Star Lotulelei drafted 14th by Carolina

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The standout DT joins a growing list of former Utah football players in the NFL.

Star Lotulelei has been drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 14th pick in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He'll join former Utes Steve Smith and Jordan Gross in Charlotte.

Lotulelei's draft position took a hit a bit lately after the news of a potential heart problem a couple months ago. Though he's been fully cleared, the news certainly scared off some GMs as they evaluated the risk of taking him with a high draft pick.

Still, Lotulelei was selected in the first round, a pretty great accomplishment for any player, and maybe he'll play with a bit of a chip on his shoulder - especially since he went behind BYU's Ziggy Ansah.

Congratulations to Star on an amazing collegiate career and what I fully expect to be a fantastic professional one as well.

He's earned it.

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