Football: List of locals in this weekend’s NFL Wild Card Games — Jan. 13, 2024

There are a number of former high school standouts to keep tabs on during this weekend’s NFL wild-card games. Here is the schedule along with the list of locals.


Cleveland Browns At Houston Texans, 4:30 NBC
Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
RB Jerome FordArmwoodCincinnati

Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
TE Andrew BeckPlantTexas
LB Jake HansenEast LakeIllinois
* Jared Wayne (Clearwater Academy/Pittsburgh) is currently on the practice squad/injured list

Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:10 Peacock
  • Isaiah Wynn (Lakewood/Georgia) is currently on the injured reserve list and Byron Cowart (Armwood/Maryland) is currently on the practice squad
Kansas City
Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
WR Marquez Valdes-ScantlingLakewoodSouth Florida
* Chris Oladokun (Sickles/South Dakota State) currently is on the practice squad

Sunday, Jan. 14

Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills, 1 CBS
Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
OL Mason ColeEast LakeMichigan
WR Diontae JohnsonLennardToledo

  • Richard Gouraige (Cambridge Christian/Florida) and Tre’ McKitty (Tampa Catholic/IMG/Georgia) currently are on the practice squad

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 FOX
Green Bay
Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
S Anthony Johnson Jr.St. Petersburg Iowa State
WR Christian WatsonPlantNorth Dakota State
* Alex McGough (Gaither/Florida International) currently is on the practice squad

Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
DE Dante Fowler Jr.LakewoodFlorida
* Malik Davis (Jesuit/Florida) currently is on the practice squad

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions, 8:15 NBC
Los Angeles
Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
TE Tyler HigbeeEast LakeWestern Kentucky

  • No local players

Monday, Jan. 15

Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC
  • Isaiah Rodgers (Blake/Massachusetts) currently is on the reserve/suspended by commissioner’s list.
Tampa Bay
Position, nameHigh schoolCollege
OL Brandon WaltonSeminoleFlorida Atlantic