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Local Players Shine On Thanksgiving, Sunday Night Football In Week 12 Of NFL Season

Nov 27, 2022, 9:59 PM | Updated: Nov 28, 2022, 9:20 pm
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Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a touchdown during the second half in the game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utes, Cougars, Aggies, and others made big plays for their teams during Week 12 action.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the 12th week of the 2022 NFL season.

 

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Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (4-8)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle in Arizona’s 25-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (7-4)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens suffered a 28-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (7-4)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Baltimore’s Injured Reserve list. The Ravens suffered a 28-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-9)

The former Utah defensive back had seven total tackles, five solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Chicago’s 31-10 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (3-8)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a leg injury. The Broncos suffered a 23-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (3-8)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos suffered a 23-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1)

The former Utah defensive back had four total tackles and two solo tackles in Indianapolis’ 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, November 28.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 4 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Zack Moss – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1)

The former Utah running back had one carry for two yards in Indianapolis’ 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, November 28.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 4 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7)

The former Utah linebacker had two tackles in Jacksonville’s 28-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (4-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 40-34 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (3-8)

The former Utah kicker was 1/1 on field goals and 1/1 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (8-3)

The former Utah defensive back had four total tackles, two solo tackles, and a forced fumble in Miami’s 30-15 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (4-8)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on New Orleans’ Injured Reserve list. The Saints suffered a 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Nephi Sewell – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (4-8)

The former Utah linebacker and the Saints suffered a 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)

The former Utah wide receiver and the Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers, 40-33, on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (7-4)

The former Utah punter punted the ball four times with an average of 43.8 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 13-0 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (6-5)

The former Utah linebacker had 12 total tackles, eight solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Seattle’s 40-34 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Mika Tafua – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys
  • Cole Fotheringham – Tight End – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Terrell Burgess – Safety – New York Giants
  • Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – New York Jets
  • Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Philadelphia Eagles

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 26-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (5-7)

The former BYU running back had 11 carries for 54 yards in Atlanta’s 19-13 loss to the Washington Commanders.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (4-8)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers beat the Denver Broncos, 23-10.

Next Game: Bye Week

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (4-7)

The former BYU linebacker had six total tackles and three solo tackles in Cleveland’s 23-17 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (4-7)

The former BYU running back had 18 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s 28-25 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (6-5)

The former BYU defensive back had six total tackles, five solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, two pass breakups, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 25-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (6-5)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles and four solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 25-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (9-2)

The former BYU defensive lineman played seven snaps on defense and six snaps on special teams in Minnesota’s 33-26 win over the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (4-8)

The former BYU quarterback had six carries for 13 yards in New Orleans’ 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Hill also had one reception for seven yards and was 0/1 passing.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (4-8)

The former BYU defensive back and the Saints suffered a 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (7-4)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (7-4)

The former BYU linebacker had seven total tackles, five solo tackles, two pass breakups, a quarterback hit, and a forced fumble in San Francisco’s 13-0 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (7-5)

The former BYU wide receiver was inactive for Washington’s 19-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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 (4-8)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Arizona’s Injured Reserve list. The Cardinals suffered a 25-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (3-9)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears suffered a 31-10 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans, 20-16.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (4-8)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Green Bay’s 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (4-8)

The former Utah State quarterback was 6/9 passing for 113 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (4-8)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Green Bay’s Injured Reserve. The Packers suffered a 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (3-8)

The former Utah State linebacker had six total tackles, two solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (7-5)

The former Utah State offensive lineman and the Commanders beat the Atlanta Falcons, 19-13.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, December 4 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 (8-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had three tackles in Buffalo’s 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Thursday, December 1 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (3-8)

The former Weber State defensive end had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Los Angeles’ 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (4-8)

The former Weber State receiver had two receptions for 53 yards and one carry for six yards in New Orleans’ 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Shaheed also returned two kicks for a total of 47 yards and two punts for a total of 18 yards.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)

The former Weber State offensive lineman was inactive for Philadelphia’s 40-33 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (3-9)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 31-10 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (4-7)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers beat the Indianapolis Colts, 24-17, on Monday, November 28.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (7-4)

The former Bingham standout and the Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans, 20-16.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (8-3)

The former Bingham tight end had four receptions for 31 yards and two touchdowns in Dallas’ 28-20 win over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 4 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (8-3)

The former Brighton standout is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys beat the New York Giants, 28-20, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 4 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (4-7)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions suffered a 28-25 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (6-5)

The former Orem standout had 10 total tackles, five solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 25-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (4-7)

The former Herriman standout and the Raiders beat the Seattle Seahawks in overtime, 40-34.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 4 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (4-8)

The former Judge Memorial standout had 14 total tackles and 12 solo tackles in New Orleans’ 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (4-7)

The former East and Snow College standout was inactive for Pittsburgh’s 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, November 28.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (6-5)

The former Highland standout had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Seattle’s 40-34 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 4 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (Layton/Hawai’i)
  • 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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