LOCALS IN THE NFL

Marcus Williams Fills Up Stat Sheet In Thanksgiving Day Win Over Atlanta

Nov 26, 2018, 1:25 PM | Updated: 1:26 pm

Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercede...

Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In prime time, former Utah safety Marcus Williams had a big game on Thanksgiving as he filled up the stat sheet on the defensive side of the ball. He created havoc on the Falcons offense that included a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery.

Former Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner led the Seahawks with 11 tackles and helped the defense shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Here’s how the locals did in week 12 of the NFL season:

Former Utes

Zane Beadles, Atlanta Falcons (4-7)
The former Utah offensive lineman found the field on three special teams plays in the Falcons’ 31-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving.
NEXT UP: vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-5), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Tony Bergstrom, Washington Redskins (6-5)
Bergstrom started and played every snap at right guard in the Redskins’ 31-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
NEXT UP: at Philadelphia Eagles (5-6), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Garett Bolles, Denver Broncos (5-6)
Bolles started at left tackle and played in every offensive snap in the Broncos’ dramatic 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NEXT UP: at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos (5-6)
The former Utah running back hauled in one pass for six yards in Denver’s thrilling 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NEXT UP: at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Dominique Hatfield, Los Angeles Rams (10-1)
Hatfield and the Rams had the week off for their bye week. He played 25 snaps on special teams in their week 11 thrilling win over the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51.
NEXT UP: at Detroit Lions (4-7), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (5-6)
Patrick participated in 8 snaps on offense and 17 on special teams in the Broncos 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NEXT UP: at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Derrick Shelby, Atlanta Falcons (4-7)
The former Ute defensive end played 18 snaps on defense and 5 on special teams as the Falcons lost to the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving 31-17.
NEXT UP: vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-5), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Alex Smith, Washington Redskins (6-5)
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there is optimism about Smith’s return to the football field after his horrific leg injury. Smith also thinks it could end his career. The Redskins lost to the Dallas Cowboys 31-23 on Thanksgiving in their first game without Smith.
NEXT UP: at Philadelphia Eagles (5-6), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Sam Tevi, Los Angeles Chargers (8-3)
Tevi started at right tackle and played in 35 snaps on offense and 7 on special teams. The Chargers knocked off the Arizona Cardinals 45-10.
NEXT UP: at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL.

Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens (6-5)
In the Ravens’ 34-17 win over the Raiders, Weddle made three solo tackles.
NEXT UP: at Atlanta Falcons (4-7), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints (10-1)
Williams had a fantastic game in the Saints 31-17 win over Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving, Willliams made five solo tackles, one sack, a tackle-for-loss while forcing and recovering a fumble.
NEXT UP: at Dallas Cowboys (6-5), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

Star Lotulelei, Buffalo Bills (4-7)
Lotulelei assisted on a tackle-for-loss in the Bills comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21.
NEXT UP: at Miami Dolphins (5-6), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

Kylie Fitts, Chicago Bears (8-3)
Fitts played two snaps on defense and four on special teams in the Bears 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.
NEXT UP: at New York Giants (3-8), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Former Aggies

Maurice Alexander, Seattle Seahawks (6-5)
Alexander found the field for 12 special teams snaps in Seattle’s big 30-27 win over the Carolina Panthers.
NEXT UP: vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-9), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

Kyler Fackrell, Green Bay Packers (4-6-1)
Fackrell recorded two tackles in his start at outside linebacker while playing 55 snaps on defense and 10 on special teams.
NEXT UP: vs. Arizona Cardinals (2-9), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Tyler Larsen, Carolina Panthers (6-5)
Larsen took the field on three special teams plays in the Panthers’ narrow 30-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
NEXT UP: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Nevin Lawson, Detroit Lions (4-7)
Lawson collected four tackles, including two solo take-downs while participating in all 58 defensive snaps and four on special teams. The Lions lost to the Chicago Bears 23-16 on Thanksgiving.
NEXT UP: vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-1), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Patrick Scales, Chicago Bears (8-3)
Scales executed eight special teams snaps in the Bears’ 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day.
NEXT UP: at New York Giants (3-8), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks (6-5)
Wagner had a team-high 11 tackles, including one for a loss and a forced fumble in the Seahawks’ 30-27 win over the Carolina Panthers.
NEXT UP: vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-9), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

Former Cougars

Ziggy Ansah, Detroit Lions (4-7)
Ansah had a sack to go with his three tackles. He also hit the quarterback twice in the Lions’ 23-16 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day.
NEXT UP: vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-1), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Quarterback Chase Daniel #4 of the Chicago Bears is sacked by Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions during an NFL game at Ford Field on November 22, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Kyle Van Noy, New England Patriots (8-3)
Van Noy racked up five tackles, one tackle-for-loss, one pass deflection and a quarterback hit in the Patriots 27-13 win over the New York Jets.
NEXT UP: vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

Michael Davis, Los Angeles Chargers (8-3)
Davis collected four total tackles, including three solo stops in the Chargers’ dominating 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
NEXT UP: at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL.

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (10-1)
Hill was sacked before his only pass attempt but he also had two rushes for 13 yards. He added a kick return for 32 yards in the Saints’ 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving Day. Hill also did something to make a boy’s day on his birthday.
NEXT UP: at Dallas Cowboys (6-5), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

Daniel Sorensen, Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)
Sorensen and the Chiefs had their bye week during week 12. Sorensen had two tackles in the Chiefs heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 11, 54-51

NEXT UP: at Oakland Raiders (2-9), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers (4-6-1)
Williams had just one rush for five yards in the Packers’ Sunday night loss to the Minnesota Vikings 24-17.
NEXT UP: vs. Arizona Cardinals (2-9), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

Former Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew, Detroit Lions (4-7)
Killebrew played in 21 special teams snaps in the Lions’ loss to the Chicago Bears 23-16 on Thanksgiving Day.
NEXT UP: vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-1), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.

LeShaun Sims, Tennessee Titans (5-5)
Sims is available for the Titans in their Monday Night Football clash with the Houston Texans.
NEXT UP: at Texans (7-3), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Former Wildcats

Tre’Von Johnson, Los Angeles Chargers (8-3)
Johnson had three tackles in his second NFL game as the Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 45-10.
NEXT UP: at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL.

 Taron Johnson, Buffalo Bills (4-7)
Johnson collected five tackles, including an assist on a tackle-for-loss. The Bills beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21.
NEXT UP: at Miami Dolphins (5-6), Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on CBS.

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