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Cougars, Utes Make Big Plays During Week 3 Of NFL Season

Sep 25, 2022, 9:33 PM | Updated: Sep 26, 2022, 9:28 pm
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Devin Lloyd #33 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars and Utah Utes made big plays to represent the local players in the NFL during Week 3.

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

Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (1-2)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Arizona’s 20-12 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 2 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the New England Patriots, 37-26.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

The former Utah defensive back had five total tackles, four solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Baltimore’s 37-26 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (2-1)

The former Utah running back had four carries for 46 yards and one reception for six yards in Buffalo’s 21-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (2-1)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Chicago’s 23-20 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (2-1)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers, 11-10.

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

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (2-1)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers, 11-10.

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

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

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle in Indianapolis’ 20-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1)

The former Utah linebacker had seven total tackles, five solo tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception in Jacksonville’s 38-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (0-3)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 24-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 2 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (2-1)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Los Angeles’ 20-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Monday, October 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (2-1)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 2/2 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 20-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Monday, October 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (3-0)

The former Utah defensive back had four tackles in Miami’s 21-19 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (1-2)

The former Utah defensive back and the Saints suffered a 22-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)

The former Utah wide receiver returned five punts for a total of 34 yards in Philadelphia’s 24-8 win over the Washington Commanders.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (1-2)

The former Utah punter punted the ball seven times for an average of 51.7 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. Wishnowsky pinned three punts inside the 20-yard line.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, October 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

The former Utah linebacker had five total tackles and three solo tackles in Seattle’s 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.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 (2-1)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs suffered a 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 2 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (1-2)

The former BYU running back had six carries for 25 yards and one reception for five yards in Atlanta’s 27-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (1-2)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints, 22-14.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 2 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (2-1)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Cleveland’s 29-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, September 22.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (1-2)

The former BYU running back had 20 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 28-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Williams also had two catches for 20 yards.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)

The former BYU defensive back had 10 total tackles and eight solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 38-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles and three solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 38-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (1-2)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New Orleans’ 22-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (1-2)

The former BYU defensive back had two tackles in New Orleans’ 22-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (1-2)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 27-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (1-2)

The former BYU linebacker had seven total tackles, four solo tackles, and a pass breakup in San Francisco’s 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, October 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (1-2)

The former BYU wide receiver had one catch for 12 yards in Washington’s 24-8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Milne also returned one kickoff for 29 yards.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 2 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 (1-2)

The former Utah State linebacker had three tackles in Arizona’s 20-12 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 2 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (2-1)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears beat the Houston Texans, 23-20.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the New York Jets, 27-12.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Thursday, September 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (2-1)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Green Bay’s 14-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, October 2 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (2-1)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 14-12.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, October 2 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (2-1)

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle in Green Bay’s 14-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, October 2 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (2-1)

The former Utah State linebacker had nine total tackles and six solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 20-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Monday, October 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (1-2)

The former Utah State lineman is currently on Washington’s Physically Unable to Perform list and did not play in the Commanders’ 24-8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • 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 (2-1)

The former Weber State defensive back had six total tackles and three solo tackles in Buffalo’s 21-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (2-1)

The former Weber State defensive end and the Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals, 20-12.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Monday, October 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Washington Commanders, 24-8.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Practice Squad Players

  • Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (2-1)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears beat the Houston Texans, 23-20.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)

The former Southern Utah defensive back had one tackle in Pittsburgh’s 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, September 22. Killebrew also partially blocked a punt during the game.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (1-2)

The former Bingham standout was inactive for Cincinnati’s 27-12 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Thursday, September 29 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (2-1)

The former Bingham tight end was inactive for Dallas’ 23-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday, September 26.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (2-1)

The former Brighton wide receiver had one catch for 12 yards in Dallas’ 23-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday, September 26.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (1-2)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions suffered a 28-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (1-2)

The former Orem defensive back and the Chargers suffered a 38-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (0-3)

The former Herriman offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 24-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 2 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (1-2)

The former Judge Memorial standout had two tackles in New Orleans’ 22-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (1-2)

The former East and Snow College running back had four carries for 30 yards and one catch for three yards in Pittsburgh’s 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, September 22.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (1-2)

The former Highland defensive lineman had one tackle in Seattle’s 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Porter Gustin – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (Salem Hills/USC)
  • Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (Hunter/Oregon State)

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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