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Nine Local NFL Players, Coaches Help Teams Reach AFC, NFC Title Games

Jan 21, 2024, 7:57 PM | Updated: Jan 22, 2024, 12:12 am

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Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a missed field goal during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Levi's Stadium on January 20, 2024 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Here is how the players and coaches with ties to the state of Utah performed during the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

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Former Utah Utes

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (13-4)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the Houston Texans, 34-10, on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: AFC Championship Game vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 28 at 1 p.m. (MT) on CBS

RELATED: Lamar Jackson, Ravens Pull Away In Second Half To Beat Texans, Reach AFC Title Game

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (13-4)

The former Utah defensive back had two tackles and one pass breakup in Baltimore’s 34-10 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: AFC Championship Game vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 28 at 1 p.m. (MT) on CBS

Dalton Kincaid – Tight End – Buffalo Bills (11-6)

The former Utah tight end had five receptions for 45 yards in Buffalo’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 21.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (12-5)

The former Utah punter punted four times with an average of 44.8 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 24-21 win over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: NFC Championship Game vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m. (MT) on FOX

RELATED: Christian McCaffrey Rallies 49ers To Playoff Win Over Jordan Love, Packers

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (11-6)

The former BYU offensive lineman and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 27-24 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 21.

Next Game: AFC Championship Game @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, January 28 at 1 p.m. (MT) on CBS

RELATED: Kelce Scores Twice, Chiefs Beat Bills To Advance To Face Ravens In AFC Championship

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Baltimore Ravens (13-4)

The former BYU linebacker had one tackle in Baltimore’s 34-10 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: AFC Championship Game vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 28 at 1 p.m. (MT) on CBS

Zayne Anderson – Safety – Green Bay Packers (9-8)

The former BYU defensive back and the Packers suffered a 24-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (12-5)

The former BYU linebacker had seven total tackles, six solo tackles, and one tackle for loss in San Francisco’s 24-21 win over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: NFC Championship Game vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m. (MT) on FOX

Practice Squad

  • Matt Bushman – Tight End – Kansas City Chiefs (11-6)
    • Next Game: AFC Championship Game @ Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, January 28 at 1 p.m. (MT) on CBS

Former Utah State Aggies

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (9-8)

The former Utah State quarterback was 21/34 passing for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Green Bay’s 24-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, January 20. Love also ran the ball five times for a total of three yards.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

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

The former Utah State wide receiver returned one punt for no gain in Tampa Bay’s 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 21.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (11-6)

The former Weber State defensive back had six total tackles and four solo tackles in Buffalo’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 21.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Former High School Standouts

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (12-5)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-23, on Sunday, January 21.

Next Game: NFC Championship Game @ San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m. (MT) on FOX

RELATED: Jared Goff Throws 2 TD Passes, Lions Advance To NFC Title Game With Win Over Buccaneers

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Houston Texans (Bingham/Stanford) (10-7)

The former Bingham standout had five receptions for 43 yards in Houston’s 34-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, January 20.

Next Game: None – Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

Injured Reserve

  • Cameron Latu – Tight End – San Francisco 49ers (Olympus/Alabama) (12-5)
    • Next Game: NFC Championship Game vs. Detroit Lions on Sunday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m. (MT) on FOX

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