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Former BYU QB Taysom Hill Tosses Pair Of Touchdowns In Week 14

Dec 13, 2020, 9:31 PM
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Quarterback Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the start of Saints and Philadelphia Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 13, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill threw a pair of touchdown passes during Week 14.

Hill now has four passing touchdowns this season after tossing two against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the 14th week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (7-6)

The former Utah linebacker had a tackle and a forced fumble on special teams during Arizona’s 26-7 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-8-1) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (7-6)

The former Utes defensive lineman had one quarterback hit during Arizona’s 26-7 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-8-1) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (10-3)

The former Utah running back had 13 carries for 43 yards in Buffalo’s 26-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos (5-8) on Saturday, December 19 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (6-7)

The former Utes cornerback had three total tackles during Chicago’s 36-7 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (4-9)

The former Utah defensive end was not active for the Cowboys’ 30-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-8) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (4-9)

The former Utes linebacker had one tackle on special teams during the Cowboys’ 30-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-8) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (5-8)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 32-27.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills (10-3) on Saturday, December 19 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (5-8)

The former Utes receiver had three receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 32-27 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills (10-3) on Saturday, December 19 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (5-8)

The former Utes defensive lineman had two total tackles and a tackle for loss in Detroit’s 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans (9-4) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (9-4)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackles in the Colts’ 44-27 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans (4-9) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devontae Booker – Running Back – Las Vegas Raiders (7-6)

The former Utah running back had four carries for eight yards and three catches for 11 yards in the Raiders’ 44-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Los Angeles Chargers (4-9)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Chargers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 20-17.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (9-4)

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 Rams defeated the New England Patriots, 24-3, on Thursday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-13) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (9-4)

The former Utes place kicker made a 35-yard field goal during the Rams’ 24-3 win over the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-13) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (8-5)

The former Utes defensive back had seven total tackles, six solo tackles, two pass breakups, and one interception in Miami’s 33-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (10-3)

The former Utes defensive back had seven total tackles and five solo tackles in the Saints’ 24-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – New York Giants (5-8)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Giants suffered a 26-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns (9-3) on Sunday, December 20 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (0-13)

The former Utes defensive back had five total tackles, two solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in New York’s 40-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams (9-4) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (5-8)

The former Utah punter had nine punts with an average of 45.7 yards per kick in the 49ers’ 23-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys (4-9) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (9-4)

The former Utes linebacker had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Seattle’s 40-3 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ Washington Football Team (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (9-4)

After week two, the former Utah safety was ruled out for the season with a knee injury by Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. Seattle beat the New York Jets, 40-3.

Next Game: Washington Football Team (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alex Smith – Quarterback – Washington Football Team (9-4)

The former Utah quarterback was 8/19 passing for 57 yards and one interception in Washington’s 23-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Smith did not play in the second half after suffering a leg injury.

Next Game: Washington Football Team (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (9-4)

The former Utes linebacker and Washington beat the San Francisco 49ers, 23-15.

Next Game: Washington Football Team (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (9-3)

The former BYU linebacker and the Browns play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, December 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ New York Giants (5-8) on Sunday, December 20 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Green Bay Packers (10-3)

The former BYU running back had 10 carries for 38 yards and one kickoff return for 20 yards during Green Bay’s 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers (4-9) on Saturday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (12-1)

The former BYU defensive back had seven total tackles and four solo tackles in Kansas City’s 33-27 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints (10-3) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (4-9)

The former BYU defensive back had two pass breakups and an interception in the Chargers’ 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (8-5)

The former BYU linebacker was not active for Miami’s 33-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (10-3)

The former BYU quarterback was 28/38 passing for 291 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints’ 24-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Hill also ran the ball five times for 33 yards.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New York Jets (0-13)

The former BYU linebacker had nine total tackles and three solo tackles in New York’s 40-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams (9-4) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Ezekiel Ansah – Defensive End – San Francisco 49ers (5-8)

On October 5, the former BYU defensive end was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn bicep. The Niners suffered a 23-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys (4-9) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (5-8)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles and four solo tackles in the 49ers’ 23-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys (4-9) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former Utah State Aggies

Tyler Larsen – Center – Carolina Panthers (4-9)

The former USU offensive lineman and the Panthers were defeated 32-27 by the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers (10-3) on Saturday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (6-7)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears beat the Houston Texans, 36-7.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (10-3)

The former Utah State quarterback was not active for Green Bay’s 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers (4-9) on Saturday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs (12-1)

The former Aggie running back and the Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins, 33-27.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints (10-3) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

JoJo Natson – Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns (9-3)

After week three, the former Utah State receiver was ruled out for the season with an injury. The Browns play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, December 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ New York Giants (5-8) on Sunday, December 20 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (7-6)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Raiders suffered a 44-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (7-6)

The former Utah State defensive back had five total tackles and two solo tackles in the Raiders’ 44-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (4-9)

The former Utah State linebacker had four total tackles and a tackle for loss in the Chargers’ 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – New York Giants (5-8)

The former USU linebacker is on the Giants’ Injury Reserve and did not play in the Giants’ 26-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns (9-3) on Sunday, December 20 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (9-4)

The former Utah State linebacker had six total tackles, five solo tackles, one quarterback hit, and a fumble recovery in Seattle’s 40-3 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ Washington Football Team (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (10-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had seven total tackles, four solo tackles, one pass breakup, one interception, and one touchdown in Buffalo’s 26-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos (5-8) on Saturday, December 19 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

LeShaun Sims – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1)

The former SUU defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle during the Bengals’ 30-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) on Monday, December 21 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Detroit Lions (5-8)

The former Thunderbirds star and the Lions suffered a 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans (9-4) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1)

The former Timpview star and the Bengals suffered a 30-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) on Monday, December 21 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Porter Gustin (Salem Hills/USC) – Defensive End – Cleveland Browns (9-3)

The former Salem Hills star is currently on the Browns’ COVID-19/Reserve list. The Browns play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, December 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ New York Giants (5-8) on Sunday, December 20 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (4-9)

The former Bingham star had three catches for 34 yards during the Cowboys’ 30-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-8) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Noah Togiai (Hunter/Oregon State) – Tight End – Indianapolis Colts (9-4)

The former Hunter star is currently on the Colts’ Injury/Reserve List and did not play in the Colts’ 44-27 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans (4-9) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (7-6)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders suffered a 44-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (4-9)

The former Orem star had one tackle on special teams in the Chargers’ 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (10-3)

The former Judge Memorial star and the Saints fell 33-27 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday, December 20 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (9-4)

The former Highland star is currently on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured List. Seattle beat the New York Jets, 40-3.

Next Game: @ Washington Football Team (6-7) on Sunday, December 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT) 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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