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Former BYU Players Find End Zone During Week 1 Of NFL Season

Sep 11, 2022, 9:20 PM | Updated: Sep 12, 2022, 9:15 pm
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Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ford Field on September 11, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple former BYU star reached the end zone during their team’s opening games of the 2022 NFL season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the first week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

The former Utah defensive lineman had two tackles in Arizona’s 44-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

The former Utah defensive back and the Cardinals suffered a 44-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (1-0)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the New York Jets, 24-9.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (1-0)

The former Utah defensive back had 12 total tackles, 10 solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Baltimore’s 24-9 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (1-0)

had six carries for 15 yards and six catches for 21 yards in Buffalo’s 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, September 8. Moss also lost one fumble.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Monday, September 19 at 5:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (1-0)

The former Utah defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and one tackle for loss in Chicago’s 19-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (0-1)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos suffered a 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, September 12.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (0-1)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos suffered a 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, September 12.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (0-0-1)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle as the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans tied, 20-20.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)

The former Utah linebacker had a team-high 11 total tackles and eight solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 28-22 loss to the Washington Commanders.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (0-1)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 24-19 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (0-1)

The former Utah defensive back played 17 snaps on special teams in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (0-1)

The former Utah kicker was 1/1 on field goals and 1/1 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (1-0)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Miami’s 20-7 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (1-0)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 27-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)

The former Utah wide receiver returned two punts for a total of 13 yards in Philadelphia’s 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) on ABC

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (0-1)

The former Utah punter punted the ball four times with an average of 40.3 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (1-0)

The former Utah linebacker had 10 total tackles, eight solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and a quarterback hit in Seattle’s 17-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday, September 12.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Marquise Blair – Safety – Carolina Panthers
  • Mika Tafua – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys
  • Nick Ford – Offensive Lineman – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Cole Fotheringham – Tight End – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Nephi Sewell – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints
  • Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – New York Jets

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 44-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, September 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (0-1)

The former BYU running back was inactive for Atlanta’s 27-26 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (0-1)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (1-0)

The former BYU linebacker had two tackles in Cleveland’s 26-24 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (0-1)

The former BYU running back ran the ball 11 times for 28 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 38-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams also had one catch for two yards.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (1-0)

The former BYU defensive back had three tackles in Los Angeles’ 24-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, September 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (1-0)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles and two solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 24-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, September 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots (0-1)

The former BYU linebacker and the Patriots suffered a 20-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (1-0)

The former BYU quarterback ran the ball four times for 81 yards and touchdown in New Orleans’ 27-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hill also had one catch for two yards.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (1-0)

The former BYU defensive back and the Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 27-26.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (0-1)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (0-1)

The former BYU linebacker had six total tackles and four solo tackles in San Francisco’s 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (1-0)

The former BYU wide receiver was targeted once in Washington’s 28-22 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also returned two kickoffs for a total of 44 yards and two punts for a total of 22 yards.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Atlanta Falcons
  • Chris Wilcox – Cornerback – Indianapolis Colts
  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
  • James Empey – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins

Former Utah State Aggies

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

The former Utah State linebacker had three tackles in Arizona’s 44-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (1-0)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears the San Francisco 49ers, 19-10.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals suffered a 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (0-1)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Packers suffered a 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (0-1)

The former Utah State quarterback was 4/5 passing for 65 yards in Green Bay’s 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (0-1)

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle in Green Bay’s 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (0-1)

The former Utah State linebacker had seven total tackles, five solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (1-0)

The former Utah State lineman is currently on Washington’s Physically Unable to Perform list and did not play in the Commanders’ 28-22 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – Baltimore Ravens
  • Derek Wright – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers
  • Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Seattle Seahawks

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (1-0)

The former Weber State defensive back had nine total tackles, five solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Buffalo’s 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, September 8. Moss also lost one fumble.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Monday, September 19 at 5:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (0-1)

The former Weber State defensive end played seven snaps on defense and seven snaps on special teams in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Detroits Lions, 38-35.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) on ABC

Practice Squad Players

  • Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (1-0)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears the San Francisco 49ers, 19-10.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steeler beat the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime, 23-20.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (0-1)

The former Bingham standout was inactive for Cincinnati’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (0-1)

The former Bingham tight end had a team-high seven catches for 62 yards in Dallas’ 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Bright0n/Stanford) (0-1)

The former Brighton wide receiver had two catches for 12 yards in Dallas’ 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (0-1)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions suffered a 38-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (1-0)

The former Orem defensive back had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 24-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, September 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (0-1)

The former Herriman offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 24-19 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. James was reportedly taken to the hospital following the game.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (1-0)

The former Judge Memorial standout had three total tackles and two solo tackles in New Orleans’ 27-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (Hunter/Oregon State) (1-0)

The former Hunter standout was targeted once in Philadelphia’s 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) on ABC

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (1-0)

The former East and Snow College running back ran the ball three times for seven yards in Pittsburgh’s 23-20 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Warren was also targeted once.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (1-0)

The former Highland defensive lineman had one tackle in Seattle’s 17-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday, September 12.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Porter Gustin – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (Salem Hills/USC)

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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