Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill had to wait awhile to make his NFL debut in Green Bay’s 24-9 preseason win over Philadelphia on Thursday night.
He made it worth the wait.
Hill guided a late touchdown drive to end the scoring, hitting Michael Clark for a 7-yard touchdown pass on a back shoulder throw with nine seconds remaining. That capped an eight-play, 82-yard drive that took 2:55 off the clock and harkened back to his days as a Cougar.
Hill completed 4-of-5 passes for 69 yards on the drive, including a 46-yard pass to DeAngelo Yancey that set the Packers up at the Eagles’ 9-yard line. The dual-threat quarterback who went undrafted added two rushes for 14 yards, including a 12-yard scramble on second-and-8 that helped jump-start the drive.
That more than made up for a rough start for Hill, who was first inserted into the game with 6:06 remaining. After the Packers lost 5 yards on a rush, Hill was sacked for minus-8 yards and fumbled the ball, though Green Bay recovered.
After an interception by former Utah State safety Marwin Evans, though, Hill and the Packers got the ball back with enough time for the final touchdown drive.
Here’s a look at the other locals who performed in the Green Bay-Philadelphia game, as well as the other preseason games Thursday and Wednesday night.
Packers 24, Eagles 9
Marwin Evans, S, Utah State: Had an interception late in the fourth quarter and led the Packers with six tackles, including five solo, while adding a pass deflection.
Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State: Played as a reserve.
Devante Mays, RB, Utah State: Caught one pass for 5 yards.
Colby Pearson, WR, BYU: Not active for game.
Raysean Pringle, CB, Southern Utah: Had a solo tackle.
Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Had a team-high four carries for 14 yards and added a special teams tackle in his first NFL game after being a fourth-round draft pick by Green Bay.
Anthony Denham, TE, Utah: Not active for game.
Tay Glover-Wright, CB, Utah State: Had a solo tackle.
Browns 20, Saints 14
Jordan Leslie, WR, BYU: Had two receptions for 9 yards on three targets.
Kai Nacua, S, BYU: Had two solo tackles.
Nate Orchard, OLB, Utah and Highland High: Had two tackles and a half-sack (a loss of 6 yards on a first-and-5 play) in his first game back since going on injured reserve on Oct. 1, 2016.
Sae Tautu, LB, BYU and Lone Peak High: On injured reserve.
Marcus Williams, S, Utah: Had two tackles, including one solo, in his first pro game after being a second-round draft pick.
Broncos 24, Bears 17
Garett Bolles, OT, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle in his first NFL game after being the team’s first-round selection in this year’s draft.
Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: On physically unable to perform list.
Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State: Played as a reserve.
Patrick Scales, LS, Utah State and Weber High: Played as reserve and had a special teams tackle.
Jaguars 31, Patriots 24
Hunter Dimick, DE, Utah and Syracuse High: Played as a reserve.
Tueni Lupeamanu, DT, Herriman High: Had an assisted tackle.
Jeremiah Poutasi, G/T, Utah: Played as a reserve.
Harvey Langi, BYU, Utah and Bingham High: Started at linebacker in his first pro game and three tackles on defense, including a solo stop, and a special teams tackle.
Eric Rowe, CB, Utah: Played as a reserve.
Jason Thompson, S, Utah: Played as a reserve and had three tackles, including a solo stop, in his first NFL game.
Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Played as a reserve.
Ravens 23, Redskins 3
Robertson Daniel, CB, BYU: Had a special teams tackle.
Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High: Had a sack (a 6-yard sack on third-and-12) and two solo tackles in his first pro game after missing his rookie season with a broken ankle.
Reggie Porter, CB, Utah: Played as a reserve.
Eric Weddle, SS, Utah: Started at free safety.
De’Ondre Wesley, OT, BYU: Played as reserve.
Fish Smithson, S, Highland High: Had two solo tackles.
Kendal Thompson, WR, Utah: Played as a reserve.
Zach Vigil, LB, Utah State and Clearfield High: Played as a reserve and had five solo tackles, second-most on the team, and added a special teams tackle.
Dolphins 23, Falcons 20
Isaac Asiata, OG, Utah and Spanish Fork: Played as a reserve.
John Denney, LS, BYU: Played as a reserve.
Mitch Mathews, WR, BYU: Played as a reserve and was targeted twice.
Koa Misi, LB, Utah: On injured reserve.
Trevor Reilly, LB, Utah: Had two tackles and a tackle for loss (a 4-yard loss on second-and-8).
Derrick Shelby, DE, Utah: Played as a reserve.
D.J. Tialavea, OL, Utah State and West Jordan High: Played as a reserve and had a special teams tackle.
Vikings 17, Bills 10
Panthers 27, Texans 17
From Wednesday night
Kaelin Clay, WR, Utah: Had one carry for 18 yards, one reception for 11 yards, one punt return for 20 yards.
Devonte Johnson, CB, Weber State: Played as a reserve.
Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State and Jordan High: Started at center.
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Started at defensive tackle and played six snaps.
Jared Norris, LB, Utah: Had a team-leading eight tackles, including four solo tackles while playing 52 defensive snaps, most among linebackers for Carolina.
Dres Anderson, WR, Utah: Caught a team-high passes for 80 yards on eight targets on 36 offensive snaps.
Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Timpview High: Started at guard.