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Multiple Former BYU Players Score Touchdowns During Week 3 Of NFL Season

Sep 26, 2021, 9:48 PM | Updated: Sep 29, 2021, 4:57 pm
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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints tries to leap past Kyle Van Noy #53 of the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Multiple former BYU Cougars scored touchdowns during Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.

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

Former Utah Utes

Urban Meyer – Head Coach – Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3)

The former Utah head coach and the Jaguars suffered a 31-19 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 30 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Kylie Fitts – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (3-0)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Cardinals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-19.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (3-0)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Cardinals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-19.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

The former Utah quarterback did not play in Baltimore’s 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills (2-1)

The former Utah defensive lineman had three total tackles, two solo tackles, and one sack in Buffalo’s 43-21 win over the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (2-1)

The former Utah running back ran the ball 13 carries for 60 yards in Buffalo’s 43-21 win over the Washington Football Team. Moss added three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (1-2)

The former Utes defensive back had three tackles in Chicago’s 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

The former Utah defensive end is currently on Dallas’ COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in Dallas’ 41-21 win over Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

The former Utah linebacker is currently on the Cowboys’ Reserve/Injured list. The Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 41-21.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (3-0)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos beat the New York Jets, 26-0.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (3-0)

The former Utah receiver had five catches for 98 yards in Denver’s 26-0 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (0-3)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Detroit’s 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (0-3)

The former Utah safety had a team-high 11 tackles in Indianapolis’ 25-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Indianapolis Colts (0-3)

The former Utah offensive lineman suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason and will miss the entire year for the Colts. Indianapolis suffered a 25-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (3-0)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders beat the Miami Dolphins in overtime, 31-28.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (3-0)

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 34-24.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (3-0)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 4/4 on extra point kicks during Los Angeles’ 34-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (1-2)

The former Utah defensive back had five total tackles, two solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in Miami’s 31-28 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Chase Hansen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (2-1)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on the Saints’ Reserve/Injured list and did not play in New Orleans’ 28-13 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (2-1)

The former Utah defensive back had two tackles in New Orleans’ 28-13 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Devontae Booker – Running Back – New York Giants (0-3)

The former Utes running back was inactive for New York’s 17-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (0-3)

The former Utah defensive back had three total tackles in New York’s 26-0 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (2-1)

The former Utah punter punted the ball four times with an average of 53.3 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 30-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

The former Utah linebacker had five total tackles, three solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in Seattle’s 30-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Seattle’s 30-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (1-2)

The former Utah linebacker and the Washington Football Team suffered a 43-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Darrin Paulo – Detroit Lions

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (1-2)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs suffered a 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

The former BYU running back ran the ball five times for 22 yards in Baltimore’s 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Brady Christensen – Offensive Tackle – Carolina Panthers (3-0)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers beat the Houston Texans on Thursday, September 23, 24-9.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears (1-2)

The former BYU defensive lineman had five total tackles and three solo tackles in Chicago’s 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (2-1)

The former BYU linebacker was inactive for Cleveland’s 26-6 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (0-3)

The former BYU running back ran the ball 12 times for 42 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Williams also had two catches for 25 yards.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (1-2)

The former BYU defensive back had a team-high seven total tackles, five solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Kansas City’s 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (2-1)

The former BYU defensive back had three total tackles, two solo tackles, and two fumble recoveries in Los Angeles’ 30-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – New England Patriots (1-2)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles and two solo tackles in New England’s 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 3 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (1-2)

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle in New England’s 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 3 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (2-1)

The former BYU quarterback ran the ball six times for 32 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 28-13 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (0-3)

The former BYU quarterback was 19/35 passing for 160 yards and two interceptions in New York’s 26-0 loss to the Denver Broncos. He also had one carry for two yards. Wilson was sacked five times.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (2-1)

The former BYU linebacker had eight total tackles and five solo tackles in San Francisco’s 30-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Football Team (1-2)

The former BYU wide receiver and the Washington Football Team suffered a 43-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Bronson Kaufusi – Green Bay Packers
  • Chris Wilcox – Indianapolis Colts
  • Zayne Anderson – Kansas City Chiefs
  • Matt Bushman – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Troy Warner – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Utah State Aggies

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (1-2)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears suffered a 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (2-1)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-10.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, September 30 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (2-1)

The former Utah State quarterback did not play in Green Bay’s 30-28 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (3-0)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Raiders beat the Miami Dolphins in overtime, 31-28.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (3-0)

The former Utah State defensive back is currently on the Reserve/Suspended list by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and did not play in Las Vegas’ 31-28 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (2-1)

The former USU linebacker had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 30-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings (1-2)

The former Utah State linebacker had eight total tackles and four solo tackles in Minnesota’s 30-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

The former Utah State linebacker had 10 total tackles, four solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in Seattle’s 30-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Center – Washington Football Team (1-2)

The former USU offensive lineman and the Washington Football Team suffered a 43-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • JoJo Natson – Cleveland Browns

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (2-1)

The former Weber State defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Buffalo’s 43-21 win over the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (3-0)

The former Weber State defensive end and the Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 34-24.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Sua Opeta – Philadelphia Eagles

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)

The former Thunderbirds safety and the Steelers suffered a 24-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

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

The former Timpview star and the Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-10.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, September 30 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

The former Bingham star had six catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns in Dallas’ 41-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko (Brighton/Stanford) – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

The former Brighton star played four snaps on offense and seven snaps on special teams in Dallas’ 41-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Penei Sewell (Desert Hills/Oregon) – Offensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (0-3)

The former Desert Hills star and the Lions suffered a 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jay Tufele (Bingham/USC) – Defensive Tackle – Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3)

The former Bingham star was inactive for Jacksonville’s 31-19 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 30 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (1-2)

The former Layton star had one tackle on special teams during Kansas City’s 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (2-1)

The former Orem star had seven total tackles, seven solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Los Angeles’ 30-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (3-0)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders beat the Miami Dolphins in overtime, 31-28.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (2-1)

The former Judge Memorial star had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and one quarterback hit in New Orleans’ 28-13 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

The former Highland star had four total tackles in Seattle’s 30-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

John Ursua (Westlake/Cedar City/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

The former Westlake and Cedar City star suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason and will miss the entire year for the Seahawks. Seattle suffered a 30-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 3 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Porter Gustin (Salem Hills) – Cleveland Browns

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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