job after sustaining a concussion and never regained it once he got healthy.

Smith moved to the Kansas City Chiefs this season and had one of the best years of his career.  He completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns for the 11-win Chiefs.  He also set a career high with 431 rushing yards and a touchdown on 76 carries.

To this point in his career, Smith has thrown for 17,593 yards and 104 touchdowns while completed 59.5 percent of his passes.  He has also rushed for 1,192 yards and five touchdowns on 288 attempts.

6. Bob Trumpy: Trumpy was selected in the 12th round (301st overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1968 draft. he played 128 games with the Bengals as a tight end.  His best season came in 1969 when Trumpy made 37 receptions for 835 yards and nine touchdowns.  For his efforts that season Trumpy was named a First Team All- Pro.

For his career, the four-time Pro-Bowler made 298 catches for 4,600 yards and 35 touchdowns.

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