Ziggy Ansah has been the most impressive former Cougar in the NFL this season. The second-year player has developed quickly and become an important part of the Detroit defense. Ansah continued his impressive play this past week with what may be the best game of his young career. The former BYU DE wreaked havoc on the Dolphins' offense recording a career-high six solo tackles. Ansah also added a sack and a forced fumble to his day, earning him the praise of his head coach, Jim Caldwell.
Caldwell called Ziggy Ansah "a force." I'd have to agree with him after watching Sunday's performance -- 6 solo tackles, sack and FF
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 10, 2014
Ansah's teammate, Kyle Van Noy made his NFL debut this week after missing the first half of the season due to injury. The rookie linebacker didn't get many snaps on the defensive side of the ball, but did get a chance to make an impact on special teams, making an important touchdown saving tackle on a kick return. Van Noy spoke about getting the chance to make his debut prior to Sunday's game.
Former Cougar, Daniel Sorensen was on Kansas City's inactive list this week, but the rookie safety did speak with KCChiefs.com about his experience in the NFL so far.
Dennis Pitta (Ravens): Pitta is out for the season with a major hip injury he suffered in Week 3.
Ziggy Ansah (Lions): Ansah had a career-high 6 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and a QB hit in Detroit's 20-16 win over Miami.
Kyle Van Noy (Lions): Van Noy made his NFL regular season debut, recording 2 tackles in Detroit's 20-16 win over Miami.
John Denney (Dolphins): As usual, Denney handled long snapping duties for Miami in the Dolphins 16-20 loss to Detroit, but did not record any stats.
Dallas Reynolds (Giants): Reynolds played in New York's 17-38 loss to Seattle, but did not record any stats.
Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs): Sorensen was on Kansas City's inactive list for week 10.
Cougars currently on NFL practice squads: Spencer Hadley (Raiders)