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BYU in the NFL - Week 5: Ziggy Ansah takes over NFL lead in sacks

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Ziggy Ansah and Uani 'Unga continue to carry the torch for BYU alumni both having productive weeks for their respective teams.

In his third season in the NFL, Ansah continues to be what may be the lone bright spot for the Detroit Lions this season. Ansah is playing at a Pro Bowl level right now and just keeps getting better. Ansah picked up a tackle, a sack, a tackle for loss, and two QB hits this past week.

The sack gives Ansah five on the season giving him a share of the NFL lead . He now has 20.5 in his career making him only the second Lion to record 20+ sacks in his first three seasons, which gave him plenty of reason to have some skip in his step (Ansah's sack comes in at the 34 second mark below).

Meanwhile in New York, 'Unga continues to have an impressive rookie campaign. With Jon Beason once again out due to injury, 'Unga saw his snap count jump back up and he made the most of it leading the Giants' in tackles in their win over the 49ers. 'Unga finished the game with seven tackles and two tackles for a loss.

Here's how all the BYU alumni in the NFL performed for their respective teams in Week 5:

Dennis Pitta (Ravens) #88: Pitta remains on Baltimore's physically unable to perform (PUP) list. He will not be eligible to play for the Ravens until after Week 6.

Ziggy Ansah (Lions) #94: Ansah had another solid outing this week playing 36 total snaps and picking up a tackle, a sack, a tackle for loss, and two QB hits in Detroit's 17-42 loss to Arizona.

Kyle Van Noy (Lions) #53: Van Noy has moved down Detroit's depth chart at linebacker and was inactive for the Lions' Week 6 game even though he was healthy.

John Denney (Dolphins) #92: Denney was on a bye week in Week 5.

Uani 'Unga (Giants) #47: Unga played 66 total snaps recording seven tackles and two tackles for loss in New York's 30-27 win over San Francisco.

Dallas Reynolds (Giants) #61: Reynolds played 13 total snaps mostly on special teams in New York's 30-27 win over San Francisco.

Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs) #49: Sorensen played 23 special teams snaps in Kansas City's 17-18 loss to Chicago, but did not record any stats

Alani Fua (Cardinals) #59: Fua played 28 total snaps and recorded one QB hit in Arizona's big 42-17 win over Detroit.

Cougars currently on NFL practice squads: De'Ondre Wesley (Ravens), Hebron Fangupo (Chiefs), Rob Daniel(Packers), and Paul Lasike (Bears)