LOCALS IN THE NFL

Local Players Impress During Super Wild Card Weekend Of NFL Playoffs

Jan 15, 2023, 9:35 PM | Updated: Jan 16, 2023, 9:46 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple former local football players made big plays during the opening round of the NFL postseason.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during Super Wild Card Weekend of the NFL Playoffs.

 

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Former Utah Utes

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (10-7)

The former Utah quarterback was 17/28 passing for 226 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Baltimore’s 24-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football. Huntley also had nine carries for 54 yards and a lost fumble.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (10-7)

The former Utah defensive back had two tackles and a pass breakup in Baltimore’s 24-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)

The former Utah linebacker had five total tackles, four solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Jacksonville’s 31-30 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round @ Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (9-8)

The former Utah defensive back had six total tackles, five solo tackles, one sack, and a tackle for loss in Miami’s 34-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 15.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)

The former Utah wide receiver and the Eagles earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. New York Giants on Saturday, January 21 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (13-4)

The former Utah punter had one punt for 57 yards in San Francisco’s 41-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (9-8)

The former Utah linebacker had nine total tackles, four solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass breakup in Seattle’s 41-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Practice Squad Players

  • Terrell Burgess – Safety – New York Giants
    • Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round @ Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, January 21 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (10-7)

The former BYU defensive back had five tackles and two pass breakups in Los Angeles’ 31-30 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (10-7)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles, two solo tackles, and a pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 31-30 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (13-4)

The former BYU defensive lineman and the Vikings suffered a 31-24 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, January 15.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (13-4)

The former BYU linebacker had six total tackles and five solo tackles in San Francisco’s 41-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
    • Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV
  • James Empey – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins
    • Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Former Utah State Aggies

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)

The former Utah State defensive back was inactive for Cincinnati’s 24-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round @ Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 22 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9)

The former Utah State receiver returned three kickoffs for a total of 58 yards and three punts for a total of 34 yards in Tampa Bay’s 31-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, January 16.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Practice Squad Players

  • Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Seattle Seahawks
    • Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (13-3)

The former Weber State defensive back had seven total tackles, six solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, and a quarterback hit in Buffalo’s 34-31 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, January 15.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, January 22 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (12-4)

The former Bingham standout had two tackles in Cincinnati’s 24-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 22 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (12-5)

The former Bingham standout had seven receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Dallas’ 31-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, January 16.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (12-5)

The former Brighton standout is currently on Dallas’ Injured Reserve list. The Cowboys beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-14, on Monday, January 15.

Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (10-7)

The former Orem standout had five total tackles, two solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Los Angeles’ 31-30 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (9-8)

The former Highland standout is currently on Seattle’s Injured Reserve list. The Seahawks suffered a 41-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, January 14.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Practice Squad Players

  • Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (Layton/Hawai’i)
    • Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV
  • Porter Gustin – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (Salem Hills/USC)
    • Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs
  • Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (Hunter/Oregon State)
    • Next Game: Playoffs – Divisional Round vs. New York Giants on Saturday, January 21 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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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