NFL players with University of Utah ties (18 items)

By , Deseret News

Sept. 3, 2014

There are 17 former Utes on opening-day rosters, headlined by 2014 Pro Bowl participants Alex Smith and Eric Weddle.

1 of 18. Matt Asiata

RB, Minnestoa Vikings

Also Snow College and Hunter HS

Will back up Adrian Peterson.

2 of 18. Zane Beadles

OL, Jacksonville Jaguars

Also Hillcrest HS

Signed a lucrative free-agent deal in the offseason after starting for the Denver Broncos.

3 of 18. Tony Bergstrom

OL, Oakland Raiders

Also Skyline HS

Bergstrom is headed into his third season with the Raiders.

4 of 18. Paul Kruger

OLB, Cleveland Browns

Also Timpanogos HS

Begins his second season with the Browns.

5 of 18. Star Lotulelei

DL, Carolina Panthers

Also Snow College and Bingham HS

Had a big rookie season and will again anchor the Panthers defense.