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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass as offensive lineman Eric Fisher, left, blocks Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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Here’s a look at how NFL locals performed during the wild-card week of the playoffs, including players on injured reserve or practice squads, and noteworthy snap counts:



Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Played on return and cover teams on both kickoffs and punts, logging 16 snaps.

Marcus Williams, S, Utah: Started at free safety in his first postseason appearance and had eight tackles, second on the team, and a pass deflection on a first-and-goal pass play in the third quarter. That included six solo stops for Williams and a tackle for a loss during the first half, dropping Jonathan Stewart for a 1-yard loss.


Kaelin Clay, WR/PR, Utah: Had three catches for 32 yards on four targets and two punt returns for 11 yards. He had a 21-yard catch at the New Orleans 26-yard line for a first down on the Panthers’ final drive, making the reception along the sideline with a defender in tight coverage. His first playoff catch gained 11 yards to the New Orleans 15 on a third-and-11, though he later dropped a would-be touchdown pass in the end zone on a third-and-2 at the Saints' 7 later in the drive. Clay also drew a pass interference inside the Saints' 20 in the first quarter on a deep post, leading to a 39-yard penalty and Carolina’s first score, a field goal.

Tyler Larsen, OL, Utah State and Jordan High: Came on as a reserve.

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Made his sixth start in a playoff game at defensive tackle and made a solo tackle and had a quarterback hurry on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees on a fourth-and-2 near midfield with two minutes left on a play that resulted in an interception, setting up Carolina’s final drive.

On injured reserve: Jared Norris, LB, Utah



No local players on active roster

On practice squad: Hunter Dimick, DE, Utah and Syracuse High


No local players on active roster

On practice squad: De’Ondre Wesley, OT, BYU



Derrick Shelby, DE, Utah: Came on as a reserve, playing 15 snaps on defense in his first postseason action as a sixth-year pro.


No local players on active roster

On practice squad: Dominique Hatfield, CB, Utah



Brice McCain, CB, Utah: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

On injured reserve: LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah


Jordan Devey, OL, Snow College and American Fork High: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Marcus Kemp, WR, Layton High: Made his postseason debut and had a special teams tackle while playing four offensive snaps and 13 on special teams.

Alex Smith, QB, Utah: Completed 24 of 33 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns to go along with four carries for 13 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 13 and 14 yards and had a QB rating of 116.2. Smith had an impressive first half, completing 19 of 23 passes for 231 yards and both touchdown passes. Of the four incompletions, two were drops and a third was a throwaway, with his only errant pass coming on a long pass downfield.

Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Made his first career playoff start at safety and had three tackles, including two solo stops, while playing 67 defensive snaps. He also sacked Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota on a two-point conversion attempt after the Titans took a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter. The sack prevented Tennessee from building a three-point lead.