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Utes in the Pros: 2022 NFL Week 1

Sep 8, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – The NFL season is here! The University of Utah Football program will be well represented in week one of the 2022 NFL season as 16 former Utes suit up for their respective teams, with 24 former players on rosters in the league. 
 
Devin Lloyd is the lone Ute rookie representing the U on an active roster on week one. The former Utes this season bring versatility, size, and experience to their teams' rosters, all vying for the ultimate prize – a Super Bowl title.
 
Three former Utes kick off the season on Thursday night from Los Angeles when Zack Moss and the Buffalo Bills take on the Super Bowl champs LA Rams. The Rams have former Utes Matt Gay and Terrell Burgess on the roster.
 
How to what your Utes in Week 1
Week 1 (players on active rosters)

Day Game Time (MT) TV Players
Thurs., Sept. 8 Buffalo at LA Rams 6:20 p.m. NBC #20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)
#26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)
#8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)
Sun., Sept. 11 New Orleans at Atlanta 11 a.m. Fox #42 Chase Hansen (New Orleans)
Sun., Sept. 11 San Francisco at Chicago 11 a.m. Fox #18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)
#33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
Sun., Sept. 11 New England at Miami 11 a.m. CBS #21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
Sun., Sept. 11 Baltimore at NY Jets 11 a.m. CBS #2 Tyler Huntley (Baltimore)
#32 Marcus Williams (Baltimore)
Sun., Sept. 11 Jacksonville at Washington 11 a.m. Fox #33 Devin Lloyd (Jacksonville)
Sun., Sept. 11 Indianapolis at Houston 11 a.m. CBS #32 Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis)
Sun., Sept. 11 Kansas City at Arizona 2:25 p.m. CBS #95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)
#27 Javelin Guidry (Arizona)
Sun., Sept. 11 Las Vegas at LA Chargers 2:25 p.m. CBS #78 Jackson Barton (Las Vegas)
Mon., Sept. 12 Denver at Seattle 6:15 p.m. ESPN #72 Garett Bolles (Denver)
#57 Cody Barton (Seattle)

 
 
Prior to the season starting, the NFL ran through three weeks of preseason play with the Utes getting plenty of reps and starts as their teams prepared for the regular season. Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
 
NFL PRESEASON RECAP
 
Brian Allen | DB | New Orleans

Game Results Stats
vs. Houston L, 17-13 1 INT
vs. Green Bay L, 20-10 2 tackles
vs. LA Chargers L, 27-10 4 tackles

 
Bradlee Anae | DL | New York Jets

Game Results Stats
vs. Philadelphia W, 24-21 Played at DL
vs. Atlanta W, 24-16 2 tackles, 1 sack, 2 QB Hurries, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD
vs. NY Giants W, 31-27 Played at DL

 
Cody Barton | LB | Seattle

Game Results Stats
vs. Pittsburgh L, 32-25 Started at LB; 3 tackles, 1 QB Hurry
vs. Chicago L, 27-11 Started at LB; 3 tackles
vs. Dallas L, 27-26 Started at LB; 1 tackle

 
Jackson Barton | OL | Las Vegas

Game Results Stats
vs. Jacksonville W, 27-11 Played on OL
vs. Minnesota W, 26-20 Played on OL
vs. Miami W, 15-13 Played on OL
vs. New England W, 23-6 Started at LT

 
Julian Blackmon | DB | Indianapolis

Game Results Stats
vs. Buffalo L, 27-24 Started at FS; 2 tackles, 1 FF
vs. Detroit W, 27-26 DNP
vs. Tampa Bay W, 27-10 Started at FS; 1 tackle

 
Marquise Blair | DB | Seattle

Game Results Stats
vs. Pittsburgh L, 32-25 Started at S; 2 tackles; 1 FF
vs. Chicago L, 27-11 Started at S; team-high 8 tackles, 1 FF
vs. Dallas L, 27-26 Started at S; 4 tackles, 1 PD

 
Garett Bolles | OL | Denver

Game Results Stats
vs. Dallas W, 17-7 DNP
vs. Buffalo L, 42-15 DNP
vs. Minnesota W, 23-13 DNP

 
Terrell Burgess | DB | LA Rams       

Game Results Stats
vs. LA Chargers W, 29-22 Started at S
vs. Houston L, 24-20 Started at S, 2 tackles, 1 PD
vs. Cincinnati L, 16-7 Started at S, 3 tackles

 
Britain Covey | WR | Philadelphia

Game Results Stats
vs. New York Jets L, 24-21 Played at WR; 2 punt returns, 4 yds, 1 KO return 25 yds
vs. Cleveland W, 21-20 1 rec, 5 yds, 1 KO return 22 yds
vs. Miami L, 48-10 Started at WR; 1 rec, 6 yds, 2 Punt Returns, 21 yds, 2KO returns, 45 yds (22.5 avg)

 
Nick Ford | OL | Jacksonville

Game Results Stats
vs. Las Vegas L, 27-11 Played on OL
vs. Cleveland L, 24-13 Played on OL
vs. Pittsburgh L, 16-15 Played on OL
vs. Atlanta L, 28-12 Started at LG

 
Cole Fotheringham | TE | Las Vegas

Game Results Stats
vs. Jacksonville W, 27-11 Played TE and had one target
vs. Minnesota W, 26-20 Played TE and had one target
vs. Miami W, 15-13 Started at TE
vs. New England W, 23-6 Played at TE, 1 rec. 20 yds

 
Leki Fotu | DL | Arizona  

Game Results Stats
vs. Cincinnati W, 36-23 Started at DT
vs. Baltimore L, 24-17 Played DT
vs. Tennessee L, 26-23 DNP

 
Matt Gay | K | LA Rams

Game Results Stats
vs. LA Chargers W, 29-22 DNP
vs. Houston L, 24-20 2 FGs (43, 36), 2-2 PATs
vs. Cincinnati L, 16-7 1-1 PAT

 
Javelin Guidry | DB | New York Jets

Game Results Stats
vs. Cincinnati W, 36-23 1 tackle
vs. Atlanta W, 24-16 Played at CB
vs. NY Giants W, 31-27 7 tackles, 1 PD

 
Chase Hansen | LB | New Orleans

Game Results Stats
vs. Houston L, 17-13 Started at LB; 5 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 INT (44 yds)
vs. Green Bay L, 20-10 Started at LB
vs. LA Chargers W, 27-10 DNP

 
Tyler Huntley | QB | Baltimore

Game Results Stats
vs. Tennessee W, 23-10 Started at QB; 16-for-18 (88.9%), 109 yards, 1 TD
vs. Arizona W, 24-17 Started at QB; 13-for-14 (92.8%), 129 yards, 1 TD, 2 rushes, 9 yds
vs. Washington W, 17-15 Started at QB; 2-for-4, 25 yds

 
Jaylon Johnson | DB | Chicago

Game Results Stats
vs. Kansas City W, 19-14 Started at CB; 1 tackle
vs. Seattle W, 27-11 Started at CB; 1 tackle
vs. Cleveland W, 21-20 DNP

 
Devin Lloyd | LB | Jacksonville

Game Results Stats
vs. Las Vegas L, 27-11 DNP
vs. Cleveland L, 24-13 DNP
vs. Pittsburgh L, 16-15 DNP
vs. Atlanta L, 28-12 Started at LB; 5 tackles

 
Zack Moss | RB | Buffalo

Game Results Stats
vs. Indianapolis W, 27-24 Started at RB; 3 rushes, 37 yds, LG 27 yds, 2 rec. 5 yds
vs. Denver W, 42-15 4 rushes, 19 yds, 2 TDs, LG 11 yds
vs. Carolina L, 21-0 DNP

 
Bamidele Olaseni | OL | Las Vegas

Game Results Stats
vs. Jacksonville W, 27-11 Played on OL
vs. Minnesota W, 26-20 Played on OL
vs. Miami W, 15-13 Played on OL
vs. New England W, 23-6 Played on OL

 
Tim Patrick | WR | Denver

Game Results Stats
vs. Dallas W, 17-7 DNP
vs. Buffalo L, 42-15 DNP
vs. Minnesota W, 23-13 DNP

 
Darrin Paulo | OL | Detroit

Game Results Stats
vs. Atlanta L, 27-23 Played on OL
vs. Indianapolis L, 27-26 Played on OL
vs. Pittsburgh L, 19-9 Played on OL

 
TJ Pledger | RB | Arizona

Game Results Stats
vs. Cincinnati W, 36-23 1 rush, 8 yds
vs. Baltimore L, 24-17 3 rush, 0 yds, 1 rec, 15 yds; 1 KO Return, 20 yds

 
Eric Rowe | DB | Miami

Game Results Stats
vs. Tampa Bay W, 26-24 1 tackle
vs. Las Vegas L, 15-13 DNP
vs. Philadelphia W, 48-10 4 tackles

 
Nephi Sewell | LB | New Orleans

Game Results Stats
vs. Houston L, 17-13 Team-high 6 tackles
vs. Green Bay L, 20-10 3 tackles
vs. LA Chargers W, 27-10 3 tackles, 1 PD

 
Mika Tafua | DL | Dallas

Game Results Stats
vs. Denver L, 17-7 1 tackle
vs. LA Chargers W, 32-18 1 sack, 1 PD
vs. Seattle W, 27-26 1 tackle for loss

 
Marcus Williams | DB | Baltimore

Game Results Stats
vs. Tennessee W, 23-10 DNP
vs. Arizona W, 24-17 DNP
vs. Washington W, 17-15 DNP

 
Mitch Wishnowsky | P | San Francisco

Game Results Stats
vs. Green Bay W, 28-21 4 punts, 167 yds (41.8 avg), LNG 54, 2 in 20
vs. Minnesota W, 17-7 4 punts, 210 yds (52.5 avg), LNG 59, 2 in 20
vs. Houston L, 17-0 5 punts, 246 yds (49.2 avg), LNG 62, 2 in 20

 
With the 24 Utes on rosters this season, Utah is also represented in the coaching realm with Alex Whittingham serving as the Kansas City Chiefs defensive quality control coach.
 
Current Utes in the NFL
Offensive Line (4)
Jackson Barton.......................... Las Vegas
Garett Bolles................................. Denver
Nick Ford....................... Jacksonville (PS)
Darrin Paulo........................... Detroit (PS)
 
Quarterbacks (1)
Tyler Huntley............................ Baltimore
 
Running Backs (1)
Zack Moss.................................... Buffalo
 
Wide Receivers (2)
Britain Covey................. Philadelphia (PS)
Tim Patrick............................ Denver (IR)
 
Tight Ends (1)
Cole Fotheringham.............. Las Vegas (PS)
 
Defensive Line (2)
Bradlee Anae......................... NY Jets (PS)
Leki Fotu..................................... Arizona
 
Linebackers (4)
Cody Barton................................... Seattle
Chase Hansen....................... New Orleans
Devin Lloyd........................... Jacksonville
Nephi Sewell................. New Orleans (PS)
 
Defensive Backs (7)
Julian Blackmon..................... Indianapolis
Marquise Blair..................... Carolina (PS)
Terrell Burgess........................... LA Rams
Javelin Guidry.............................. Arizona
Jaylon Johnson............................. Chicago
Eric Rowe...................................... Miami
Marcus Williams....................... Baltimore
 
Special Teams (2)
Matt Gay................................... LA Rams
Mitch Wishnowsky.............. San Francisco
 
IR = Injured/Reserve
PS = Practice Squad

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