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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 7 Recap

A pick six, a rushing touchdown and the best linebacker in football? A weekly recap of action for BYU alums in the NFL.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s recap the last week of BYU alums in the NFL, which include some big time plays.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs

It was the season’s first snow game when the Chiefs traveled to Denver to take on the Broncos. The Chiefs had little trouble with Denver thanks to seven-year veteran Sorensen’s third career pick-six. Early in the game with the issue still in doubt, Broncos QB Drew Lock lobbed a pass off of his back foot, which Sorensen read perfectly and picked it off and took it to the house, giving KC then a 17-6 lead.

The Chiefs would not look back as they walloped the Broncos, 43-16. Sorensen collected nine total tackles in the effort along with his big turnover.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

Warner is building a strong case for not just his first career Pro Bowl appearance, but perhaps a First-Team All-Pro nod. In Sunday’s big win for San Francisco over the New England Patriots, Warner was everywhere and drew raving reviews from the game’s color analyst, Tony Romo.

Being called the best linebacker in football is quite the compliment when this league still has Bobby Wagner in Seattle and Lavonte David in Tampa Bay. Warner made a statement with an interception of Patriots QB Cam Newton, his second of the season, along with seven tackles.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones was ruled out for Green Bay ahead of their bout with the Houston Texans, meaning Williams would get the lion’s share of touches. He certainly did, with 23 touches altogether, 19 of them rushes. He averaged over four yards per carry and totaled 77 rushing yards with a rushing touchdown. The 25-year-old also caught four passes for 37 yards.

He and Aaron Jones are forming a formidable duo in Green Bay’s backfield alongside All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That rushing touchdown was his first of the season and he has accumulated 375 yards from scrimmage thus far.

Taysom Hill, ATH, New Orleans Saints

Hill continues his streak of quietness as he has topped three touches just once in his last five games. The Saints beat the Panthers in a nail-biter and Hill carried the ball once for six yards. He also completed a pass that did not gain any yards.

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns

Takitaki only played in 16 percent of Cleveland’s defensive snaps in their win against the Bengals but did partake in 79 percent of the special teams snaps. He racked up three solo tackles in his limited opportunities and now has 36 takedowns thus far this season.