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Jamaal Williams With Big Performance In Packers Win Over Texans

Jamaal Williams #30 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Aaron Rodgers #12 after rushing for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU running back Jamaal Williams had a big performance as the starter for the Green Bay Packers in their win over the Houston Texans.

Williams started in place of the injured Aaron Jones on Sunday and racked up 77 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown. He also had 4 catches for 37 yards in the Packers’ 35-20 win over the Houston Texans.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the seventh week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (5-2)

The former Utah linebacker didn’t record any statistics in the Cardinals’ 37-34 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. Although, Fitts made some big plays in the extra period. He pushed Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde out of bounds, among other plays.

Next Game: Bye Week

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (5-2)

The former Utes defensive lineman had 3 tackles in the Cardinals’ 37-34 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: Bye Week

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (5-2)

The former Utah running back had seven carries for 47 yards and three receptions for 25 yards in the Bills’ 18-10 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (5-2)

The former Utes cornerback had two tackles and a pass deflection in the Bears’ 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints (4-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (2-5)

The former Utah defensive end and the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Washington Football Team, 25-3.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (2-5)

The former Utes linebacker and the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Washington Football Team, 25-3.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Garrett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (2-4)

The former Utah offensive lineman started at left tackle in the Broncos’ 43-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (2-4)

The former Utes receiver hauled in three catches for 44 yards in the Broncos’ 43-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (3-3)

The former Utes defensive lineman had two tackles in the Lions’ 23-22 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (4-2)

The former Utah defensive back and the Indianapolis Colts had a bye this week.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions (3-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devontae Booker – Running Back – Las Vegas Raiders (3-3)

The former Utah running back had three carries for 5 yards and two receptions for 9 yards in the Raiders’ 45-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 39-29.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (5-2)

The former Utes defensive back had 5 tackles before being carted off the field with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 24-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins (3-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (3-3)

The former Utes defensive back and the Miami Dolphins had a bye this week.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (4-2)

The former Utes defensive back and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers, 27-24.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (4-2)

The former Utes defensive back had 6 tackles, including three solo takedowns in the Saints’ 27-24 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – New York Giants (1-6)

The former Utah offensive lineman was not active for New York’s 22-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) on Monday, November 2 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (0-7)

The former Utes defensive back and the the Jets fell to the Buffalo Bills, 18-10.

Next Game: at Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (4-3)

The former Utah punter punted the ball once for 45 yards and it landed inside the 20-yard line in the 49ers’ 33-6 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks (5-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (5-1)

The former Utes linebacker had one tackle in the Seahawks’ 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (5-1)

After week two, the former Utah safety was ruled out for the season with a knee injury by Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 37-34 in overtime on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alex Smith – Quarterback – Washington Football Team (2-5)

The former Utah quarterback was active but did not play during Washington’s 25-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (2-5)

The former Utes linebacker and Washington defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 25-3.

Next Game: Bye Week

Nate Orchard – Defensive End – Washington Football Team (2-5)

The former Utes defensive end was not active for Washington’s 25-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: Bye Week

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (5-2)

The former BYU linebacker had three solo tackles in the Browns’ 37-34 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Green Bay Packers (5-1)

The former BYU running back had 19 carries for 77 yards and one touchdown as well as 4 catches for 37 yards in the Packers’ 35-20 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-5) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (6-1)

The former BYU defensive back hauled in his second interception of the season and returned it 50-yards for a touchdown. Sorensen also had 9 tackles and a pass deflection in the Chiefs’ 43-16 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-7) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)

The former BYU defensive back had one solo tackle in the Chargers’ 39-29 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (3-3)

The former BYU linebacker and the Miami Dolphins had a bye this week.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (4-2)

The former BYU quarterback completed a pass for zero yards, ran the ball once for six yards and was targeted once in the Saints’ 27-24 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New York Jets (0-7)

The former BYU linebacker and the Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills, 18-10.

Next Game: at Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Ezekiel Ansah – Defensive End – San Francisco 49ers (4-3)

On October 5, the former BYU defensive end was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn bicep. The 49ers beat the New England Patriots, 33-6.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks (5-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (4-3)

The former BYU linebacker had one interception for 3 yards, 7 tackles and one pass deflection in the 49ers’ 33-6 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks (5-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Utah State Aggies

Tyler Larsen – Center – Carolina Panthers (3-4)

The former USU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 27-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons (1-6) on Thursday, October 29 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (5-2)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Chicago Bears lost to the Los Angeles Rams, 24-10 on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints (4-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (4-1)

The former Utah State quarterback was not active for Green Bay’s 35-20 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-5) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs (6-1)

The former Aggie running back and the Kansas City Chiefs knocked off the Denver Broncos, 43-16.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-7) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

JoJo Natson – Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns (5-2)

After week three, the former Utah State receiver was ruled out for the season with injury. The Browns suffered a 38-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (3-3)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 45-20.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (3-3)

The former Utah State defensive back had 6 tackles and a pass deflection in the Raiders’ 45-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle in the Chargers’ 39-29 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – New York Giants (1-6)

The former USU linebacker had three tackles, one solo tackle and a quarterback hit in the Giants’ 22-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) on Monday, November 2 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (5-1)

The former Utah State linebacker led the team with 11 tackles as the Seahawks lost to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime, 37-34 on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (5-2)

The former Weber State defensive back recorded 2 tackles and a pass deflection in the Bills’ 18-10 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

LeShaun Sims – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1)

The former SUU defensive back had two solo tackles in the Bengals’ 37-34 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans (5-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Detroit Lions (3-3)

The former Thunderbirds star and the Detroit Lions knocked off the Atlanta Falcons, 23-22.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1)

The former Timpview star is currently on the Bengals’ Injured/Reserve List and did not play in Cincinnati’s 37-34 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans (5-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Porter Gustin (Salem Hills/USC) – Defensive End – Cleveland Browns (5-2)

The former Salem Hills star had one assisted tackle in the Browns’ 37-34 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (2-5)

The former Bingham star caught two passes for 22 yards in the Cowboys’ 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) on Sunday, November 1 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Noah Togiai (Hunter/Oregon State) – Tight End – Indianapolis Colts (4-2)

The former Hunter star and the Colts had a bye this week.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions (3-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawai’i) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (6-1)

The former Layton star caught one pass for 11 yards in the Chiefs’ 43-16 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-7) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)

The former Orem star and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 39-29.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos (2-4) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (3-3)

The former Herriman star and the Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 45-20.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (4-2)

The former Judge Memorial star and the New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers, 27-24.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears (5-2) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (5-1)

The former Highland star had one assisted tackle in the Seahawks’ 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-3) on Sunday, November 1 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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