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Former Cougars, Utes, Aggies Impress During Week 13 Of NFL Season

Dec 4, 2022, 9:50 PM | Updated: Dec 5, 2022, 9:53 pm
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Quarterback Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU, Utah, and Utah State football players impressed during Week 13 of the season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the 13th 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 and the Cardinals have a bye week in Week 13.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Monday, December 12 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (8-4)

The former Utah quarterback was 27/32 passing for 187 yards and an interception in Baltimore’s 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos. Huntley also ran the ball 10 times for 41 yards and a touchdown.

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

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (8-4)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on Baltimore’s Injured Reserve list. The Ravens beat the Denver Broncos, 10-9.

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

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-10)

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Chicago’s 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (3-9)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a leg injury. The Broncos suffered a 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 11 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (3-9)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos suffered a 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 11 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1)

The former Utah defensive back had three tackles in Indianapolis’ 54-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: Bye Week

Zack Moss – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1)

The former Utah running back had three carries for 18 yards in Indianapolis’ 54-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: Bye Week

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8)

The former Utah linebacker had six total tackles and two solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 40-14 loss to the Detroit Lions.

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

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (5-7)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders beat the Los Angeles Chargers, 27-20.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (3-9)

The former Utah kicker was 3/3 on field goals and 2/2 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 27-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (8-4)

The former Utah defensive back had five total tackles, three solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Miami’s 33-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 11 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (4-9)

The former Utah defensive back is currently on New Orleans’ Injured Reserve list. The Saints suffered a 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5.

Next Game: Bye Week

Nephi Sewell – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (4-9)

The former Utah linebacker and the Saints suffered a 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5.

Next Game: Bye Week

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (11-1)

The former Utah wide receiver returned six punts for a total of 105 yards, including a long of 27 yards, in Philadelphia’s 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (8-4)

The former Utah punter punted four times with an average of 44.5 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 11 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (7-5)

The former Utah linebacker had seven total tackles, four solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Seattle’s 27-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 11 at 2:25 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 (9-3)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant and the Chiefs suffered a 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 11 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (5-8)

The former BYU running back had 10 carries for 52 yards in Atlanta’s 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: Bye Week

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

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers have a bye week in Week 13.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 11 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (5-7)

The former BYU linebacker had nine total tackles and one solo tackle in Cleveland’s 27-14 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (5-7)

The former BYU running back had 11 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s 40-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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

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

The former BYU defensive back had three tackles and three pass breakups in Los Angeles’ 27-20 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 11 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

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

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle and a fumble recovery in Los Angeles’ 27-20 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 11 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

James Empey – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins (8-4)

The former BYU center and the Dolphins suffered a 33-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 11 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (10-2)

The former BYU defensive lineman had three tackles and a pass breakup in Minnesota’s 27-22 win over the New York Jets.

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

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (4-9)

The former BYU quarterback had had two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5. Hill was also 1/1 passing for 21 yards and had three carries for 10 yards.

Next Game: Bye Week

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (4-9)

The former BYU defensive back and the Saints suffered a 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5.

Next Game: Bye Week

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (7-5)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 27-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (8-4)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles, two solo tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception in San Francisco’s 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 11 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (7-5-1)

The former BYU wide receiver was inactive for Washington’s 20-20 tie with the New York Giants.

Next Game: Bye Week

Practice Squad Players

  • Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Arizona Cardinals
  • Harvey Langi – Linebacker – Denver Broncos
  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs

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 have a bye week in Week 13.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Monday, December 12 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (3-10)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears suffered a 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24.

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

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (5-8)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Green Bay’s 28-19 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (5-8)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 28-19.

Next Game: Bye Week

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (5-8)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Green Bay’s Injured Reserve. The Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 28-19.

Next Game: Bye Week

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (3-9)

The former Utah State linebacker had seven total tackles five solo tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, one pass breakup, two quarterback hits, and an interception in Los Angeles’ 27-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (7-5-1)

The former Utah State offensive lineman had a fumble recovery in Washington’s 20-20 tie with the New York Giants.

Next Game: Bye Week

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 (9-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and two pass breakups in Buffalo’s 24-10 win over the New England Patriots on Thursday, December 1.

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

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (3-9)

The former Weber State defensive end had six total tackles and one solo tackle in Los Angeles’ 27-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (4-9)

The former Weber State receiver had four receptions for 75 yards and one rush for no gain in New Orleans’ 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5. Shaheed also returned two punts for a total of 59 yards and one kickoff for 30 yards.

Next Game: Bye Week

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (11-1)

The former Weber State offensive lineman was inactive for Philadelphia’s 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (3-10)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: Bye Week

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 19-16.

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

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (8-4)

The former Bingham standout was inactive for Cincinnati’s 27-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (9-3)

The former Bingham standout had two receptions for 33 yards in Dallas’ 54-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, December 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (9-3)

The former Brighton standout is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys beat the Colts on Sunday Night Football, 54-19.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, December 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (5-7)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 40-14.

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

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

The former Orem standout and the Chargers suffered a 27-20 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 11 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (5-7)

The former Herriman standout and the Raiders beat the Los Angeles Chargers, 27-20.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (4-9)

The former Judge Memorial standout had eight total tackles and three solo tackles in New Orleans’ 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, December 5.

Next Game: Bye Week

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (5-7)

The former East and Snow College standout had one carry for five yards in Pittsburgh’s 19-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Warren also had two receptions for 14 yards.

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

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (7-5)

The former Highland standout had one tackle and a pass breakup in Seattle’s 27-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 11 at 2:25 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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