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NFL locals photo gallery: Kyle Van Noy and Ezekiel Ansah chatting it up at camp

By Brandon Judd, Deseret News

Published: Wed, July 30 4:30 p.m. MDT

 Detroit Lions outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy (BYU), left, and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (BYU) watch during the NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Detroit Lions outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy (BYU), left, and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (BYU) watch during the NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

(Paul Sancya, AP)

For the 67 football players with Utah connections currently on NFL rosters, training camp provides an opportunity to make an impression — and plenty of photogenic moments.

There's the time that former BYU teammates Ezekiel Ansah and Kyle Van Noy were snapped chatting on the sideline at Lions camp.

Ex-Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty took part in the annual Packers training camp tradition of riding a young boy's bike from Lambeau Field to practice across the street, and a photographer was there to capture the moment.

Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata, a former Ute, was seen training — and jumping over blocking dummies — alongside veteran rusher Adrian Peterson.

With training camps well underway and the first full week of preseason games just over a week away, here's a look at photos of several of the Utah locals training in NFL practices.

Email: bjudd@deseretnews.com; Twitter: @brandonljudd

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1. Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT,
July 30, 2014

I think it's special the picture is of two of the few Y players in the NFL.

2. Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU,
July 30, 2014

Really cool story of Jordan Gross on SI. He went out on top from the pathers. What a great way to live your life.

3. VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV,
July 31, 2014

The season can't get here fast enough!!

Go Utes!!

4. Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT,
July 31, 2014

Look who is working out along side Matt Asiata. Why it's Adrian Peterson.

5. Stang08
Southern, UT,
Aug. 3, 2014

The headline I read was "Sorensen growing in his second year with San Diego". That's what SUU fan's(plural for any doubters) like to hear. Prove you belong in the NFL and soon you'll be tearing it up like you did in the college ranks.