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Former Weber State Wildcats Shine During Week 6 Of NFL Season

Oct 16, 2022, 9:24 PM | Updated: Oct 17, 2022, 9:39 pm
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Rashid Shaheed #89 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter at Caesars Superdome on October 16, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple former Weber State football players recorded big games for their professional teams during Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season.

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

Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (2-4)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Arizona’s 19-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (3-3)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens suffered a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (3-3)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Baltimore’s Injured Reserve list. The Ravens suffered a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (5-1)

The former Utah running back was inactive for Buffalo’s 24-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (2-4)

The former Utah defensive back had three total tackles, two solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Chicago’s 12-7 loss to the Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Monday, October 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ESPN2.

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (2-4)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a leg injury. The Broncos suffered a 19-16 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 16.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 23 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (2-4)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos suffered a 19-16 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 16.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 23 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (3-2-1)

The former Utah defensive back and the Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 34-27.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4)

The former Utah linebacker had seven total tackles and five solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 34-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (1-4)

The former Utah offensive lineman had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 23 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (1-4)

The former Utah cornerback had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 23 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (3-3)

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.

Next Game: Bye Week

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (3-3)

The former Utah kicker was 1/1 on field goals and 3/3 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former Utah defensive back had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Miami’s 24-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 23 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (2-4)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 30-26 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill also had five carries for 39 yards.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (6-0)

The former Utah wide receiver returned one punt for 14 yards in Philadelphia’s 26-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: Bye Week

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (3-3)

The former Utah punter punted three times with an average of 52.7 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 28-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (3-3)

The former Utah linebacker had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Seattle’s 19-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Marquise Blair – Safety – Carolina Panthers
  • Mika Tafua – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys
  • 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 (4-2)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs suffered a 24-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (3-3)

The former BYU running back had 15 carries for 51 yards in Atlanta’s 28-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (1-5)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (2-4)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles, four solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Cleveland’s 38-15 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (1-4)

The former BYU running back and the Lions had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)

The former BYU defensive back had two total tackles, one solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 19-16 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Monday, October 17.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)

The former BYU linebacker had two tackles and one tackle for loss in Los Angeles’ 19-16 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Monday, October 17.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (5-1)

The former BYU defensive lineman was inactive for Minnesota’s 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: Bye Week

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (2-4)

The former BYU quarterback was 2/4 passing for 16 yards in New Orleans’ 30-26 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill also had five carries for 39 yards.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (2-4)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 30-26 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill also had five carries for 39 yards.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (4-2)

The former BYU quarterback was 10/18 passing for 110 yards in New York’s 27-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. Wilson also had five carries for one yard.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 23 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (3-3)

The former BYU linebacker had 10 total tackles and eight solo tackles in San Francisco’s 28-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (2-4)

The former BYU wide receiver had one catch for five yards in Washington’s 12-7 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday, October 13. Milne also returned three punts for a total of 35 yards.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Arizona Cardinals
  • 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 (2-4)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Injured Reserve and didn’t play in Arizona’s 19-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (2-4)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears suffered a 12-7 loss to the Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Monday, October 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ESPN2.

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (3-3)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the New Orleans Saints, 30-26.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (3-3)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Green Bay’s 27-10 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (3-3)

The former Utah State quarterback was 2/4 passing for eight yards in Green Bay’s 27-10 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (3-3)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Packers suffered a 27-10 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (3-3)

The former Utah State linebacker had seven total tackles and four solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (2-4)

The former Utah State lineman and the Commanders beat the Chicago Bears, 12-7, on Thursday, October 13.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 23 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 (5-1)

The former Weber State defensive back had six total tackles, four solo tackles, one pass breakup, and a game-sealing interception in Buffalo’s 24-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (3-3)

The former Weber State defensive end had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (2-4)

The former Weber State receiver had one carry for 44 yards in New Orleans’ 30-26 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill also had five carries for 39 yards.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (6-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys, 26-17.

Next Game: Bye Week

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (2-4)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 12-7 loss to the Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Monday, October 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ESPN2.

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4)

The former Southern Utah defensive back had one tackle in Pittsburgh’s 20-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 23 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (3-3)

The former Bingham standout had six total tackles, three solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Cincinnati’s 30-26 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (4-2)

The former Bingham tight end was inactive for Dallas’ 26-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (4-2)

The former Brighton wide receiver is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. Dallas suffered a 26-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (1-4)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (4-2)

The former Orem defensive back had two tackles in Los Angeles’ 19-16 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Monday, October 17.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (1-4)

The former Herriman offensive lineman had a bye week in Week 6.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, October 23 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (2-4)

The former Judge Memorial standout had one tackle, one sack, one tackle for loss, and quarterback hit in New Orleans’ 30-26 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill also had five carries for 39 yards.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (2-4)

The former East and Snow College running back had two carries for two yards in Pittsburgh’s 20-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 23 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (3-3)

The former Highland defensive lineman had three total tackles, two solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit in Seattle’s 19-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, October 23 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (Layton/Hawaii)
  • 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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