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Zach Wilson’s Return Leads Local Player Performances For Week 12

Nov 28, 2021, 9:42 PM
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Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets reacts after defeating the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson scored a touchdown and led the New York Jets to a win during Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the 12th week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Urban Meyer – Head Coach – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)

The former Utah head coach and the Jaguars fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 21-14.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kylie Fitts – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (9-2)

The former Utah defensive lineman was placed on Injured Reserve prior to Week 7 and will miss the rest of the 2021 season. Arizona had a bye week in Week 12.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (9-2)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Cardinals had a bye week in Week 12.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (8-3)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns, 16-10.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills (7-4)

The former Utah defensive lineman is currently on Buffalo’s COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in the Bills’ 31-6 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Monday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (7-4)

The former Utah running back was inactive for Buffalo’s 31-6 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Monday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (4-7)

The former Utes defensive back had six total tackles, five solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Chicago’s 16-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (7-4)

The former Utah linebacker had one tackle in Dallas’ 36-33 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (6-5)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in the Broncos’ 28-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 5 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (6-5)

The former Utah receiver had two catches for 26 yards in Denver’s 28-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 5 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (0-10-1)

The former Utah defensive lineman played 17 snaps on defense and five on special teams in Detroit’s 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (6-6)

The former Utah safety suffered a season-ending injury during the practice before Week 7 and will miss the entire year for the Colts. Indianapolis suffered a 38-31 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Indianapolis Colts (6-6)

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 38-31 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 36-33 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (7-4)

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams suffered a 36-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (7-4)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 2/2 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 36-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (5-7)

The former Utah defensive back had five total tackles, one solo tackle, and a pass breakup in Miami’s 33-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (5-6)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on the Saints’ Reserve/Injured list and did not play in New Orleans’ 31-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (5-6)

The former Utah defensive back had nine total tackles and four solo tackles in New Orleans’ 31-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Devontae Booker – Running Back – New York Giants (4-7)

The former Utes running back had three carries for 10 yards and one catch for 17 yards in New York’s 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (3-8)

The former Utah defensive back had three tackles and a pass breakup in New York’s 21-14 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (6-5)

The former Utah punter punted three times with an average of 61.0 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 34-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Wishnowsky also had one tackle.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (3-7)

The former Utah linebacker and the Seahawks play the Washington Football Team on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (3-7)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured list. The Seahawks play the Washington Football Team on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (4-6)

The former Utah linebacker is currently on Washington’s Reserve/Injured list. Washington hosts the Seattle Seattle on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Bradlee Anae – Dallas Cowboys

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs had a bye week in Week 12.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 5 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens (8-3)

The former BYU running back had one carry for one yard in Baltimore’s 16-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Brady Christensen – Offensive Tackle – Carolina Panthers (5-7)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers lost to the Miami Dolphins, 33-10.

Next Game: Bye Week

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears (4-7)

The former BYU defensive lineman played five snaps on defense and four on special teams in Chicago’s 16-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU linebacker had four total tackles and one solo tackle in Cleveland’s 16-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (0-10-1)

The former BYU running back had 15 carries for 65 yards and five catches for 18 yards in Detroit’s 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)

The former BYU defensive back and the Chiefs had a bye week in Week 12.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 5 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (6-5)

The former BYU defensive back had four total tackles, two solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 28-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – New England Patriots (8-4)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles, one solo tackle, and three pass breakups in New England’s 36-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Buffalo Bills on Monday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (8-4)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on the Patriots’ Injured/Reserve list and did not play in New England’s 36-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Buffalo Bills on Monday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (5-6)

The former BYU quarterback did not play in New Orleans’ 31-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (3-8)

The former BYU quarterback was 14/24 passing for 145 yards and an interception in New York’s 21-14 win over the Houston Texans. He added two carries for three yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (6-5)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles and one solo tackle in San Francisco’s 34-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Football Team (4-6)

The former BYU wide receiver and Washington host the Seattle Seattle on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Tristen Hoge – Cleveland Browns
  • 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 (4-7)

The former Aggie long snapper had one tackle for loss in Chicago’s 16-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Cincinnati’s 41-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (9-3)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams, 36-28.

Next Game: Bye Week

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (9-3)

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle in Green Bay’s 36-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: Bye Week

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Utah State defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Las Vegas’ 36-33 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)

The former Utah State defensive back had six total tackles, three solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Jacksonville’s 21-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (6-5)

The former USU linebacker had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 28-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings (5-6)

The former Utah State linebacker had eight total tackles, four solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Minnesota’s 34-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (3-7)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Seahawks play the Washington Football Team on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Larsen – Center – Washington Football Team (4-6)

The former USU offensive lineman and Washington host the Seattle Seattle on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • JoJo Natson – Cleveland Browns
  • Darwin Thompson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (7-4)

The former Weber State defensive back had four total tackles, one solo tackle, and a tackle for loss in Buffalo’s 31-6 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Monday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Sua Opeta – Offensive Guard – Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles suffered a 13-7 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5-1)

The former Thunderbirds safety and the Steelers suffered a 41-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)

The former Timpview star is currently on Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the Bengals’ 41-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle in Cleveland’s 16-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: Bye Week

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (7-4)

The former Bingham star had three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in Dallas’ 36-33 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Simi Fehoko (Brighton/Stanford) – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (7-4)

The former Brighton star played 13 snaps on special teams in Dallas’ 36-33 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Penei Sewell (Desert Hills/Oregon) – Offensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (0-10-1)

The former Desert Hills star and the Lions suffered a 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jay Tufele (Bingham/USC) – Defensive Tackle – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)

The former Bingham star is currently on Jacksonville’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the Jaguars’ 21-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)

The former Layton star and the Chiefs had a bye week in Week 12.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 5 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (6-5)

The former Orem star was inactive for Los Angeles’ 28-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys in overtime on Thanksgiving Day, 36-33

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 5 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (5-6)

The former Judge Memorial star had one tackle, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in New Orleans’ 31-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (3-7)

The former Highland star and the Seahawks play the Washington Football Team on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

John Ursua (Westlake/Cedar City/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Seattle Seahawks (3-7)

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. The Seahawks play the Washington Football Team on Monday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 5 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Practice Squad Players

  • Noah Togiai (Hunter) – Philadelphia Eagles

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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