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Local Players Shine During Week 14 Of NFL Season

Dec 11, 2022, 9:31 PM | Updated: Dec 17, 2022, 5:04 pm
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Marcus Williams #32 and Roquan Smith #18 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after an interception in the third quarter of the game at Acrisure Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the 14th 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 host the New England Patriots on Monday, December 12 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (9-4)

The former Utah quarterback was 8/12 passing for 88 yards before leaving the game with a concussion in Baltimore’s 16-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Huntley also had nine carries for 31 yards.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (9-4)

The former Utah defensive back Williams had three total tackles, two solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Baltimore’s 16-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Bears had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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 34-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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 34-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah defensive back and the Colts had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

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

The former Utah running back and the Colts had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: @ Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)

The former Utah linebacker had eight total tackles and four solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 36-22 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (5-8)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, December 8.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, December 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (4-9)

The former Utah kicker was 1/2 on field goals and 2/2 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 17-16 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 8.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Monday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (8-5)

The former Utah defensive back had eight total tackles, seven solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and a quarterback hit in Miami’s 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Buffalo Bills on Saturday, December 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

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

The former Utah defensive back is currently on New Orleans’ Injured Reserve list. The Saints had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah linebacker and the Saints had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (12-1)

The former Utah wide receiver returned four punts for a total of 29 yards in Philadelphia’s 48-22 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (9-4)

The former Utah punter punted the ball three times with an average of 44.7 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 35-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, December 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (7-6)

The former Utah linebacker had 15 total tackles, seven solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Seattle’s 30-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, December 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Practice Squad Players

  • Cole Fotheringham – Tight End – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Terrell Burgess – Safety – New York Giants
  • Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – New York Jets
  • Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Atlanta Falcons

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 34-28 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Houston Texans on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU running back and the Falcons had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (5-8)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers beat the Seattle Seahawks, 30-24.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (5-8)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on Cleveland’s Injured Reserve list. The Browns suffered a 23-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (6-7)

The former BYU running back had 16 carries for 37 yards in Detroit’s 34-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (7-6)

The former BYU defensive back had two tackles and two pass breakups in Los Angeles’ 23-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (7-6)

The former BYU linebacker had two tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 23-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (10-3)

The former BYU defensive lineman had two tackles in Minnesota’s 34-23 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

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

The former BYU quarterback and the Saints had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU defensive back and the Saints had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (7-6)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 20-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (9-4)

The former BYU linebacker had eight total tackles and four solo tackles in San Francisco’s 35-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, December 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

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

The former BYU wide receiver and the Commanders had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

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 host the New England Patriots on Monday, December 12 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Cincinnati’s 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah State defensive back and the Packers had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Green Bay’s Injured Reserve. The Packers had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Monday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (4-9)

The former Utah State linebacker had 14 total tackles and six solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 17-16 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 8.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Monday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)

The former Utah State receiver returned five kickoffs for a total of 123 yards and two punts for a total of 21 yards in Tampa Bay’s 35-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah State offensive lineman is currently on Washington’s Injured Reserve list. The Commanders had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, December 18 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Practice Squad Players

  • Derek Wright – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers
  • Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Seattle Seahawks

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (10-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had eight total tackles, seven solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Buffalo’s 20-12 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Miami Dolphins on Saturday, December 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (4-9)

The former Weber State defensive end had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 17-16 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 8.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Monday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

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

The former Weber State receiver and the Saints had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Iosua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (12-1)

The former Weber State offensive lineman was inactive for Philadelphia’s 48-22 win over the New York Giants.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 18 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 had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers suffered a 16-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (9-4)

The former Bingham standout and the Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns, 23-10.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (10-3)

The former Bingham standout had six receptions for 87 yards in Dallas’ 27-23 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (10-3)

The former Brighton standout is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys beat the Houston Texans, 27-23.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (6-7)

The former Desert Hills standout had one reception for nine yards in Detroit’s 34-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (7-6)

The former Orem standout had three total tackles, two solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 23-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 18 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (5-8)

The former Herriman standout and the Raiders suffered a 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, December 8.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, December 18 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Judge Memorial standout and the Saints had a bye week in Week 14.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (5-8)

The former East and Snow College standout had three carries for 11 yards and two receptions for 16 yards in Pittsburgh’s 16-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Warren also had a tackle.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (7-6)

The former Highland standout had five total tackles, four solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Seattle’s 30-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, December 15 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

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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