With Uani 'Unga seeing his snaps dip due to Jon Beason's return from injury, it was a slow week, statistically speaking, for former Cougars in NFL. Except of course for Ziggy Ansah.
Ansah absolutely abused the Seattle offense this week in a disappointing (and a bit controversial) Monday night loss for Detroit. Ansah recorded three tackles, two sacks, a tackle for loss, had two quarterback hits, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble. Those kind of numbers gave Ansah plenty of reason to dance.
Ziggy Ansah with a sack dance after taking down Russell Wilson. He had two sacks on Monday Night Football. ... https://t.co/VFpGHSDmtK— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) October 7, 2015
Ansah picked up a sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery all on this one play where he absolutely blew up the Seahawks' zone-read.
ZIGGY ANSAH IS REAL pic.twitter.com/XWPdyE3ES5— The Blue Brethren (@BlueBrethren) October 6, 2015
Ansah's two sacks this past week give him four on the season, and tie him for second in the league with J.J. Watt and Jacquies Smith, and put him only a half sack behind league leader DeMarcus Ware. That's some great company for the former Cougar. And did I forget to mention Ansah only played 25 snaps because he was fighting through several injuries.
Caldwell said Ziggy Ansah has an ample amount of toughness to have the game he had Monday dealing with the injuries he was dealing with.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 7, 2015
Here's how all the BYU alumni in the NFL performed for their respective teams in Week 4:
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: Only playing 25 total snaps due to injury, Ansah had three tackles, two sacks, a tackle for loss, two QB hits, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in Detroit's 10-13 loss to Seattle.
Kyle Van Noy (Lions) #53: Van Noy played 17 special teams snaps in Detroit's 10-13 loss to Seattle, but did not record any stats.
Uani 'Unga (Giants) #47: 'Unga played 23 total snaps and recorded two tackles in New York's 24-10 win over Buffalo. 'Unga's performance included a key 3rd down stop near the goal line.
Dallas Reynolds (Giants) #61: Reynolds saw action on seven total plays in New York's 24-10 win over Buffalo, but didn't record any stats.
Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs) #49: Sorensen played 24 total snaps and recorded one tackle in Kansas City's 21-36 loss to Cincinnati.
Alani Fua (Cardinals) #59: Fua played 20 special teams snaps in Arizona's 22-24 loss to St Louis, but did not record any stats.