Top 12 Mormon NFL Players of All Time

#9: Paul Kruger

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Photo from the Deseret News

In high school, Paul Kruger was one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Now he's in the NFL, wreaking havoc from the other side of the ball. A member of Utah's legendary 2004 squad, Kruger made the transition to defense in college and became a force at linebacker. He was drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Baltimore Ravens. It was with the Ravens that Kruger became a household name among NFL fans, with several key plays in late-game scenarios and two critical sacks in Super Bowl XLVII. Kruger and the Ravens won that Super Bowl 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. He later played for the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, and now is currently a free agent.

#8: Danny White

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Photo from The Landry Hat

Current fans of the Dallas Cowboys probably know Danny White as the team's color commentator--but the old-timers will remember all the wins and playoff appearances White led the Cowboys to as their starting quarterback. He had a stellar college career at Arizona State, winning three Fiesta Bowls and being named as an All-American. Following in the tremendous footsteps of the great Roger Staubach, White led his team to several victories in the playoffs and was named to the 1982 Pro Bowl. He followed up his successful professional career by coaching in the Arena Football League, where he led teams to two championships and was named Coach of the Year.

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