Bullfighters and pick-up men are the unsung heroes of the dangerous world of professional rodeo

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Days of '47 Rodeo is about halfway through its run at the arena at the Utah State Fairpark, where it is being staged for the second year.

The cowboys and cowgirls are plenty tough, but they're not the only ones.

Unsung heroes like bullfighters and pick up men play a big role in keeping the rodeo athletes as safe as possible.