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BYU Alums in the NFL Week 4: The QBs Shine

Week 4 was a big week for former BYU Cougars in the NFL. Two quarterbacks made a big impact and others made plays on both sides of the ball for their respective teams.

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Week 4 of the NFL is in the books and BYU alums showed out all over the league.

Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets

Let’s get straight to the headliner. The New York faithful groaned and moaned after the shutout loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 3. There was plenty of blame going around, from the offensive line, to Wilson, to the coaching staff. It’s amazing what one win can do.

Wilson clearly had his best game as a pro in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans. After another slow start in the first half, things started clicking for the former BYU signal caller. In the fourth quarter with the game tied, Wilson rolled right and improvised, telling receiver Corey Davis to go deep, like it was at recess on the playground. He then hurled a pass nearly 60 yards in the air for a go-ahead touchdown, sending MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.

The game went into overtime. Wilson made several other key throws and the Jets won the game on a missed field goal by the Titans with time winding down. Wilson earned his first win as an NFL quarterback.

He finished with 297 passing yards, two touchdowns and a career-high 97.3 passer rating.

Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints

The Saints involved Hill in 50 percent of the offensive plays on Sunday against the Giants. He ran the ball six times for 28 yards and two touchdowns.

His first touchdown is what had the whole league and internet buzzing.

That run encapsulated who Taysom Hill is as a football player. It marked the third time in his NFL career that he scored two rushing touchdowns in one game. He now has three on the season and 14 for his career.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Detroit Lions

Williams continues to get a steady diet of touches with Detroit. He set a season-high with 14 carries for 66 yards against the Bears. He now has 187 rushing yards on the season, with a respectable 4.5 yards per carry. He is currently the Lions’ team leading rusher.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner had his best game of the season on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. He collected nine tackles including one for loss in the defeat. He now has 36 tackles and two tackles for loss this season.

Other BYU alums in Week 4

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers- 5 combined tackles

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns- 3 combined tackles

Khyiris Tonga, DT, Chicago Bears- 1 solo tackle