From Ghana to Detroit, welcome my African brother! Lets do work! #Lions— Ndamukong Suh (@ndamukong_suh) April 26, 2013
Ansah is the highest-drafted player in BYU history, tying Jim McMahon's fifth overall selection by the Chicago Bears in 1982. The defensive lineman was introduced by all-time football great Barry Sanders as the Lions' draft choice.
In his time at BYU, Ansah appeared in 31 games, totaling 72 tackles. In his senior season, Ansah tallied 13 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, nine pass breakups, one interception, and one forced fumble while spending time at defensive end, outside linebacker, and nose tackle.
His story from Ghana to basketball cut list to track team to football has been well-told as Ansah shot up draft boards after displaying transcendent athleticism and a knack for learning the game.
2012's fifth-overall selection, Justin Blackmon, signed a contract for four years, $18.5 million.
Ziggy Ansah is going to be so rich he can pay guys to put his pads on before practice.— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) April 26, 2013
Thanks, Ziggy, for sticking with football and putting BYU on such a big stage. Go get 'em.