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Former BYU, Utah, USU Players Make Big Plays During Week 9 Of NFL Season

Nov 6, 2022, 10:11 PM | Updated: Nov 7, 2022, 9:49 pm
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Dax Milne #15 of the Washington Commanders warms up prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedExField on November 06, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU, Utah, and Utah State players made impactful plays during Week 9 of the season.

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

 

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Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (3-6)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Arizona’s 31-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints, 27-13, on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: Bye Week

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Baltimore’s Injured Reserve list. The Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints, 27-13, on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: Bye Week

Marquise Blair – Safety – Carolina Panthers (2-7)

The former Utah defensive back and the Panthers suffered a 42-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, November 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-6)

The former Utah defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Chicago’s 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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 had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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 had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (3-5-1)

The former Utah defensive back had four total tackles, two solo tackles, one sack, and a quarterback hit in Indianapolis’ 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, November 13 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (3-5-1)

The former Utah running back was inactive for Indianapolis’ 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, November 13 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)

The former Utah linebacker had one tackle, one pass breakup, one quarterback hit, and an fumble recovery in Jacksonville’s 27-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (2-6)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ and the Raiders suffered a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 13 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (3-5)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Los Angeles’ 16-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (3-5)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 1/1 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 16-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (6-3)

The former Utah defensive back had seven total tackles and six solo tackles in Miami’s 35-32 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (3-6)

The former Utah defensive back and the Saints suffered a 27-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (8-0)

The former Utah wide receiver had two kick returns for a total of 30 yards and one punt return for eight yards in Philadelphia’s 29-17 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday, November 3.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Monday, November 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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

The former Utah punter and the 49ers had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, November 13 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (6-3)

The former Utah linebacker had six tackles and a pass breakup in Seattle’s 31-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Practice Squad Players

  • 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
  • Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Philadelphia Eagles

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (6-2)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to an 20-17 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (4-5)

The former BYU running back had 10 carries for 99 yards and one reception for 24 yards in Atlanta’s 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Thursday, November 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (2-7)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 42-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, November 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

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

The former BYU linebacker and the Browns had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (2-6)

The former BYU running back had 24 carries for 81 yards in Detroit’s 15-9 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (5-3)

The former BYU defensive back had seven total tackles, four solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 13 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (5-3)

The former BYU linebacker and the Chargers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 20-17.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 13 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (7-1)

The former BYU defensive lineman and the Vikings beat the Washington Commanders, 20-17.

Next Game: @ Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (3-6)

The former BYU quarterback was 1/1 passing for 13 yards and had one carry for six yards in New Orleans’ 27-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (3-6)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 27-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (6-3)

The former BYU quarterback was 18/25 passing for 154 yards and a touchdown in New York’s 20-17 win over the Buffalo Bills. Wilson also had five carries for 24 yards.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former BYU linebacker and the 49ers had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, November 13 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (4-5)

The former BYU wide receiver had one reception for six yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Milne also returned five punts for a total of 41 yards.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, November 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Practice Squad Players

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

Former Utah State Aggies

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (3-6)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Arizona’s Injured Reserve list. The Cardinals suffered a 31-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (3-6)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears suffered a 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle and a fumble recovery in Cincinnati’s 42-21 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (3-6)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Packers suffered a 15-9 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (3-6)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers suffered a 15-9 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (3-6)

The former Utah State linebacker and the Packers suffered a 15-9 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (3-5)

The former Utah State linebacker had 13 total tackles, eight solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a blocked field goal in Los Angeles’ 16-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (4-5)

The former Utah State lineman and the Commanders suffered a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, November 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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 (6-2)

The former Weber State defensive back had five total tackles, three solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Buffalo’s 20-17 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (3-5)

The former Weber State defensive end and the Rams suffered a 16-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (3-6)

The former Weber State receiver had two kick returns for a total of 33 yards and one punt return for eight yards in New Orleans’ 27-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (8-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Houston Texans, 29-17, on Thursday, November 3.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Monday, November 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (3-6)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (5-4)

The former Bingham standout had two total tackles and a solo tackle in Cincinnati’s 42-21 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former Bingham tight end and the Cowboys had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Brighton wide receiver is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, November 13 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (2-6)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions beat the Green Bay Packers, 15-9.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (6-2)

The former Layton standout had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Kansas City’s 20-17 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (5-3)

The former Orem defensive back had three total tackles and two solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 13 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (2-6)

The former Herriman offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 13 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (3-6)

The former Judge Memorial standout had five total tackles, four solo tackles, one sack, and a quarterback hit in New Orleans’ 27-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, November 7.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former East and Snow College running back and the Steelers had a bye week in Week 9.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (6-3)

The former Highland defensive lineman and the Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals, 31-21.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

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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