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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 5 Recap

Taysom Hill sparks a Saints comeback and other BYU alums made an impact in the NFL last weekend.

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Here’s a recap at the top performers of the past week of NFL action among BYU alums.

Taysom Hill, ATH, New Orleans Saints

Hill has had a rough start to the season in New Orleans, fumbling in the last two games before Monday’s matchup with the Chargers. For most of the game against L.A., things were not going well and the Saints found themselves down 20-3 at one point. Then the tide turned and Hill was right in the middle of it, taking a snap as the quarterback with 58 seconds left and down by seven and running it into the end zone for the game-tying score. This set up the Saints with the opportunity to win it in overtime, which they did. This was Hill’s first touchdown of the season.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were handed their first loss of 2020 on Sunday, snapping a 13-game winning streak dating back to last year. The Las Vegas Raiders ran it all over Kansas City’s defense and Sorensen was on the field with plenty of chances to make plays. He ended up with eight tackles and one QB hit in the loss.

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers

After taking a pass from Tom Brady into the end zone for a pick-six the week before, Davis’ encore was almost nearly as impressive. Against a tough Saints offense, Davis held his own with seven tackles as he played in 96 percent of the defensive snaps for the Bolts. One of his tackles was at the line of scrimmage, stuffing Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara for just one yard.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers had a rough day on Sunday, getting thrashed by the Miami Dolphins on their home turf. Warner did his best to keep his squad in the game as the San Francisco defensive captain racked up 11 total tackles including eight solo along with a tackle for loss and getting a hit on Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. This marked the second time this season that Warner eclipsed double-digit tackles.

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns

The Browns are finally feeling good with a 4-1 start, fresh off of a defeat of the Colts on Sunday. Takitaki lined up against eight-time Pro Bowler Philip Rivers and a talented Colts team. He only played in 36 total snaps between defense and special teams but certainly made the most of his chances, with seven total tackles in the Browns’ win, three of which were on special teams.