By Joe Jenkins
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.