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Former BYU Running Backs Shine During Week 8 Of NFL Season

Oct 30, 2022, 9:31 PM | Updated: Nov 6, 2022, 12:13 pm
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Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions runs for a first down against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Ford Field on October 30, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – A pair of former BYU running backs stood out out with their performances in Week 8.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the eighth week of the 2022 NFL season.

 

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Former Utah Utes

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Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (3-5)

The former Utah defensive lineman had five total tackles and three solo tackles in Arizona’s 34-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 6 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (5-3)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-22, on Thursday, October 27.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (5-3)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Baltimore’s Injured Reserve list. The Ravens beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-22, on Thursday, October 27.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (6-1)

The former Utah running back and the Bills beat the Green Bay Packers, 27-17, on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-5)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle and a pass breakup in Chicago’s 49-29 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (3-5)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a leg injury. The Broncos beat the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, 21-17.

Next Game: Bye Week

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (3-5)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos beat the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, 21-17.

Next Game: Bye Week

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1)

The former Utah defensive back had three tackles in Indianapolis’ 17-16 loss to the Washington Commanders.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)

The former Utah linebacker had five tackles and one quarterback hit in Jacksonville’s 21-17 loss to the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium in London.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (2-5)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 24-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (2-5)

The former Utah cornerback and the Raiders suffered a 24-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (3-4)

The former Utah defensive back and the Rams suffered a 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 6 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (3-4)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 6 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (5-3)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Miami’s 31-27 win over the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (3-5)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 24-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (7-0)

The former Utah wide receiver returned three kicks for a total of 67 yards and one punt for five yards in Philadelphia’s 35-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Thursday, November 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (4-4)

The former Utah punter punted three times with an average of 41.0 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 31-14 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: Bye Week

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (5-3)

The former Utah linebacker had six total tackles, four solo tackles, one sack, one pass breakup, and a quarterback hit in Seattle’s 27-13 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 6 at 2:05 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 (5-2)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs had a bye week in Week 8.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, November 6 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (4-4)

The former BYU running back had three receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 37-34 overtime win over the Carolina Panthers. Allgeier also had 14 carries for 39 yards.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (2-6)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 37-34 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (3-5)

The former BYU linebacker had had a team-high 13 total tackles, six solo tackles, one sack, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble in Cleveland’s 32-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, October 31.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (1-6)

The former BYU running back had 10 carries for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 31-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Williams also had three receptions for 23 yards.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (4-3)

The former BYU defensive back and the Chargers had a bye week in Week 8.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (4-3)

The former BYU linebacker and the Chargers had a bye week in Week 8.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (6-1)

The former BYU defensive lineman and the Vikings beat the Arizona Cardinals, 34-26.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (3-5)

The former BYU quarterback had 10 carries for 61 yards in New Orleans’ 24-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Hill was also 1/1 passing for two yards and had one reception for 11 yards.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (3-5)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 24-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (5-3)

The former BYU quarterback was 20/41 passing for 355 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in New York’s 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (4-4)

The former BYU linebacker had 12 total tackles, five solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, and two quarterback hits in San Francisco’s 31-14 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former BYU wide receiver had one reception for four yards and three punt returns for a total of 23 yards in Washington’s 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Arizona Cardinals
  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
  • James Empey – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins
  • Harvey Langi – Linebacker – Denver Broncos

Former Utah State Aggies

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (3-5)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Arizona’s Injured Reserve list. The Cardinals suffered a 34-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 6 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (3-5)

The former Utah State long snapper had one tackle in Chicago’s 49-29 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (4-4)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals suffered a 31-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday, October 31.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (3-5)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Packers suffered a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (3-5)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers suffered a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (3-5)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Packers suffered a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (3-4)

The former Utah State linebacker had five total tackles, four solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 6 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah State lineman and the Commanders beat the Indianapolis Colts, 17-16.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 6 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 (6-1)

The former Weber State defensive back had seven total tackles, six solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Buffalo’s 27-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (3-4)

The former Weber State defensive end and the Rams suffered a 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 6 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (3-5)

The former Weber State receiver had three catches for 38 yards in New Orleans’ 24-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (7-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 35-13.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Thursday, November 3 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (3-5)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 49-29 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers suffered a 35-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: Bye Week

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (4-4)

The former Bingham standout and the Bengals suffered a 31-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday, October 31.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (6-2)

The former Bingham tight end had six receptions for 74 yards in Dallas’ 49-29 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: Bye Week

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (6-2)

The former Brighton wide receiver is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears, 49-29.

Next Game: Bye Week

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (1-6)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions suffered a 31-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)

The former Layton standout and the Chiefs had a bye week in Week 8.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, November 6 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (4-3)

The former Orem defensive back and the Chargers had a bye week in Week 8.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (2-5)

The former Herriman offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 24-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (3-5)

The former Judge Memorial standout had one tackle and a quarterback hit in New Orleans’ 24-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (2-6)

The former East and Snow College running back had six carries for 50 yards in Pittsburgh’s 35-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: Bye Week

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (5-3)

The former Highland defensive lineman had one tackle in Seattle’s 27-13 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 6 at 2:05 p.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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