Week 3 in the NFL is in the books and BYU alums were making an impact all over the country. Below is a roundup of how each former Coug performed.
Kyle Van Noy, LB, Miami Dolphins
KVN and the Dolphins got to play under the bright lights of Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Van Noy played 52 defensive snaps and made a big impact in Miami’s 31-13 victory. With Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars trying to mount a comeback late in the third quarter, Van Noy got off the edge and notched the strip-sack and recovered his own fumble, essentially ending the Jaguars’ hopes of a comeback.
KVN finished the game with three tackles, two quarterback hits, a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery.
Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have been banged up but still have managed to navigate a 2-1 record. Warner on San Francisco’s defense is a big part of why they were able to weather the absence of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Warner was all over the place, with seven combined tackles, a pass defended and his second career interception. The interception led to a 49ers field goal and helped distance themselves from the Giants in the big 36-9 win. Warner is playing like one of the best linebackers in the NFL and has 28 tackles in three games.
Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns
The Browns won their second straight contest on Wednesday and the defense made some key stops along the way. Takitaki got the start as one of two linebackers Cleveland deploys. He notched seven tackles in the 34-20 victory for the Browns over the Washington Football Team.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
The Packers are red-hot at 3-0 after their win over the Saints on Sunday night. Aaron Rodgers is playing like an MVP again and Green Bay’s offense is humming. Williams had a somewhat quiet day but still got seven touches. He ran the ball six times for 14 yards and caught a pass from Rodgers for three yards in the victory. He now has 122 total yards from scrimmage on the year.
Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs made a statement on Monday Night Football against the reigning MVP Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Sorensen and the Chiefs’ defense kept Baltimore’s offense in check for most of the game. Sorensen notched five tackles including three on the quarterback Jackson as he is the best running quarterback in the game today. The Chiefs won 34-20 and look to be serious about defending their Super Bowl title.
Taysom Hill, QB/RB/WR/TE/Everything, New Orleans Saints
The Saints look like a flawed football team in 2020. They drew the red-hot Packers on Sunday night and fell short 37-30. Unfortunately, Hill was in the middle of the action and contributed to the loss. He only touched the ball three times, two rushes for six yards and a catch for one yard, but his fumble early in the fourth quarter in a tie game led to a go-ahead field goal by Green Bay, as they went on to win. Certainly, it was not one of Hill’s best highlights in his eventful tenure with New Orleans.
Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers
Davis continues to be a contributing factor in what the Chargers want to do on defense. He played 84 percent of their defensive snaps against the Carolina Panthers and despite the loss, Davis played well, racking up six tackles including five solo takedowns.