Football Players, and athletes of all sports really, take pride in where they’re from. Whether it’s the state, city or area code – you always notice players wanting to rep their home area.
Fans tend to do the same thing. It’s always more fun to pull for a player when they’re from your home state (or even your hometown), especially when that player also happens to be playing on your favorite team.
With all that in mind, we went through NFL.com and pulled the home states (or, in a few cases, countries) of every player on the 53-man active rosters for each team.
We found 18 players from the state of Utah
Here are all 18 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.
|Kaden Elliss||Salt Lake City||Utah||Atlanta Falcons|
|Brady Christensen||Bountiful||Utah||Carolina Panthers|
|Braxton Jones||Murray||Utah||Chicago Bears|
|Jay Tufele||Salt Lake City||Utah||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Siaki Ika||Salt Lake City||Utah||Cleveland Browns|
|Dalton Schultz||Sandy||Utah||Houston Texans|
|Zayne Anderson||Stansbury Park||Utah||Green Bay Packers|
|Julian Blackmon||Layton||Utah||Indianapolis Colts|
|Blake Freeland||Herriman||Utah||Indianapolis Colts|
|Matt Gay||Orem||Utah||Indianapolis Colts|
|Puka Nacua||Provo||Utah||Los Angeles Rams|
|Jaren Hall||Spanish Fork||Utah||Minnesota Vikings|
|Khyiris Tonga||West Valley City||Utah||Minnesota Vikings|
|Andre James||Herriman||Utah||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Sua Opeta||Bountiful||Utah||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Zach Wilson||Draper||Utah||New York Jets|
|Cody Barton||Salt Lake City||Utah||Washington Commanders|
|Dax Milne||South Jordan||Utah||Washington Commanders|
Hall of Fame Players from Utah
In addition to the current players from Utah we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame:
|Steve Young||Salt Lake City||2005|