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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 12 Recap

Jamaal Williams and Taysom Hill led a fierce ground attack for their respective teams, combining for three touchdowns.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints

For the second straight week, Hill entered the game as the starting quarterback for the Saints. They faced off against a Broncos team that did not have a single quarterback on their roster available to play. New Orleans won easily but played conservatively, and the stats bear that out. Hill attempted just 16 passes, completed nine of them for 78 yards with an interception and a lowly 43.2 rating. Once again, the 30-year-old made his biggest impact on the ground. For the second straight game, he ran for two touchdowns, putting his total for the year at five, along with 44 rushing yards. He did enough to win and that’s all the Saints could’ve asked for.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, Miami Dolphins

KVN has quietly had a solid season. He has been a consistent presence for the Dolphins’ defense. Miami handled Harvey Langi’s Jets easily and Van Noy made some plays, collecting five total tackles. He also added a quarterback hit, his seventh of the season. He has 47 tackles in 10 games thus far in 2020.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs and Buccaneers were in an epic battle that featured Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady at quarterback. Sorensen had his hands full against Tampa Bay’s offensive weaponry such as Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown. The former BYU safety did his part, with seven total tackles in the thrilling victory for Kansas City. He is now at 68 tackles for the season.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers

The Packers are rolling with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. Williams was a big part of the offensive game plan for Green Bay on Sunday night against the Bears. He ran the ball 17 times for 73 yards and his second rushing touchdown of the season to put the game out of reach. That was the second-most carries Williams has had this year. He now has 409 rushing yards and 621 yards from scrimmage this year.

Harvey Langi, LB, New York Jets

The Jets are in a tailspin but that hasn’t deterred Langi from shining. He has become one of the more improved players on New York’s defense. After not taking a single defensive snap in six straight games, Langi logged over 60 snaps for a third straight week. In a losing effort to Miami, Langi collected eight tackles and a fumble recovery. This marks 29 tackles in three games for the former Coug.

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers

Davis had a tough task of containing Josh Allen and the talented receiving corps in Buffalo. In nine of the 11 games, Davis has logged at least 90 percent of the defensive snaps. The Chargers secondary, including Davis, did a good job limiting the receiver in Stefon Diggs to under 40 yards. Davis notched four tackles and then picked off Allen late in the game to give the ball back to L.A. with a chance to tie the game. It didn’t happen, but Davis gave them a chance with his big play.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

Warner continued to build a Pro Bowl resume last Sunday in a big win over the Rams. He collected at least six tackles in eight of the 11 games for San Francisco this year and did so again. He also landed a hit on Rams quarterback Jared Goff. He boasts 85 tackles for the season, 16th-most in the NFL.