So, last night as I watched Alex Smith battle it out with the Saints, I grabbed my phone and sent my buddy a text. Generally I could care less about the two teams. I am a Packers fan, so I watched with the intent of who we would face, if we won. Back to the text, it read: "the 9ers BYU quarterback will always be better than the 9ers Utah quarterback." his respond was, "whatever dude lol how many BYU players are in the playoffs."
That got me thinking, who from BYU is still playing. So I went on a search. Both Saturday games was duds. No Cougars on the 49ers, Saints, Patriots, or Broncos. But today, there is a few to watch out for:
Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens
-You all know Pitta. The man was a stud. Team captain, John Mackey Award top 3 finalists in 2009, first team All-American. 62 catches for 829 yards and 8 TD in his Senior year alone. By the way, was a greyshirt walk on. If you don't know Dennis Pitta, check your BYU man card at the door. Exploded onto the scene this year after just being a back up last year.
Vic So'oto, LB, Green Bay Packers
-I would write an entire article on this man, but that is just because he is BYU and Green Bay. Loved watching him in pre-season and clean up minutes at end of games. Green Bay signed him as a non-drafted free agent and everybody over at Acme Packing Company is waiting to see this guy explode. Only disappointment is he plays same side as Clay Matthews, so unless coaches think he could play the other side, look at him as a back up. Though he got some good minutes against the Lions and finished with 2 tackles and a sack.
And thats its. Two Cougars still run wild in the NFL Playoffs. Outside of the Playoffs, there is still some good talent getting to watch. A few that come to mind: John Beck, Max Hall, Austin Collie, Brady Poppinga.