Utah football: Ranking the best players in school history

Although the University of Utah football program has had plenty of ups and downs on the field, they have always had great players. There have been all-conference selections on both sides of the ball and on special teams. There have also been conference offensive and defensive players of the year, players who led the nation in statistical categories as well as first-, second- and third-team All-Americans.

It would be difficult to do a list of the best players in Utah history without at least mentioning the legends from the early days of the program. Players like All-Americans Alton Carman, Marvin Jonas, Earl Pomeroy, George Watkins, Frank Christensen, Jack Johnson, Bernard McGarry and Floyd Spendlove who carried the Utes to some very impressive heights.

This is my list of the best football players in Utah history. 

Note: These rankings are based on numerous factors including national standings, all-conference and All-American recognition, school records, awards and impact on the success of the Utes. It is also important to note that only what each player did at Utah was taken into consideration.

Stats and award information from Sports-reference.com, UtahUtes.com and SLTrib.utestats.com.

H.M. Jack Campbell, offensive line (1980-81)

Campbell had two great season on the offensive line with the Utes after transferring from USC. He was a second-team All-Western Athletic Conference player as a junior before he earned first-team all-conference as a senior.

H.M. Sheldon Deckart, linebacker (1999-2002)

Deckart had three productive seasons as a linebacker and was a two-time all-conference selection. His most productive year came in 2001 when he was first-team All-MWC after he recorded 86 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks, six pass break-ups, two quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he totaled 240 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 12 pass break-ups, eight sacks and three forced fumbles.

H.M. Tony Lindsay, running back (1977-1980)

Lindsay had four really productive seasons during his time with the Utes under coach Wayne Howard. Even though he was an all-WAC performer in 1979, his best statistical season came in 1980 when he had 190 carries for 909 yards and eight touchdowns to go along with 25 receptions for 215 yards and another score.

For his Utah career, he had 648 carries for 2,995 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also had 42 catches for 347 yards and three more scores.

H.M. Quinton Ganther, running back (2004-05)

Ganther had two really solid seasons with the Utes on the ground and in the passing game. His best year came in 2005 when he with 1,120 yards and seven touchdowns on 5.5 yards per carry to go along with 25 catches for 314 yards and another score.

For his Utah career, he had 314 carries for 1,774 yards and nine touchdowns. He added 32 catches for 363 yards and two more scores. His 5.6 yards per carry is the seventh highest in MWC history.

H.M. Jack Steptoe, wide receiver/returner (1976-77)

Steptoe had two really good seasons on the hill as a receiver and as a return specialist. His most productive year came in 1976 when he caught 38 passes for 752 yards and finished fifth in the nation with nine touchdown catches. He was also on impressive return man who season and was first-team All-WAC.

For his Utah career, he had 80 receptions for 1,476 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also averaged 21.77 yards on 38 kick returns.

H.M. Robert Fratto, defensive line (1970-72)

Fratto was very productive on the defensive line during his three seasons on the field. His best year came in 1972 when he was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after he recorded 99 tackles.

For his Utah career, he managed 237 tackles.

H.M. Larry Egger, quarterback (1985-86)

Egger spent two seasons as the Utes’ starting signal caller under Jim Fassel. While the team had mixed success, Egger put up big numbers both seasons. His most impressive totals came in 1986 when he finished second in the nation in passing touchdowns and seventh in passing yards. That season, he completed 60.7 percent of his pass for 2,761 yards and 21 touchdowns with just nine interceptions.

For his Utah career, he completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 5,749 yards and 39 touchdowns. He also added three rushing scores.

H.M. Brice McCain, defensive back (2005-08)

McCain had three solid seasons in the secondary during his time with the Utes. One of his best years came in 2008 when he was first-team All-MWC after he managed 35 tackles, five pass break-ups, two tackles for loss, a sack and an interception.

For his Utah career, he totaled 103 tackles, 21 pass break-ups, three interceptions, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

H.M. Eddie Lewis, running back (1982-85)

Lewis played four seasons for the Utes and was very productive when he had the ball in his hands. His best year came as a senior in 1985 when he carried the ball 195 times for 1,018 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 22 catches for 198 yards and four scores.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 379 times for 2,179 yards and 18 touchdowns to go along with 29 receptions for 280 and four more scores.

H.M. Brett Ratliff, quarterback (2005-06)

Ratliff didn’t start for too long, but when he did, he was fantastic. He replaced an injured Brian Johnson late in his junior year and had some remarkable performances, including wins over BYU and Georgia Tech. During his only full year as a starter he led the Utes to an 8-5 record and another bowl win after passing for 2,796 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added 260 yards and another score on the ground.

For his Utah career, he completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,438 yards and 31 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions to go along with 361 yards and two scores in just 15 starts.

H.M. Garland Harris, linebacker (1986-89)

Harris was very productive during all four of his seasons as a linebacker. One of his most impressive years came in 1988 when he was a second-team All-WAC and honorable mention All-American after he totaled 102 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he recorded 324 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 16 hurries, eight pass break-ups, five sacks and three forced fumbles.

H.M. Peter Owens, defensive line (1980, 1982-84)

Owens was a two-time all-conference honoree during his four seasons on the defensive line. His most productive season came in 1984 when he was first-team All-WAC after he totaled 72 tackles, four sacks, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

For his Utah career, he recorded 181 tackles, 13 sacks, three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

H.M. Jeff Reyes, defensive line (1980-83)

Reyes was a two-time All-Western Athletic Conference performer during his four years on the defensive line. His most productive season came in 1983 when he was first-team all-conference after he managed 75 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles and two pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 172 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 25 sacks, six forced fumbles and five pass break-ups.

H.M. Andy Phillips, kicker (2013-current)

Phillips has been a star kicker for the Utes in each of the last two seasons. His best year came in 2014 when he was named first-team All-Pac-12 when he finished with 113 points after he hit 44-of-45 extra points and 82.1 percent of his 28 field goal attempts.

So far in his Utah career, he has missed just one extra point while hitting 40-of-48 field goals.

H.M. Rick Partridge, punter (1977-78)

Partridge was a really good punter during his two seasons on the field for the Utes. He was a two-time All-Western Athletic Conference performer under Wayne Howard. His best season came in 1977 when he was first-team all-conference after he averaged 44 yards per attempt on 68 punts.

For his Utah career, he is third in school history in punting average with 43.8 yards per punt on 124 attempts.

H.M. Trevor Reilly, linebacker/defensive line (2010-13)

Reilly made a huge impact on defense during his four years with the Utes. His most productive season came in 2013 when he was first-team All-Pac-12 and an AP honorable mention All-American after he registered 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and two pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 235 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, nine pass break-ups and eight forced fumbles.

H.M. Bill Gompf, linebacker (1978-1981)

Gompf had three great seasons as a linebacker for the Utes and was a two-time all-conference selection. One of his best years came in 1981 when he was first-team All-WAC after he recorded 128 tackles, nine pass break-ups, five sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions.

For his Utah career, he totaled 380 tackles, 18 pass break-ups, 10 interceptions, eight sacks and five forced fumbles.

H.M. Dave Revill, defensive back (2001-03)

Revill made an impact on the Utah secondary during his three years with the Utes. He was a two-time all-conference performer who got wrecked havoc in the backfield. His most productive year came in 2003 when he was second-team All-MWC after he had 91 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two sacks and an interception.

For his Utah career, he totaled 203 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, five sacks, five forced fumbles, five pass break-ups and three interceptions.

H.M. Robert Johnson, defensive back (2007-09)

Johnson had three good seasons in the secondary for the Utes. His best year came in 2009 when he was first-team All-MWC after he had 67 tackles, five pass break-ups, four tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries while finishing eighth in the nation with six interceptions.

For his Utah career, he totaled 152 tackles, 13 interceptions, 12 pass break-ups, five tackles for loss and two returns for touchdowns.

H.M. Lonnie Lawson, defensive back (1981-82)

Lonnie was very productive during his two seasons in the secondary. His best year came in 1982 when he was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after he recorded 81 tackles, four interceptions, two pass break-ups and a sack.

For his Utah career, he totaled 148 tackles, four sacks, four interceptions, two pass break-ups and a forced fumbles.

H.M. Kelly Talavou, defensive line (2005-06)

Talavou is another in a long line of great defensive linemen for the Utes. His best season came in 2006 when he was first-team All-Mountain West Conference after he totaled 47 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

For his Utah career, he recorded 78 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, four pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

100. Shaky Smithson, returner/wide receiver (2009-2010)

Smithson was a dynamic punt returner and a solid receiver during his time with the Utes. His best year came in 2010 when he was a Walter Camp first-team All-American after he led the nation in punt return yards (572) and average per return (19.1). He also finished second in the country with two punt return touchdowns, and added 25 receptions for 383 yards and three more scores.

For his Utah career, he averaged 16.2 yards with two touchdowns on 43 punt returns to go along with a 24.4 yard average on 43 kick returns. He also contributed 38 catches for 483 yards and three touchdowns.

99. Jamal Anderson, running back (1992-93)

Anderson spent two years with the Utes under Ron McBride where he was a very powerful runner. His best season came in 1993 when he 168 carries for 958 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 17 receptions for 183 yards and three scores. Those numbers would good enough to place in the top five in the WAC in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he carries the ball 223 times for 1,275 yards and 14 touchdowns. He added 35 catches for 342 yards and four scores.

98. Christian Cox, defensive line (2009-2010)

Cox had two very good seasons on the defensive line for the Utes. His best year came in 2010 when he was first-team All-Mountain West Conference after he totaled 53 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.

For his Utah career, he recorded 84 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three pass break-ups and two quarterback hurries.

97. Mike Fouts, quarterback (1995-96)

While he didnt throw for a ton of yards, Fouts had a great deal of success during his two seasons on the field at Utah. His most productive year came in 1996 when he finished eighth in the nation in passing efficiency rating while leading the Utes to an 8-4 record. That season, he completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 2,526 yards and 21 touchdowns with just seven interceptions.

For his Utah career, he completed 57 percent of his passes for 5,107 yards and 39 touchdowns to go along with two scores on the ground.

96. Wayne Jones, offensive line (1978-1981)

Jones was a very solid performer for the Utes during all four seasons at Utah. He was a second-team All-Western Athletic Conference performer as a junior and first-team All-WAC during his senior year.

95. Gary Hertzfeldt, quarterback (1961-63)

Hertzfeldt spent three years as the starter as the Utes went from the Skyline conference to the WAC. His best season came in 1963 when he was an all-conference selection after he threw for 945 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 260 yards and two touchdowns in the running game.

For his Utah career, he completed 49.3 percent of his passes for 2,535 yards and 25 touchdowns. He added 410 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

94. Marv Fleming, tight end (1960-62)

Fleming was very productive for the Utes during all three years on the field. His best statistical season came in 1960 when he had nine catches for a team-leading 237 yards and two touchdowns. A year later, he earned first-team all-Skyline after he caught 15 passes for 193 yards and two scores.

For his Utah career, he had 35 receptions for 598 yards and six touchdowns.

93. Kareem Leary, defensive back (1992-94)

Leary made a big impact in the secondary on some of the best teams under coach Ron McBride. His best year came in 1994 when he was first-team All-WAC after he recorded 68 tackles, 17 pass break-ups, six interceptions, two forced fumbles and two interception return for touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he totaled 137 tackles, 21 pass break-ups, nine interceptions and two forced fumbles.

92. Ernest Boyd, defensive back (1993-94)

Boyd had two great years in the Utah secondary. His best year came in 1994 when he was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after he finished with 71 tackles, nine pass break-ups, six interceptions, six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he totaled 144 tackles. 14 pass break-ups, 12 interceptions and six tackles for loss.

91. Keith Embray, defensive end (1990-91)

Embray had two great seasons on the defensive line. His most productive year came in 1991 when he was second-team All-WAC after he totaled 66 tackles, eight sacks and two tackles for loss.

For his Utah career, he recorded 132 tackles, nine sacks, six tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.

90. Bronzell Miller, defensive end (1993-94)

Miller made a big impact on the defensive line during his two seasons on the field. His most productive year came in 1994 when he totaled 38 tackles, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, five tackles for loss and three pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he recorded 88 tackles, 17 sacks, nine tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles and five pass break-ups.

89. Del Rodgers, running back (1978-1981)

Rodgers was productive from the moment he got on the field with the Utes. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he carried the ball 170 times for 1,127 yards and 13 touchdowns to go along with 17 catches for 156 yards and another score. Those numbers were good enough to lead the WAC in rushing yards, yards per carry while finished second in touchdowns to earn first-team all-conference.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 494 times for 2,616 times and 31 touchdowns. He also had 34 catches for 338 yards and one more score.

88. Dameon Hunter, running back (2000-01)

Hunter played for two seasons with the Utes and put together one of the top rushing seasons in school history. That season came in 2001 when he carried the ball 257 times for 1,396 yards and nine touchdowns with six catches for 70 yards. Those numbers were good enough to finish in the top three in the WAC in rushing yards and yards per carry.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 346 times for 1,735 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with seven receptions for 66 yards.

87. Steve Marshall, defensive back (1971-73)

Marshall had two really solid seasons in the secondary. His most productive year came in 1973 when he was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after he recorded 74 tackles, three interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown.

For his Utah career, he totaled 141 tackles, seven interceptions and two returns for touchdowns.

86. Stevenson Sylvester, linebacker (2006-09)

Sylvester had three good years as a linebacker for the Utes. One of his best years came in 2009 when he was first-team All-MWC after he had 81 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, two pass break-ups and an interception.

For his Utah career, he recorded 262 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 12 pass break-ups, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions.

85. Norm Chow, offensive line (1965-67)

Chow was a very talented right guard during his time on the hill. His most decorated season came in 1967 when he was a first-team All-Western Athletic conference performer under coach Mike Giddings.

84. Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala, running back (1995-97)

Fuamatu-Ma’afala spent three seasons carrying the ball for the Utes before he left for the NFL following his junior season. His best year came as a sophomore in 1996 when he carried the ball 168 times for 982 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 10 catches for 80 yards to earn first-team all-WAC.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 463 times for 2,630 yards ans 22 touchdowns. He added 15 receptions for 125 yards and another score.

83. Tony Bergstrom, offensive line (2008-2011)

Bergstrom was a starting tackle for the Utes during the transition from the Mountain West to the Pac-12. His most decorated year came in 2011 when he was first-team all-Pac-12 performer.

82. Loren Richey, wide receiver (1985-86)

Richey had two very productive seasons during his time with the Utes. His best season came in 1985 when he finished fifth in the nation in receptions and eighth in receiving yards. That year, he caught 73 passes for 971 yards and seven touchdowns. A year later, he earned first-team all-WAC after he led the conference in catches.

For his Utah career, he had 140 receptions for 1,746 yards and 13 touchdowns.

81. Dave Chaytors, defensive line (1989-1992)

Chaytors was very productive during all four of his seasons on the defensive line and was an All-WAC performer. His best statistical season came in 1992 when he had 72 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks.

For his Utah career, he totaled 198 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 18 quarterback hurries, six sacks and two pass break-ups.

80. Frank Dolce, quarterback (1991-92)

Dolce was the starting signal caller for two seasons during the early days of the Ron McBride coaching tenour and did some very nice things. His best season came in 1992 when Dolce led the Utes to the Copper Bowl while leading the WAC in completion percentage and finishing seventh in the nation in total touchdowns. That year, he completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,369 yards with 14 touchdowns as well as eight rushing scores.

For his Utah career, he completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 4,813 yards and 30 touchdowns. He added 12 scores in the running game.

79. Reggie Richardson, defensive back (1982-85)

Richardson was a great player in the second for the Utes and was an all-conference selection numerous times. ONe of his best seasons came in 1984 when he was second-team All-WAC after he totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions, four pass break-ups and a tackles for loss.

For his Utah career, he recorded 224 tackles, 19 pass break-ups and 13 interceptions.

78. Sean Knox, defensive back (1987-1990)

Knox was a big-time play-maker for all four of his seasons in the Utah secondary. One of his best years came in 1990 when he was first-team All-WAC after he totaled 82 tackles, eight pass break-ups, five interceptions, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

For his Utah career, he recorded 278 tackles, 42 pass break-ups, 15 interceptions and seven tackles for loss.

77. Koa Misi, defensive line (2007-2009)

Misi made a huge impact on the defensive during all three of his seasons with the Utes. One of his best seasons came in 2009 when he was first-team All-MWC after he totaled 71 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and five sacks while leading the conference with three forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he registered 206 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 10 pass break-ups and six forced fumbles.

76. Jeff Lyall, defensive end (1978)

Lyall was fantastic during his only season on the field for the Utes. That year, he was first-team All-WAC after he recorded 107 tackles, three forced fumbles, two sacks and two pass breaks.

75. Kaelin Clay, returner/wide receiver (2014) 

Clay had a terrific season as a return man and wide receiver during his only year on the field with the Utes. On special teams, ge was a first-team all-conference selection after he led the Pac-12 with 346 yards and three touchdowns on 23 punt returns. He also had 22 kick returns for 548 yards and another touchdown. Those numbers were good enough to lead the nation in punt return touchdowns and earn him CBSSports.com first-team All-American.

As a wideout, he totaled 43 receptions for 523 yards and four more touchdowns.

74. Lance Scott, offensive line (1991-94)

Scott was a very talented offensive lineman for some very solid teams under Ron McBride. He was a back-to-back first-team All-Western Athletic Conference performer in 1993 and 1994.

73. David Reed, wide receiver (2008-09)

After a solid junior campaign saw Reed find the end zone six times, he had a dominant senior season in 2009. That year, he led the Mountain West Conference in receptions (81) and receiving yards (1,188 yards) to earn first-team all-conference.

For his Utah career, he caught 106 passes for 1,615 yards and 11 touchdowns.

72. Paul Kruger, defensive line (2007-08)

Kruger had two really productive seasons on the defensive line for the Utes. His best year came in 2008 when he was first-team All-Mountain West Conference and a SI.com honorable mention All-American after he totaled 61 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, seven pass break-ups and two forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he registered 124 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 12 pass break-ups and three forced fumbles.

71. Dean Miraldi, offensive line (1978-1980)

Miraldi was a three-year starter at guard and one of the best lineman in school history. His most decorated year came in 1980 when he was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honoree.

70. Antwoine Sanders, defensive back (2001-02)

Sanders had two great seasons in the Utah secondary. He was an all-conference selection each year and a big-time play-maker. One of his best years came in 2002 when he was first-team All-MWC after he totaled 62 tackles, five pass break-ups, two interceptions and two tackles for loss.

For his Utah career, he recorded 144 tackles, 13 pass break-ups, six interceptions and five tackles for loss.

69. Mark Rexford, linebacker (1993-94)

Rexford was an elite linebacker during his two years on the hill. One of his best seasons came in 1994 when he was first-team All-WAC after he totaled 111 tackles, six tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three pass break-ups and a sack.

For his career, he registered 223 tackles, seven tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and five pass break-ups.

68. Reggie Dunn, returner/wide receiver (2010-12)

Although he didn’t have many kick returns, Dunn was a threat to take the score any time a team made the mistake to kick to him. His best season came in 2012 when was a first-team All-Pac-12 honoree and a first-team All-American after he led the nation with four kick return touchdowns while averaging 51.3 yards per kick return.

For his Utah career, he averaged 30.9 yards per return and had five touchdowns on 48 returns. He added 40 carries for 330 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 31 receptions for 355 yards and another score.

67. Steve Savoy, wide receiver (2003-04)

Savoy would probably be higher on this list had he not left school after his sophomore year to try his hand at the NFL. His most productive season came in 2004 when he caught 67 passes for 961 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added 22 carries for 307 yards and six more scores to earn first-team all-MWC.

For his Utah career, he had 107 receptions for 1,624 yards and 18 touchdowns to go along with 27 carries for 342 yards and six scores.

66. Dale Nosworthy, tight end (1968-1970)

While his stats aren’t big by today’s standards, Nosworthy was a very productive tight end during his time with the Utes. His most productive season came in 1970 when he finished with 23 catches for 309 yards and three touchdowns to earn first-team all-WAC honors for the second straight year. In fact, he is the only two-time first-team all-conference tight end in school history.

For his Utah career, he had 49 receptions for 659 yards and four touchdowns.

65. Joe Clausi, defensive end (1988-89)

Clausi was one of the best pass rushers the Utes have ever had during his two seasons. His most productive year came in 1989 when he recorded 112 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, nine sacks, nine quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and a pass break-up.

For his Utah career, he totaled 167 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 17 hurries, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles.

64. Paris Warren, wide receiver (2003-04)

Warren spent two years at Utah dominating the Mountain West. He was named first-team all-MWC as a junior after he led the conference in receptions. A year later, he led the league in catches (80), receiving yards (1,076) and receiving touchdowns (12).

For his Utah career, he caught 156 passes for 1,885 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 48 carries for 281 yards and three more scores.

63. Merrill Douglas, running back (1955-57)

Douglas had some really impressive seasons during his time with the Utes. He finished one yard off the team leading in rushing in 1956 and then led the team in rushing and touchdowns a year later. His best season came in 1957 when he carried the ball 97 times for 646 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with seven receptions for 84 yards to earn first-team all-conference fullback. His 6.7 yards-per-carry was good enough for fourth in the nation while his 10 touchdowns placed him seventh.

62. Stuart Vaughan, running back  (1955-57)

Even though his rushing totals are the lowest on this list, Vaughan deserves plenty of recognition for what he did under coach Jack Curtice. His best season came in 1957 when earned first-team all-Skyline half back when he carried the ball just 28 times for 117 yards. He added 53 receptions for 756 yards and five touchdowns. Those receiving numbers placed him first in the country in catches and yards and sixth in receiving touchdowns.

61. Andre Dyson, defensive back (1997-2000)

Dyson had three impressive seasons in the Utah secondary and was a two-time all-conference performer. His most productive season came in 2000 when he was first-team All-MWC after he totaled 65 tackles, 17 pass break-ups and four tackles for loss. He also led the conference with four interceptions, including a nation-leading three returns for touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he recorded 147 tackles, 47 pass break-ups, 10 interceptions, six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

60. Jimmy Bellamy, defensive line (1990-91)

Bellamy was one of the best pass rushers in Utah history. He was a two-time all-conference performer and led the team in sacks both years. One of his best seasons came in 1991 when he was first-team All-WAC after he recorded 68 tackles, 15 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

For his Utah career, he totaled 124 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 25 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and three pass break-ups.

59. Mike Anderson, running back (1998-99)

Anderson was with the Utes for two seasons and was dominant both years. As a junior, he rushed for 1,173 yards and 12 touchdowns on 244 carries to earn first-team all-WAC. A year later he earned first-team All-MWC after finishing second in the conference in rushing yards and touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 439 times for 2,150 yards and 22 touchdowns to go along with five catches for 51 yards and two more scores.

58. Devontae Booker, running back (2014-current)

Even though he has played just one season with the Utes to this point in his career, Booker is one of the best backs the school has ever seen. As a junior, he carried the ball 292 times for 1,512 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with 43 receptions for 306 yards and two more scores. Those numbers were good enough to place second in the Pac-12 in rushing yards and fifth in touchdowns from scrimmage.

57. Robert Love, defensive back (1995-98)

Love had three great seasons in the Utah secondary and was a three-time All-WAC selection. One of his best years came in 1998 when he was first-team all-conference after he had 76 tackles, six pass break-ups, three tackles for loss and two interceptions.

For his Utah career, he recorded 284 tackles, 14 pass break-ups, nine tackles for loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions.

56. Mark Blosch, linebacker (1981-1984)

Blosch was a tackling machine as a linebacker with the Utes and a three-time all-conference selection. One of his best years came in 1984 when he was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after he totaled 123 tackles, four sacks, three tackles for loss and two interceptions.

For his Utah career, he recorded 495 tackles, eight sacks, six tackles for loss, five pass break-ups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

55. Tom Dublinski, quarterback (1949-1951)

Dublinski only started for one season, but that year was a great one. He led the Utes to a 7-4 record and a Skyline Conference championship. He earned unanimous all-conference selection after he was the leading passer in the Skyline and the fourth leading passer in the country. His conference-leading 1,633 yards of total offense were also good enough for fifth in the nation, according to the 1952 University of Utah media guide.

54. Louis “Speedy” Thomas, wide receiver (1967-68)

Even though he was only with the Utes for two seasons, Thomas was one of the best wide outs the school ever had. His best year came as a senior in 1968 when he earned first-team all-WAC after he carried the Utah receivers all season long. That year, he caught 60 passes for 1,006 yards and seven touchdowns. To put into context how impressive that was, all you have to do is look at the overall team stats.  No other Ute had more than 12 catches for 173 yards. On top of that, Utah had only nine receiving touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he had 74 receptions for 1,199 yards and eight touchdowns.

53. Don Van Galder, quarterback (1971-73)

Van Galder was under center for the better part of three seasons and made some very solid contributions for the Utes. In 1972, he finished 10th in the nation in passing efficiency rating and earned all-conference honors after leading Utah to a winning record. A year later, he finished in the top six nationally in passing yards, total yards, passing touchdowns and total touchdowns. That season, he threw for 2,012 yards and 17 touchdowns while adding eight more scores on the ground.

For his Utah career, he had 4,402 yards passing and 39 touchdowns to go along with 13 rushing scores.

52. Eric Jacobsen, defensive back (1984, 1986-88)

Jacobsen starred in the secondary for two years during his time on the hill. One of his most impressive years came in 1987 after he totaled 138 tackles, seven interceptions, five pass break-ups, five forced fumbles, three quarterback hurries, two sacks and two tackles for loss.

For his Utah career, he recorded 338 tackles, 14 pass break-ups, 11 interceptions, six forced fumbles and five sacks.

51. John Huddleston, linebacker (1973-75)

Huddleston was one of the most prolific tackles in Utes history. His best season came in 1974 when he was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference after he recorded 157 tackles, three pass break-ups and an interception.

For his Utah career, he totaled 406 tackles, six pass break-ups, two interceptions, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

50. Carl Harry, wide receiver (1985-88)

Even though Harry led the team in receptions and receiving yards as a junior, it was what he did as a senior in 1988 that puts him this high on the list. That year, he earned first-team all-WAC after leading the conference in catches (65), receiving yards (1,145) ans touchdowns (14). Those numbers were also good enough to place sixth in the nation in yards and second in touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he caught 149 passes for 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns.

49. John Stipech, offensive line/defensive line (1964-66)

While Stipech was a great player on both sides of the ball, he did enough on the offensive line to make this list. His most decorated year on offense came in 1965 when he was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection at tackle. A year later, he was first-team all-conference on the defensive line.

48. Mike McCoy, quarterback (1992-94)

McCoy was the most successful quarterback coach Ron McBride ever had. McCoy has two monster seasons under center as the Utes made it to back-to-back bowl games. In 1993, he finished second in the nation in passing yards (3,860), and total yards (3,969) while finishing 10th in completion percentage. A year later, he led Utah to a 10-2 record and a No. 10 ranking in the final AP Poll while finishing in the top 10 nationally in passing efficiency rating (sixth), completion percentage (fifth), passing yards (fifth), total yards (fifth), passing touchdowns (third) and total touchdowns (third). That season, he completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,035 yards and 28 touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 7,404 yards and 49 touchdowns.

47. John White IV, running back (2011-2012)

White eased the Utes difficult transition from the Mountain West into the Pac-12 with two huge rushing seasons. His best year came as a junior in 2011 when he carried the ball 316 times for 1,519 yards and 15 touchdowns to go along with 13 catches for 44 yards and two more scores. Those numbers were good enough to finish second in the Pac-12 and 10th in the nation in rushing yards.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 534 times for 2,560 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added 23 catches for 167 yards and three additional scores.

46. Steve Smith, wide receiver/returner (1999-2000)

Smith was a big-play threat whenever he touched the ball during his two seasons with the Utes. His best season came in 1999 when he caught 43 passes for 860 yards and eight touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to lead the MWC in receiving touchdowns and finish second in receiving yards and yards-per-catch. He was also first-team All-MWC when he averaged 17.1 yards on 29 punt returns and scored three touchdowns. A year later, he finished sixth in the nation with 21.2 yards-per-reception.

For his Utah career, he had 78 receptions for 1,603 yards and 12 touchdowns. He added 72 punt returns for 860 yards and four touchdowns.

45. Norman McBride, defensive line (1967-68)

McBride had two terrific seasons on the defensive line for the Utes under Mike Giddings and Bill Meek. Even though the team struggled both seasons, he was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference during each year.

44. LaVon Edwards, defensive back (1988-1991)

Edwards was four-year contributor in the secondary and was a three-time all-conference selection. One of his most impressive seasons came in 1991 when he was first-team All-WAC after he totaled 57 tackles, five interceptions and five pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 211 tackles, 33 pass break-ups, 17 interceptions and a forced fumbles. He was also an impressive return man where he averaged 21.6 yards on 53 kick returns and 8.0 yards on 112 punt returns.

43. Harold Lusk, defensive back (1993-96)

Lusk was a huge part of the secondary during all four seasons with the Utes. He was a two-time first team all-conference performer and an honorable mention All-American. One of his best years came in 1995 when he recorded 82 tackles, eight pass break-ups and six interceptions.

For his Utah career, he totaled 285 tackles, 19 interceptions, 18 pass break-ups, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

42. Steve Fifita, defensive line (2002-05)

Fifita lived in the opponent’s backfield during three of his years on the defensive line. He earned all-conference recognition three straight years, including first-team All-MWC as a junior and senior. His best statistical season came in 2004 when he totaled 46 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, two pass break-ups and an interception return for a touchdown.

For his Utah career, he recorded 137 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, eight pass break-ups and two interceptions.

41. Garrett Smith, defensive line (1999-2002)

Smith had a great career on the defensive line. He was a three-time all-conference honoree, including back-to-back years as first-team All-MWC. One of his best statistical seasons came in 2000 when he recorded 72 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, seven sacks and three pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 207 tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss, 18 hurries, 12 pass break-ups and 11 sacks.

40. Anthony Davis, linebacker (1990-91)

Davis was a two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference performer as a linebacker during his two years. One of his best years came in 1990 when he had 87 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, three quarterback hurries, an interception and a forced fumble.

For his Utah career, he totaled 193 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three hurries and two forced fumbles.

39. Brian Johnson, quarterback (2004-08)

Johnson was a three-year starter and the signal caller on one of the best teams in Utah history. His most impressive season came in 2008 when he won the MWC offensive player of the year after he led the Utes to a 13-0 record and a win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. That year, he completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,972 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

For his Utah career, he completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 7,853 yards with 57 touchdowns to go along with 848 yards and 12 scores in the running game.

38. Anthony Brown, offensive line (1993-94)

Brown was on the offensive line for back-to-back bowl teams. His most decorated season came in 1994 when he was a first-team All-WAC performer for one of the best offenses in the country. He was also a third-team AP All-American.

37. Caleb Schlauderaff, offensive line (2007-2010)

Schlauderaff was on the line for some of the best teams Utah fans have ever seen. His most decorated season came in 2010 when he was first-team All-Mountain West Conference and was a second-team All-American by Walter Camp and SI.com.

36. Eddie Johnson, running back (1984-88)

Johnson did some very special things during his time as a Ute. He finished top seven in the nation in yards per carry two different seasons while crossing the 1,000 yard mark to earn first-team all-WAC. He added a third impressive season as a senior when he had 748 yards and 12 touchdowns on 157 carries to go along with 32 catches for 319 yards and three more scores.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 564 times for 3,219 yards and 26 touchdowns to go along with 95 catches for 839 yards and nine more scores.

35. Ron Rydalch, defensive line (1971-73)

Rydalch was one of the best players on the Utes defense during the early 70’s. His best season came in 1973 when he was first-team all-conference and the WAC Defensive Player of the Year after he recorded 81 tackles and four pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 199 tackles, four pass break-ups and a tackle for loss.

34. Doug Kaufusi, offensive line (1998-2001)

Kaufusi was an elite lineman during his time on the hill. He was a two-time first-team All-Mountain West Conference honoree while protecting Lance Rice and Darnell Arceneaux. His most decorated season came in 2001 when he was first-team all-conference and a Sporting News third-team All-American.

33. Tom Hackett, punter (2012-current) 

Hackett has been a standout punter for the Utes during the last two seasons. He has been a back-to-back first-team all-conference punter and won of the best in the country. His best year came in 2014 when he won the Ray Guy Award as the most outstanding punter in the nation after he averaged 46.7 yards on 80 punts.

To this point in his Utah career, he has averaged 44.2 yards on 181 punts.

32. Carlton Walker, tackle/ guard (1983-84)

Walker spend two good seasons with the Utes on the offensive line. His best year came in 1984 when he started at guard and earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He also earned FWAA first-team and second-team AP All-American recognition.

31. Dennis Smith, tight end (1986-89)

Smith was part of some of the most dominant offensive units in school history. While he earned all-WAC first-team honors, he best season came in 1989. That year, he caught 73 passes for 1,091 yards and 18 touchdowns. Those numbers placed him sixth in the nation in receptions and yards as well as second in receiving touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he had 156 catches for 2,168 yards and 24 touchdowns.

30. Jason Kaufusi, defensive end (2000-03)

Kaufusi had an amazing career on the defensive line before injuries ended his career. He was a three-time all-conference selection, including a two-time first-time All-MWC performer. One of his best statistical season came as a freshman when he had 63 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, 6.5 sacks and five pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 137 tackles, 38.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 11 pass break-ups, nine hurries and two forced fumbles.

29. Kautai Olevao, linebacker (1995, 1998-2000)

Olevao has a big hitter during his four years as a linebacker and was a three-time first-team all-conference selection. His best statistical year came in 1998 when he had 77 tackles, nine tackles for loss, six pass break-ups, four sacks and two forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he recorded 240 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 14 pass break-ups, 11 sacks and six quarterback hurries.

28. Kevin Dyson, wide receiver/returner (1994-97)

Even though he never crossed the 1,000 yard mark during a season with the Utes, he was one of the most productive four-year players the school has ever seen. His best season came in 1996 when he earned first-team all-WAC with 53 catches for 812 yards and eight touchdowns. A year later, he was first-team All-WAC on special teams after he returned 20 punts for 223 yards and a touchdown.

For his career, he caught 192 passes for 2,726 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 10.8 yards on punt returns with a touchdown and 23.2 yards on kick returns.

27. Filipo Mokofisi, defensive line/linebacker (1982-85)

Mokofisi made an impact on the defense during all four seasons. His best year came in 1984 when he was a first-team all-conference performer and the WAC Defensive Player of the Year after he recorded 86 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and three pass break-ups.

For his Utah career, he totaled 264 tackles, 47 tackles for loss, 26 sacks, 11 pass break-ups and seven forced fumbles.

26. Carl Monroe, running back (1981-82)

After a solid junior campaign, Monroe took over the reins from the departed Del Rodgers and provided one of the best rushing seasons in school history. That year, he earned first-team all-WAC after he carried the ball 309 times for 1,507 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 16 catches for 108 yards and another score. Those numbers were good enough to finish seventh in the nation in rushing yards. He also led the nation with 30.1 yards per kick return on 14 attempts.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 408 times for 2,029 yards and nine touchdowns as well as 30 receptions for 249 yards and one more score. He also averaged 27.1 yards on 35 kick returns.

25. John Frank, defensive end (1996-99)

Frank was a great player on the defensive line. He was a two-time all-conference selection and the 1999 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. That year, he had 56 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 18 quarterback hurries, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he totaled 124 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 27 sacks, 18 hurries, six forced fumbles and five pass break-ups.

24. Norm Thompson, defensive back (1969-1970)

Thompson had two great seasons in the Utah secondary. He was a two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference performer and an All-American. His most productive year came in 1970 when he was first-team all-conference and an AP second-team All-American after he totaled a team-leading seven interceptions.

For his Utah career, he totaled 12 interceptions with three returned for touchdowns.

23. Chris Kemoeatu, guard (2001-2004)

Kemoeatu was a first-rate lineman during his time at Utah. His best year came in 2004 when he was first-team all-Mountain West Conference and a SportsIllustrated.com first-team All-American at right guard.

22. Scott Mitchell, quarterback (1987-89)

The Utes didnt have a great deal of success with Mitchell under center, but most of that was because of a lackluster defense. His best season came in 1988 when Utah finished 6-5 after he led the nation in passing yards, total yards and passing touchdowns while finishing fourth in total touchdowns and ninth in passing efficiency rating. That year, he completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 4,322 yards and 29 touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he still holds the school records for passing yards (8,981) and touchdown passes (69).

21. Don Rydalch, quarterback  (1951-53)

Rydalch took over the quarterbacking duties from Tom Dublinski after the 1951 season and had two great years under center. Rydalch led the Utes to back-to-back Skyline Conference championships and earned all-conference honors in both seasons. In 1952, he completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 974 yards and six touchdowns. A year later, he completed 77 of 128 passes for 980 net yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to lead the nation in completion percentage at 60.9 percent and finish sixth in passing, according to the 1954 University of Utah football media guide.

20. Jeff Griffin, defensive back (1977-1980)

Griffin had a standout career in the secondary for the Utes. He was a two-time first-team All-WAC selection and a second-team All-American. One of his best years came in 1980 when he was N.E.A. second-team All-American after he totaled 81 tackles, three pass break-ups, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he recorded 304 tackles, 24 pass break-ups, 13 interceptions, five forced fumbles and three interception returns for touchdowns.

19. Nate Orchard, defensive line (2011-14)

Orchard was a huge piece of the Utes defense on the defensive line. His best year came in 2014 when he earned first-team All-Pac-12 and first-team All-American honors after he recorded 84 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he totaled 186 tackles, 39.5 tackles for loss, 25 sacks, 10 pass break-ups and eight forced fumbles.

18. Dave Costa, tackle (1961-62)

Costa was very impressive on the line during his time with the Utes. His most decorated season came in 1962 when he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference at offensive tackle and the WAC lineman of the year. He was also a Williamson All-American.

17. Morgan Scalley, defensive back (2001-04)

Scalley was a key piece to one of the best defenses in Utes history and a solid return man. He was a two-time all-conference honoree and an All-American. One of his most productive seasons came in 2004 when he was first-team All-MWC and a second-team AP All-American after he totaled 51 tackles, six interceptions, 2.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.

For his Utah career, he recorded 134 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, eight interceptions,four pass break-ups and 3.5 tackles for loss. He also averaged 32.1 yards with a touchdown on 18 kick returns to go along with 10.1 yards on 51 punt returns.

16. Bryan Rowley, wide receiver (1989-1993)

Rowley had four very impressive seasons with the Utes. He led the team receiving yards three times and receptions twice on his way to becoming the leading receiver in school history. His most productive season came as a junior in 1991 when he was first-team all-WAC and second-team All-American by the Sporting News after he caught 60 passes for 1,011 yards and 11 touchdowns.

For his Utah career, he had 177 receptions for 3,143 yards and 25 touchdowns.

15. Zane Beadles, tackle (2006-09)

Beadles is one of the best tackles to ever play for the Utes. He was a four-year starter and a two-time first-team all-conference selection. He also earned first-team All-American honors from the FWAA, College Football News and Phil Steele.

14. Marv Bateman, punter/kicker (1969-1971)

Bateman was a legendary punter and kicker during his time with the Utes. He was a two-time All-WAC performer and a two-time All-American. His best year came in 1971 when he was named a first-team All-American by two publications after he broke the NCAA record when he averaged 48.1 on 68 punts.

For his Utah career, he averaged 46.9 yards on 133 punts and had 118 points as a kicker.

13. Louie Sakoda, kicker/punter (2005-08)

Sakoda is the most decorated special teams player in Utah history. He is a three-time Mountain West Conference special teams player of the year and was a first-team All-American as both a kicker and a punter. His best year came in 2008 when he was a consensus All-American kicker after 56-of-57 extra points and 22-of-24 field goals.

For his Utah career, he averaged 42.1 yards on 242 punts  while hitting 86.3 percent of his 66 field goal attempts.

12. Steve Odom, wide receiver/returner (1971-73)

Odom was an All-American return specialist and a fantastic receiver. One of his best years came in 1972 when he caught 30 passes for 663 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to place fourth in the nation in receiving touchdowns and fifth in yards-per-reception (22.1). A year later, he was a FWAA All-American return man after he averaged 29.5 yards with a touchdown on 21 returns. He added 13 punt returns for 304 yards and two more scores.

For his Utah career, he had 72 receptions for 1,440 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also averaged 26.1 on 99 kick returns with four touchdowns to go along with a 20.3 yard average and four scores on 27 punt returns.

11. Erroll Tucker, defensive back/returner (1984-85)

Tucker was a great return man and a huge part of the secondary. One of his most productive seasons on defense came in 1985 when he was first-team All-WAC after he had 70 tackles, nine pass break-ups, six interceptions and five tackles for loss.

On special teams, he was a two-time first-team All-WAC performer. His best season came in 1985 when he was first-team all-conference and was named a first-team All-American by three publications after he led the nation in punt return (24.3) and kick return average (29.1). That year, he finished with 24 kicks returns for 698 yards and two touchdowns to go long with 16 punt returns for 389 yards and two more scores.

For his Utah career, he totaled 118 tackles, 14 pass break-ups, eight interceptions and six tackles for loss. He also averaged 26.6 yards with two touchdowns on 41 kick returns as well as 17.0 yards and three scores on 38 punt returns.

10. Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle (2010-12)

Lotulelei was a dominating force for the Utes on the defensive line. He was a two-time All-Pac-12 performer and a first-team All-American. One of his best years came in 2012 when he was an AP first-team All-American after he totaled 42 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, three pass break-ups and three forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he had 107 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four pass break-ups and four forced fumbles.

9. Steve Clark, defensive tackle (1978-1981)

Clark was a premier defensive lineman during his time on the hill. He was a two-time first-team All-WAC performer and a first-team All-American. One of his best seasons came in 1981 when he was a FWAA first-team All-American after he totaled 62 tackles and 12 sacks.

For his Utah career, he registered 213 tackles, 12 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups.

8. Edward Pine, center (1959-1961)

Pine was a great lineman under coach Ray Nagel during his time with the Utes. He was a two-time first-team All-Skyline center and a first-team Williamson All-American in 1961.

7. Luther Elliss, defensive tackle (1991-94)

Elliss had a legendary career on the defensive line for the Utes. He was a three-time first-team All-WAC performer and a consensus All-American. One of his best seasons came in 1994 when he was the WAC Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American after he totaled 78 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble.

For his Utah career, he totaled 239 tackles, 47 tackles for loss, 18 sacks and five pass break-ups.

6. Jordan Gross, tackle (1999-2002)

Gross was a dominant lineman during his time with the Utes. He didn’t allow a sack during his last two years at Utah. His most productive season came in 2002 when he was a first-team all-MWC selection, a consensus All-American and an Outland Trophy finalist.

5. Lee Grosscup, quarterback (1957-58)

Grosscup played just two seasons at Utah, but was one of the most successful signal callers in school history. He had his best year in 1957 when he led the Utes to a 6-4 record and a Skyline Conference championship. That season, he completed 68.6 percent of his passes while leading the nation in passing yards (1,398) and 10 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Those numbers were good enough to earn first team all-conference and All-American honors and finish 10th in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.

For his Utah career, he completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,226 yards and 13 touchdowns to go along with seven rushing scores.

4. Alex Smith, quarterback (2002-04)

Smith played spent most of two seasons as the Utah starting quarterback and won 21 of 22 starts before he left for the NFL. His best season came in 2004 when he won MWC offensive player of the year and finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy after he led Utah to a 12-0 record. That year, he completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,952 yards with 32 touchdowns and just four interceptions. he also had 631 yards and 10 scores in the running game.

For his Utah career, he completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 5,203 yards and 47 touchdowns with eight interceptions to go along with 1,072 yards and 15 scores on the ground.

3. Eric Weddle, defensive back (2003-06)

Weddle did just about everything for the Utes in the secondary during his time on the hill. He was a two-time first-team All-MWC selection, a two-time MWC defensive player of the year and a consensus All-American. One of his best statistical season came in 2005 when he totaled 77 tackles, 12 pass break-ups, 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, four interceptions and three forced fumbles.

For his Utah career, he recorded 277 tackles, 23 pass break-ups, 22.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and nine forced fumbles.

2. Larry Wilson, running back/defensive back/returner (1957-59)

Wilson was a star on both sides of the ball and on special teams during his time with the Utes. His best season on offense came in 1959 when he was third-team Williamson All-America and first-team all-conference after he carried the ball 98 times for 559 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 21 receptions for 215 yards and four more scores. His 12 touchdowns from scrimmage was fourth most in the nation.

For his Utah career, he carried the ball 230 times for 1,220 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 43 receptions for 593 yards and eight more scores while making plenty of plays on defense. He also averaged 26.1 yards on 26 kick returns.

1. Roy Jefferson, wide receiver/defensive back/kicker (1962-64)

Jefferson had a great career on both sides of the ball for the Utes. As well as being an all-conference performer at split end he was an All-American on defense. He was one of the leading receivers on the team three straight years and was a two-time first-team all-WAC selection. His most productive season on offense came in 1963 when he had 29 receptions for 435 yards and four touchdowns. The next year was his most impressive on defense when he was named an All-American cornerback by The Sporting News  after recording three interceptions. To top it off, he was also the kicker on one of the best teams in school history.

For his Utah career, he caught 70 passes for 1,166 yards and nine touchdowns while adding 38 extra points and nine field goals in the kicking game.

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