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Tyler Huntley’s Big Game Leads Local Players In Week 15

Dec 19, 2021, 9:24 PM | Updated: Dec 21, 2021, 8:08 pm
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Quarterback Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes and current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley led the local NFL players with a massive performance in Week 15.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the 15th week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (10-4)

The former Utah defensive lineman was placed on Injured Reserve prior to Week 7 and will miss the rest of the 2021 season. Arizona suffered a 30-12 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (10-4)

The former Utah defensive lineman had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Arizona’s 30-12 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (8-6)

The former Utah quarterback was 28/40 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore’s 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He added 13 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills (8-6)

The former Utah defensive lineman had two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in Buffalo’s 31-14 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (8-6)

The former Utah running back was inactive for Buffalo’s 31-14 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (4-10)

The former Utes defensive back is currently on Chicago’s COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in the Bears’ 17-0 loss to Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

The former Utah linebacker and the Cowboys beat New York Giants, 21-6.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 26 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos (7-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos suffered a 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (7-7)

The former Utah receiver had three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

John Penisini – Defensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (2-11-1)

The former Utah defensive lineman and the Lions beat the Arizona Cardinals, 30-12.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (8-6)

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 New England Patriots 27-17 on Saturday, December 18.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, December 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Sam Tevi – Offensive Tackle – Indianapolis Colts (8-6)

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 New England Patriots 27-17 on Saturday, December 18.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, December 25 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders beat the Cleveland Browns, 16-14 on Monday afternoon.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (10-4)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Los Angeles’ COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in the Rams’ 20-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (10-4)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 2/2 on PATs in the Rams’ 20-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah defensive back had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Miami’s 31-24 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Monday, December 27 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 9-0.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Monday, December 27 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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

The former Utah defensive back had five tackles in New Orleans’ 9-0 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Monday, December 27 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Devontae Booker – Running Back – New York Giants (4-10)

The former Utes running back had eight carries for 74 yards and two catches for eight yards in New York’s 21-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Safety – New York Jets (3-11)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in New York’s 31-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (8-6)

The former Utah punter punted four times with an average of 49.0 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 31-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Thursday, December 23 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

The former Utah linebacker and the Seahawks suffered a 20-10 loss to Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquise Blair – Safety – Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured list. The Seahawks suffered a 20-10 loss to Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team (6-8)

The former Utah linebacker is currently on Washington’s Reserve/Injured list. The Washington Football Team suffered a 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 26 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Practice Squad Players

  • Bradlee Anae – Dallas Cowboys
  • Darrin Paulo – Detroit Lions

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers 34-28 in overtime on Thursday, December 16.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens (8-6)

The former BYU running back and the Ravens suffered a 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Brady Christensen – Offensive Tackle – Carolina Panthers (5-9)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 31-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears (4-10)

The former BYU defensive lineman was inactive for the Bears in their 17-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (7-7)

The former BYU linebacker had six tackles, including four solo and a tackle for loss in the Browns’ 16-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Saturday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (2-11-1)

The former BYU running back is currently on Detroit’s COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in the Lions’ 30-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

The former BYU defensive back had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and two pass breakups in Kansas City’s 34-28 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, December 16.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)

The former BYU defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 34-28 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, December 16.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – New England Patriots (9-5)

The former BYU linebacker had six total tackles and three solo tackles in New England’s 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 18.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (9-5)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on the Patriots’ Injured/Reserve List. New England suffered a 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 18.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU quarterback was 13/27 passing for 154 yards in New Orleans’ 9-0 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hill added 11 carries for 33 yards.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Monday, December 27 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (3-11)

The former BYU quarterback was 13/23 passing for 170 yards in New York’s 31-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Wilson added four carries for 12 yards and a touchdown.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (8-6)

The former BYU linebacker had nine total tackles, six solo tackles, one pass breakup, a quarterback hit, and a fumble recovery in San Francisco’s 31-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Thursday, December 23 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Football Team (6-8)

The former BYU wide receiver had one catch for -2 yards in Washington’s 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 26 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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 (4-10)

The former Aggie long snapper and the Bears lost to the Minnesota Vikings, 17-9 on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the Denver Broncos, 15-10.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

JoJo Natson – Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns (7-7)

The former Utah State wide receiver and the Browns lost the Las Vegas Raiders, 16-14 on Monday afternoon.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Saturday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (11-3)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers beat the Baltimore Ravens, 31-30.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (11-3)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Packers beat the Baltimore Ravens, 31-30.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX/NFL Network

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)

The former Utah State defensive back had a pass deflection in the Raiders’ 16-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday afternoon.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)

The former Utah State defensive back was inactive for Jacksonville’s 30-16 loss to the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)

The former USU linebacker is currently on Los Angeles’ Reserve/Injured list and did no play in the Chargers’ 34-28 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, December 16.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah State linebacker had five tackles, including three solo tackles in the Vikings’ 17-9 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

The former Utah State linebacker had six total tackles, five solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Seattle’s 20-10 loss to Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Center – Washington Football Team (6-8)

The former USU offensive lineman is currently on Washington’s COVID-19/Reserve list. The Washington Football Team suffered a 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 26 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Practice Squad Players

  • Darwin Thompson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (8-6)

The former Weber State defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit in Buffalo’s 31-14 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Washington Football Team 27-17 on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Jonah Williams – Los Angeles Rams

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1)

The former Thunderbirds safety had one tackle in Pittsburgh’s 19-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)

The former Timpview star is currently on Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the Bengals’ 15-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

The former Bingham star had eight receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown in Dallas’ 21-6 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 26 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Simi Fehoko (Brighton/Stanford) – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

The former Brighton star was inactive for Dallas’ 21-6 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday, December 26 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Penei Sewell (Desert Hills/Oregon) – Offensive Tackle – Detroit Lions (2-11-1)

The former Desert Hills star and the Lions beat the Arizona Cardinals, 30-12.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jay Tufele (Bingham/USC) – Defensive Tackle – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)

The former Bingham star was inactive for Jacksonville’s 30-16 loss to the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

The former Layton star played two snaps on offense and 18 snaps on special teams in Kansas City’s 34-28 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, December 16.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)

The former Orem star was inactive for Los Angeles’ 34-28 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, December 16.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders beat the Cleveland Browns 16-14 on Monday afternoon.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 26 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (7-7)

The former Judge Memorial star was inactive for New Orleans’ 9-0 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Monday, December 27 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

The former Highland star is currently on Seattle’s COVID-19/Reserve list and did not play in the Seahawks’ 20-10 loss to Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

John Ursua (Westlake/Cedar City/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

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 suffered a 20-10 loss to Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, December 21.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 26 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Porter Gustin (Salem Hills) – Cleveland Browns
  • 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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