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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 14 Recap

A game-winning interception and an epic Monday Night Football matchup involved former BYU Cougars in the latest round of NFL action.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Chargers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints

Hill made his fourth straight start last weekend and faced the struggling Philadelphia Eagles. He posted his highest passing yards total, with 291 yards through the air. He also tossed two touchdown scores for the Saints. He ran five times for 33 yards as well. Unfortunately, the Eagles’ defense harassed Hill and forced two turnovers, one interception and one fumble that may have cost the Saints a comeback effort in the end. The Eagles won and Hill lost his first game as a starter. He is approaching 1,000 yards passing, now at 920.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs

There was an opportunity for Sorensen and Kyle Van Noy to face off this past weekend with the Chiefs and Miami Dolphins squaring off. However, KVN was scratched due to injury so the BYU spotlight belonged to Sorensen. The Dolphins gave the Chiefs all they could handle and Sorensen was all over the field trying to contain Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Sorensen collected seven total tackles. He is posting one of the best seasons of his seven years, with 80 total tackles to this point and three interceptions.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers

Williams is back to sharing the backfield with Aaron Jones beside quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay defeated the Detroit Lions and are 10-3, well on their way to the postseason. Williams ran the ball 10 times for 38 yards. He also returned a kick for the first time this season and took it 20 yards. BYU’s all-time leading rusher is now at 473 rushing yards this year.

Harvey Langi, LB, New York Jets

The Jets lost to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, dropping to 0-13 on the year. However, Langi continues to make a name for himself. Striving to contain Russell Wilson and that high-powered offense, Langi made tackles all over the field and came away with nine on the day. This marked the third time in the last five weeks that Langi has collected at least nine tackles in a game. He now sits at 55 tackles for the year and has worked his way into one of the starting roles.

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers

Davis has started every game at cornerback this season for the Chargers. L.A. was in a battle with the Atlanta Falcons and the game was tied 17-17 late in the fourth quarter. The Falcons were driving to try and win the game with a field goal but Matt Ryan sailed a pass than Davis picked off, swinging the game into the Chargers’ favor. L.A. was able to drive into field goal range and kick the game-winning field goal thanks to Davis’ interception.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

Warner continues to build his Pro Bowl or even All-Pro resume for the 2020 season. Against the Washington Football Team, he racked up five tackles but unfortunately he left the game early with an injury. His status for their upcoming game against the Cowboys is uncertain. He is at 96 tackles for the season.

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns

The Browns and Ravens were locked in the most epic Monday Night Football game of the entire season. The Ravens eventually won 47-42 but there were big plays made on either side. Pro Football Focus graded Takitaki as the best defensive player for the Browns in the contest, as he was everywhere with five tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss.