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Others who were considered
Jamal Anderson Junior-college transfer led team in rushing in 1993, had five 100-yard games and went on to All-Pro career with Atlanta Falcons.
Luther Ellis The three-time All-WAC selection earned consensus All-America honors as a senior and holds Utah's tackles for loss record (29).
Steve Smith Smith twice led Utah in receiving and as a standout return specialist earned all-league honors. The Carolina Panthers' speedster holds the school record for yards per catch (20.55)