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Former BYU, Utah, Weber State Players Score Touchdowns During Week 15 Of NFL Season

Dec 18, 2022, 9:32 PM | Updated: Dec 19, 2022, 9:23 pm
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Rashid Shaheed #89 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown during the first half in the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Caesars Superdome on December 18, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple former BYU football players reached the end zone during Week 15’s slate of NFL games.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the 15th week of the 2022 NFL season.

 

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Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (4-9)

The former Utah defensive lineman had one tackle for loss in Arizona’s 24-15 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (9-5)

The former Utah quarterback was 17/30 passing for 138 yards and an interception in Baltimore’s 13-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 17. Huntley also ran the ball six times for 15 yards.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (9-5)

The former Utah defensive back had six total tackles and four solo tackles in Baltimore’s 13-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-11)

The former Utah defensive back had six tackles and three pass breakups in Chicago’s 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (4-9)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a leg injury. The Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals, 24-15.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (4-9)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals, 24-15.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (4-9-1)

The former Utah defensive back had four total tackles, two solo tackles, one pass breakup, one interception, and a touchdown in Indianapolis’ 39-36 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, December 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Zack Moss – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (4-9-1)

The former Utah running back ran the ball 24 times for 81 yards in Indianapolis’ 39-36 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, December 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (6-8)

The former Utah linebacker had nine total tackles and seven solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 40-34 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: @ New York Jets on Thursday, December 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (6-8)

The former Utah offensive lineman was inactive for Las Vegas’ 30-24 win over the New England Patriots.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, December 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

The former Utah kicker was 2/2 on field goals and 0/1 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 24-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday, December 19. Gay also had one tackle.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (8-6)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Miami’s 32-29 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (5-9)

The former Utah defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (13-1)

The former Utah wide receiver returned one punt for seven yards in Philadelphia’s 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, December 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (10-4)

The former Utah punter punted the ball six times with an average of 42.2 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 21-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, December 15.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Saturday, December 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah linebacker had 10 total tackles and six solo tackles in Seattle’s 21-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, December 15.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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 (11-3)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 30-24 overtime win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (5-9)

The former BYU running back ran the ball 17 times for 139 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Allgeier also had one reception for a three-yard loss.

Next Game: @ Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (5-9)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 24-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (6-8)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on Cleveland’s Injured Reserve list. The Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens, 13-3, on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Saints on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU running back ran the ball 13 times for 33 yards in Detroit’s 20-17 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)

The former BYU defensive back had three tackles and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 17-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Indianapolis Colts on Monday, December 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)

The former BYU linebacker had five total tackles, three solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 17-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Indianapolis Colts on Monday, December 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (11-3)

The former BYU defensive lineman had six total tackles and three solo tackles in Minnesota’s 39-36 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (5-9)

The former BYU quarterback was 2/2 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hill also ran the ball seven times for 30 yards.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (5-9)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in New Orleans’ 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former BYU quarterback was 18/35 passing for 317 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in New York’s 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions. Wilson also ran the ball three times for seven yards.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, December 22 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (10-4)

The former BYU linebacker had eight total tackles and six solo tackles in San Francisco’s 21-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, December 15.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Saturday, December 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (7-6-1)

The former BYU wide receiver returned one punt for four yards in Washington’s 20-12 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, December 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

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 (4-9)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Arizona’s Injured Reserve list. The Cardinals suffered a 24-15 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (3-11)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears suffered a 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (10-4)

The former Utah State defensive back was inactive for Cincinnati’s 34-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (6-8)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams, 24-12, on Monday, December 19.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (6-8)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams, 24-12, on Monday, December 19.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (6-8)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Green Bay’s Injured Reserve. The Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams, 24-12, on Monday, December 19..

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 25 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

The former Utah State linebacker had seven total tackles, four solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Los Angeles’ 24-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday, December 19.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-8)

The former Utah State receiver had one carry for nine yards and one catch for seven yards in Tampa Bay’s 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Thompkins also returned three kicks for a total of 48 yards and two punts for a total of 14 yards.

Next Game: @ Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 25 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (7-6-1)

The former Utah State offensive lineman is currently on Washington’s Injured Reserve list. The Commanders suffered a 20-12 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, December 24 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Practice Squad Players

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

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (11-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Buffalo’s 32-29 win over the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, December 17.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

The former Weber State defensive end had five total tackles, three solo tackles, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 24-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday, December 19.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (5-9)

The former Weber State receiver had three receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Shaheed also returned two punts for a total of one yard.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Iosua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (13-1)

The former Weber State offensive lineman was inactive for Philadelphia’s 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, December 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (3-11)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-16.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, December 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (10-4)

The former Bingham standout had one quarterback hit in Cincinnati’s 34-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (10-4)

The former Bingham standout had two receptions for 15 yards in Dallas’ 40-34 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, December 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (10-4)

The former Brighton standout is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys suffered a 40-34 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, December 24 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions beat the New York Jets, 20-17.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (8-6)

The former Orem standout had eight total tackles and four solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 17-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Indianapolis Colts on Monday, December 26 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (6-8)

The former Herriman standout and the Raiders beat the New England Patriots, 30-24.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, December 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (5-9)

The former Judge Memorial standout had four total tackles, two solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in New Orleans’ 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ Cleveland Browns on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (6-8)

The former East and Snow College standout ran the ball 11 times for 38 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers. Warren also had one reception for 11 yards.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, December 24 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on NFL Network

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

The former Highland standout suffered an ACL injury in Seattle’s 21-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, December 15.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, December 24 at 11 a.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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