It was a good week for most the former Cougars in the league this week. For the first time this season all BYU alums that were active and not offensive lineman recorded some kind of meaningful statistic.
Ziggy Ansah rebounded from his first quiet performance of the year last week with another big performance in Week 7. Ansah recorded four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and three QB hits in another losing effort for the Lions. Ansah also helped fellow BYU alum, Kyle Van Noy, pick up the first sack of his young NFL career.
On one of his tackles, Ansah chased down Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson on a 75-yard run to save a touchdown. That's a downright impressive play for a defensive end.
Uani 'Unga, who has been having an impressive rookie campaign for the Giants, did not play this week due to a neck injury.
In some unfortunate former Cougar news, Jaguars beat writer Mike Kaye is reporting that Jordan Leslie was cut from Jacksonville's practice squad just a week after signing a practice squad with the team.
S Craig Loston is back on the practice squad. WR Jordan Leslie cut from the practice squad. #Jaguars— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) October 27, 2015
Here's how all the BYU alumni in the NFL performed for their respective teams in Week 7:
Dennis Pitta (Ravens) #88: Pitta returned to practice last week and is eyeing a return in the next few weeks. Baltimore has three weeks to either activate Pitta or keep him on the PUP list (which would end his season).
Ziggy Ansah (Lions) #94: Ansah played 53 total snaps, picking up four tackles, a sack, three QB hits, and a forced fumble in Detroit's 19-28 loss to Minnesota.
Kyle Van Noy (Lions) #53: Van Noy played 28 total snaps had two tackles, a tackle for loss, and a sack in Detroit's 19-28 loss to Minnesota.
John Denney (Dolphins) #92: Denney played 12 special teams snaps handling his usual long snapping duties in Miami's 44-26 win over Houston.
Uani 'Unga (Giants) #47: 'Unga was inactive with a neck injury during New York's 27-20 win over Dallas.
Dallas Reynolds (Giants) #61: Reynolds played 10 special teams snaps in New York's 27-20 win over Dallas, but did not record any stats.
Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs) #49: Sorensen played 18 special teams snaps and picked up one tackle in Kansas City's 23-13 win over Pittsburgh.
Alani Fua (Cardinals) #59: Fua played 19 total snaps, mostly on special teams and recorded a single tackle in Arizona's 26-18 win over Baltimore.