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Local NFL Players Advance To Divisional Round With Wild Card Wins

Jan 15, 2022, 9:34 PM | Updated: Jan 17, 2022, 9:31 pm
NFL Playoffs - Super Wild Card Weekend...
An overall of the Wild Card logo on the field after the Wild Card game against the Las Vegas Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals on January 15, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah played during Super Wild Card Weekend.

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (11-6)

The former Utah defensive lineman was placed on Injured Reserve prior to Week 7 and missed the remainder of the 2021 season. Arizona suffered a 34-11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Leki Fotu – Defensive Tackle – Arizona Cardinals (11-6)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle and a quarterback hit in Arizona’s 34-11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills (11-6)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in Buffalo’s 47-17 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Divisional Round @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (11-6)

The former Utah running back had one carry for zero yards in Buffalo’s 47-17 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Divisional Round @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Francis Bernard – Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

The former Utah linebacker had one tackle in Dallas’ 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Jackson Barton – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 26-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (12-5)

The former Utah defensive back had five total tackles and four solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Eric Weddle – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (12-5)

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals, 34-11.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (12-5)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 4/4 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (10-7)

The former Utah punter punted the ball four times with an average of 44.8 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 23-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: Divisional Round @ Green Bay Packers on Saturday, January 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Bradlee Anae – Dallas Cowboys (Eliminated from postseason)
  • Jeremiah Poutasi – Las Vegas Raiders (Eliminated from postseason)

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 42-21.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)

The former BYU defensive back had four total tackles and two solo tackles in Kansas City’s 42-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in Kansas City’s 42-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – New England Patriots (10-7)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles and one solo tackle in New England’s 47-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (10-7)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on the Patriots’ Injured/Reserve List. New England suffered a 47-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (10-7)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles and two solo tackles in San Francisco’s 23-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: Divisional Round @ Green Bay Packers on Saturday, January 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Bronson Kaufusi – Green Bay Packers (Next game: Divisional Round vs. San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, January 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX)
  • Matt Bushman – Kansas City Chiefs (Next game: Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS)
  • Troy Warner – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Next game: Divisional Round vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV)

Former Utah State Aggies

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)

The former Utah State defensive back was inactive for Cincinnati’s 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: Divisional Round @ Tennessee Titans on Saturday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (13-4)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers had a first-round bye in the postseason after clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Green Bay Packers on Saturday, January 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (13-4)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Packers had a first-round bye in the postseason after clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Green Bay Packers on Saturday, January 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)

The former Utah State running back was inactive for Kansas City’s 42-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)

The former Utah State defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Las Vegas’ 26-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (11-6)

The former Weber State defensive back had five total tackles and four solo tackles in Buffalo’s 47-17 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Sua Opeta – Offensive Guard – Philadelphia Eagles (9-8)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles suffered a 31-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Practice Squad Players

  • Jonah Williams – Los Angeles Rams (Next game: Divisional Round vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV)

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)

The former Thunderbirds safety had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Pittsburgh’s 42-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Former High School Players

Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview/UCLA) – Offensive Guard – Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)

The former Timpview star is currently on Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list and did not play in the Bengals’ 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: Divisional Round @ Tennessee Titans on Saturday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz (Bingham/Stanford) – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

The former Bingham star had six catches for 80 yards in Dallas’ 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Simi Fehoko (Brighton/Stanford) – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

The former Brighton star was inactive for Dallas’ 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Marcus Kemp (Layton/Hawaii) – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)

The former Layton star had one tackle in Kansas City’s 42-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)

The former Herriman star and the Raiders suffered a 26-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from postseason

Practice Squad Players

  • Noah Togiai (Hunter) – Philadelphia Eagles (Eliminated from postseason)

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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