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Urban Meyer Earns First Win To Lead Locals In The NFL In Week 6

Oct 17, 2021, 10:09 PM | Updated: 10:13 pm
Urban Meyer - Jacksonville Jaguars...
Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars speaks with Trevor Lawrence #16 during the game against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on October 10, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes and current Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer picked up his first victory in the NFL to lead the locals in the league for Week 6.

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

Former Utah Utes

Urban Meyer – Head Coach – Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)

The former Utah head coach earned his first NFL victory as the Jaguars beat the Miami Dolphins in London, 23-20.

Next Game: Bye Week

Kylie Fitts – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (6-0)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle on special teams during Arizona’s 37-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (6-0)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Cardinals beat the Cleveland Browns, 37-14.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (5-1)

The former Utah quarterback ran the ball three times for 10 yards in Baltimore’s 34-6 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills (4-1)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Bills play at the Tennessee Titans on Monday, October 18 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Next Game: Bye Week

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (4-1)

The former Utah running back and the Bills play at the Tennessee Titans on Monday, October 18 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Next Game: Bye Week

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-3)

The former Utes defensive back had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Chicago’s 24-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (5-1)

The former Utah defensive end was inactive for Dallas’ 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Bye Week

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (5-1)

The former Utah linebacker is currently on the Cowboys’ Reserve/Injured list and did not play in Dallas’ 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos suffered a 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Thursday, October 21 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

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

The former Utah receiver had three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Thursday, October 21 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (0-6)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Detroit’s 34-11 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (2-3)

The former Utah safety had four tackles and one tackle for loss in Indianapolis’ 31-3 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 24 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Indianapolis Colts (2-3)

The former Utah offensive lineman suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason and will miss the entire year for the Colts. Indianapolis beat the Houston Texans, 31-3.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 24 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (4-2)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 34-24 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (5-1)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle on special teams in Los Angeles’ 38-11 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (5-1)

The former Utah kicker was 1/1 on field goals and 5/5 on extra-point kicks in Los Angeles’ 38-11 win over the New York Giants

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (1-5)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and a pass breakup in Miami’s 23-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (3-2)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on the Saints’ Reserve/Injured list. The Saints had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (3-2)

The former Utah defensive back and the Saints had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Devontae Booker – Running Back – New York Giants (1-5)

The former Utes running back ran the ball 12 times for 41 yards during New York’s 38-11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Booker also had four catches for 28 yards.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (1-4)

The former Utah defensive back and the Jets had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (2-3)

The former Utah punter and the Niners had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, October 24 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (2-4)

The former Utah linebacker had two tackles in Seattle’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (2-4)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Seattle’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (2-4)

The former Utah linebacker is currently on Washington’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the WFT’s 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs beat the Washington Football Team, 31-13.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens (5-1)

The former BYU running back was inactive for Baltimore’s 34-6 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 34-28 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears (3-3)

The former BYU defensive lineman did not play in Chicago’s 24-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle in Cleveland’s 37-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Thursday, October 21 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (0-6)

The former BYU running back ran the ball four times for 11 yards in Detroit’s 34-11 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams also had one catch for -2 yards.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in Kansas City’s 31-13 win over the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)

The former BYU defensive back had five total tackles and four solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 34-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: Bye Week

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – New England Patriots (2-4)

The former BYU linebacker had four tackles and a fumble recovery in New England’s 35-29 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (2-4)

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle in New England’s 35-29 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (3-2)

The former BYU quarterback and the Saints had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (1-4)

The former BYU quarterback and the Jets had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (2-3)

The former BYU linebacker and the Niners had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, October 24 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Football Team (2-4)

The former BYU wide receiver was targeted once during Washington’s 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 24 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 (3-3)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears suffered a 24-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (4-2)

The former Utah State defensive back had two tackles in Cincinnati’s 34-11 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (5-1)

The former Utah State quarterback did not play in Green Bay’s 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (4-2)

The former Utah State defensive back had four total tackles and two solo tackles in Las Vegas’ 34-24 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)

The former Utah State defensive back had four total tackles and three solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: Bye Week

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)

The former USU linebacker had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 34-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: Bye Week

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings (3-3)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Vikings beat the Carolina Panthers in overtime, 34-28.

Next Game: Bye Week

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (2-4)

The former Utah State linebacker had 14 total tackles and eight solo tackles in Seattle’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Tyler Larsen – Center – Washington Football Team (2-4)

The former USU offensive lineman and Washington suffered a 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • JoJo Natson – Cleveland Browns

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (4-1)

The former Weber State defensive back and the Bills play at the Tennessee Titans on Monday, October 18 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Next Game: Bye Week

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (5-1)

The former Weber State defensive end had one tackles in Los Angeles’ 38-11 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sua Opeta – Offensive Guard – Philadelphia Eagles (2-4)

The former Weber State offensive lineman is currently on Philadelphia’s Reserve/COVID-19 list and did not play in the Eagles’ 28-22 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, October 14.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)

The former Thunderbirds safety had one tackle in Pittsburgh’s 23-20 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: Bye Week

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (4-2)

The former Timpview star and the Bengals beat the Detroit Lions, 34-11.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (5-1)

The former Bingham star had five catches for 79 yards in Dallas’ 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Bye Week

Simi Fehoko (Brighton/Stanford) – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (5-1)

The former Brighton star was inactive for Dallas’ 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Bye Week

Penei Sewell (Desert Hills/Oregon) – Offensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (0-6)

The former Desert Hills star and the Lions suffered a 34-11 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jay Tufele (Bingham/USC) – Defensive Tackle – Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)

The former Bingham star did not play in Jacksonville’s 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: Bye Week

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)

The former Layton star had two tackles on special teams in Kansas City’s 31-13 win over the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)

The former Orem star had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Los Angeles’ 34-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: Bye Week

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (4-2)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders beat the Denver Broncos, 34-24.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (3-2)

The former Judge Memorial star and the Saints had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (2-4)

The former Hunter star did not play in Philadelphia’s 28-22 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, October 14.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, October 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (2-4)

The former Highland star had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Seattle’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

John Ursua (Westlake/Cedar City/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Seattle Seahawks (2-4)

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 lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, 23-20.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Monday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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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