About Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist for the Deseret News, where he writes for the Mormon Times and a variety of feature sections. He is also the author of "No Excuses, No Regrets: The Eric Weddle Story," set to come out in April 2013.

With a new football season comes a handful of new Mormons in the NFL. Star Lotulelei is with the Carolina Panthers; Ziggy Ansah plays for the Detroit Lions; Manti Te’o and Brad Sorensen are teammates with the San Diego Chargers. … Continue reading»

If Nic Purcell manages to make the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster this fall, it could be one of the greatest underdog, feel-good stories in a long time. Purcell, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound, offensive tackle from Auckland, New Zealand, didn’t set foot on … Continue reading»

Mormon athletes are leaving their sports to serve missions

Since LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson’s historic missionary announcement at the¬†October 2012¬†general conference, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of young men and women applying to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day … Continue reading»

There are five new Mormons in the NFL. Everyone knew the two massive Mormon defensive linemen Ziggy Ansah (BYU) and Star Lotulelei (Utah) would go early in the NFL draft. Ansah went to the Detroit Lions and Lotulelei became a … Continue reading»