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Utah ties on 2020 NFL opening week rosters

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Washington quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws the ball during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Ashburn, Va.

Alex Brandon, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Going into the first week of the 2020 NFL season, there are currently 65 Utah ties on rosters.

Active rosters

As of Wednesday, there are 49 Utah ties on NFL active rosters. That includes 20 from the University of Utah, nine from Utah State, eight from BYU, two from Southern Utah and one from Weber State. There are also 20 who played at Utah high schools and two who played at Snow College.


Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen runs during an NFL football training camp practice Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo.

Charlie Riedel, Associated Press


Name, position, team, Utah tie(s)

  • Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers, BYU
  • Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints, BYU
  • Harvey Langi, LB, New York Jets, BYU, Utah and Bingham High
  • Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs, BYU
  • Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns, BYU
  • Kyle Van Noy, LB, Miami Dolphins, BYU
  • Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers, BYU
  • Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers, BYU


  • Bradlee Anae, DE, Dallas Cowboys, Utah
  • Cody Barton, LB, Seattle Seahawks, Utah and Brighton High
  • Jackson Barton, OT, New York Giants, Utah and Brighton High
  • Julian Blackmon, S, Indianapolis Colts, Utah and Layton High
  • Marquise Blair, S, Seattle Seahawks, Utah
  • Garett Bolles, OT, Denver Broncos, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High
  • Devontae Booker, RB, Las Vegas Raiders, Utah
  • Terrell Burgess, S, Los Angeles Rams, Utah
  • Kylie Fitts, OLB, Arizona Cardinals, Utah
  • Leki Fotu, DT, Arizona Cardinals, Utah and Herriman High
  • Chase Hansen, LB, New Orleans Saints, Utah and Lone Peak High
  • Jaylon Johnson, CB, Chicago Bears, Utah
  • Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills, Utah
  • Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos, Utah
  • John Penisini, DL, Detroit Lions, Utah, Snow College and West Jordan High
  • Eric Rowe, CB/S, Miami Dolphins, Utah
  • Alex Smith, QB, Washington Football Team, Utah
  • Sam Tevi, OT, Los Angeles Chargers, Utah
  • Marcus Williams, FS, New Orleans Saints, Utah
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, P, San Francisco 49ers, Utah

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner claps his hands Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in a practice during an NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash.

Elaine Thompson, Associated Press

Utah State

  • Kyler Fackrell, LB, New York Giants, Utah State
  • Tyler Larsen, C, Carolina Panthers, Utah State and Jordan High
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Las Vegas Raiders, Utah State and BYU
  • Jordan Love, QB, Green Bay Packers, Utah State
  • JoJo Natson, WR/Ret., Cleveland Browns, Utah State
  • Patrick Scales, LS, Chicago Bears, Utah State and Weber High
  • Darwin Thompson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs, Utah State
  • Nick Vigil, LB, Los Angeles Chargers, Utah State and Fremont High
  • Bobby Wagner, MLB, Seattle Seahawks, Utah State

Other Utah universities

  • Miles Killebrew, S, Detroit Lions, Southern Utah
  • LeShaun Sims, CB, Cincinnati Bengals, Southern Utah
  • Taron Johnson, CB, Buffalo Bills, Weber State

Others from Utah high schools

  • Kaden Elliss, LB, New Orleans Saints, Judge Memorial High
  • Alohi Gilman, S, Los Angeles Chargers, Orem High
  • Porter Gustin, DE, Cleveland Browns, Salem Hills High
  • Andre James, OT, Las Vegas Raiders, Herriman High
  • Marcus Kemp, WR, Kansas City Chiefs, Layton High
  • Bryan Mone, DT, Seattle Seahawks, Highland High
  • Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys, Bingham High
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Cincinnati Bengals, Timpview High
  • Noah Togiai, TE, Indianapolis Colts, Hunter High

Practice squads

As of Wednesday, there are 14 Utah ties on practice squads. That includes six from the University of Utah, three from BYU, and two each from Utah State and Weber State. Six also played at Utah high schools and one at Snow College.


Name, position, team, Utah tie(s)

  • Bronson Kaufusi, TE, New York Jets, BYU and Timpview High
  • Corbin Kaufusi, OL, New York Jets, BYU and Timpview High
  • Ty’Son Williams, RB, Baltimore Ravens, BYU

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley works out during an NFL football camp practice, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Owings Mills, Md.

Julio Cortez, Associated Press


  • Francis Bernard, LB, Dallas Cowboys, Utah, BYU and Herriman High
  • Javelin Guidry, DB, New York Jets, Utah
  • Tyler Huntley, QB, Baltimore Ravens, Utah
  • Jared Norris, LB, Washington Football Team, Utah
  • Nate Orchard, DE, Washington Football Team, Utah and Highland High
  • Darrin Paulo, OT, Denver Broncos, Utah

Utah State

  • Dominik Eberle, K, Las Vegas Raiders, Utah State
  • Tipa Galeai, LB, Green Bay Packers, Utah State

Las Vegas Raiders guard Jordan Devey (65) attends an NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. Devey signed to the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Wednesday.

John Locher, Associated Press


  • Jonah Williams, DE, Los Angeles Rams, Weber State
  • Sua Opeta, OG, Philadelphia Eagles, Weber State and Stansbury High
  • Jordan Devey, OL, Buffalo Bills, Snow College and American Fork High

Reserve lists

There are also two Utah ties on reserve lists:

  • Star Lotulelei, DT, Buffalo Bills, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High (On reserve/opt out for COVID-19 this season)
  • Nevin Lawson, CB, Las Vegas Raiders, Utah State (On reserve/suspended list for first week of season)