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Locals in the NFL: 1 local breaks out while 2 others make game changing plays in Week 14

By Jeff Thomas, | Updated - Dec 11th, 2018 @ 8:40pm | Posted - Dec 11th, 2018 @ 10:40am

SALT LAKE CITY — Week 14 of the NFL season has come and gone and this week, included one local breaking out and two other locals making the biggest plays of the game for their respective teams:

Tim Patrick (Utah)

Patrick had a breakout game for the Denver Broncos Sunday. He led the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards and average yards per catch. He ended up finishing the game with seven reception on 10 targets for 85 yards, and averaged 12.1 yards per catch. He also had a rush for 11 yards, putting him at 96 total yards in the Broncos' loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Bobby Wagner (Utah State)

Wagner had another incredible game as the Seattle Seahawks defense almost single-handedly won the game on Monday Night Football. Wagner’s biggest play of the game came with 5:46 left in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks led 6-0. The Minnesota Vikings were lining up to make it a 3-point game with a field goal, and Wagner sprung over the line and blocked the field goal. This essentially ended any hopes the Vikings had of winning the game and the Seahawks went on to win 21-7. Wagner also had nine tackles in the win.

Taysom Hill (BYU)

Hill continues to contribute wherever the New Orleans Saints need him. Midway through the third quarter, the Saints found themselves down 14-3 with nothing going their way. This is when Hill came up with potentially the biggest play of the game for the Saints. He rushed up the middle and blocked a Tampa Bay punt. This provided the spark needed and the Saints went on to win the game 28-14.

There were many other contributions from locals this week as well.


Kyle Van Noy (New England Patriots) - Van Noy had seven total tackles in a game that will go down in history as the “Miami Miracle” where the Dolphins won the game on a pitch play with no time left.

Michael Davis (Los Angeles Chargers) - Davis had six total tackles in a win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fred Warner (San Francisco 49ers) - Warner had four total tackles in the 49ers' upset win over the Broncos.

Daniel Sorensen (Kansas City Chiefs) - Sorensen had three tackles in an overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Jamaal Williams (Green Bay Packers) - Williams rushed four times for 17 yards in the Packers' win over the Atlanta Falcons.


Eric Weddle (Baltimore Ravens) - Weddle had a good game in the Ravens' overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished with five tackles, one of which was for a loss. He also had one pass swatted away.

Marcus Williams (New Orleans Saints) - Williams was all over the field in the Saints' comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with six total tackles.

Pita Taumoepenu (San Francisco 49ers) - Taumoepenu got his first in-game action of the year in this week's win over the Denver Broncos. He finished the game with two tackles.

Star Lotulelei (Buffalo Bills) - Lotulelei finished the loss to the New York Jets with three total tackles.

Devontae Booker (Denver Broncos) - Booker had two receptions for 11 yards in the Broncos loss.

Dominique Hatfield (Los Angeles Rams) - Hatfield was carted off the field with an ankle injury in the Rams sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears.

Utah State

Kyler Fackrell (Green Bay Packers) - Fackrell had three tackles in the Packers win on Sunday.

Nevin Lawson (Detroit Lions) - Lawson had four tackles in a win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Nick Vigil (Cincinnati Bengals) - Vigil had three total tackles and a pass swatted away in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Zach Vigil (Washington Redskins) - Vigil had one tackle in the blowout loss to the New York Giants.

Maurice Alexander (Seattle Seahawks) - Alexander had one tackle in the Monday night win.

Weber State

Taron Johnson (Buffalo Bills) - Johnson had two tackles in the Bills loss.

Southern Utah

LeShaun Sims (Tennessee Titans) - Sims had one tackle in a blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jeff Thomas

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