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Locals in Detroit: 5 Utah-made football players find home with Lions

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:45pm

The Detroit Lions ended a three-game losing streak Sunday and handed the Philadelphia Eagles their first loss of the season with a 24-23 victory at Ford Field — and with the most former Utah college football players on roster in the NFL.

Rookies get first look in week 4 of locals in the NFL

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:05pm

Rookies record their first tackles as injuries begin to pile up for Utah locals in the NFL.

Montana cruises to 43-20 win over Southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:22pm

Brady Gustafson threw for 415 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, leading the Montana Grizzlies past Southern Utah 43-20.

Welcome to Whoville, where Southern Utah still stands atop Big Sky Conference

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:15am

If Southern Utah wide receiver Mike Sharp needed more motivation to open the final season of his Big Sky career, he got it last week when Portland State coach Bruce Barnum called out his city.

Former Ute Sean Smith shines in Week 3 for locals in the NFL

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:00am

A trio of interceptions and a roster change highlight this week's locals in the NFL.

Doubs pick-6 helps SUU hold on for Big Sky opening win over Portland State

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 9:28pm

Raysean Pringle ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Malik Brown added 174 yards and a score on the ground, and Southern Utah outgunned Portland State 45-31 in the Big Sky opener for both teams in Cedar City.

Dennis Pitta, Eric Weddle bright spots among locals in NFL Week 2

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 2:52pm

In an otherwise forgettable week for Cougar faithful, Ravens' tight end Dennis PItta proved vital in a Baltimore comeback on Sunday against Cleveland, while former Ute Steve Smith reached 10th all-time in career receiving yards.

Williams, defense leads Utah to 24-0 win over Southern Utah

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:42pm

Troy Williams threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns as Utah opened the season with a 24-0 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday evening.

KSL Pick'em: College football week 1 staff selections

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:45am

This week, along with Utah vs. Southern Utah, Utah State vs. Weber State and BYU vs. Arizona, we'll be picking the Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State along with a top 15 ACC/SEC matchup between No. 4 Florida State and No. 11 Ole Miss.

Southern Utah eager for Goliath-sized matchup at Utah

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:36pm

It would be easy for Utah to look past Southern Utah in the home opener Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium, especially with the rivalry game against BYU just a week later. But that would be a mistake.

Southern changes: staying on top with a new look

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:00am

The defending Big Sky champion Thunderbirds underwent many changes from last season, but the focus is on what SUU has this season. 2016 College Football Preview Magazine  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:00am

To preview the upcoming season, we've put together a College Football Preview Magazine, detailing some of the storylines coming into fall camp and the season. Click on the widget below to begin reading the magazine.

Big Sky Media Day: WSU and SUU look to build upon stellar 2015 seasons

Mark Douglas,  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 10:32pm

Big Sky Football Media Day kicked off in Park City to herald the upcoming football season for the Weber State Wildcats and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

NFL Locals: former Aggies Fackrell, Vigil sign rookie contracts

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 12th - 5:43pm

Former Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell signed a rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Thursday, joining former teammate Nick Vigil, who signed with the Bengals on Tuesday.

Where local athletes ended up in the NFL

Josh Furlong and Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:34pm

The 2016 NFL Draft has come to a close and six local football players were drafted to various teams. However, several local athletes also signed a free agency deal following the draft. The following is a where local athletes ended up in the draft or in free agency.

NFL draft picks show joy in myriad ways after big weekend

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:37pm

More than 250 college athletes heard their names called during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft this past weekend. And each one had their own unique response.

2016 NFL Draft Board  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:15pm

The 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday night as college athletes look to make a jump to the highest level of football. Follow along as the first round of the draft kicks off Thursday night.

SUU's Killebrew drafted by Detroit Lions; Sims goes to Titans

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:49pm

Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday by the Detroit Lions. In the fifth round, teammate LeShaun Sims went to the Tennessee Titans.

Southern Utah trio set to make history at NFL Draft

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:46pm

LeShaun Sims is part of a trio of NFL draft prospects from Southern Utah that are likely to feature in this week’s NFL draft in Chicago, which starts Thursday at 6 p.m. MDT and runs through Saturday afternoon.

List of NFL cuts — Utah players

Adam Cichoski  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 10:25pm

Hopefully your favorite player isn't on this list.