Here is a look back at the top performances of the past week among BYU alums in the NFL.
Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs squared off against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football in an earlier slot due to the game being delayed because of COVID cases. Kansas City’s defense had their hands full with upstart quarterback Josh Allen for the Bills. Sorensen did his part in slowing down Buffalo’s attack, with five tackles and an incredible one-handed interception to seal the game late in the fourth quarter. This marked his eighth career interception and first of this year.
Daniel Sorensen to seal the Wpic.twitter.com/yRcjcW6xg9— RotoGrinders (@RotoGrinders) October 19, 2020
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
Williams saw his opportunities scaled back in Week 6 after a 16-touch performance in Week 5. The Packers had a rough game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, losing 38-10. This meant Green Bay’s offense was behind the eight ball most of the day, which did not allow for a proper game plan that included the run game. Thus, Williams carried the ball just four times but was productive, with 34 yards. He still remains behind Aaron Jones on the depth chart but he is certainly contributing, with 261 yards from scrimmage thus far in 2020. He is averaging 5.7 yards per touch.
Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers looked to get their season back on track after a devastating loss to the Miami Dolphins the week prior. The defense played strong against the Rams and Warner was in the thick of it. He made seven tackles, six of them solo, as the 49ers held on to beat the Rams 24-16 on Sunday Night Football. He ranks 9th in the NFL with 50 combined tackles thus far this year.
Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns
The Browns got a rude wake-up call against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, losing 38-7. Takitaki faced a tough task with the Steelers’ offense led by Ben Roethlisberger. In the blowout loss, Takitaki notched three tackles, all of which were solo. 2020 continues to see Takitaki take a larger role on Cleveland’s defense, as he now has 33 tackles after collecting just 21 in his rookie year.