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10 Local NFL Players, Coaches Reach Super Bowl LVII With Championship Sunday Wins

Jan 29, 2023, 8:26 PM | Updated: Feb 2, 2023, 10:02 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple local NFL players helped the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles secure spots in Super Bowl LVII.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during Championship Sunday in the NFL Playoffs.

 

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Former Utah Utes

Brian Johnson – Quarterbacks Coach – Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)

The former Utah quarterback helped lead the Eagles to a 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Alex Whittingham – Defensive Quality Control – Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)

The former Ute helped lead Kansas City to a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah wide receiver and the Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, in the NFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former Utah punter punted four times with an average of 42.0 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Former BYU Cougars

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

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led Kansas City to a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Porter Ellett – Offensive Quality Control – Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)

The former Cougar helped lead Kansas City to a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

The former BYU linebacker had eight total tackles, four solo tackles, and a tackle for loss in San Francisco’s 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Practice Squad Players

  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
    • Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX
  • Matt Bushman – Tight End – Kansas City Chiefs
    • Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Utah State Aggies

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

The former Utah State defensive back was inactive for Cincinnati’s 23-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Former Weber State Wildcats

Practice Squad Players

  • Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles
    • Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former High School Players

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

The former Bingham standout was inactive for Cincinnati’s 23-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (Layton/Hawai’i) (14-3)

The former Layton standout had one reception for 13 yards in Kansas City’s 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 29.

Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (Hunter/Oregon State)
    • Next Game: Super Bowl LVII vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 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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