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August 19, 2022

Locals in the NFL: These locals hosted watch party while Dalton Schultz went off on MNF

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) and wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) celebrate a touchdown catch made by Schultz in the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. (Michael Ainsworth, Associated Press)

AROUND THE SHIELD — Jamaal Williams was busy Monday night, and the former BYU all-time leading rusher wasn’t even playing football.

The former BYU running back and several Detroit Lions teammates, including former Desert Hills lineman Penei Sewell, hosted a watch party on Instagram during Monday Night Football on ESPN.

The Lions teammates were hosting the watch party after Detroit’s 19-17 loss to Baltimore, where Williams ran for 42 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 25 yards.

Fellow BYU running back alum Ty’Son Williams ran for 22 yards on five carries for the Ravens (2-1), who got a game-winner from Justin Tucker on an NFL-record 66-yard field goal at the buzzer.

With it being 24 hours after the loss, the Lions teammates were moving on well — including with the Pizza Hut-sponsored watch party — as they watched ESPN and occasionally tuned into Eli and Payton Manning’s edition of the program on ESPN2 (probably, because who wouldn’t?).

They also played games and made picks throughout the game in the name of #engagement.

Sewell picked the Cowboys to win, while Williams picked the Eagles just to be different.

“This one’s a tough one. I’m going to go with the Cowboys, though,” Sewell said. “Good O-line, and I’ve got to go with my big boys.”

Sewell also shared his favorite NFL player growing up.

“My favorite player of all time is Troy Polamalu,” Sewell said. “Since I was a kid, I looked up to him. He had so many incredible moves, the hair flowing, running around and doing all those crazy catches. As a kid, I’d go back outside and try to do that. It never worked out; now I’m a lineman.”

Sewell might have also been happy with the big game from fellow Utahn Dalton Schultz, a Bingham High grad who caught six passes from Dak Prescott for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 41-21 win over the Eagles. It was the first multi-touchdown game of his NFL career for the tight end who still goes by “Bingham Baller” on Twitter.

The former Stanford tight end is in the final year of his rookie contract, but nights like Monday will help Schultz be re-upped by Dallas — or another team in the league — to extend his career in his most productive game since Week 2 of last year.

The group also shared fun facts about themselves, like favorite pizza toppings — Sewell picked pepperoni, while Williams took bell peppers, if you’re wondering.

Earlier in the day, Kansas City coach Andy Reid was released from an area hospital a day after the Chiefs’ 30-24 loss to the Chargers.

Reid, 63, was transported to a local hospital after feeling ill following the game, the team said. ESPN reported that the former BYU offensive lineman and graduate assistant under LaVell Edwards was suffering from dehydration; and after a series of tests and exams, was deemed to be fine as he recovered overnight, resting and in stable condition, the team later said in a statement.

Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo addressed the media Monday morning while Reid continued to recover from his illness.

“First and foremost, the most important thing is coach Reid,” Spagnuolo said. “We’re glad he’s feeling better.”

Reid was released from the hospital Monday morning and is expected to return to the Chiefs’ facilities later in the week.

Here’s how other former college and high school football stars fared in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.

Dallas 41, Philadelphia 21

Cowboys (2-1)

  • Dalton Schultz, TE, Bingham: Starting tight end caught six passes for 80 yards, two touchdowns.
  • Simi Fehoko, WR, Brighton: Played as a reserve.

Eagles (1-2)

  • Sua Opeta, OG, Weber State/Stansbury: Played as a reserve.

Buffalo 43, Washington 21

Bills (2-1)

  • Zack Moss, RB, Utah: Ran for 60 yards on 13 carries; caught three passes for 31 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown grab from Josh Allen in 44 offensive snaps.
  • Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah/Bingham/Snow: Made three tackles with one sack in 31 defensive snaps.
  • Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State: Posted four tackles, one pass breakup in 54 defensive snaps.

Football Team (1-2)

  • Dax Milne, WR, BYU/Bingham: Played four offensive snaps.
  • Jared Norris, LB, Utah: Played 18 special-teams snaps.
  • Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State/Jordan: Played one special-teams snap.

Carolina 24, Houston 9

Panthers (3-0)

  • Brady Christensen, OT, BYU/Bountiful: Played four snaps on special teams.

Texans (1-2)

  • No locals on the active roster.

Cleveland 26, Chicago 3

Browns (2-1)

  • Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU: Inactive for Week 3.

Bears (1-2)

  • Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah: Starting free safety made three tackles in 81 defensive snaps.
  • Khyiris Tonga, NT, BYU/Granger: Starting nose tackle made five tackles in 29 defensive snaps, one more on special teams.
  • Patrick Scales, LS, Utah State/Weber: Played nine snaps on special teams.

Baltimore 19, Detroit 17

Ravens (2-1)

  • Ty’Son Williams, RB, BYU: Ran five times for 22 yards in 29 offensive snaps.
  • Tyler Huntley, QB, Utah: Did not play.

Lions (0-3)

  • Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Ran 12 times for 42 yards, including 1-yard touchdown; added two catches for 25 yards in 31 offensive snaps.
  • John Penisini, DL, Utah/West Jordan/Snow: Had one tackle, one pass breakup on eight defensive snaps, six on special teams.
  • Penei Sewell, OT, Desert Hills: Starting left tackle played 63 offensive snaps, three on special teams.

Arizona 31, Jacksonville 19

Cardinals (3-0)

  • Kylie Fitts, LB, Utah: Played one defensive snap, 23 on special teams.
  • Leki Foto, DT, Utah/Herriman: Played 13 defensive snaps, 11 on special teams.

Jaguars (0-3)

  • Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State: Played eight special teams snaps.
  • Jay Tufele, DT, Bingham: Inactive for Week 3.

LA Chargers 30, Kansas City 24

Chargers (2-1)

  • Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Made one tackle in 32 defensive snaps, seven on special teams.
  • Aloha Gilman, S, Orem: Posted six tackles, one pass breakup and his first career interception in 27 defensive snaps, 20 on special teams.

Chiefs (1-2)

  • Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Totaled team-high seven tackles, one pass breakup in 60 defensive snaps, four on special teams.
  • Marcus Kemp, WR, Layton: Targeted once in seven offensive snaps; made one tackle in 19 special-teams snaps.

Atlanta 17, NY Giants 14

Falcons (1-2)

  • No locals on active roster.

Giants (0-3)

  • Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Inactive for Week 3.

Cincinnati 24, Pittsburgh 10

Bengals (2-1)

  • Jalen Davis, CB, Utah State: Played three snaps on defense, 10 on special teams.
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Timpview: Inactive for Week 3.

Steelers (1-2)

  • Miles Killebrew, S, SUU: Played 17 snaps on special teams.

Tennessee 25, Indianapolis 16

Titans (2-1)

  • No locals on the active roster.

Colts (0-3)

  • Julian Blackmon, S, Utah/Layton: Starting free safety posted team-high 11 tackles in 66 defensive snaps, three on special teams.

New Orleans 28, New England 13

Saints (2-1)

  • Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Started at tight end to finish, ran for 32 yards on six carries including 4-yard touchdown run on 33 offensive snaps, five on special teams — and added a Taysomesque hurdle that ended with a tackle by former BYU teammate Kyle Van Noy.
  • Marcus Williams, S, Utah: Starting free safety made two tackles in 72 defensive snaps.
  • Kaden Elliss, LB, Judge Memorial: Posted four tackles, one quarterback hurry that turned into a PJ Williams interception; played 34 defensive snaps, 23 on special teams.

Patriots (1-2)

  • Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Made three tackles in 44 defensive snaps, including one Cougar-on-Cougar contact against Hill.
  • Harvey Langi, LB, BYU/Bingham: Made one tackle in 18 special-teams snaps.

Denver 26, NY Jets 0

Broncos (3-0)

  • Garett Bolles, OT, Utah/Westlake/Snow: Starting left tackle played 67 snaps on offense, six on special teams.
  • Tim Patrick, WR, Utah: Starting receiver caught five passes for 98 yards in 51 offensive snaps.

Jets (0-3)

  • Zach Wilson, QB, BYU/Corner Canyon: Starting quarterback completed 19-of-35 passes for 160 yards with two interceptions, was sacked five times in 54 offensive snaps.
  • Javelin Guidry, DB, Utah: Made three tackles in 26 defensive snaps, three on special teams.

Las Vegas 31, Miami 28

Raiders (3-0)

  • Jackson Barton, OT, Utah/Brighton: Inactive for Week 3.
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Utah State: Inactive for Week 3.
  • Andre James, OT, Herriman: Played 83 snaps at center.

Dolphins (1-2)

  • Eric Rowe, DB, Utah: Starting safety had five tackles, one quarterback hurry in 65 defensive snaps, one on special teams.

LA Rams 34, Tampa Bay 24

Rams (3-0)

  • Terrell Burgess, S, Utah: Played 21 snaps on special teams.
  • Matt Gay, K, Utah/UVU/Orem: Made field goals of 48 and 26 yard, four extra points in 13 special teams snaps.
  • Jonah Williams, DE, Weber State: Played seven snaps on defense, six on special teams.

Buccaneers (2-1)

  • No locals on the active roster.

Minnesota 30, Seattle 17

Vikings (1-2)

  • Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State/Fremont: Starting linebacker made eight tackles on 53 defensive snaps, four snaps on special teams.

Seahawks (1-2)

  • Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State: Starting linebacker made 11 tackles, one quarterback hurry in 75 defensive snaps.
  • Marquise Blair, S, Utah: Inactive for Week 3.
  • Cody Barton, LB, Utah/Brighton: Made five tackles, one quarterback hurry in 25 defensive snaps, 19 on special teams.
  • Bryan Mone, DT, Highland: Made three tackles on 34 defensive snaps, six on special teams.

Green Bay 30, San Francisco 28

Packers (2-1)

  • Jordan Love, QB, Utah State: Did not play.

49ers (2-1)

  • Fred Warner, LB, BYU: Starting middle linebacker had eight tackles on 63 snaps.
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah: Punted four times for 213 yards (53.3 yards per punt) with one touchback, three punts downed inside the 20 and 12 special-teams snaps.

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