Week 14 of the NFL season brought another impressive performance by BYU alum Ziggy Ansah and a couple of of former Cougars joining NFL practice squads.
This past week Ansah recorded two tackles, a sack, one tackle for loss, and two QB hits in the Lions victory over St. Louis. Ansah's sack kept him at second place in sacks on the season (13.5), tied with J.J. Watt and only a half a sack behind leader, Khalil Mack.
Former Cougar Jordan Leslie got good news this week, signing with the Falcons' practice squad. Craig Bills also briefly signed with the Eagles' practice squad, but was immediately released after failing his physical.
Here's how all the BYU alumni in the NFL performed for their respective teams in Week 14:
Dennis Pitta (Ravens) #88: Pitta is out for the season as he continues to recover from the hip injury he suffered last season.
Ziggy Ansah (Lions) #94: Ansah played 43 snaps, recording two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and two QB hits in Detroit's 14-21 loss to St. Louis.
Kyle Van Noy (Lions) #53: Van Noy played 27 snaps, but did not record any stats in Detroit's 14-21 loss to St. Louis.
John Denney (Dolphins) #92: Denney played 11 special teams snaps handling long snapping duties in Miami's 24-31 loss to New York.
Uani 'Unga (Giants) #47: 'Unga played 31 snaps, recording three tackles in New York's 31-24 victory over Miami.
Dallas Reynolds (Giants) #61: Reynolds played 23 snaps, but did not record any stats in New York's 31-24 win over Miami.
Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs) #49: Sorensen played 59 snaps, recording three tackles in Kansas City's 10-3 win over San Diego.
Alani Fua (Cardinals) #59: Fua played 21 snaps, recording a single tackle in Arizona's 23-20 win over Minnesota.
De'Ondre Wesley (Ravens) #77: Wesley played two special teams snaps, but did not record any stats in Baltimore's 6-35 loss to Seattle.
Cougars currently on NFL practice squads: Rob Daniel (Packers), Paul Lasike (Bears), and Jordan Leslie (Falcons).