The Utes have more than 20 former players on NFL rosters, with Miami boasting five of them. Linebacker Koa Misi, corners R.J. Stanford and Sean Smith, defensive tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Derrick Shelby all made the Dolphins' final roster.
Whittingham was particularly proud that Stanford made a roster as well as former Utah player Matt Asiata, who is with Minnesota.
"He has overcome a lot of setbacks so that is great for him," Whittingham said of Asiata.
|1.||Miss USA video: Miss Utah fumbles pageant answer, goes viral|
|2.||Man arrested in shooting of father-in-law inside Ogden church|
|3.||Miss Utah USA’s botched answer makes her a star|
|4.||Grace Potter overheats hot Red Butte crowd|
|5.||Ogden church shooting victim identified, expected to recover|
|6.||Kirby: Privacy less important when we feel we’re in danger|
|7.||Utah Jazz, Miller family to install high-tech video screens in EnergySolutions Arena|
|8.||Christian missionaries going door to door in Mormon capital|
|9.||Monson: Miss Utah will bounce back big after choking away beauty crown|