Top 12 Utes?


  • #38352
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    Warrior Ute
    Ute Fan
    @warriorute

    PAC 12 Network did a show called top 12 Utes, that was on yesterday.  Their list:

    12.  Roy Jefferson
    11.  Steve Smith
    10. Nate Orchard
    9.  Scott Mitchell
    8. Devontae Booker
    7. Tom Hackett
    6.  Larry Wilson
    5.  Star Lotulelei
    4.  Jordan Gross
    3.  Luther Ellis
    2.  Eric Weddle
    1.  Alex Smith
    So what do you think?  Any surprises?  Who did they miss?
  • #38353
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    ProudUte
    Ute Fan
    @proudute

    If Hacket is on there, then Marv Bateman from the 70s should have been on the list. Excellent punter and kicker. I think he still holds the record for longest FG.

    I also think that the running back/returner Monroe from the 80s deserved a place on the list. Jefferson probably deserves a better position than 12th IMO. 

    • #38359
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      onetwo
      Ute Fan
      @onetwo

      Going way back Lee Grosscup, Carl Monroe, Dell Rogers, that’s a great list though.

  • #38354

    Hammer
    Ute Fan
    @hammer

    Is this looking at their college careers only? If it includes NFL careers, I would put Weddle, Gross and Steve Smith 1,2,3 in no particular order.  If looking at college career only, I’m not sure Steve Smith even makes the list.

    • #38358
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      ProudUte
      Ute Fan
      @proudute

      If it includes pro career, our only Hall-of-Famer, Larry Wislon should be number 1.  Jefferson also had a great pro career.

       

    • #38385

      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      I’d say that even “college only” Steve should make it…maybe not because of what he did in his playing days, but definitely from what he done since as an ambassador to Utah. 

  • #38361
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    onetwo
    Ute Fan
    @onetwo

    How about Marv Fleming, he has 4 Super Bowl rings.

  • #38363

    BattleGroundUte
    Ute Fan
    @battlegroundute

    I put Dimick over Orchard. But can’t argue with the rest. 

  • #38374
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    Wilson’s Mustache
    Ute Fan
    @sigmaute

    Jamaal Anderson seems like a huge omission 

    • #38420

      Rick
      Ute Fan
      @rickyrules

      Not really.  He had a better pro career than college.  McBride didn’t use him nearly enough back in the day.

  • #38375
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    Duhwayne
    Ute Fan
    @duhwayne

    Dirty Bird tweeted that he’s coming to the Y game.

  • #38381
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    Utahute72
    Ute Fan
    @utahute72

    I agree with Larry Wilson, guy was THE ute in the NFL for a long time. What is interesting about these lists is they tend to favor the most recent guys at the expense of the older players that may have better credentials.

  • #38382

    Utahute72
    Ute Fan
    @utahute72

    Manny Fernandez, Bob Trumpy and a few I’m probably forgetting from the olden times.

  • #38419
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    Rick
    Ute Fan
    @rickyrules

    I’m sorry but any “all time” Utes list that doesn’t have Eddie Johnson on it lacks all credibility.

  • #38500

    Brettski
    Ute Fan
    @brettski

    Kevin Dyson?

  • #38505

    chinngiskhaan
    Ute Fan
    @chinngiskhaan

    IMO Weddle was easily the best player we have had in college or pros in since 2000. Of course, Alex Smith had a huge impact, but I don’t think he was a better college player than Weddle. I mean, weddle was our best player on defense, and maybe on offense as well. He was just waaaay better than anyone else on the football field almost every single game, heck, he even gave a future HOF wide receiver all he could handle.

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