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Why Utah’s OL Talent Will Blossom In 2013

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Rugby? Really. It's probably Junior Salt's best sport. The junior played it for his high school team, which was featured in the popular film "Forever Strong." Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images.
Rugby? Really. It's probably Junior Salt's best sport. The junior played it for his high school team, which was featured in the popular film "Forever Strong." Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images.

Salt (6-foot-2, 325 pounds) is transitioning from defensive tackle, where he was expected to play after transferring from Mt. San Antonio. He also missed the 2012 campaign because of a broken foot. Hopefully that won’t dampen his 4.98 40 speed.

Salt was a 2011 first-team All-America Community College Football team offensive guard at Mt. San Antonio and Rivals’ 10th-rated junior college prospect in 2012 as a defensive tackle. He is also a returned Latter-day Saint missionary. But perhaps his greatest notoriety is that he had an acting role in the 2008 rugby-themed film “Forever Strong.” He played rugby for Highland High, where he graduated in 2005.

Whittingham is excited to see Salt in game action.