Josh Ferrin, Deseret News

Teams in the NFL were forced to cut their rosters to 53 recently. What Utah players made the cut? Here's a list of all the athletes who played football at a Utah college or high school. The list is in no particular order.

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Steve Smith
Bob Leverone, AP

Team: Carolina Panthers

Position: Wide Receiver

College: Utah

Drafted in the third round of the draft in 2001, Smith has gone five Pro Bowls and is a three-time All-Pro receiver. In 2011, Smith became the 35th player in league history to catch 10,000 yards.

He's also the Panthers all-time leader in touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards.

Matt Asiata
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: Running Back

College: Utah

Junior College: Snow College

High school: Hunter

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

Brett Keisel
Don Wright, AP

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: Defensive End

College: BYU

Junior College: Snow College

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.

Zane Beadles
Ed Andrieski, AP

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: Offensive guard

College: Utah

High school: Hillcrest

Drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft, Beadles was considered one of the best offensive linemen available.

Haloti Ngata
John Russell, AP

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive Tackle

College: Oregon

High school: Highland

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.

John Beck
Evan Vucci, AP

Team: Houston Texans

Position: Quarterback

College: BYU

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.

Tony Bergstrom
Paul Sakuma, AP

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: Offensive Tackle

College: Utah

High school: Skyline

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.

Stewart Bradley
Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: Linebacker

College: Nebraska

High school: Highland

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.

Brandon Burton
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: Cornerback

College: Utah

In 2011, Burton was considered one of the best cornerbacks in the draft. He was taken in the fifth round by the Vikings.

Jarrett Bush
Andy Manis, AP

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Cornerback

College: Utah State

He signed with the Panthers in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. After his rookie year, he signed with the Packers. In the Super Bowl against the Steelers in 2011, he intercepted a pass thrown by Ben Roethlisberger.

John Chick
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: Defensive End

College: Utah State

Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2006, Chick now plays for the Jaguars. He got his first sack against the Bengals when he took down Andy Dalton.

Austin Collie
David J. Phillip, AP

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Wide Receiver

College: BYU

Collie was taken in the fourth round of the draft by the Colts. He caught 60 passes in his rookie season and had 676 receiving yards.

John Denney
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Long Snapper

College: BYU

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.

Ray Feinga
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Offensive Line

College: BYU

Feinga was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 2009. He currently plays with the Dolphins. He has also played with the Chargers.

Jordan Gross
Jeffrey D Allred, Deseret News

Team: Carolina Panthers

Position: Offensive Tackle

College: Utah

Gross was the eighth overall pick in the 2003 draft. He's played for the Panthers his entire NFL career and has gone to two pro bowls.

Stanley Havili
Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Running Back

College: USC

High school: Cottonwood

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

Robert Johnson
Tennessee Titans

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Safety

College: Utah

Johnson was taken in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Titans, where he still plays safety.

Maake Kemoeatu
CHUCK BURTON, AP

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Defensive Tackle

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.

Paul Kruger
Larry French, Getty Images

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Linebacker

College: Utah

High school: Timpanogos

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

Curtis Marsh
Jennifer Meyers, AP

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Corner Back

College: Utah State

He was drafted by the Eagles in the third round in 2011. His father played three seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver.

Brice McCain
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Team: Houston Texans

Position: Corner Back

College: Utah

McCain was the 188th overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Texans. He still plays for the team.

Pat McQuistan
Matt Slocum, AP

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: Offensive Line

College: Weber State

Pat was went to the Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2006 draft. He played for the Cowboys for three seasons but has also played with the Dolphins and the Saints. He recently signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Paul McQuistan
Ted S. Warren, AP

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Offensive Guard

College: Weber State

He was taken in the third round by the Raiders in the 2006 NFL Draft. He has since played for the Jaguars, Browns and now the Seahawks.

Koa Misi
Ed Reinke, AP

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Linebacker

College: Utah

Misi was considered to be one of the top linebackers in the 2010 draft. In his second game in the NFL, he recovered a Brett Favre fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

He was drafted in the second round by the Dolphins.

Stephen Paea
Nam Y. Huh, AP

Team: Chicago Bears

Position: Defensive Tackle

College: Oregon State

Junior College: Snow College

High school: Timpview

Paea was the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFl Draft by the Chicago Bears. In his first NFL game, he sacked Vikings' quarterback Donovan McNabb in the end zone for a safety.

Donald Penn
Chris O'Meara, AP

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Offensive Tackle

College: Utah State

Penn is currently the starting left tackle for the Bucs. He signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He went to the 2011 Pro Bowl as a replacement for Green Bay's Chad Clifton.

Dennis Pitta
Patrick Semansky, AP

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Tight End

College: BYU

Pitta was the 114th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Pitta had 40 catches for just over 400 yards and three touchdowns in 2011.

Sione Pouha
Bill Kostroun, AP

Team: New York Jets

Position: Defensive Tackle

College: Utah

High school: East

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

David Reed
David J. Phillip, AP

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: Wide Receivers

College: Utah

Reed was taken by the Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He scored his first NFL touchdown on a 103-yard kickoff return against the Houston Texans in 2010. He was named the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Week.

Dallas Reynolds
Michael Perez, AP

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Offensive Guard

College: BYU

High school: Timpview

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

Caleb Schlauderaff
Bill Kostroun, AP

Team: New York Jets

Position: Offensive Guard

College: Utah

Schlauderaff was the taken by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was later traded to the New York Jets.

Derrick Shelby
Jim Urquhart, AP

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Defensive End

College: Utah

Shelby wasn't drafted in 2012, but later signed with the Miami Dolphins.

Vic So’oto
Jim Prisching, AP

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Linebacker

College: BYU

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Packers in 2011. He made his debut in the NFL on special teams in week four of the 2011 season.

Alex Smith
David J. Phillip, AP

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Quarterback

College: Utah

Smith was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft by the 49ers. He has been a starter off-and-on for the team. He is currently the team's starting quarterback and played in the NFC Championship game in 2011.

Michael Smith
Braden Wolfe, AP

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Running Back

College: Utah State

After his collegiate career at USU, Smith was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. Smith signed a four-year contract with the team.

Sean Smith
NELL REDMOND, AP

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Cornerback

College: Utah

After being drafted in the second round by the Dolphins in 2009, Smith signed a four-year contract with the team, where he currently still plays.

Paul Soliai
Tony Gutierrez, AP

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Defensive End

College: Utah

Soliai was taken in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Dolphins in 2007. He was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster to replace Baltimore's Haloti Ngata.

RJ Stanford
Douglas C. Pizac, AP

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: Cornerback

College: Utah

Stanford was drafted by the Carolina Panthers but now plays for the Miami Dolphins.

Stevenson Sylvester
DON WRIGHT, AP

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: Linebacker

College: Utah

Sylvester was taken by the Steelers in the fifth round of the draft in 2010. He still plays linebacker in Pittsburgh.

Tim Toone
Alan Diaz, AP

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: Wide Receiver

College: Weber State

Toone was the final pick of the NFL Draft in 2010 by the Detroit Lions. He has played on the practice squads for the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos and now the Atlanta Falcons.

Will Tukuafu

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: Defensive Tackle

College: Oregon

High school: East

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

Robert Turbin
Ed Zurga, AP

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Running back

College: Utah State

While at USU, Turbin broke school records for most touchdowns in a career among others. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round.

Bobby Wagner
Charlie Riedel, AP

Team: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Linebacker

College: Utah State

Wagner holds the record for career tackles at USU. He was taken as the 47th pick in the second round of the Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Eric Weddle
Michael Conroy, AP

Team: San Diego Chargers

Position: 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.

Sealver Siliga
Jack Dempsey, AP

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: Defensive Tackle

College: Utah

High School: Copper Hills

After going undrafted in 2011, Siliga signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He was released weeks later. Shortly thereafter, he signed with the Denver Broncos, where he currently still plays.

Where are they?
Keith Srakocic, AP