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Local Players Make Massive Plays During Week 17 Of 2022 NFL Season

Jan 1, 2023, 9:21 PM | Updated: Jan 8, 2023, 5:38 pm
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Andy Dalton #14 of the New Orleans Saints and Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 01, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple local NFL players reached the end zone during Week 17 of the regular season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the 17th week of the 2022 NFL season.

 

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Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (4-12)

The former Utah defensive lineman had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and a fumble recovery in Arizona’s 20-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (10-6)

The former Utah quarterback was 14/21 passing for 130 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Baltimore’s 16-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Huntley also had seven carries for 24 yards.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. or 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

RELATED: Tyler Huntley Throws TD Pass, Gives Ravens Halftime Lead On Sunday Night Football

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (10-6)

The former Utah defensive back had nine total tackles, five solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Baltimore’s 16-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: @ Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. or 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (3-13)

The former Utah defensive back is on Chicago’s Injured Reserve list. The Bears suffered a 41-10 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (4-12)

The former Utah offensive lineman is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a leg injury. The Broncos suffered a 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (4-12)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos suffered a 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (4-11-1)

The former Utah defensive back had three tackles in Indianapolis’ 38-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (4-11-1)

The former Utah running back had 15 carries for 74 yards in Indianapolis’ 38-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

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

The former Utah linebacker had five total tackles and one solo tackle in Jacksonville’s 31-3 win over the Houston Texans.

Next Game: vs. Tennessee Titans on Saturday, January 7 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (6-10)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 37-24 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (5-11)

The former Utah kicker was 1/1 on field goals and 1/1 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah defensive back had two total tackles and a solo tackle in Miami’s 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (7-9)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for New Orleans’ 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)

The former Utah wide receiver returned one punt for seven yards in Philadelphia’s 20-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (12-4)

The former Utah punter punted twice with an average of 46.5 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 37-34 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (8-8)

The former Utah linebacker had six total tackles, three solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in Seattle’s 23-6 win over the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.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 (13-3)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (6-10)

The former BYU running back had 20 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 20-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Allgeier also had one reception for 12 yards.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (6-10)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 30-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (7-9)

The former BYU linebacker is currently on Cleveland’s Injured Reserve list. The Browns beat the Washington Commanders, 24-10.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (8-8)

The former BYU running back had 22 carries for 144 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, January 8 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – Las Vegas Raiders (6-10)

The former BYU linebacker had nine total tackles and seven solo tackles in Las Vegas’ 37-24 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (10-6)

The former BYU defensive back had three total tackles, two solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (10-6)

The former BYU linebacker had two total tackles, one solo tackle, one sack, and a fumble recovery in Los Angeles’ 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (12-4)

The former BYU defensive lineman had five total tackles and two solo tackles in Minnesota’s 41-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (7-9)

The former BYU quarterback had 14 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Hill was also 2/2 passing for 24 yards and had one reception for nine yards.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (7-9)

The former BYU defensive back had six total tackles, four solo tackles, and a pass breakup in New Orleans’ 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (7-9)

The former BYU quarterback was inactive for New York’s 23-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (12-4)

The former BYU linebacker had 12 total tackles and four solo tackles in San Francisco’s 37-34 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (7-8-1)

The former BYU wide receiver returned one punt for 15 yards in Washington’s 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

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

Former Utah State Aggies

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (4-12)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Arizona’s Injured Reserve list. The Cardinals suffered a 20-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (3-13)

The former Utah State long snapper had one tackle in Chicago’s 41-10 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals’ game against Buffalo Bills was postponed during the first quarter on Monday, January 2.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. or 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

RELATED: NFL Players React After Damar Hamlin Collapses, Monday Night Football Gets Postponed

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

The former Utah State defensive back had one tackle in Green Bay’s 41-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 8 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

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

The former Utah State quarterback was 2/3 passing for nine yards in Green Bay’s 41-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Love also had one carry for a one-yard loss.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 8 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

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

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Green Bay’s Injured Reserve. The Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 41-17.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 8 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (5-11)

The former Utah State linebacker had three tackles in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah State receiver and the Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers, 30-24.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (7-8-1)

The former Utah State offensive lineman is currently on Washington’s Injured Reserve list. The Commanders suffered a 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

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

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (12-3)

The former Weber State defensive back and the Bills’ game against Cincinnati Bengals was postponed during the first quarter on Monday, January 2.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

RELATED: Buffalo Bills’ Hamlin Collapses On Field, Gets CPR; Game Suspended

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (5-11)

The former Weber State defensive end had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 31-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints (7-9)

The former Weber State receiver had six receptions for 79 yards in New Orleans’ 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Shaheed also returned one kickoff for 27 yards and three punts for a total of 18 yards.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Iosua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)

The former Weber State offensive lineman was inactive for Philadelphia’s 20-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. New York Giants on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (3-13)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman had one tackle in Chicago’s 41-10 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football, 16-13.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (11-4)

The former Bingham standout and the Bengals’ game against Buffalo Bills was postponed during the first quarter on Monday, January 2.

Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. or 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (12-4)

The former Bingham standout had seven receptions for 56 yards and two touchdowns in Dallas’ 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, December 29.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (12-4)

The former Brighton standout is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys beat the Tennessee Titans, 27-13, on Thursday, December 29.

Next Game: @ Washington Commanders on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (8-8)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions beat the Chicago Bears, 41-10.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, January 8 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (10-6)

The former Orem standout had three tackles in Los Angeles’ 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Denver Broncos on Sunday, January 8 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (6-10)

The former Herriman standout and the Raiders suffered a 37-24 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN/ABC

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (7-9)

The former Judge Memorial standout had five total tackles, four solo tackles, 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits in New Orleans’ 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former East and Snow College standout had 12 carries for 76 yards and three receptions for 22 yards in Pittsburgh’s 16-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (8-8)

The former Highland standout is currently on Seattle’s Injured Reserve list. The Seahawks beat the New York Jets, 23-6.

Next Game: vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 8 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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