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Zach Wilson Scores Three TDs To Lead Local Performances In Week 13

Dec 5, 2021, 9:25 PM | Updated: Dec 12, 2021, 11:49 am
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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws during the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 5, 2021 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson found the end zone multiple times to lead the local players in the NFL for Week 13 of the season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the 13th week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Urban Meyer – Head Coach – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)

The former Utah head coach and the Jaguars suffered a 37-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kylie Fitts – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (10-2)

The former Utah defensive lineman was placed on Injured Reserve prior to Week 7 and will miss the rest of the 2021 season. Arizona beat the Chicago Bears, 33-22.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, December 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT)

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (10-2)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Bears, 33-22.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, December 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT)

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (8-4)

The former Utah quarterback didn’t play in Baltimore’s 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills (7-5)

The former Utah defensive lineman is currently on Buffalo’s COVID-19/Reserve list. The Bills suffered a 14-10 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (7-5)

The former Utah running back had eight carries for 21 yards and two catches for 12 yards in Buffalo’s 14-10 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (4-8)

The former Utes defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Chicago’s 33-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 12 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (8-4)

The former Utah linebacker had one tackle in Dallas’ 27-17 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2.

Next Game: @ Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Exempt list and did not play in the Broncos’ 22-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah receiver had one reception for nine yards in Denver’s 22-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah defensive lineman was inactive for Detroit’s 29-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (7-6)

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 beat the Houston Texans, 31-0.

Next Game: Bye Week

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Indianapolis Colts (7-6)

The former Utah offensive lineman suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason and will miss the entire year for the Colts. Indianapolis beat the Houston Texans, 31-0.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 17-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (8-4)

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 37-7.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Monday, December 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT)

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (8-4)

The former Utah kicker was 3/3 on field goals and 4/4 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 37-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Monday, December 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT)

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (6-7)

The former Utah defensive back had seven total tackles and five solo tackles in Miami’s 20-9 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: Bye Week

Chase Hansen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (5-7)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on the Saints’ Reserve/Injured list and did not play in New Orleans’ 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – New Orleans Saints (5-7)

The former Utah defensive back had three tackles and a pass breakup in New Orleans’ 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devontae Booker – Running Back – New York Giants (4-8)

The former Utes running back had six carries for 36 yards in New York’s 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (3-9)

The former Utah defensive back had five total tackles and one solo tackle in New York’s 33-18 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah punter punted three times with an average of 45.7 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 30-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (4-7)

The former Utah linebacker and the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers, 30-23.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (4-7)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured list. Seattle beat the San Francisco 49ers, 30-23.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah linebacker is currently on Washington’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the Washington Football Team’s 17-15 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Bradlee Anae – Dallas Cowboys

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 22-9.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens (8-4)

The former BYU running back was inactive for Baltimore’s 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers had a bye week during Week 13.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears (4-8)

The former BYU defensive lineman had three tackles in Chicago’s 33-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 12 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former BYU linebacker and the Browns had a bye week during Week 13.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU running back had 17 carries for 71 yards and one catch for nine yards in Detroit’s 29-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)

The former BYU defensive back had two tackles, one pass breakup, one interception, and a touchdown in Kansas City’s 22-9 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (7-5)

The former BYU defensive back had two tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception in Los Angeles’ 41-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – New England Patriots (9-4)

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle, one pass breakup, and a quarterback hit in New England’s 14-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday, December 6.

Next Game: Bye Week

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (9-4)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on the Patriots’ Injured/Reserve List. The Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills, 14-10 on Monday, December 6.

Next Game: Bye Week

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints (5-7)

The former BYU quarterback started at quarterback for the first time this season. Hill finished the game 19/41 passing for 264 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in New Orleans’ 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2. He also ran the ball 11 times for 101 yards.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (3-9)

The former BYU quarterback was 23/38 passing for 226 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in New York’s 33-18 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU linebacker was inactive for San Francisco’s 30-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU wide receiver was inactive for Washington’s 17-15 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.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 (4-8)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears suffered a 33-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 12 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals suffered a 41-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers had a bye week during Week 13.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 12 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah State linebacker and the Packers had a bye week during Week 13.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 12 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah State defensive back and the Raiders suffered a 17-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)

The former Utah State defensive back had seven tackles in Jacksonville’s 37-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (7-5)

The former USU linebacker had one tackle and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 41-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings (5-7)

The former Utah State linebacker had 15 total tackles, nine solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in Minnesota’s 29-27 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, December 9 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (4-7)

The former Utah State linebacker had nine total tackles, six solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Seattle’s 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former USU offensive lineman did not play in Washington’s 17-15 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.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 (7-5)

The former Weber State defensive back had one tackle in Buffalo’s 14-10 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Sua Opeta – Offensive Guard – Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the New York Jets, 33-18.

Next Game: Bye Week

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1)

The former Thunderbirds safety had one tackle in Pittsburgh’s 20-19 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, December 9 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)

The former Timpview star is currently on Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the Bengals’ 41-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Salem Hills star and the Browns had a bye week during Week 13.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (8-4)

The former Bingham star had five catches for 43 yards in Dallas’ 27-17 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2.

Next Game: @ Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko (Brighton/Stanford) – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (8-4)

The former Brighton star played three snaps on offense and 13 snaps on special teams in Dallas’ 27-17 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2.

Next Game: @ Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Desert Hills star and the Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings, 29-27.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jay Tufele (Bingham/USC) – Defensive Tackle – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)

The former Bingham star had one tackle in Jacksonville’s 37-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)

The former Layton star had one tackle in Kansas City’s 22-9 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (7-5)

The former Orem star was inactive for Los Angeles’ 41-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 12 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Herriman star and the Raiders suffered a 17-15 loss to the Washington Football Team.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Judge Memorial star and the Saints suffered a 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, December 2.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (4-7)

The former Highland star had one tackle in Seattle’s 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

John Ursua (Westlake/Cedar City/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Seattle Seahawks (4-7)

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. Seattle beat the San Francisco 49ers, 30-23.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Noah Togiai (Hunter) – Philadelphia Eagles

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