Merlin Olsen, Football player
The Hall of Fame defensive tackle and member of the Los Angeles
Rams' Fearsome Foursome was selected second in the 1962 draft, by
L.A., and was named to a record 14 consecutive Pro Bowls. He won
the Outland Trophy while at Utah State in his hometown, Logan.
Jim McMahon, Football player
The irreverent quarterback from Roy set 70 NCAA records for
passing and total offense at BYU from 1978 to '81 and led the
1985 Chicago Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He had lived in
New Jersey and California before moving to Utah at age 16.
Cael Sanderson, Wrestler
In 2002 the 197-pound Heber City native became the first college
wrestler to complete four undefeated seasons, with a 159-0 record
at Iowa State. The NCAA's outstanding wrestler four years in a
row, he won a silver medal at the 2003 world championships.
Natalie Williams, Two-sport athlete
The first woman to be named an All-America in both basketball and
volleyball in the same season, Williams was born in California
and starred at UCLA, but she attended Taylorsville High in Salt
Lake City. She is now a three-time All-WNBA forward with the
Gene Fullmer, Boxer
The middleweight won the world title in 1957 with a decision over
Sugar Ray Robinson, prompting his hometown, West Jordan, to
briefly call itself Fullmerville. Four months later Robinson
flattened Fullmer with what Ring magazine named boxing's greatest
Mac Speedie, Football player
The Salt Lake City native wore leg braces as a child due to a
bone deficiency but went on to become a six-time All-Pro receiver
for the Cleveland Browns, from 1946 to '52. He set a Rocky
Mountain Conference record in the 220-yard low hurdles while at
the University of Utah.