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1957 Utah Utes football
Skyline champion
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1957 record6–4 (5–1 Skyline)
Head coachJack Curtice (8th season)
Home stadiumUte Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →

Template:1957 Skyline Conference football standings The 1957 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1957 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Salt Lake City at Ute Stadium.

Led by eighth-year head coach Jack Curtice, who believed in a wide-open offense,[1] the Utes were 6–4 overall and were champions of the Skyline Conference (Skyline), with a 5–1 record. They were led on the field by transfer quarterback Lee Grosscup, who finished tenth in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy as a junior and was a second-team AP and UPI All-American.

A notable player was sophomore safety (& halfback) Larry Wilson, a future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After the season, Curtice left for Stanford University in the Pacific Coast Conference and was succeeded by Ray Nagel, the backfield coach at UCLA.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21MontanaW 32–13
September 28at Colorado*L 24–30
October 5vs. Idaho*L 6–21
October 12BYU
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (rivalry)
W 27–0
October 19at DenverL 7–12
October 26Wyoming
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 23–15
November 3Colorado Statedagger
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 55–0
November 9at No. 8 Army*L 33–39
November 16Air Force*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 34–0
November 28Utah State
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (rivalry)
W 21–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[3][4]

PersonnelEdit

After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

Utah had three players selected in the 1958 NFL Draft.[5]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Merrill Douglas Fullback 6 65 Chicago Bears
Everett Jones Guard 21 247 Pittsburgh Steelers
Larry Fields Back 23 275 San Francisco 49ers

ReferencesEdit

Template:Skyline Conference (1938–1962) football champions

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