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NFL locals: Former Logan High quarterback Luke Falk set to make his first pro start next Sunday (+Week 2 highlights)

New York Jets’ quarterback Luke Falk looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Former Logan High quarterback Luke Falk has gone from third string to first string in a matter of three weeks.

On Tuesday, Falk was named the starter for the New York Jets when the team faces the New England Patriots — and Falk’s idol Tom Brady — next Sunday.

The Jets turned to Falk after original starter Sam Darnold was lost indefinitely to a bout of mononucleosis after Week 1, then in Week 2, backup Trevor Siemian suffered ligament damage in his ankle during New York’s 23-3 loss to Cleveland on Monday.

Falk took over for Siemian in the second quarter against the Browns and completed 20 of 25 passes for 198 yards. He had a 99.7 QB rating.

“Luke will be the starter until Sam gets back. Once we decide what kind of direction we’re going to go, that’s when we’ll know who we’re actually going to try to sign,” New York coach Adam Gase said of acquiring another arm, in a story on the team’s website. “We’re in that process right now, the personnel guys are working on it.”

Falk is in his second NFL season after being drafted in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans in 2018. He was released by Tennessee before the start of last season, signed with Miami and spent much of 2018 on injured reserve with a wrist injury.

Falk signed with the Jets in May days after the Dolphins waived him, and then was waived by the Jets in final cuts this year before New York signed him to the practice squad. That set the stage for him to earn a sudden call-up to start.

Darnold is “feeling better” and hoping for a Week 5 return, according to ESPN. Gase told reporters Tuesday that Siemian is done for the season.

Here’s a look at how each of the Utah ties on active NFL rosters performed during the second week of the 2019 NFL season:

BUCCANEERS 20, PANTHERS 14

Tampa Bay

  • Matt Gay, K, Utah and Orem High: Made field goals from 40 and 32 yards and added two extra-point attempts while missing a 43-yarder on five special teams snaps.

Carolina

  • Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State and Jordan High: Played four special teams snaps.

RAVENS 23, CARDINALS 17

Baltimore

  • No locals on active roster

Arizona

  • No locals on active roster

49ERS 41, BENGALS 17

San Francisco

  • Fred Warner, LB, BYU: Started at linebacker and had a team-high tying seven tackles, including four solo stops and a tackle for loss while playing 55 defensive snaps and two on special teams.
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah: Had two punts for 75 yards — a 37.5 yard average — and served as the team’s kickoff specialist and holder while playing 17 special teams snaps.

Cincinnati

  • Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State and Fremont High: Started at linebacker and had two tackles while playing 71 defensive snaps and nine on special teams.

LIONS 13, CHARGERS 10

Detroit

  • Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah: Played 15 special teams snaps.

Los Angeles

  • Michael Davis, CB, BYU: Not active for game.
  • Sam Tevi, OT, Utah: Started at right tackle and played all 67 offensive snaps for the Chargers and four on special teams.

PACKERS 21, VIKINGS 16

Green Bay

  • Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Had a tackle and two quarterback hurries, both leading to incompletions, while playing 21 defensive snaps, 25 on special teams and one on offense.
  • Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Had a 15-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and added nine carries for 28 yards and three receptions for 13 yards while playing 35 offensive snaps and 12 on special teams.

Minnesota

  • No locals on roster

TEXANS 13, JAGUARS 12

Houston

  • No locals on roster

Jacksonville

  • No locals on active roster

PATRIOTS 43, DOLPHINS 0

New England

  • Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Started at linebacker and had a pass deflection on a fourth-down play in the fourth quarter while playing 41 defensive snaps.

Miami

  • Eric Rowe, CB, Utah: Started at cornerback and had five tackles, including three solo stops, and two pass deflections — including one on a third-down play — while playing 67 defensive snaps.

BILLS 28, GIANTS 14

Buffalo

  • Maurice Alexander, LB, Utah State: Played 20 special teams snaps.
  • Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State: Not active for game.
  • Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Started at defensive tackle and played 29 defensive snaps and three on special teams.

New York

  • No locals on roster

SEAHAWKS 28, STEELERS 26

Seattle

  • Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU: Not active for game.
  • Cody Barton, LB, Utah and Brighton High: Played 19 special teams snaps.
  • Marquise Blair, S, Utah: Played 11 special teams snaps.
  • Bryan Mone, DT, Highland High: Played 23 defensive snaps.
  • John Ursua, WR, Cedar and Westlake High: Did not play.
  • Bobby Wagner, MLB, Utah State: Started at middle linebacker and had seven tackles, including four solo stops, and a pass deflection while playing all 57 defensive snaps for the Seahawks and five on special teams.

Pittsburgh

  • No locals on active roster

COLTS 19, TITANS 17

Indianapolis

  • No locals on active roster

Tennessee

  • LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Had a special teams tackle on one defensive snap and 15 on special teams.

COWBOYS 31, REDSKINS 21

Dallas

  • Dalton Schultz, TE, Bingham High: Played three offensive snaps and three on special teams.
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Timpview High: Played five special teams snaps.

Washington

  • Tony Bergstrom, OL, Utah and Skyline High: Played two offensive snaps and three on special teams.
  • Donald Penn, OT, Utah State: Started at left tackle and played all 62 offensive snaps for the Redskins and two on special teams.

CHIEFS 28, RAIDERS 10

Kansas City

  • Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Played 15 defensive snaps and 21 on special teams.
  • Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State: Had one carry for 1 yard while playing four offensive snaps and nine on special teams.

Oakland

  • Jordan Devey, OL, Snow College and American Fork High: Started at left guard and played all 65 offensive snaps for the Raiders and two on special teams.
  • Andre James, OT, Herriman High: Played two special teams snaps.
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Utah State and BYU: Had a special teams tackle while playing 14 special teams snaps.

BEARS 16, BRONCOS 14

Chicago

  • Patrick Scales, LS, Utah State and Weber High: Had a special teams tackle while playing nine special teams snaps.

Denver

  • Garett Bolles, OT, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle and played all 82 offensive snaps for the Broncos and three on special teams.
  • Devonte Booker, RB, Utah: Played 14 special teams snaps.

RAMS 27, SAINTS 9

Los Angeles

  • JoJo Natson, WR/PR, Utah State: Had two punt returns for 42 yards, including a 32-yarder in the third quarter that set up a Rams touchdown, while playing nine special teams snaps.
  • Eric Weddle, FS, Utah: Started at free safety and had seven tackles, including five solo stops, and a pass deflection that led to an interception by teammate John Johnson while playing 65 defensive snaps and one on special teams.

New Orleans

  • Kaden Elliss, LB, Judge Memorial High: Had a special teams tackle while playing 15 special teams snaps.
  • Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Had two receptions for 16 yards while playing 21 offensive snaps and 23 on special teams.
  • Marcus Williams, FS, Utah: Started at free safety and had three solo tackles while playing all 70 defensive snaps for the Saints.

FALCONS 24, EAGLES 20

Atlanta

  • No locals on roster

Philadelphia

  • No locals on active roster

BROWNS 23, JETS 3

Cleveland

  • Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU: Had a special teams tackle while playing 20 special teams snaps.

New York

  • Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High: Had three tackles, including two solo stops, a quarterback hurry and a half-sack on a third-down play that led to a Browns punt while playing 11 defensive snaps and 11 on special teams.
  • Luke Falk, QB, Logan High: Took over as quarterback after teammate Trevor Siemian got hurt early in the second quarter and completed 20 of 25 passes for 198 yards while playing 48 offensive snaps.
  • Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Utah and Bingham High: Had one tackle while playing 13 defensive snaps and 15 on special teams.