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Here's a list of professional athletes who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is not a complete list. Readers who see missing names on the list can email Blaze at bbullock@desnews.com with additional info.

Jimmer Fredette
Mark J. Terrill, AP

League: NBA

Team: Sacramento Kings

Position: Guard

College: BYU

After a stellar collegiate career at BYU, where he led the nation in scoring and earned every major National Player of the Year award, Jimmer went on to be the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Roy Halladay
Mark J. Terrill, AP

League: MLB

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: Starting pitcher

Last school: Arvada West High School

Halladay is a member of some of Major League Baseball's elite clubs, he threw the 20th perfect game in MLB history on May 29, 2010 against the Florida Marlins.

In his first postseason appearance, he pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on Oct. 6, 2010. Don Larsen is the only other player in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in the postseason. He has won the Cy Young award twice, once in 2003 and again in 2010.

Dennis Pitta
Mel Evans, AP

League: NFL

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Tight End

College: BYU

Pitta served a mission in the Dominican Republic.

After setting BYU's career receptions record at 221, Pitta was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. In his second year in the NFL, Pitta caught 40 passes for over 400 yards and three touchdowns. Pitta is currently the starting tight end for the Ravens.

Bryce Harper
Kathy Willens, AP

League: MLB

Team: Washington Nationals

Position: Left field

College: College of Southern Nevada

Harper was drafted No. 1 overall by the Washington Nationals. He was one of the most wanted draft prospects in MLB history.

On May 6, 2012, Harper stole home plate making him the first teenager to steal home since 1964. He was named the National League Rookie of the Month in May and September.


Brett Keisel
Chris Graythen, Getty Images

League: NFL

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: Defensive Line

College: Snow College/BYU

Keisel tackles Arizona's Edgerrin James during the Super Bowl. Keisel and the Steelers would go on to win the game.

Keisel starts at defensive end for the Steelers. He was the 242nd pick in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. In 2010, Keisel caught his first career interception against the Buccaneers and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown.

Jacoby Ellsbury
Tom Mihalek, AP

League: MLB

Team: Boston Red Sox

Position: Outfielder

Ellsbury made the American League All-Star team in 2011 as he hit 32 home runs and had a .321 batting average. He also won a gold glove award for his outstanding fielding in 2011.


Eric Weddle
DENIS POROY, AP

League: NFL

Team: San Diego Chargers

Position: Free Safety

College: Utah

Weddle was taken in the second round of the NFL Draft in 2007. In 2011, he was selected to his first Pro Bowl.

Jeremy Guthrie
Orlin Wagner, AP

League: MLB

Team: Colorado Rockies

Position: Starting pitcher

College: Stanford

Guthrie was the 22nd overall pick in the 2002 MLB draft by the Cleveland Indians. He has also played for the Orioles, Rockies and now the Royals.

In 2007, Guthrie had a breakout year as he was one of the best and most consistent pitchers in the American League. Through his first 17 starts that season, his earned run average was just 2.89.

Austin Collie
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images

League: NFL

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Wide Receiver

College: BYU

Collie served in a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

After a strong football career at BYU, Collie decided to forego his senior year and enter the NFL Draft. During his rookie season with the Colts, Collie had 60 receptions and seven receiving touchdowns.

His success in the NFL would be short-lived as he would go on to suffer from several concussions and a ruptured tendon in his knee.

Haloti Ngata
Andrew Burton, AP

League: NFL

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive Line

College: Oregon

Haloti Ngata sacks Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets in league play.

Ngata was taken in the first round of the draft in 2006 and he has been to the Pro Bowl three times. It was the first time in Ravens' history that the team had used a first-round pick on a defensive lineman.

Tony Bergstrom
Paul Sakuma, AP

League: NFL

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Offensive Line

College: Utah

Bergstrom served a mission in Sacramento, Calif.

Bergstrom was the 95th overall pick in the third round by the Raiders in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Raiders traded away their first and second round picks, making Bergstrom the team's first pick of the draft.

Todd Heap
Associated Press

League: NFL

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: Tight End

College: Arizona State

After being selected as the 31st overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft, Heap would go to the Pro Bowl in 2002 and 2003. He was also an All-Pro selection in 2003. In 2006, he was the NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year.

Stewart Bradley
Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

League: NFL

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: Linebacker

College: Nebraska

No. 52 Stewart Bradley dives in an attempt to tackle 49ers running back Kendall Hunter.

Bradley was drafted by the Eagles in the third round in 2007. On Jan. 6, 2009, Bradley was named to the 2008 Sports Illustrated All-Pro team.

Josh Johnson
Hunter Martin, Getty Images

League: MLB

Team: Miami Marlins

Position: Starting pitcher

During the 2006 season, Johnson made a name for himself with a record of 12-7 and an ERA of 3.10. His career ERA is 3.15 and he has struck out 832 batters in MLB.

In 2010, Johnson was selected to his second All-star game.

Stanley Havili
RICK SCUTERI, AP

League: NFL

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Full Back

College: University of Southern California

After being taken by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Havili signed a four-year contract.

Ma’ake Kemoeatu
Mel Evans, AP

League: NFL

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive Line

College: Utah

Kemoeatu signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played four seasons in Baltimore then went on to play with the Panthers, Redskins and once again, the Ravens.

Brandon Lyon
Al Behrman, AP

League: MLB

Team: Toronto Blue Jays

Position: Bullpen pitcher

Halfway through the 2001 season, Brandon Lyon debuted in MLB for the Blue Jays and finished with an ERA of 4.29 through 11 starts and a 5-4 record. He then played for the Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Tigers and Astros before returning to the Blue Jays.

His career ERA is 4.12 and he has pitched in 647 innings.

Paul Kruger
Matt Sullivan, Getty Images

League: NFL

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive Line

College: Utah

Kruger served a mission in Independence, MO.

No. 99 Paul Kruger celebrates after his teammate Ray Lewis got a sack against the Cleveland Browns.

In 2011, Kruger saw most of his playing time as a situational pass rusher in the Ravens' 3-4 scheme.

Spencer Larsen
John Bazemore, AP

League: NFL

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Fullback, linebacker

College: Arizona

Larsen served a mission in Chile.

He is currently on injured reserve.

On Nov. 16, 2008, Larsen became the first NFL player since 2003 and the fourth since 1990 to start on offense and defense in the same game. Larsen played fullback and linebacker in the Broncos' road win over the Falcons.

Matt Lindstrom
Tom Mihalek, AP

League: MLB

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Position: Bullpen pitcher

College: Ricks College, now BYU-Idaho

Lindstrom was taken in the 10th round of the 2002 MLB draft by the New York Mets. He has also played for the Marlins, Astros, Rockies and Orioles before being traded to the Diamondbacks.

His career ERA is 3.64 and he has pitched in 358 games.

Deuce Lutui
Arizona Cardinals

League: NFL

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Offensive Line

College: Snow College/University of Southern California

Lutui was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 and played there until 2012 when he signed with the Seahawks. Seattle cut him shortly after he signed but the Titans.

Al Afalava
Hannah Foslien, AP

League: NFL

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Safety

College: Oregon State

No. 24 Afalava tackles Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin during league play.

Fili Moala
Fili Moala, AP

League: NFL

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Defensive Line

College: University of Southern California

Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger throws a pass as he's pressured by No. 95 Fili Moala.

Moala was taken in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Colts.

Tony Moeaki
Gerald Herbert, AP

League: NFL

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Tight End

College: Iowa

Moeaki was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. He has caught 10 passes for 94 yards this season for the struggling Chiefs.

John Buck
Alan Diaz, AP

League: MLB

Team: Miami Marlins

Position: Catcher

Buck was born in Kemmerer, WY but went to high school in Taylorsville, UT. He was taken in the 10th round of the 1998 Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros.

He went on to play for the Royals, Blue Jays and currently plays for the Marlins. He has hit 118 home runs in the majors and has a career batting average of .235.He was selected as an All-Star in 2010.

Sione Pouha
Bill Kostroun, AP

League: NFL

Team: New York Jets

Position: Defensive Line

College: Utah

Pouha served a mission in Pittsburgh.

Pouha played in 14 games during his rookie season in 2005 for the Jets. He's considered to be great at stopping the run.

Dallas Reynolds
Mel Evans, AP

League: NFL

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Offensive Line

College: BYU

Reynolds served a mission in Seattle.

Reynolds signed with the Eagles as an unddrafted free agent in 2009. He later resigned with the team after being waived.

Elliot Johnson
Michael Spooneybarger, Tampa Bay Tribune

League: MLB

Team: Tampa Bay Rays

Position: Second base

During his career in the majors, Johnson has hit 10 home runs and racked up 50 RBIs.

Samson Satele
Associated Press

League: NFL

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Offensive Line

College: Hawaii

Satele was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in second round in 2007. He also played for the Raiders before going to Indianapolis.

Mark Asper
University of Oregon

League: NFL

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: Offensive Line

College: Oregon

Asper served a mission in Spain.

Asper was taken in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was later released by the team but picked up by the Vikings.

Will Tukuafu
Michael Conroy, AP

League: NFL

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Defensive Line/Fullback

College: Oregon

Tukuafu served a mission in Jamaica.

Tukuafu signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010. He now plays for the 49ers.

Kyle Farnsworth
Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP

League: MLB

Team: Tampa Bay Rays

Position: Closing pitcher

Farnsworth has played for the Cubs, Braves, Yankees, Royals and currently for the Rays. His career ERA is 4.24. He has also struck out 917 batters.

Vic So’oto
Jim Prisching, AP

League: NFL

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Linebacker

College: BYU

So'oto is currently on injured reserve.

Hebron Fangupo
Pat Sullivan, AP

League: NFL

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Defensive Line

College: University of Southern California/BYU

Fangupo served in the Philippines Manilla Mission.

Matt Reynolds
Associated Press

League: NFL

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Offensive Line

College: BYU

Reynolds served in the Germany Munich Mission.

Reynolds is currently a member of the Eagles' practice squad. The team signed him in 2012 after he went undrafted.

Daniel Summerhays
Tony Dejak, AP

League: PGA

College: BYU

Summerhays served a mission in Santiago, Chile from 2003-05.

Summerhays turned professional in 2007 and has one win on the Nationwide Tour. After going through qualifying school in 2012, he tied for fifth at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, tied for seventh at the Puerto Rico Open and tied for fourth at the Memorial Tournament in June.

His uncle is former golfer and mission president Bruce Summerhays.

John Denney
Associated Press

League: NFL

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Long Snapper

College: BYU

Denney served a mission in New Jersey.

Denney signed with the Dolphins in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. Through his first three seasons, Dolphins kickers made 100 percent of their extra point attempts with Denney snapping the ball.

Mitch Maier
Charlie Riedel, AP

League: MLB

Team: Kansas City Royals

Position: Outfielder

College: Toledo

Maier has gone back and forth between the majors and minors during his baseball career. His career batting average is .248 in the majors.

John Beck
Darron Cummings, AP

League: NFL

Team: Houston Texans

Position: Quarterback

College: BYU

Beck served a mission in Lisbon, Portugal.

Beck was taken in the second round of the 2007 draft by the Dolphins. He then played for the Ravens and Redskins but currently plays for the Texans. He started five games during his rookie season with the Dolphins losing all of them. That year, Miami finished 1-15.

Scott Piercy
Nathan Denette, The Canadien Press

League: PGA

College: San Diego State

After turning pro in 2001, Piercy has won two PGA tour events and finished in the top 10, 11 times. He's the No. 47 ranked golfer in the entire world.

Clayton Mortensen
Patrick Semansky, AP

League: MLB

Team: Boston Red Sox

Position: Pitcher

During his time in the majors, Mortensen has a career ERA of 4.53. He was born in Rexburg, ID.

Matt Asiata
ANDY KING, AP

League: NFL

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: Running Back

College: Utah

Asiata is the Vikings' third running back on the depth chart. He went undrafted in 2011 but later signed with Minnesota.

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