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Former Weber State Star Taron Johnson Ties NFL Postseason Record In Divisional Round Win

Jan 16, 2021, 9:29 PM | Updated: Jan 17, 2021, 8:05 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current Green Bay running back Jamaal Williams helped the Packers run past the Los Angeles Rams and into the NFC Championship game.

Williams and the Packers defeated the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round, 32-18.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Former Utah Utes

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback– Baltimore Ravens (12-6)

The former Utah quarterback entered the game late in the third quarter when Lamar Jackson entered concussion protocol. Huntley completed 6 of his 13 pass attempts for 60 yards and ran three times for 32 yards in the Ravens’ 17-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: None

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (15-3)

The former Utah running back did not play in the AFC Divisional Round after getting placed on the Injured Reserve with an ankle injury that he suffered in the AFC Wild Card game. The Bills beat the Baltimore Ravens, 17-3.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 24 at 4:40 p.m (MDT) on CBS

Brian Allen – Cornerback – Cleveland Browns (12-6)

The former Utah defensive back and the Browns suffered a 22-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: None

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (11-7)

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 suffered a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: None

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (11-7)

The former Utes place kicker made a 37-yard field goal in Los Angeles’ 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: None

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (13-5)

The former Utes defensive back and the Saints suffered a 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: None

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (13-5)

The former Utes defensive back had five total tackles and four solo tackles in the Saints’ 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: None

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (12-6)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles and three solo tackles in the Browns’ 22-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: None

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Green Bay Packers (14-3)

The former BYU running back had 12 carries for 65 yards in Green Bay’s 32-18 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 24 at 1:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (15-2)

The former BYU defensive back had six total tackles, four solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in the Chiefs’ 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 24 at 4:40 p.m (MDT) on CBS

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (13-5)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for the NFC Divisional Round because of a knee injury. The Saints suffered a 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: None

Former Utah State Aggies

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (14-3)

The former Utah State quarterback was inactive for Green Bay’s 32-18 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 24 at 1:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs (15-2)

The former Aggie running back and the Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns, 22-17.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 24 at 4:40 p.m (MDT) on CBS

JoJo Natson – Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns (12-6)

After week three, the former Utah State receiver was ruled out for the season with an injury. The Browns lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 22-17.

Next Game: None

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (14-3)

The former Weber State defensive back returned an interception 101-yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter of Buffalo’s 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Johnson finished the game with six total tackles, six solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, one interception, and a touchdown.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 24 at 4:40 p.m (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Porter Gustin (Salem Hills/USC) – Defensive End – Cleveland Browns (12-6)

The former Salem Hills star had one tackle in the Browns’ 22-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: None

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (13-5)

The former Judge Memorial star and the Saints suffered a 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: None

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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