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Top 12 Mormon NFL Players of All Time


#5: Eric Weddle

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Eric Weddle has a beard to rival Brett Keisel's and a defensive resume to rival anyone in the league's. Weddle, who converted to the Church in college, was a standout safety at the University of Utah. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft, and he now plays for the Baltimore Ravens. Widely considered to be one of the best safeties in the NFL, Weddle has been named to five Pro Bowls and five All-Pro teams.

#4: Haloti Ngata

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At 6'4" and 345 pounds, it's safe to say Haloti Ngata has struck fear into the heart of every offense he's ever faced. In high school, he was listed as the #2 overall prospect in the nation. He went on to become a consensus All-American at the University of Oregon and was drafted 12th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006. It's only been uphill from there. Ngata has been ranked among the top 10 players in the league and has been named to five Pro Bowls. He led the Ravens to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII, but was traded to the Detroit Lions in 2015. Ngata comes from an athletic family that includes his distant cousin and NBA star, Jabari Parker.

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