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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 4 Recap

Michael Davis picks off Tom Brady for a touchdown while many other BYU alums stood out in Week 4 of the NFL.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Week 4 of the NFL is in the books so let’s take a loot at some of the standout BYU alums in the league.

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers

Davis picked a heck of a time to come up with his first NFL touchdown. Facing Tom Brady and the Bucs, the Chargers corner picked off the six-time Super Bowl champion and took it to the house for a pick-six and now owns the longest interception return of the NFL season. It was his third career interception and first of this year. He also added six tackles but it wasn’t enough as Tampa Bay got past the Chargers 38-31.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers

Despite the fact that Williams has mostly taken a back seat to Aaron Jones at running back in Green Bay, Williams is getting his share of touches. Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers clearly enjoys having the former BYU star in the backfield. In the Packers’ 30-16 win over the Falcons on Monday Night Football, Williams ran the ball eight times for 10 yards. Where he was most effective was in the passing game, where he caught eight balls for 95 yards, giving him 105 yards from scrimmage on the night and setting a new career high for receiving yards in a game.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins lost to the Seattle Seahawks 31-23 on Sunday but KVN continued his solid start to his Miami career, with four solo tackles in the losing effort. He now has 16 tackles, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in his first four games with the Dolphins after coming over from the Patriots.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs

After the game was moved to Monday after some positive COVID cases, the Chiefs took care of business against a Cam Newton-less New England Patriots. Sorensen did his part with a season-high six total tackles including two tackles for loss. He now has 17 tackles in four games in his seventh year with the Chiefs.

Taysom Hill, QB/RB/WR/TE/Everything, New Orleans Saints

Hill has been mostly quiet for the Saints since Week 1. In New Orleans’ 35-29 victory over the Lions, Hill ran the ball three times for six yards and caught one pass for eight yards. Unfortunately, he had a fumble for the second straight week which may explain his lack of involvement in the offense recently. However, his six-yard run late in the fourth quarter helped seal the game away.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers played the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football and did so without many of their key players. Warner, however, was healthy and played well against the Eagles. He had a season-low five total tackles but did come up with his first quarterback hit of the season against Carson Wentz. His efforts were not enough as the Eagles squeaked by the 49ers 25-20. Warner now has 33 tackles on the young season.

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns

Takitaki was right in the thick of the wildest game of the week in the NFL. The Browns put on an offensive clinic and stunned the Dallas Cowboys on the road 49-38. Takitaki was in on a play that forced Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott to fumble and he also collected four tackles in the effort and now has a new career high with 23 tackles thus far this season.