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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 9 Recap

Harvey Langi had a career day and Taysom Hill shined again among BYU alums in the NFL in Week 9.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Taysom Hill, ATH, New Orleans Saints

Taysom Time is a thing again. The Saints played Tom Brady’s Bucs on Sunday Night Football and completely blew Tampa Bay out of the water 38-3. Hill was right in the middle of the action for the Saints’ high-flying offense. He ran the ball seven times for a career-high 54 yards, including a hurdle that had everyone nostalgic for his days as a Cougar against Texas, and caught a pass from Drew Brees for 21 yards. Late in the game with the score not being close, Hill got a few chances to toss some passes and went 2-for-2 for 48 yards. He accounted for 123 yards of offense in his best game of the season to date.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

It was a rough game on Thursday Night Football for Warner’s 49ers squad against the Packers, but that didn’t stop him from having one of his best games of the season. Trying to stop Aaron Rodgers and the Packers is no small task and Warner did his part, racking up 13 tackles include nine solo and one tackle for loss. The 49ers lost 34-17 but once again, Warner established himself as one of the best linebackers in the NFL as he is ninth in the NFL in combined tackles and has a glowing 84.2 grade on Pro Football Focus.

Harvey Langi, LB, New York Jets

The Jets played in the spotlight on Monday Night Football against their rival, the New England Patriots. Langi got the start at linebacker and ended up turning in his best game to date as a pro since coming into the league in 2017, against his former team no less. Chasing around Cam Newton, Langi ended up with 10 tackles, nine of them solo and one quarterback hit on Newton, nearly getting him down for his first career sack. On that play, Langi didn’t quit and chased down the ball carrier for the tackle downfield. His performance got the attention of the media everywhere.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins are on a roll with three straight wins and a lot of that is due to their defense. KVN is in the thick of it and he played 100 percent of the defensive snaps against the Cardinals on Sunday. He collected five tackles, four of them being solo, along with a tackle for loss and pass defensed.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were in a dogfight with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and they need every bit of Sorensen’s effort on defense. He amassed 10 tackles in the close 33-31 win over Carolina, including eight solo takedowns and also forced a fumble. On the year, he has 57 total tackles which is seventh best among safeties in the NFL.

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers yet again had a gut-wrenching loss, this time to their rival Las Vegas Raiders. For the fifth straight game, Davis played at or very near 100 percent of the defensive snaps for L.A. He collected four tackles and a pass defensed against quarterback Derek Carr.