Former Beehive State College Stars Make Big Plays In NFL Week 2

Sep 17, 2018, 4:31 PM | Updated: Sep 18, 2018, 3:16 pm
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill runs during the second half of an NFL football game agai...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP)

The second week of the NFL regular season was full of action, poor kicking and yet another tie. In the middle of the excitement, former stars from colleges in Utah shined for their respective teams. Here’s how those who made a splash on the big stage fared:

Former Utes:

Tim Patrick, Broncos (2-0): First career catch was a big one at the end of the fourth quarter, setting up a game-winning field goal in Denver’s 20-19 win over Oakland.
NEXT UP: at Baltimore, Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Eric Weddle, Ravens (1-1): Made seven tackles, six unassisted and broke up a pass in Baltimore’s 34-23 loss at Cincinnati.
NEXT UP: vs. Denver, Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Alex Smith, Redskins (1-1): Completed 33-of-46 pass, did not throw an interception but also did not throw a touchdown in a loss to Indianapolis.
NEXT UP: vs. Green Bay, Sunday at 11 a.m. on Fox.

Marcus Williams, Saints (1-1): Picked off Browns QB Tyrod Taylor in New Orleans’ close 21-18 win over Cleveland.
NEXT UP: at Atlanta, Sunday at 11 a.m. on Fox.

Former Cougars:

Taysom Hill, Saints (1-1): Showed off some impressive speed and elusiveness in a 47-yard kickoff return in the Saints win over the Browns
NEXT UP: at Atlanta, Sunday at 11 a.m. on Fox.

Fred Warner, 49ers (1-1): Finished his second-straight week with double-digit tackles with 10 in the Niners’ 30-27 victory over the Lions.
NEXT UP: at Kansas City (2-0), at 11 a.m. on Fox.

Jamaal Williams, Packers (1-0-1): Carried the ball 16 times for 59 yards in a dramatic 29-29 tie to the Vikings.
NEXT UP: at Washington (1-1), at 11 a.m. on Fox.

Kyle Van Noy, Patriots (1-1): Although his team lost 31-20 to Jacksonville, he made six tackles and had an interception.
NEXT UP: at Detroit (0-2), at 6:20 p.m. on KSL.

Michael Davis, Chargers (1-1): Forced a fumble on a Buffalo punt return in the Chargers’ 31-20 win.
NEXT UP: at Los Angeles Rams (2-0), at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

Former Aggies:

Nick Vigil, Bengals (2-0): Led his team with nine tackles and broke up a pass in a 34-23 win over Baltimore on Thursday.
NEXT UP: at Carolina (1-1), at 11 a.m. on CBS.

MONDAY NIGHT, Seahawks at Bears:
Former Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner is listed as out with a groin injury for the injury-riddled Seahawks. For the Bears, former Utah defensive lineman Kylie Fitts and former Utah State long snapper Patrick Scales are both on the active roster for Monday’s game. Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.

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