The NFL playoff matchups are set, and 14 players with ties to the state of Utah will be headed into the postseason. Nine of those players played for the Utes, four played for Utah State, one each played for Weber State, Southern Utah and Snow College, and five of the players went to Utah high schools.

Now they'll all get a chance to try for a Super Bowl ring in the playoffs.

Here's all the players with local ties playing in the NFL playoffs.

Lafe Peavler is a sportswriter intern at the Deseret News.

Zane Beadles, OL, Denver Broncos (Utah/Hillcrest HS)

While Peyton Manning will get a lot of the credit for setting passing yards and touchdown records, he couldn't have done all of this without his offensive line. Beadles has started every game this season.

Jarrett Bush, DB, Green Bay Packers (Utah State)

Bush had a quiet but decent season in 2013. He was hampered with a hamstring injury for the first part of the season, but he's made 12 tackles and one interception this year.

Jordan Gross, OL, Carolina Panthers (Utah)

Gross continues to set franchise record for starts. He picked up regular-season start No. 167 on Sunday against the Falcons. He's been an integral part of Carolina's offensive line, and that line has helped Cam Newton pass for 3,379 yards, rush for 585 more and score 30 touchdowns.

Stanley Havili, RB, Indianapolis Colts (USC/Cottonwood HS)

Havili had a pretty quiet season as he rushed for just seven yards on seven carries. However, he also has 16 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown on the year.

Joe Kruger, DL, Philadelphia Eagles (Utah, Pleasant Grove HS)

Joe Kruger has spent the season on injury reserve due to a shoulder injury. He didn't record a stat in 2013.

Star Lotulelei, DL, Carolina Panthers (Utah/Snow College/Bingham HS)

Lotulelei had a solid rookie season with 42 tackles and 3.0 sacks. He's been a solid contributor all season to the league's No. 1 team in scoring defense. While he hasn't had as flashy of a season as fellow rookie Ezekiel Ansah, he's going to the playoffs while Ansah is sitting at home with the Lions.

Curtis Marsh, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Utah State)

Marsh only played in four games in 2013, and he didn't record a stat.

Paul McQuistan, OL, Seattle Seahawks (Weber State)

McQuistan has started 14 of Seattle's 16 games and has helped QB Russell Wilson pass for 3,185 yards, rush for 540 more and score 26 touchdowns.

Sealver Siliga, DT, New England (Utah/Copper Hills HS)

Siliga played in only five games this season, but he's made the most of his opportunities. In those games, he's made 23 tackles and 3.0 sacks for the Patriots. Not bad for a player who was traded from Denver to Seattle, released and signed to the New England practice squad on Oct. 23.

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (Utah)

Smith is the only starting quarterback in the NFL with ties to the state, and he's done well under new head coach Andy Reid. He passed for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season. He did not start against the Chargers on Sunday along with most of the Chiefs' other major starters as they had already clinched a spot in the playoffs.

Sean Smith, DB, Kansas City Chiefs (Utah)

Smith was a solid contributor to the Chiefs' defense, making 47 tackles and two interceptions. One of those interceptions was returned 100 yards for a touchdown. Unfortunately, he left the game against the Chargers with a knee sprain, according to Nick Jacobs, the producer of TWC Sports Kansas City.

Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers (Utah)

Smith has 64 receptions for 745 yards and four touchdowns on the year for the Panthers, but he suffered a knee sprain against New Orleans on Dec. 22. While he missed this week's game against Atlanta, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told USA Today that he's "improved a lot." Carolina hopes to have him back for the playoffs.

Brad Sorensen, QB, San Diego Chargers (Southern Utah)

Brad Sorensen did not record a stat this season, and has spent most of the season as a third-string quarterback.

Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Turbin is Seattle's No. 2 running back behind star RB Marshawn Lynch with 77 rushing attempts for 264 yards plus eight receptions for 60 yards. He'll be a key backup going into the playoffs.

Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Wagner is the Seattle defense's tackling machine with 120 tackles, 5.0 sacks and two interceptions. He's helped Seattle finish No. 1 in total defense this season. He'll be a critical part of Seattle's playoff run.

Eric Weddle, S, San Diego Chargers (Utah)

Weddle was voted into the Pro Bowl this season and for the second time in his career. He's made 113 tackles and two interceptions on the season, and he made 12 tackles in San Diego's win over Kansas City on Sunday. Furthermore, he converted a first down on a fake punt to keep a drive alive in that game. That win put the Chargers in the playoffs.