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Former Utah Utes Make Big Defensive Plays During Week 2

Sep 18, 2022, 9:14 PM | Updated: Sep 19, 2022, 9:20 pm
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Marcus Williams #32 of the Baltimore Ravens picks off a pass intended for Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple former Utah football players made big defensive plays and forced turnovers during the second week of the 2022 NFL season.

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

Former Utah Utes

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

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Arizona’s 29-23 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah quarterback suffered a 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah defensive back had a team-high 10 total tackles, seven solo tackles, two pass breakups, and two interceptions in Baltimore’s 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (2-0)

The former Utah running back had three carries for 17 yards and one target as a receiver in Buffalo’s 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday, September 19.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Bears suffered a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos beat the Houston Texans, 16-9.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos beat the Houston Texans, 16-9.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle and one pass breakup in Indianapolis’ 24-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah linebacker a team-high six total tackles, three solo tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception in Jacksonville’s 24-0 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 25 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (0-2)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 29-23 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (0-2)

The former Utah defensive back and the Raiders suffered a 29-23 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams beat the Atlanta Falcons, 31-27.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah kicker was 1/1 on field goals and 4/4 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 31-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (2-0)

The former Utah defensive back had six tackles in Miami’s 42-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Saints suffered a 20-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)

The former Utah wide receiver returned three punts for a total of 14 yards in Philadelphia’s 24-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, September 19.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah punter punted the ball three times with an average of 44.0 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, September 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former Utah linebacker had 11 total tackles and four solo tackles in Seattle’s 27-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 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 (2-0)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 27-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, September 15.

Next Game: @ Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (0-2)

The former BYU running back had 10 carries for 30 yards in Atlanta’s 31-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Allgeier also recovered a fumble in Atlanta’s loss.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (0-2)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 19-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU linebacker and the Browns suffered a 31-30 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, September 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

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

The former BYU running back had 12 carries for 53 yards and one catch for seven yards in Detroit’s 36-27 win over the Washington Commanders.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU defensive back played 26 snaps on special teams in Los Angeles’ 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, September 15.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 25 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU linebacker had two total tackles, one solo tackle, two pass breakups, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, September 15.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 25 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU quarterback had three carries for 14 yards in New Orleans’ 20-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU defensive back and the Saints suffered a 20-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 31-30 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackle and one solo tackle in San Francisco’s 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, September 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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

The former BYU wide receiver had one catch for six yards in Washington’s 36-27 loss to the Detroit Lions. Milne also returned six kickoffs for 128 total yards and three punts for 33 total yards.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Atlanta Falcons
  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
  • James Empey – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins
  • Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots

Former Utah State Aggies

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

The former Utah State linebacker had five total tackles, three solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Arizona’s 29-23 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State long snapper had one tackle in Chicago’s 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals suffered a 20-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah State defensive back had two tackles in Green Bay’s 27-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 27-10.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle in Green Bay’s 27-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State linebacker had seven total tackles, three solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 31-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State lineman is currently on Washington’s Physically Unable to Perform list and did not play in the Commanders’ 36-27 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 25 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 (2-0)

The former Weber State defensive back had a team-high five total tackles and four solo tackles in Buffalo’s 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday, September 19.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Weber State defensive end and the Rams beat the Atlanta Falcons, 31-27.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7, on Monday, September 19.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

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

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Southern Utah defensive back had one tackle in Pittsburgh’s 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Thursday, September 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (0-2)

The former Bingham standout was inactive for Cincinnati’s 20-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Bingham tight end had two catches for 18 yards in Dallas’ 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Monday, September 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

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

The former Brighton wide receiver and the Cowboys defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-17.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Monday, September 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

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

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions beat the Washington Commanders, 36-27.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Orem defensive back had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, September 15.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 25 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (0-2)

The former Herriman offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 29-23 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Judge Memorial standout had three total tackles, one solo tackle, and a pass breakup in New Orleans’ 20-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (Hunter/Oregon State) (2-0)

The former Hunter standout and the Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7, on Monday, September 19.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former East and Snow College running back had four carries for 15 yards and one catch for no gain in Pittsburgh’s 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Thursday, September 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

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

The former Highland defensive lineman had four tackles in Seattle’s 27-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 25 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

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

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