Ranking the best players in NFL history from BYU on the defensive side of the ball: #15-11

15. Chris Hoke: Hoke made the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent and managed to carve out an 11 year NFL career.  Even though Hoke made the Steelers in 2001, he didn’t appear in a regular season game until 2004.  Over the next eight years Hoke appeared in 114 games (18 starts) at nose tackle and recorded 83 combined tackles and two sacks while being a part of two Super Bowl winning teams.

14. Tom Holmoe: Holmoe was selected in the fourth round (90th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1983 draft.  Holmoe spent his entire six-year career with the 49ers and was a part of three Super Bowl winning teams.  One of his most impressive seasons came in 1986 when Holmoe intercepted three passes and returned two of them for touchdowns.

For his career, Holmoe appeared in 82 games (seven starts) and intercepted a total of seven passes as a defensive back for San Francisco.

13. Glen Redd: Redd was selected in the sixth round (166th overall) by the New Orleans Saints in the 1981 draft.  Redd played 76 games (36 starts) over five seasons with the Saints and the Indianapolis Colts including starting every game in the 1981 and 1985 seasons as a line backer.  

For his career, Redd registered two interceptions, a sack and two fumble recoveries. 

12. Chuck Ehin: Ehin was selected in the 12th round (329th overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 1983 draft.  Ehin played 65 games (43 starts) over his five-year career with the Chargers on the defensive line.  

For his career, Ehin recorded 9.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries.

11. Fred Whittingham: Whittingham played 63 games from 1964-1971 after going undrafted.  During that time, Whittingham played for the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Boston Patriots as a line backer.  

For his career, Whittingham registered three interceptions and a fumble recovery.  

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