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This is a list of 32 players in the National Football League this season who also happen to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A number of them have also served two-year missions.

If you know of a Mormon in the NFL we have missed, please send an email to ttoone@deseretnews.com with the name of the player and his team.

Click here to learn more about how these players got here and how they are performing.

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Detroit Lions
College: BYU

One year ago, the 6-foot-6, 270-pound defensive lineman from Ghana wasn't even starting at BYU.

Now the NFL rookie, the fifth overall pick in last year's draft, is chasing the top quarterbacks in the league for the Detroit Lions.

Matt Asiata
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Position: Running back
Team: Minnesota Vikings
College: Utah

Playing behind all-pro Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, Asiata likely won't see a lot of playing time. But he made the regular season roster when most experts predicted he would be cut. This will be Asiata's third year in the NFL.

Mark Asper
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Position: Offensive line
Team: Buffalo Bills (practice squad)
College: Oregon
Mission: Barcelona, Spain

Asper's short career has been an NFL odyssey. The 27-year-old from Idaho Falls, Idaho, was taken by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. He was released by the Bills last summer so the team could put him on the practice squad but he was claimed off of waivers by Minnesota. This fall he spent training came with the Jacksonville Jaguars before returning to the Bills' practice squad. Buffalo likes Asper because he gives the team flexibility on the line at guard and center, according to buffalorumblings.com.

Brandon Bair
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Position: Defensive end
Team: Philadelphia Eagles (practice squad)
College: Oregon
Mission: Jacksonville, Fla.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Bair from St. Anthony, Idaho, was given the last vacant spot on the eight-man Eagles' practice roster this season. Bair was undrafted out of Oregon in 2011 and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Oakland Raiders during the 2012 offseason. He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season and was released as part of the team's final cutdown last weekend.

Tony Bergstrom
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Position: Offensive line
Team: Oakland Raiders
College: Utah
Mission: Sacramento, Calif.

Unfortunately, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound Berstrom suffered a significant foot injury in late August and was placed on injured reserve.

Bergstrom is married to the former Jessica Kruger, sister of ex-Utah linemen Paul, Dave and Joe Kruger.

Stewart Bradley
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Position: Linebacker
Team: Denver Broncos
College: Nebraska

The former Highland High star is currently on injured reserve with a wrist injury. The 29-year-old has also played for Philadelphia and Arizona.

Jordan Cameron
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Position: Tight end
Team: Cleveland Browns
College: USC

Cameron played one year of basketball at BYU before transferring to USC to play football. In his final year, Cameron performed well enough to be invited to the East-West Shrine Game, where he impressed coaches and scouts. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder was taken in the fourth round of the 2011 draft by Cleveland.

In Cleveland's first two games this fall, Cameron caught 14 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown. He comes from an athletic family. His sister played basketball at USC and his brother played quarterback at Louisiana Tech.

Austin Collie
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Position: Wide receiver
Team: New England Patriots
College: BYU
Mission: Argentina

Austin Collie has had a rough year. He tried to make San Francisco’s roster but was released at the end of training camp. He was picked up by New England Oct. 3 and released Nov. 5 when he injured his knee. He resigned with the Pats a second time Dec. 5 and was released again Dec. 27.

When New England receiver Aaron Dobson went down with a foot injury, Collie was resigned a third time in January. In seven games with the Pats he has caught six passes for 63 yards. He will be in uniform when New England hosts his old team — Indianapolis — this weekend.

John Denney
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Position: Long snapper
Team: Miami Dolphins
College: BYU
Mission: New Jersey

Denney is the longest-tenured member of the Dolphins. He is set to break the franchise record he shares with Jason Taylor when he plays in his 131st consecutive game on Sept. 22.

In August, Denney signed a contract extension that made him one of the highest-paid long snappers in the NFL, averaging more than $1.15 million per season.

Denney signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of BYU in 2005 and won the snapping job. He has played well enough to earn two Pro Bowl selections as the AFC’s best long snapper.

Jordan Devey

Position: Offensive line
Team: New England Patriots (practice squad)
College: Memphis
Mission: Costa Rica

Devey, 25, was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a rookie free agent out of Memphis. The 6-foot-6, 317-pounder was released by the Ravens on Aug. 30, and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1 before being released on Sept. 2.

Devey transferred to Memphis for his final two seasons after transferring from Snow College. He appeared in 24 games over his final two seasons, seeing action at both guard and tackle positions.

Hebron “Loni” Fangupo
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
College: USC\BYU
Mission: Manila, Philippines

According to behindthesteelcurtain.com,
Fangupo, an undrafted player who has bounced from team to team, managed to beat out former fourth-round pick Alameda Ta'amu for the Steelers' back-up nose tackle spot, also the team's final roster spot.

Fangupo played two years at USC before transferring to BYU.

Tevita Finau
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Position: Defensive line
Team: N.Y. Jets (practice squad)
College: Utah

Sione Fua
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Carolina Panthers
College: Stanford

Fua, a returned missionary, was recently resigned by the Panthers after being released in the last round of cuts. He claimed the roster spot left vacant by injured guard Garry Williams.

Fua was drafted in 2011. In two years he started 12 games, forced one fumble and made 22 tackles.

Stanley Havili
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Position: Fullback
Team: Indianapolis Colts
College: USC

The 6-foot, 245-pound fullback was picked by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2011 draft.

In 2012, he appeared in 15 games (two starts) and had six carries for 22 yards and his first career touchdown, while adding seven receptions for 43 yards.

Last March the Colts acquired Havili in a trade with the Eagles in exchange for defensive end Clifton Geathers.

Bryan Kehl
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Position: Linebacker
Team: Washington Redskins
College: BYU
Mission: Toronto, Canada

Over the last six years the former Cougar linebacker has bounced around from the New York Giants to St. Louis to Washington to Kansas City and back to Washington. It finally appears the 6-foot-2, 243-pound linebacker has solidified his spot on the team.

Brett Keisel
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
College: BYU

Keisel was drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round of the 2002 draft.

The NFL veteran and two-time Super Bowl champion was recently named as a Pittsburgh team captain.

Paul Kruger
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Position: Defensive end
Team: Cleveland Browns
College: Utah
Mission: Independence, Mo.

After winning a Super Bowl in Baltimore, Kruger signed a $40 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.

"I'm really happy with the outcome," Kruger told the Baltimore Sun. "[There is] no looking back, and here we are."

Joe Kruger
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Philadelphia Eagles (injured reserve)
College: Utah

Paul's little brother, Joe, was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

But his NFL career will have to wait. Joe was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury in August.

Cody Larsen
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Baltimore Ravens (practice squad)
College: Southern Utah
Mission: Served in upstate New York

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle from Southern Utah was a three-time all-conference selection and finished with 18.5 sacks to tie for third all time in school history.

Spencer Larsen
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Position: Fullback
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
College: Arizona
Mission: Chile

The Buccaneers recently re-signed Larsen, who has come and gone several times in the last two months.

He first joined the Buccaneers in July on the third day of the team's training camp. He started the team's preseason opener against Baltimore on September 8 but then did not see action in the next two games due to a minor injury. Larsen was waived on August 26 during Tampa Bay's roster cutdown to 75 players.

Before arriving in Tampa, Larsen spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos (2008-11) and one on injured reserve with the New England Patriots (2012).

Star Lotulelei
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Carolina Panthers
College: Utah

Taken with the 14th overall selection in the 2013 draft, Lotulelei has already impressed observers with his skills on the defensive line. He is considered one of the top rookies in the NFL this year.

Fili Moala
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Position: Defensive end
Team: Indianapolis Colts
College: USC

Moala was picked by Indianapolis in the 2009 draft. In his five-year career he has been a fairly consistent force on the Colts' defensive line.

Tony Moeaki
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Position: Tight end
Team: Kansas City Chiefs (injured reserve)
College: Iowa

Moeaki's NFL career has been riddled with injuries and frustration. The third-round pick in the 2010 draft recently fractured his shoulder. He is currently listed on the Chiefs' injured reserve list and expected to miss a significant amount of time.

When healthy Moeaki was a good contributor to the offense.

Moeaki's sister married former BYU running back Harvey Unga, who is now a part of the Chicago Bears' organization.

Haloti Ngata
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Position: Defensive line
Team: Baltimore Ravens
College: Oregon

The Highland High grad and former Oregon all-American has now won a Super Bowl and been an all-pro five times. Ngata is considered one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL.

Dennis Pitta
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Position: Tight end
Team: Baltimore Ravens
College: BYU
Mission: Dominican Republic

After a breakout season and Super Bowl win last year, Pitta's career took an unexpected turn when he dislocated his hip in the team's first contact practice of training camp last July.

It was originally thought to be a season-ending injury, but team officials have recently said he didn't suffer ligament or cartilage damage, which gives him a chance to come back toward the end of the season, according to ESPN.com.

Pitta was Baltimore's leading receiver in 2012 with 61 catches for 669 yards and seven touchdowns. He had 14 receptions and three touchdowns in the postseason, including a 1-yard touchdown catch in the Super Bowl.

Samson Satele
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Position: Center
Team: Indianapolis Colts
College: Hawaii

Satele was a second round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2007. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders prior to the 2009 season. In March 2012, he signed with the Colts to replace long-time center Jeff Saturday.

Vic So'oto
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Position: Linebacker
Team: Arizona Cardinals
College: BYU

The Arizona Cardinals recently signed So'oto to add depth at linebacker.

So'oto was last with the Washington Redskins before being released in the team's final roster cuts on Aug. 31.

In 12 NFL games, the former undrafted free agent out of BYU has registered seven tackles and one sack.

Along with the Redskins, So'oto has spent time with the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders.

Brad Sorensen
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Position: Quarterback
Team: San Diego Chargers
College: Southern Utah
Mission: Spain

Sorensen rewrote the record books at Southern Utah before he was taken in the seventh round of the draft by the San Diego Chargers. Since then Sorensen has survived the NFL’s final cut and will be the third quarterback behind Philip Rivers and Charlie Whitehurst.

“The guy is a legit talent,” Chargers QB coach Frank Reich told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Tevita Stevens
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Position: Offensive line
Team: Washington Redskins (practice squad)
College: Utah
Mission: Served in New York

Stevens signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent.

Manti Te’o
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Position: Linebacker
Team: San Diego Chargers
College: Notre Dame

Although his NFL career has been delayed by minor injuries, the Chargers are excited to have the former Notre Dame linebacker. He led the Irish to the national championship game and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy during his senior year in South Bend, Ind.

Harvey Unga
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Position: Running back
Team: Chicago Bears (practice squad)
College: BYU

Unga was selected by the Bears in the 2010 supplemental draft. He is beginning his fourth season, but has not appeared in a regular-season game. The 6-foot, 237-pounder was placed on injured reserve in 2010, on the reserve/left team list in 2011, and on the practice squad for most of the 2012 season. Unga will also start this season on the practice squad.

Eric Weddle
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Position: Free safety
Team: San Diego Chargers
College: Utah

Through six seasons, the former Ute and LDS convert has tallied 561 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 16 interceptions and five sacks. His 10 interceptions over the last two seasons are tied for third-most in the NFL, and among his 16 picks, three were returned for touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowl starter in 2011. He led the team with 111 tackles last year and was voted the Chargers’ Most Valuable Player by his teammates while also earning all-pro honors.