The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, and many local athletes are hoping to hear their name called.
Here are the 13 local players that have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1980.
1980 - Marc Wilson
Former BYU quarterback Marc Wilson was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 15th pick in the 1980 draft.
Wilson played for the Raiders until 1987, mostly as Jim Plunkett's backup. He then played two season for the New England Patriots, including a 1-15 in 1990.
1982 - Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon was drafted 5th overall in the 1982 draft by the Chicago Bears.
McMahon won Super Bowl XX with Chicago, and eventually played for seven different teams in his 15-year NFL career. He won a second Super Bowl ring as a backup with the Green Bay Packers.
1984 - Gordon Hudson
Former BYU tight end Gordon Hudson spent two years in the USFL with the L.A. Express before joining the Seattle Seahawks in 1986.
He played 16 games in his only season with Seattle, catching 13 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.
1984 - Steve Young
Drafted as the No. 1 pick in the Supplemental Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Steve Young began his career in the USFL.
Following two season in Tampa Bay, Young spent the rest of his hall of fame career with the San Francisco 49ers, winning three Super Bowl rings and the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX.
1984 - Todd Shell
Todd Shell was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 24th overall pick.
Shell played in 38 games in four-year career with the Niners. He won a Super Bowl title his rookie year in Super Bowl XIX.
1985 - Trevor Matich
After playing on BYU's 1984 National Championship team, Trevor Matich was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 28th overall pick.
Matich played for five different NFL teams (Pats, Lions, Jets, Colts and Redskins) over his 12-year NFL career.
1987 - Jason Buck
Before Jason Buck won a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI, he was drafted with the 17th pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1987.
Buck played for the Bengals for three seasons before moving to Washington, where he played for four more seasons.
1987 - Shawn Knight
BYU defensive end Shawn Knight was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the 11th overall pick in the 1987 draft.
Knight played just three seasons in the NFL playing one season for the Saints, Denver Broncos and Phoenix Cardinals each.
1998 - Kyle Turley
Kyle Turley, who was born in Provo, was drafted 7th overall by the New Orleans Saints.
Turley played for three NFL teams over his nine years in the league.
1999 - John Tait
Drafted 14th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1999, John Tait played 10 years in the NFL.
Tait played five years for the Chiefs before finishing his career with the Chicago Bears. Tait and the Bears made it to one Super Bowl, where they lost to the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
2000 - Rob Morris
Rob Morris was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, 28th overall in the 2000 draft.
Morris played all eight seasons of his career with the Colts, winning a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
2013 - Ziggy Ansah
Ziggy Ansah's football career plays out like a Hollywood movie.
He came to BYU from Ghana, and didn't know how to put on football pads. After an injury on the defensive line for the Cougars, Ansah was thrust on the gridiron where he excelled.
The Detroit Lions drafted Ansah with the No. 5 pick in the 2013 draft. Ansah has started 44 of the 46 games he's played in for the Lions.
In 2015, Ansah was selected to the Pro Bowl.
2017 - Garett Bolles
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Garett Bolles, from Eagle Mountain, a punishing run blocker who entered Snow College in Utah as a D-lineman before switching sides, was drafted with the 20th overall pick by the Denver Broncos.