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Former BYU QB Taysom Hill Runs For Pair Of Touchdowns In Second Straight Game

Nov 29, 2020, 9:30 PM | Updated: Dec 2, 2020, 4:15 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill ran for a pair of rushing touchdowns for the second straight week.

Hill led the Saints to a win over the Denver Broncos with two touchdowns in the first half. During Week 11, the former BYU quarterback had two rushing touchdowns in a win.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the 12th week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (6-5)

The former Utah linebacker had one tackle in Arizona’s 20-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams (7-4) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (6-5)

The former Utes defensive lineman is currently on Arizona’s Reserve/Injured List and did not play in the Cardinals’ 20-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams (7-4) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (8-3)

The former Utah running back had nine carries for 59 yards and two catches for nine yards in Buffalo’s 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers (5-6) on Monday, December 7 at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (5-6)

The former Utes cornerback had four total tackles, one solo tackle, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Chicago’s 41-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (3-8)

The former Utah defensive end was not active for Dallas’ 41-16 loss to the Washington Football on Thanksgiving.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens (6-4) on Monday, December 7 at 3 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (3-8)

The former Utes linebacker played 18 snaps on special teams during Dallas’ 41-16 loss to the Washington Football on Thanksgiving.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens (6-4) on Monday, December 7 at 3 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (4-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos fell 31-3 to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs (10-1) on Sunday, December 6 at 6:20 p.m. MST on KSL TV

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (4-7)

The former Utes receiver was targeted twice in Denver’s 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs (10-1) on Sunday, December 6 at 6:20 p.m. MST on KSL TV

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (4-7)

The former Utes defensive lineman had one tackle in Detroit’s 41-25 loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears (5-6) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (7-4)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Indianapolis’ 45-26 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans (7-4) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Devontae Booker – Running Back – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Utah running back had five carries for six yards and one reception for -1 yards in Las Vegas’ 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ New York Jets (0-11) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Los Angeles Chargers (3-8)

The former Utah offensive lineman suffered a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (5-6) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (7-4)

The former Utes defensive back is out for the season after suffering a broken ankle on Monday Night Football during Week 7 of the season. The Ram suffered a 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals (6-5) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (7-4)

The former Utes place kicker made two field goals and two extra points in the Rams’ 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals (6-5) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (7-4)

The former Utes defensive back had three tackles in Miami’s 20-3 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Chase Hansen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (9-2)

The former Utes defensive back and the Saints beat the Denver Broncos, 31-3.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (9-2)

The former Utes defensive back had one tackle in the Saints’ 31-3 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – New York Giants (4-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-17.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks (7-3) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (0-11)

The former Utes defensive back had two tackles and a forced fumble in New York’s 20-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (5-6)

The former Utah punter had seven punts with an average of 51.0 yards per kick in the Niners’ 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills (8-3) on Monday, December 7 at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (7-3)

The former Utes linebacker and the Seattle Seahawks will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (7-3)

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 will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Alex Smith – Quarterback – Washington Football Team (4-7)

The former Utah quarterback was 19/26 passing for 149 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Washington’s 41-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He also had three rushes for one yard.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (4-7)

The former Utes linebacker was not active for Washington’s 41-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He also had three rushes for one yard.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (8-3)

The former BYU linebacker did not play in Cleveland’s 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars after he was added to the Browns’ Reserve/COVID-19 List prior to Week 12.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans (8-3) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Green Bay Packers (8-3)

The former BYU running back had 17 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (10-1)

The former BYU defensive back had seven solo tackles and three solo tackles in Kansas City’s 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 6:20 p.m. MST on KSL TV

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (3-8)

The former BYU defensive back had four total tackles, two solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Los Angeles’ 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (5-6) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (7-4)

The former BYU linebacker five total tackles, two solo tackles, 0.5 sacks, and a quarterback hit in Miami’s 20-3 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (9-2)

The former BYU quarterback was 9/16 passing for 78 yards and one interception in the Saints’ 31-3 win over the Denver Broncos. Hill added 10 carries for 44 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New York Jets (0-11)

The former BYU linebacker had eight total tackles, three solo tackles, and a fumble recovery in New York’s 20-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Ezekiel Ansah – Defensive End – San Francisco 49ers (5-6)

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 Rams, 23-20.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills (8-3) on Monday, December 7 at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (5-6)

The former BYU linebacker had six total tackles, four solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in San Francisco’s 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills (8-3) on Monday, December 7 at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN

Former Utah State Aggies

Tyler Larsen – Center – Carolina Panthers (4-8)

The former USU offensive lineman and the Panthers fell 28-27 to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: Bye Week

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (5-6)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears suffered a 41-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (8-3)

The former Utah State quarterback was inactive for the Packers’ 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs (10-1)

The former Aggie running back and the Chiefs beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-24.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 6:20 p.m. MST on KSL TV

JoJo Natson – Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns (8-3)

After week three, the former Utah State receiver was ruled out for the season with an injury. The Browns beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-25.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans (8-3) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle on special teams in Las Vegas’ 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ New York Jets (0-11) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Utah State defensive back had three tackles in Las Vegas’ 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ New York Jets (0-11) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (3-8)

The former Utah State had eight total tackles, six solo tackles, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble in Los Angeles’ 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (5-6) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – New York Giants (4-7)

The former USU linebacker had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and a quarterback hit in New York’s 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks (7-3) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (7-3)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Seattle Seahawks will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (8-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had six total tackles, three solo tackles, two pass breakups, and two quarterback hits in Buffalo’s 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers (5-6) on Monday, December 7 at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

LeShaun Sims – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1)

The former SUU defensive back had four tackles in the Bengals’ 19-17 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins (7-4) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Detroit Lions (4-7)

The former Thunderbirds star played 26 snaps on special teams in Detroit’s 41-25 loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears (5-6) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1)

The former Timpview star is currently on the Bengals’ Injured/Reserve List. The Bengals suffered a 19-17 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins (7-4) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Porter Gustin (Salem Hills/USC) – Defensive End – Cleveland Browns (8-3)

The former Salem Hills star and the Browns had a 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans (8-3) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (3-8)

The former Bingham star had five catches for 24 yards in Dallas’ 41-16 loss to the Washington Football on Thanksgiving.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens (6-4) on Monday, December 7 at 3 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Noah Togiai (Hunter/Oregon State) – Tight End – Indianapolis Colts (7-4)

The former Hunter star was not active for Indianapolis’ 45-26 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans (7-4) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (3-8)

The former Orem star and the Chargers suffered a 27-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (5-6) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders suffered a 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ New York Jets (0-11) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (9-2)

The former Judge Memorial star and the Saints beat the Denver Broncos, 31-3.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (7-3)

The former Highland star is currently on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured List. The Seahawks will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants (4-7) on Sunday, December 6 at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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