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Local NFL Players Reach Super Bowl LVI With AFC, NFC Title Game Wins

Jan 30, 2022, 8:06 PM | Updated: 8:10 pm
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Eric Weddle #20 of the Los Angeles Rams. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah played during the AFC and NFC Championship games of the NFL Playoffs.

Former Utah Utes

Alex Whittingham – Defensive Quality Control Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)

The former Utah linebacker and the Chiefs suffered a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVI vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah defensive back had nine total tackles, four solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Los Angeles’ 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVI vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

 

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

The former Utah kicker was 2/3 on field goals and 2/2 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVI vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah punter punted five times with an average of 37.6 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

Former BYU Cougars

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

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs suffered a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

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

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in Kansas City’s 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

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

The former BYU defensive back and the Chiefs suffered a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

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

The former BYU linebacker had 10 total tackles, seven solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in San Francisco’s 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

Practice Squad Players

  • Matt Bushman – Kansas City Chiefs (Eliminated from the postseason)

Former Utah State Aggies

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

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime, 27-24.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVI vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

 

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Practice Squad Players

  • Darwin Thompson – Kansas City Chiefs (Eliminated from the postseason)

Former Weber State Wildcats

Practice Squad Players

  • Jonah Williams – Los Angeles Rams (Next game: Super Bowl LVI vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV)

Former High School Players

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

The former Layton star and the Chiefs suffered a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: None – eliminated from the postseason

Practice Squad Players

  • Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview) – Cincinnati Bengals (Next game: Super Bowl LVI vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, February 13 at 4:30 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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