The NFL preseason begins just as college camps are getting ready, and one team in action this weekend features a number of players from the State of Utah.

The Miami Dolphins appear to be a destination for Beehive State footballers. Players from all three major Utah programs have landed there, and several of them have thrived.

Perhaps the biggest surprise out of Miami's fall camp has been former Utah State defensive back Will Davis. The rookie has been an interception machine in the early phases of fall camp.

Who are Utah players who will participate in this weekend's action between the Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys? Read on to find out.

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Sam Brenner

Position: Center

School: Utah

The rookie is listed fourth on the depth chart at center.

Will Davis

Position: Cornerback

School: Utah State

Davis, a third-round pick by the Dolphins in this year's draft, is listed fourth on the depth chart, along with fellow draftee Jamar Taylor of Boise State.

John Denney

Position: Long snapper

School: BYU

The former Cougar is Miami's longest-tenured player, as he heads into his ninth season as the team's long snapper.

Koa Misi

Position: Linebacker

School: Utah

Misi is expected to start at linebacker after starting 34 games his first three NFL seasons, all in Miami.

Derrick Shelby

Position: Defensive End

School: Utah

The second-year pro is listed as the backup to Cameron Wake at right defensive end; he had eight tackles last season.

Paul Soliai

Position: Defensive Tackle

School: Utah

Soliai will reprise his role as a starter at defensive tackle for Miami; he has 47 starts in six years with the Dolphins.

R.J. Stanford

Position: Cornerback

School: Utah

The third-year pro is listed at third string with the Dolphins after recording 21 tackles in 2012.