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Utes in the Pros: Week 8 Preview, Week 7 Recap

Oct 28, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – With a little over half of the 2021 NFL season remaining, 16 former Utah Football players are set to battle it out with their teams in week eight.

Through seven weeks of play, several Utes and their teams are sitting at the top of the standings, including Leki Fotu and the Arizona Cardinals (7-0) who remain as the only undefeated team left in the league.

Bradlee Anae and the Dallas Cowboys (5-1) have a firm lead in the NFC East while Zack Moss, Star Lotulelei  and the Buffalo Bills (4-2) are currently on top in the AFC East.

How to watch your Utes in Week 8 (Active Players)

Date Game  Time (MT) TV Utes to Watch
Thurs., Oct. 28 Green Bay at Arizona 6:20 p.m.  FOX  #95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)
Sun., Oct. 31 Miami at Buffalo  11 a.m.  CBS #21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
#20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)
#98 Star Lotulelei (Buffalo)
Sun., Oct. 31 San Francisco at Chicago 11 a.m.  FOX #33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
#18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)
Sun., Oct. 31 Philadelphia at Detroit  11 a.m.  FOX #98 John Penisini (Detroit)
Sun., Oct. 31 Cincinnati at NY Jets  11 a.m.  CBS #40 Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)
Sun., Oct. 31 LA Rams at Houston 11 a.m.  FOX #8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)
#26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)
Sun., Oct. 31 Jacksonville at Seattle 2:05 p.m. CBS #57 Cody Barton (Seattle)
Sun., Oct. 31 Washington at Denver  2:25 p.m. FOX #72 Garett Bolles (Denver)
#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)
Sun., Oct. 31 2:25 p.m. FOX #43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans)
Sun., Oct. 31 6:20 p.m. NBC #56 Bradlee Anae (Dallas)
Mon., Nov. 1  6:15 p.m.  ESPN #28 Devontae Booker (NY Giants)

In week seven, 15 Ute saw playing time with six earning starting spots.

Devontae Booker got his second start of the season in the Giants' 25-3 win against Carolina, rushing for a season high 51 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown. His 19-yard rushing touchdown was his longest rush of the season and his second touchdown of the year, giving him 11 career rushing scores.

In Miami's game against Atlanta, Eric Rowe led the Dolphins in tackles with nine, also adding a defended pass. It was a season high for the former Ute.

NFL Week 7 Recap

Player, Team Game  Result Stats
Cody Barton, Seattle vs. New Orleans L, 13-10 1 tackle
Marquise Blair, Seattle vs. New Orleans L, 13-10 Played at S, no stats
Garett Bolles, Denver  at Cleveland L, 17-14 Started at LT
Devontae Booker, NY Giants vs. Carolina W, 25-3 Started at RB; 14 rush, 51 yds (1 TD)
Terrell Burgess, LA Rams vs. Detroit  W, 28-19  1 tackle
Leki Fotu, Arizona vs. Houston W, 31-5   Started at DT; 1 tackle
Matt Gay, LA Rams  vs. Detroit  W, 28-19  33 & 47-yd FGs, 2-2 PATs
Javelin Guidry, NY Jets at New England L, 54-13 1 tackle, 1 PD
Tyler Huntley, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati   L, 41-17 5-of-11 passing, 39 yds
Jaylon Johnson, Chicago  at Tampa Bay L, 38-3 Started at CB; 2 tackles
Tim Patrick, Denver  at Cleveland  L, 17-14 Started at WR; 2 rec., 16 yds
John Penisini, Detroit at LA Rams L, 28-19 1 tackle
Eric Rowe, Miami  vs. Atlanta   L, 30-28 9 tackles, 1 PD
Marcus Williams, New Orleans at Seattle W, 13-10 Started at FS; 2 tackles
Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco vs. Indianapolis L, 30-18  4 punts, 193 yds (48.3), 1 IN20, LG 65