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Wagner Scores A Long Touchdown, Weddle Honors Utah Teammate’s Son With Cleats

Dec 3, 2018, 10:51 AM | Updated: 10:59 am

Eric Weddle #32 of the Baltimore Ravens breaks up a pass intended for Julio Jones #11 of the Atlant...

Eric Weddle #32 of the Baltimore Ravens breaks up a pass intended for Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner had a terrific game on Sunday, scoring a 98-yard interception return. While that was going on in the West Coast, former Ute great Eric Weddle gave a special shoutout to one of his former teammates after his Ravens won on Sunday.

Here’s how former college stars from Utah performed on the big stage in Week 13 in the NFL:

Former Utes

Brian Allen – Steelers (7-4-1)
Allen played in 19 special teams snaps in Steelers’ heartbreaking 33-30 loss to the Chargers on Sunday Night Football.
NEXT UP: at Raiders (2-10), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

Zane Beadles – Falcons (4-8)
The former Pro Bowler got his first start of the season at right guard and played every snap in the Falcons’ 26-16 loss to the Ravens.
NEXT UP: at Packers (4-7-1), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX

Tony Bergstrom – Redskins (6-5)
Bergstrom is listed as questionable for Monday’s game at Philadelphia.

Garett Bolles – Broncos (6-6)
Bolles got the start and took every snap at left tackle for the Broncos in a 24-10 win over the Bengals.
NEXT UP: at 49ers, Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS

Devontae Booker – Broncos (6-6)
The former Ute running back had one rushing attempt for four yards and made two catches for two yards in the Broncos’ win over Cincinnati.
NEXT UP: at 49ers, Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS

Kylie Fitts – Bears (8-4)
Fitts played in six special teams plays in the Bears’ narrow 30-27 loss to the Giants.
NEXT UP: vs. Rams (11-1), Sunday at 6:05 p.m. on KSL.

Dominique Hatfield – Rams (11-1)
The former Utah defensive back and Los Angeles native played in 24 special teams plays in the Rams’ 30-16 win over the Lions in Detroit.
NEXT UP: at Bears (8-4), Sunday at 6:05 p.m. on KSL.

Star Lotulelei – Bills (4-8)
Lotulelei made two solo tackles in the Bills’ 21-17 loss to the Dolphins.
NEXT UP: vs. Jets (3-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Tim Patrick – Broncos (6-6)
Patrick had zero targets in 21 offensive plays while also playing in 19 special teams snaps in Denver’s 24-10 win over the Bengals.
NEXT UP: at 49ers, Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS

Sam Tevi – Chargers (9-3)
Tevi got the start at the right tackle and played every snap in the Chargers’ dramatic 33-30 win over the Steelers in prime time. On the Chargers’ first touchdown, a deep pass from Philip Rivers to Travis Benjamin, it appeared that Tevi jumped early, but no flag was thrown.
NEXT UP: vs. Bengals (5-7), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

Eric Weddle – Ravens (7-5)
Weddle had two solo tackles and a pass deflection in the Ravens’ 26-16 win over the Falcons. As part of the NFL’s My Cleats My Cause program, Weddle wore special cleats honoring the memory of Hayes Tate, the late son of Weddle’s former Utah teammate, Steve Tate. Weddle even gave Tate a shoutout in his postgame interview before heading home to enjoy another victory bowl of ice cream.
NEXT UP: at Chiefs (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Marcus Williams – Saints (10-2)
Williams made two solo tackles in the Saints’ surprising 13-10 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday.
NEXT UP: at Buccaneers (5-7), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Former Aggies

Maurice Alexander – Seahawks (7-5)
Alexander made two solo tackles in the Seahawks’ 43-16 blowout of the 49ers.
NEXT UP: vs. Vikings (6-5-1) , Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN

Kyler Fackrell – Packers (4-7-1)
Fackrell got his third straight start at outside linebacker and made two assisted tackles in the Packers’ 20-17 upset loss to the Cardinals.
NEXT UP: vs. Falcons (4-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Nevin Lawson – Lions (4-8)
Lawson started at cornerback and tied his season high in tackles with five combined takedowns in the Lions’ loss to the Rams.
NEXT UP: at Cardinals (3-9), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

Tyler Larsen – Panthers (6-6)
Larsen played in 45 offensive snaps on the offensive line in the Panthers’ 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
NEXT UP: at Browns (4-7-1), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Patrick Scales – Bears (8-4)
Scales executed 12 special teams snaps and even made a special teams tackle in the Bears’ loss to the Giants.
NEXT UP: vs. Rams (11-1), Sunday at 6:05 p.m. on KSL.

Nick Vigil – Bengals (5-7)
Vigil made two solo tackles and scooped up a fumble in his first game back from injury since Week 6. The Bengals lost to Denver 24-10.
NEXT UP: at Chargers, Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

Bobby Wagner – Seahawks (7-5)
Wagner had his best game of the season in a 43-16 blowout win over the 49ers. He made 12 combined tackles, including two for a loss as well as a team-record 98-yard interception return for a touchdown. In addition, he also forced and recovered a fumble.
NEXT UP: vs. Vikings (6-5-1) , Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN

Former Cougars

Ziggy Ansah – Lions (4-8)
Ansah made just his second start of the season at defensive end and had a hit on quarterback Jared Goff in the Lions’ loss to the Rams.
NEXT UP: at Cardinals (3-9), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

Michael Davis – Chargers (9-3)
Davis started at cornerback and made one solo tackle and had a pass deflection in the Chargers’ thrilling win over the Steelers.
NEXT UP: vs. Bengals (5-7), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

John Denney – Dolphins (6-6)
Denney made 10 special teams snaps in the Dolphins’ win over the Bills.
NEXT UP: vs. Patriots (9-3), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Taysom Hill – Saints (10-2)
Hill was in on seven offensive plays but didn’t carry or throw the ball once for the Saints. He did however, made two kick returns for 47 yards in the Saints’ loss to the Cowboys on Thursday.
NEXT UP: at Buccaneers (5-7), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Daniel Sorensen – Chiefs (10-2)
The former Cougar safety made two combined tackles, deflected a pass and recovered a fumble in the Chiefs’ 40-33 victory over the Raiders.
NEXT UP: vs. Ravens (7-5), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Kyle Van Noy – Patriots (9-3)
Van Noy started at outside linebacker and made five combined tackles in the Patriots’ 24-10 win over the Vikings.
NEXT UP: at Dolphins (6-6), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Fred Warner – 49ers (2-10)
Warner made eight combined tackles in the 49ers’ blowout loss to the Seahawks.
NEXT UP: vs. Broncos (6-6), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

Jamaal Williams – Packers (4-7-1)
The former Cougar running back was all over the stat sheet in the Packers’ loss to Arizona. Williams had seven rushes for 13 yards, caught four passes for four yards and had three kick returns for a total of 72 yards in the loss to the Cardinals.
NEXT UP: vs. Falcons (4-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Former Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Lions (4-8)
Killebrew had a season high two combined tackles in the Lions’ loss to the Rams.
NEXT UP: at Cardinals (3-9), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on FOX.

LeShaun Sims – Titans (6-6)
In the Titans’ 26-22 win over the Jets, Sims had a season high in solo tackles with two.
NEXT UP: vs. Jaguars (4-8), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

Former Wildcats

Tre’Von Johnson – Chargers (9-3)
Johnson played in 15 special teams snaps in the Chargers’ win over Pittsburgh.
NEXT UP: vs. Bengals (5-7), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on CBS.

Taron Johnson – Bills (4-8)
Johnson made his second career start at cornerback and had two solo tackles in the Bills’ loss to Miami.
NEXT UP: vs. Jets (3-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

 

 

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