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Top 15 All-Time Mountain West Players

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Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images.
Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images.

Dominance on the offensive line usually is measured by the success of the entire unit and not just a single player. In 2002, the Utes' offensive line only surrendured five sacks all season, tied for best in the nation. 

Coaches and the media rewarded Gross by naming him a consensus All-American, first-team All-MWC and an Outland Trophy finalist.

The Carolina Panthers selected Gross eighth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft.