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Eric Weddle | Mormon Footballers

A player for the Chargers, famous Mormon footballer Eric Weddle was given many accolades during his career including Defensive MVP, three times an all-league choice, and also Rookie of the Year during his time at high school. The efforts of this celebrity Mormon footballer helped to lead the Braves to the Baldy League Championship, where his impressive utility helped the team to beat out the competition.

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William Baird | Mormon Footballers

A six year professional NFL player, famous Mormon footballer William Baird, nicknamed ‘Bill’, was picked up for the Jets from the San Francisco college team where he covered various positions such as defensive back. After his career was over, Baird joined the LDS Church in 1976 as a Mormon where his status as a celebrity Mormon football player helped bring exposure to the Church.

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Will Tukuafu | Mormon Footballers

A defensive end for the 49ers, Will Tukuafu is a famous Mormon footballer who came to the Seahawks in 2010, after a career in the amateur leagues in school and university. This celebrity Mormon football player also served an LDS Mission to Jamaica, as part of his duties to the Church.

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Vai Sikahema | Mormon Footballers

Hailing from Tonga, Vai Sikahema served a Mormon mission to South Dakota in the early 80’s and became famous, along with two others, for returning consecutive punts in a single quarter during an NFL match. This celebrity Mormon footballer left the game in 1993, but his career began to take hold as this famous Mormon football player was brought in by NBC as their sports anchorman.

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Ty Detmer | Mormon Footballers

Another prodigy from Brigham Young University, Ty Detmer was a famous Mormon footballer who helped in the great upset of the then defending champions Miami Hurricanes who were defeated by the Cougars at the start of the new season. Earlier, celebrity Mormon footballer Detmer had been a contender for the Heisman Trophy while at the BYU.

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Travis Hall | Mormon Footballers

A ten year veteran of the NFL, famous Mormon footballer Travis Hall began his career with the Falcons as a late draft, which turned out to be a great acquisition for the Atlanta team. After his contract came to an end, this celebrity Mormon footballer was picked up by the 49ers where he would remain until his retirement.

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Tom Holmoe | Mormon Footballers

A fourth round draftee, Tom Holmoe is a famous Mormon footballer who played during the 80’s for the 49ers, in a long career that included three Super Bowl wins and and which sadly ended due to a knee injury going into the 90’s. This celebrity Mormon football player is currently the athletic coordinator for BYU.

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Todd Heap | Mormon Footballers

Todd Heap plays in the tight end position for the Ravens, but his claim to fame as a famous Mormon football player was his record for most 2-point conversions in the 2003 season. This celebrity Mormon footballer was generally considered to be the best Tight End in the NFL for that generation of players.

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Todd Christensen | Mormon Footballers

Currently an announcer on NBC Sports, this famous Mormon footballer won the Super Bowl twice during his NFL career, both times with the Raiders. Four years after Super Bowl XVII, this celebrity Mormon footballer hung up his boots and moved away from the game, taking up his current position as an announcer.

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Stewart Bradley | Mormon Footballers

Stewart Bradley is a celebrity Mormon footballer who embodies the ideal athlete for the game. With the right blend of size, strength, and speed, Bradley is a solid contender for line-ups in the football squads he is drafted for, like the Eagles in 2007 where he came in as a reserve linebacker. This famous Mormon footballer went on to compete for the middle linebacker the following year.

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