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Former Utah QB Alex Smith Leads Washington Football Team To Playoff Berth

Jan 3, 2021, 9:24 PM | Updated: 9:25 pm
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Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team drops back to pass over the defense of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 03, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes and current Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith led his team to a postseason berth with a Week 17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Washington defeated Philadelphia, 20-14.

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

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (8-8)

The former Utah linebacker and the Cardinals fell to the Los Angeles Rams, 18-7.

Next Game:Β None

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (8-8)

The former Utes defensive lineman and the Cardinals fell to the Los Angeles Rams, 18-7.

Next Game:Β None

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback– Baltimore Ravens (11-5)

The former Utah quarterback was 1/1 passing for eight yards and six carries for five yards in Baltimore’s 38-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game:Β @ Tennessee Titans (11-5) on Sunday, January 10 at 11:05 a.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (13-3)

The former Utah running back had three carries for eight yards and one catch for 13 yards during Buffalo’s 56-26 win over the Miami Dolphins

Next Game:Β vs. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)Β on Saturday, January 9 at 11:05 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (8-8)

The former Utes cornerback was inactive for Chicago’s 35-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game:Β @ New Orleans Saints (12-4)Β on Sunday, January 10 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (6-10)

The former Utah defensive end was inactive for Dallas’ 23-19 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game:Β None

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (6-10)

The former Utes linebacker and the Cowboys suffered a 23-19 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game:Β None

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (5-11)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos suffered a 32-31 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game:Β None

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (5-11)

The former Utes receiver had two catches for 46 yards during Denver’s 32-31 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game:Β None

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (5-11)

The former Utes defensive lineman had one tackle during Detroit’s 37-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game:Β None

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (11-5)

The former Utah defensive back had five tackles and one tackle for loss during the Colts’ 28-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game:Β @ Buffalo Bills (13-3) on Saturday, January 9 at 11:05 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devontae Booker – Running Back – Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)

The former Utah running back had five carries for 16 yards during the Raiders’ 32-31 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game:Β None

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-21.

Next Game:Β None

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (10-6)

The former Utes defensive back is out for theΒ season after suffering a broken ankle on Monday Night Football during Week 7 of the season. The Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals, 18-7.

Next Game:Β @ Seattle Seahawks (12-4) on Saturday, January 9 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (10-6)

The former Utes place kicker made three field goals during Los Angeles’ 18-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game:Β @ Seattle Seahawks (12-4) on Saturday, January 9 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (10-6)

The former Utes defensive back had seven total tackles and five solo tackles during Miami’s 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game:Β None

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (12-4)

The former Utes defensive back and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers, 33-7.

Next Game:Β vs. Chicago Bear (8-8) on Sunday, January 10 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (12-4)

The former Utes defensive back was inactive for New Orleans’ 33-7 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game:Β vs. Chicago Bear (8-8) on Sunday, January 10 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – New York Giants (6-10)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 23-19.

Next Game:Β None

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (2-14)

The former Utes defensive back had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and one forced fumble in New York’s 28-14 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game:Β None

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (6-10)

The former Utah punter had five punts with an average of 45.5 yards per kick during San Francisco’s 26-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game:Β None

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (12-4)

The former Utes linebacker had three tackles during Seattle’s 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game:Β vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-6) on Saturday, January 9 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (12-4)

After week two, the former Utah safety wasΒ ruled out for the season with a knee injury by Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. Seattle beat the San Francisco 49ers, 26-23.

Next Game:Β vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-6) on Saturday, January 9 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alex Smith – Quarterback – Washington Football Team (7-9)

The former Utah quarterback was 22/32 passing for 162 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Washington’s 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game:Β vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) on Saturday, January 9 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (7-9)

The former Utes linebacker and Washington defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-14.

Next Game:Β vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) on Saturday, January 9 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (11-5)

The former BYU linebacker had two tackles during Cleveland’s 24-22 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game:Β @ Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) on Sunday, January 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Green Bay Packers (13-3)

The former BYU running back had five carries for 26 yards during Green Bay’s 35-16 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game:Β 

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)

The former BYU defensive back did not play in the Chiefs’ 38-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game:Β 

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)

The former BYU defensive back had three tackles and two pass breakups during the Chargers’ 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game:Β None

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (10-6)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles and two solo tackles during Miami’s 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game:Β None

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (12-4)

The former BYU quarterback had seven carries for 41 yards and a touchdown during New Orleans’ 33-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. He also had one catch for five yards.

Next Game:Β vs. Chicago Bear (8-8) on Sunday, January 10 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New York Jets (2-14)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on Injured Reserve and did not play in New York’s 28-14 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game:Β None

Ezekiel Ansah – Defensive End – San Francisco 49ers (6-10)

On October 5, the former BYU defensive end wasΒ ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn bicep. The Niners fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 26-23.

Next Game:Β None

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (6-10)

The former BYU linebacker had 10 total tackles, eight solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits during San Francisco’s 26-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game:Β None

Former Utah State Aggies

Tyler Larsen – Center – Carolina Panthers (5-11)

The former USU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 33-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game:Β None

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (8-8)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears suffered a 35-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game:Β @ New Orleans Saints (12-4)Β on Sunday, January 10 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (13-3)

The former Utah State quarterback was inactive for Green Bay’s 35-16 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game:Β 

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)

The former Aggie running back had 14 carries for 45 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs’ 38-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He also had seven catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Next Game:Β 

JoJo Natson – Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns (11-5)

After week three, the former Utah State receiver wasΒ ruled out for the season with an injury. The Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-22.

Next Game:Β @ Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) on Sunday, January 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle during the Raiders’ 32-31 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game:Β None

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)

The former Utah State defensive back had nine total tackles and eight solo tackles during the Raiders’ 32-31 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game:Β None

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle during the Chargers’ 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game:Β None

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – New York Giants (6-10)

The former USU linebacker had three tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in New York’s 23-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game:Β None

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (12-4)

The former Utah State linebacker had six total tackles and three solo tackles during Seattle’s 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game:Β vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-6) on Saturday, January 9 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (13-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had six total tackles, three solo tackles, and one pass breakup during Buffalo’s 56-26 win over the Miami Dolphins

Next Game:Β vs. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)Β on Saturday, January 9 at 11:05 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

LeShaun Sims – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1)

The former SUU defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Cincinnati’s 38-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game:Β None

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Detroit Lions (5-11)

The former Thunderbirds star and the Lions suffered a 37-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game:Β None

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1)

The former Timpview star and the Bengals suffered a 38-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game:Β None

Porter Gustin (Salem Hills/USC) – Defensive End – Cleveland Browns (11-5)

The former Salem Hills star had two total tackles and one solo tackle during Cleveland’s 24-22 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game:Β @ Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) on Sunday, January 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (6-10)

The former Bingham star had seven catches for 70 yards in Dallas’ 23-18 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game:Β None

Noah Togiai (Hunter/Oregon State) – Tight End – Indianapolis Colts (11-5)

The former Hunter star was inactive for the Colts’ 28-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game:Β @ Buffalo Bills (13-3) on Saturday, January 9 at 11:05 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders beat the Denver Broncos, 32-31.

Next Game:Β None

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)

The former Orem star had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and one quarterback hit during the Chargers’ 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game:Β None

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (12-4)

The former Judge Memorial star and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers, 33-7.

Next Game:Β vs. Chicago Bear (8-8) on Sunday, January 10 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (12-4)

The former Highland star and the Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 26-23.

Next Game:Β vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-6) on Saturday, January 9 at 2:40 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

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