LOCALS IN THE NFL

Multiple Local Players, Coaches Help Teams Reach NFL Playoffs

Jan 9, 2022, 10:40 PM | Updated: Jan 16, 2022, 3:19 pm
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The NFL Championship logo is seen on the field before the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple players and coaches with ties to local high schools or colleges helped their teams reach the postseason following the 2021 NFL regular season.

The regular season ended on Sunday, January 9.

The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs begins on Saturday, January 15.

The Divisional and Conference Championship rounds will be played in the subsequent two weeks after the Wild Card games.

Super Bowl LVI will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13. The game will be televised on KSL TV.

Local Players in the NFL Postseason

NFC

First Round Bye

No. 1 Green Bay Packers – QB Jordan Love (Utah State), LB Tipa Galeai (Utah State), Bronson Kaufusi – Practice Squad (BYU)

Next Game: Divisional Round on Saturday, January 22 or Sunday, January 23

Super Wild Card Weekend

No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Troy Warner – Practice Squad (BYU)

Next Game:@ No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, January 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

No. 3 Dallas Cowboys – LB Francis Bernard (Utah), DE Bradlee Anae – Practice Squad (Utah), TE Dalton Schultz (Bingham High), WR Simi Fehoko (Brighton High)

Next Game: vs. No. 6 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 16 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS, Paramount+, Prime Video, and Nickelodeon

N0. 4 Los Angeles Rams – DB Terrell Burgess (Utah), DB Eric Weddle (Utah), K Matt Gay (Utah), Jonah Williams – Practice Squad (Weber State)

Next Game: vs. No. 5 Arizona Cardinals on Monday, January 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, and ESPN+

No. 5 Arizona Cardinals – LB Kylie Fitts (Utah), DT Leki Fotu (Utah)

Next Game: @ No. 4 Los Angeles Rams on Monday, January 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, and ESPN+

No. 6 San Francisco 49ers – LB Fred Warner (BYU), P Mitch Wishnowsky (Utah)

Next Game: @ No. 3 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, January 16 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS, Paramount+, Prime Video, and Nickelodeon

No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles – OG Sua Opeta (Weber State), Noah Togiai – Practice Squad (Hunter High), AC Brian Johnson (Utah)

Next Game:@ No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

AFC

Super Wild Card Weekend

No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs – HC Andy Reid (BYU), AC Alex Whittingham (Utah), DB Daniel Sorensen (BYU), Zayne Anderson (BYU), WR Marcus Kemp (Layton), TE Matt Bushman – Practice Squad (BYU), Darwin Thompson – Practice Squad (Utah State)

Next Game: vs. No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, January 16 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

No. 3 Buffalo Bills – DT Star Lotulelei (Utah), RB Zack Moss (Utah), DB Taron Johnson (Weber State)

Next Game: vs. No. 6 New England Patriots on Saturday, January 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on CBS and Paramount+

No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals – DB Jalen Davis (Utah State), OG Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview High)

Next Game: vs. No. 5 Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

No. 5 Las Vegas Raiders – OT Jackson Barton (Utah), DB Dallin Leavitt (Utah State), OT Andre James (Herriman High), Jeremiah Poutasi – Practice Squad (Utah)

Next Game: @ No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

No. 6 New England Patriots – LB Kyle Van Noy (BYU), LB Harvey Langi (BYU)

Next Game:@ No. 3 Buffalo Bills on Saturday, January 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on CBS and Paramount+

No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers – DB Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah)

Next Game:@ No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 16 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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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