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Tim Patrick Shines For The Broncos With More Playing Time

Tim Patrick #81 of the Denver Broncos runs after a catch against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah wide receiver Tim Patrick took advantage of his opportunity for more playing time as he led the Broncos in catches and yards.

Taysom Hill added another first to the many that he has had this season as he blocked a punt for the Saints as they improved to 11-2 on the season.


Here’s how former college stars from Utah performed on the big stage in week 14 of the NFL season:

Former Utes

Brian Allen – Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5-1)
Allen played in 13 special teams snaps in Steelers’ heartbreaking 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
NEXT UP: vs. New England Patriots (9-4), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Zane Beadles – Atlanta Falcons (4-9)
The former Pro Bowler got his second start of the season at right guard and played 60 offensive snaps and 4 on special teams in the Falcons’ 34-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
NEXT UP: vs. Arizona Cardinals (3-10), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Tony Bergstrom – Washington Redskins (6-7)
Bergstrom missed the Redskins 40-16 loss to the New York Giants with an ankle injury. He is questionable for their week 15 matchup with the Jaguars.

NEXT UP: at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Garett Bolles – Denver Broncos (6-7)
Bolles got the start and took every snap at left tackle for the Broncos in a 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
NEXT UP: vs. Cleveland Browns (5-7-1), Saturday at 6:20 p.m. on NFL Network.

Devontae Booker – Denver Broncos (6-7)
The former Ute running back had two catches for 11 yards as well as one kick return for 22 yards in the Broncos’ 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
NEXT UP: vs. Cleveland Browns, Saturday at 6:20 p.m. on NFL Network.

Dominique Hatfield – Los Angeles Rams (11-2)
The former Utah defensive back and Los Angeles native played in 16 special teams plays in the Rams’ 15-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday Night Football. He exited the game with an ankle injury and is questionable to play against the Eagles.
NEXT UP: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (6-7), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL.

Star Lotulelei – Buffalo Bills (4-9)
Lotulelei made three tackles including one solo takedown in the Bills’ 27-23 loss to the New York Jets.
NEXT UP: vs. Detroit Lions (5-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos (6-7)
With the season ending injury to top wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, Patrick stepped up and had a career day. He had a team-high seven catches for 85 yards, including an impressive catch as he was going to the ground and a fourth down grab in the Broncos’ 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
NEXT UP: vs. Cleveland Browns (5-7-1), Saturday at 6:20 p.m. on NFL Network.

Sam Tevi – Los Angeles Chargers (10-3)
Tevi got the start at the right tackle and played every snap in the Chargers’ 26-21 win over the Bengals.
NEXT UP: at Kansas City Chiefs (11-2), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

Eric Weddle – Baltimore Ravens (7-6)
Weddle collected five tackles, including one for a loss, one hit on the quarterback and a deflected pass in the Ravens’ 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
NEXT UP: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Marcus Williams – New Orleans Saints (11-2)
Williams made five solo tackles in the Saints’ 28-14 win over the Buccaneers.
NEXT UP: at Carolina Panthers (6-7), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Former Aggies

Maurice Alexander – Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
Alexander is expected to play in the Seahawks’ Monday Night Football clash with the Vikings.
NEXT UP: vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN

Jalen Davis – Miami Dolphins (7-6)
Davis played one special teams snap in the Dolphins’ 34-33 win over the New England Patriots.
NEXT UP:at Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Kyler Fackrell – Green Bay Packers (5-7-1)
Fackrell made his fourth straight start at outside linebacker and had two solo tackles, including one for a loss in the Packers’ 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
NEXT UP: at Chicago Bears (9-4), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Nevin Lawson – Detroit Lions (5-8)
Lawson started at cornerback and collected three solo tackles in the Lions’ win over the Arizona Cardinals 17-3.
NEXT UP: at Buffalo Bills (4-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Tyler Larsen – Carolina Panthers (6-7)
Larsen played in four special teams snaps in the Panthers’ 26-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
NEXT UP: vs. New Orleans Saints (11-2), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Patrick Scales – Chicago Bears (9-4)
Scales executed nine special teams snaps in the Bears’ impressive 15-6 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
NEXT UP: vs. Green Bay Packers (5-7-1), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Nick Vigil – Cincinnati Bengals (5-8)
Vigil made one solo tackle and deflected a pass in his second straight start as the Bengals lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 26-21.
NEXT UP: vs. Oakland Raiders, Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Zach Vigil – Washington Redskins (6-7)
Vigil had one tackle on 32 special team’s snaps in the Redskins’ 40-16 loss to the New York Giants.
NEXT UP: at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
Wagner is expected to start for the Seahawks as they look for their fourth straight win when they face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
NEXT UP: vs. Vikings (6-5-1), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN

Former Cougars

Ziggy Ansah – Detroit Lions (5-8)
Ansah collected one solo tackle in the Lions’ 17-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
NEXT UP: at Buffalo Bills (4-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Michael Davis – Los Angeles Chargers (10-3)
Davis started at cornerback and made five solo tackle in the Chargers’ 26-21 win over the Bengals.
NEXT UP: at Kansas City Chiefs (11-2), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

John Denney – Miami Dolphins (7-6)
Denney made 10 special teams snaps in the Dolphins’ crazy 34-33 win over the New England Patriots.
NEXT UP: at Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints (11-2)
Hill made a critical block on a punt that set the Saints up for a touchdown in the third quarter in their 28-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
NEXT UP: at Carolina Panthers (6-7), Monday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.


Daniel Sorensen – Kansas City Chiefs (11-2)
The former Cougar safety had one solo and two assisted tackles in the Chiefs’ 27-24 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
NEXT UP: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (10-3), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

Kyle Van Noy – New England Patriots (9-4)
Van Noy started at outside linebacker and made seven combined tackles, including four solo takedowns and a quarterback hit in the Patriots’ heartbreaking 34-33 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
NEXT UP: at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5-1), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Fred Warner – San Francisco 49ers (3-10)
Warner made three solo tackles in the 49ers’ 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos.
NEXT UP: vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-5), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on FOX.

Jamaal Williams – Green Bay Packers (5-7-1)
The former Cougar running back had four carries for 17 yards and was targeted once by Aaron Rodgers in the Packers’ 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
NEXT UP: at Chicago Bears (9-4), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Former Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Detroit Lions (5-8)
Killebrew played in 19 special teams snaps in the Lions’ 17-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
NEXT UP: at Buffalo Bills (4-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

LeShaun Sims – Tennessee Titans (7-6)
In the Titans’ 30-9 win over the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football, Sims had one solo tackle.
NEXT UP: at New York Giants (5-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Former Wildcats

Tre’Von Johnson – Los Angeles Chargers (10-3)
Johnson played in 14 special teams snaps in the Chargers’ 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
NEXT UP: at Kansas City Chiefs (11-2), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX.

Taron Johnson – Buffalo Bills (4-9)
Johnson is expected to miss an extended period of time as he heals from shoulder surgery.
NEXT UP: vs. Detroit Lions (5-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

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