With the expanding NFL play-off field in 2020 comes more uplift on the postseason rosters.
This year, there are seven teams in each division that have played off, more than six in previous years. Not surprisingly, there were 33 players on the Utah relationship NFL play-off roster in the 2020 postseason, up from 26 in the last two years.
The University of Utah has 14 former players in the playoffs to lead all Utah colleges, followed by Utah State with six, BIU with five and Weber State with two.
There are 33, 21 active rosters, nine in the practice squad and four in the reserve list. This is the same number of Utah relationships with active rosters in last year’s playoffs.
Thirteen have played high school football in Utah. It is led by Highland High, which has two former players in the postseason, and also represents American Fork, Bingham, Brighton, Cedar, Hunter, Jazz Memorial, Layton, Lone Peak, Orem, Salem Hills, Weber and Westlake.
Starting with the AFC, according to the team, see every Utah relationship on the NFL play-off roster here.
AFC No. 1 seed: Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)
- Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Sorensen, who won his first Super Bowl title with Kansas City last season, is having his best year as a pro and will make his sixth playoff appearance. He started 11 games and made career-high 89 tackles and added five pass deflations, three interceptions – he came back for a touchdown – and two forced fumbles.
- Darwin Thompson, Arabic, Utah State: The second-year pro, who also won a Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs last year as a cheater, has largely played the role of reserve. He had two touchdowns due to a lot of regular sitting in Kansas City on Sundays and a total of 110 yards (45 crowds, 65 eclipses) 65
The Buffalo Bills hit the field on Monday, December 26, 2020, at the end of the NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.
Steve Milney, Associated Press
AFC No. 2 Seed: Buffalo Bills (13-3)
- Jordan Dave, OL, Snow College and American Forks: Devi has spent most of the year on the Bills practice squad since signing with the team in September. He has played three separate teams – winning the div with New England.
- Taran Johnson, CB, Weber State: Johnson is back in the playoffs for the second year straight with Buffalo. He is enjoying his best season as a pro, returning 11 games with 86 tackles, including sol2 singles, seven pass deflations and a comeback as he came back for a score.
- Star Lotuleli, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Lotuli is in the COVID-19 reserve after opting out before the season. He has done postseason in six of his eight NFL seasons.
- Jack Moss, Arabic, Utah: Incognito third-round picks have become an integral part of the Bills offense, averaging 4.3 per carry with 481 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the regular season, while adding 14 receptions for 95 yards and 14 touchdowns.
AFC No. 3 Seed: Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
AFC No. 4 Seed: Tennessee Titans (11-5)
- Nut Orchard, DE, Utah and Highlands: Arcard signed to the Titans practice team on December 19. The sixth-year pro started this year with Washington, spent a month in Houston and is entering its playoffs.
AFC No. 5 Seed: Baltimore Ravens (11-5)
- Tyler Huntley, QB, Utah: Rookie has spent most of the year on the practice squad in the unrestricted quarterback, although he has been active in three games. Huntley played two games and completed 3 of 5 passes for 15 yards, carrying 10 for 23 yards.
- Tyson Williams, Arabic, BYU: Williams, also an infrastructure camouflage, was on the Ravens practice team throughout the year, outside of a game where he created an active roster.
Cleveland’s Browns linebacker Saini Takitaki, 44, returned to touchdown in Cleveland on Sunday, November 22, 2020, in the first half of the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Gols.
Ron Schwan, Associated Press
AFC No. seed: Cleveland Browns (11-5)
- Porter Gustin, DE, Salem Hills High: Gustin was a key defensive reserve for the Brown in his second year. He has 29 tackles this year and has started three games and will make his playoff debut.
- JoJo Natson, WR / Return., Utah State: Knutson has been in injured reserve since breaking the ACL during 3 weeks. He reached the Super Bowl with Rams two years ago.
- Sion Takitaki, LB, BYU: Takitaki is making his postseason debut in his second NFL season. He took a bigger role with the Browns defense in 2020, starting 12 games and returning touch5 yards with 39 single stops, a sack, a pass deflation and an interception.
AFC No. seed seed: Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
- Julian Blackman, FS, Utah and Layton High: Blackman started 13 games for Indianapolis and made a number of original dramas late in the games, with success as a rookie. In the regular season, the third-round draft pick had 34 tackles with 2 sol single stops and added six pass deflations, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
- Noah Togiai, TE, Hunter High: The infrastructural rookie has played four games for the Colts this year, as well as spending several weeks on the injured reserve before joining the active roster to end the regular season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) before an NFL football game, Sunday, November 15. 2020, between Wise’s Green Bay, Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers.
Jeffrey Phelps, Associated Press
NFC No. 1 Seed: Green Bay Packers (13-3)
- Tipa Galai, DE, Utah State: The infrastructural rookie spent most of the year on the Packers practice squad, when he was promoted to active roster for a week.
- Jordan Profit, QB, Utah State: The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft and Green Bay spent the year of love on the active roster at the beginning of the expected future, although he could not play for the Packers as he sits behind MVP candidates Aaron Rogers and Tim Boyle. Depth chart.
- Jamal Williams, Arabic, BYU: Williams is back in the playoffs for the second year straight with the Packers. This year, he has rushed for 479 yards and two touchdowns while adding 236 receiving yards and another score in his fourth NFL season.
NFC No. 2 Seed: New Orleans Saints (12-4)
- Kaden Ellis, LB, Judge’s Memorial High: Ellis is playing off directly with New Orleans for the second year in a row, although he missed the political as a rookie while at IR. This year, he has five tackles as a reserve / special-team.
- Chase Hansen, LB, Utah and Lone Peak High: Hansen, an unsold free agent, was on the practice team during his second year, although he played in two games in 2020.
- Time Hill, QB, BYU: Hill has done a lot of work for the Saints this season, as usual, starting four games in place of the injured Drew Brace – he led the team to 3-1 before Bryce returned. Hill completed 88 passes 930 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions out of 121, while 457 yards and eight touchdowns also ran.
- Marcus Williams, FS, Utah: Williams again started every game for the Saints in his fourth NFL season. This year, he has placed 59 tackles, including 39 singles, while adding seven pass deflations and three interceptions. New Orleans has played off every year in his career.
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) battles against 49 players in San Francisco during an NFL football game on Sunday, January 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz.
Jennifer Stewart, Associated Press
NFC No. 3 Seed: Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
- Cody Burton, LB, Utah and Brighton High: Burton is making his second appearance in the playoffs with Seattle. This year, second year supporters have had a core reserve with 34 tackles and two forced fumbles.
- Marquis Blair, S, Utah: Blair’s second season was cut short when he landed in the injured reserve after breaking the ACL in the 2nd week. He suffered eight tackles and one thrust before the final injury.
- Brian Mone, DT, Highland High: Mone recently came from the injured reserve and played 10 games for Seattle. He has nine tackles, a half-sack and a safety record in reserve work.
- Bobby Wagner, MLB, Utah State: Wagner was named pro bowler for the seventh time in his career in 2020 and helped the Seahawks improve defensively in the second half of the season. He has added 79 singles this season, including 136 tackles, and three sacks, eight pass deflations and a brittle recovery.
- John Ursua, WR, Cedar High and Westlake High: Usua, a second-year supporter, spent the year in the practice squad following the late-round draft selection by the Seahawks in 2019.
Alex Smith of the Washington football team passed in the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Gulls on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Philadelphia.
Derrick Hamilton, Associated Press
NFC No. 4 Seed: Washington Football Team (7-9)
- Jared Norris, LB, Utah: Norris signed the offseason with Washington after missing the 2019 season. He played 10 games for the football team.
- Alex Smith, QB, Utah: After bringing the football team back to the playoffs from a fatal leg injury in 2018, Smith is the closest lock to being named the best NFL return player of the year. In the regular season he went 5-1 as a starter for Washington, throwing 1,582 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has led three separate teams in his career playoffs, including San Francisco and Kansas City.
NFC No. 5 Seed: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5)
NFC No. seed seed: Los Angeles Rams (10-6)
- Terrell Burgess, S, Utah: The third-round draft Berg landed on the reserve with a lot of broken ankles. Prior to the injury, Rookie played seven games and had eight tackles and a pass deflation in a reserve role.
- Matt Gay, K, Utah and Orem High: It has been a whirlwind year for second-year Pro, who was pardoned by Tampa Bay in September, then spent time on the Indianapolis practice squad before signing the active roster in Los Angeles on Nov. 1. He has been clutch for the Rams, making 14 of 16 goals with 51 yards long, while trying all 16 extra points.
- Jonah Williams, DE, Weber State: Williams, an infrastructure camouflage, has spent years in the Rams practice squad following his signing with the team following the 2020 draft.
NFC No. seed: Chicago Bears (8-8)
- Jelon Johnson, CB, Utah: Despite missing out over the past three weeks due to a shoulder injury, Johnson has become an immediate impact player as a camouflage. Earlier, the second-round draft had started 13 games for Chicago and had 42 tackles, including 32 single stops, and 15 deflations to help the Bears return to the postseason.
- Patrick Scales, LS, Utah State and Weber High: Scales has been with Chicago as the team’s longest snapper since 2015 and he will return to the playoffs with the Bears for the first time since 2018.