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Taysom Hill Leads Local NFL Players In Week 5 With Explosive Performance

Oct 9, 2022, 9:28 PM | Updated: Oct 10, 2022, 9:29 pm
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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at Caesars Superdome on October 09, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars and current New Orleans Saints standout Taysom Hill led all local players in Week 5 thanks to his big four-touchdown performance against the Seattle Seahawks.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah performed during the fifth week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Leki Fotu – Defensive Lineman – Arizona Cardinals (2-3)

The former Utah defensive lineman had four total tackles and one solo tackle in Arizona’s 20-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens (3-2)

The former Utah quarterback and the Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-17.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens (3-2)

The former Utah defensive back had two tackles before leaving early with a wrist injury in Baltimore’s 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Next Game: @ New York Giants on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (4-1)

The former Utah running back had one carry for seven yards in Buffalo’s 38-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 16 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Marquise Blair – Safety – Carolina Panthers (1-4)

The former Utah defensive back and the Panthers suffered a 37-15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jaylon Johnson – Cornerback – Chicago Bears (2-3)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Chicago’s 29-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Garett Bolles – Offensive Line – Denver Broncos (2-3)

The former Utah offensive lineman suffered a season-ending leg injury during Denver’s 12-9 overtime to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, October 6.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos (2-3)

The former Utah wide receiver is currently on Denver’s Injured Reserve list with a knee injury. The Broncos suffered a 12-9 overtime to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, October 6.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (2-2-1)

The former Utah defensive back was inactive for Indianapolis’ 12-9 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Thursday, October 6.

Next Game: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Devin Lloyd – Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)

The former Utah linebacker had 11 total tackles and six solo tackles in Jacksonville’s 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans.

Next Game: @ Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jackson Barton – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (1-4)

The former Utah offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, October 10.

Next Game: Bye Week

Javelin Guidry – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders (1-4)

The former Utah cornerback and the Raiders suffered a 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, October 10.

Next Game: Bye Week

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams (2-3)

The former Utah defensive back had a team-high eight total tackles and six solo tackles in Los Angeles’ 22-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams (2-3)

The former Utah kicker was 1/2 on field goals and 1/1 on PATs in Los Angeles’ 22-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Eric Rowe – Cornerback – Miami Dolphins (3-2)

The former Utah defensive back and the Dolphins suffered a 40-17 loss to the New York Jets.

Next Game: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (2-3)

The former Utah defensive back and the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks, 39-32.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles (5-0)

The former Utah wide receiver returned three punts for a total of 22 yards in Philadelphia’s 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 16 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers (3-2)

The former Utah punter punted the ball twice with an average of 37.5 yards per kick in San Francisco’s 37-15 win over the Carolina Panthers. Wishnowsky was also 1/2 on PATs in relief of Robbie Gould, who left the game due to an injury.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (2-3)

The former Utah linebacker had 12 total tackles and seven solo tackles in Seattle’s 39-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • Mika Tafua – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys
  • Cole Fotheringham – Tight End – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Nephi Sewell – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints
  • Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – New York Jets

Former BYU Cougars

Andy Reid – Head Coach – Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)

The former BYU player and graduate assistant led the Chiefs to a 30-29 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, October 10.

Next Game: vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 16 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Tyler Allgeier – Running Back – Atlanta Falcons (2-3)

The former BYU running back had 13 carries for 45 yards in Atlanta’s 21-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Next Game: vs. San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Brady Christensen – Offensive Lineman – Carolina Panthers (1-4)

The former BYU offensive lineman and the Panthers suffered a 37-15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns (2-3)

The former BYU linebacker had three total tackles and one solo tackle in Cleveland’s 30-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Detroit Lions (1-4)

The former BYU running back had 15 carries for 56 yards in Detroit’s 29-0 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Bye Week

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers (3-2)

The former BYU defensive back had one tackle in Los Angeles’ 30-28 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Monday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers (3-2)

The former BYU linebacker had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Los Angeles’ 30-28 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Monday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings (4-1)

The former BYU defensive lineman was inactive for Minnesota’s 29-22 win over the Chicago Bears.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints (2-3)

The former BYU quarterback had nine carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns in New Orleans’ 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Hill was also 1/1 passing for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints (2-3)

The former BYU defensive back and the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks, 39-32.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets (3-2)

The former BYU quarterback was 14/21 passing for 210 yards in New York’s 40-17 win over the Miami Dolphins. Wilson also had four carries for two yards and a touchdown.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers (3-2)

The former BYU linebacker had nine total tackles, seven solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one pass breakup, and two quarterback hits in San Francisco’s 37-15 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Next Game: @ Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (1-4)

The former BYU wide receiver returned five punts for a total of 29 yards and two kickoffs for a total of 27 yards in Washington’s 21-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Thursday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Practice Squad Players

  • Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Atlanta Falcons
  • Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
  • James Empey – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins
  • Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots

Former Utah State Aggies

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals (2-3)

The former Utah State linebacker is currently on Injured Reserve and didn’t play in Arizona’s 20-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (2-3)

The former Utah State long snapper and the Bears suffered a 29-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Jalen Davis – Cornerback – Cincinnati Bengals (2-3)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Bengals suffered a 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dallin Leavitt – Safety – Green Bay Packers (3-2)

The former Utah State defensive back and the Packers suffered a 27-22 loss to the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (3-2)

The former Utah State quarterback and the Packers suffered a 27-22 loss to the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tipa Galeai – Linebacker – Green Bay Packers (3-2)

The former Utah State linebacker had one tackle in Green Bay’s 27-22 loss to the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Los Angeles Rams (2-3)

The former Utah State linebacker had six total tackles, three solo tackles, one pass breakup, and a quarterback hit in Los Angeles’ 22-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tyler Larsen – Offensive Lineman – Washington Commanders (1-4)

The former Utah State lineman and the Commanders suffered a 21-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Next Game: @ Chicago Bears on Thursday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Practice Squad Players

  • Derek Wright – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers
  • Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Seattle Seahawks

Former Weber State Wildcats

Taron Johnson – Cornerback – Buffalo Bills (4-1)

The former Weber State defensive back had five tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, and an interception in Buffalo’s 38-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 16 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jonah Williams – Defensive End – Los Angeles Rams (2-3)

The former Weber State defensive end and the Rams suffered a 22-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Next Game: vs. Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Sua Opeta – Offensive Lineman – Philadelphia Eagles (5-0)

The former Weber State offensive lineman and the Eagles beat the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17.

Next Game: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 16 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Practice Squad Players

  • Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman – Chicago Bears (2-3)

The former Southern Utah offensive lineman and the Bears suffered a 29-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Thursday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video.

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)

The former Southern Utah defensive back and the Steelers suffered a 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former High School Players

Jay Tufele – Defensive Lineman – Cincinnati Bengals (Bingham/USC) (2-3)

The former Bingham standout was inactive for Cincinnati’s 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (Bingham/Stanford) (4-1)

The former Bingham tight end was targeted once in Dallas’ 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 16 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford) (4-1)

The former Brighton wide receiver and the Rams beat the Los Angeles Rams, 22-10.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 16 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon) (1-4)

The former Desert Hills standout and the Lions 29-0 loss to the New England Patriots.

Next Game: Bye Week

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame) (3-2)

The former Orem defensive back had seven total tackles, four solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception in Los Angeles’ 30-28 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Monday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN

Andre James – Offensive Lineman – Las Vegas Raiders (Herriman/UCLA) (1-4)

The former Herriman offensive lineman and the Raiders suffered a 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, October 10.

Next Game: Bye Week

Kaden Elliss – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints (Judge Memorial/Idaho) (2-3)

The former Judge Memorial standout had four tackles in New Orleans’ 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Next Game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (East/Snow College/Oklahoma State) (1-4)

The former East and Snow College running back had five carries for 24 yards and four catches for 39 yards in Pittsburgh’s 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Bryan Mone – Defensive Lineman – Seattle Seahawks (Highland/Michigan) (2-3)

The former Highland defensive lineman had five total tackles and two solo tackles in Seattle’s 39-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 16 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Practice Squad Players

  • 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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