Cougs in the NFL: Pre-Season Week 2

The second week of the NFL pre-season was a quiet one for BYU alumni.  Highlights include 3 tackles and 0.5 sacks for Detroit’s Ziggy Ansah, 6 total tackles for his teammate Kyle Van Noy, one tackle for Hebron Fangupo (Kansas City) and Alani Fua (Arizona), two tackles and a sack for Daniel Sorenson (Kansas City), and five tackles and a pass deflection for Uani (Devin) Unga (New York Giants).  Complete stat lines for all BYU alumni are listed below.  Week one stats are available here.

Storm Johnson #34 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries the ball as Uani' Unga #47 of the New York Giants defends at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America
Storm Johnson #34 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries the ball as Uani’ Unga #47 of the New York Giants defends at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America

Stat Lines (alphabetical)

    • Ziggy Ansah (DE, Detroit Lions, 3rd season). Had two solo tackles and one assist, to accompany .5 sacks in Detroit’s 21-17 loss to the Washington Redskins.
    • Robertson Daniel (CB, Oakland Raiders, UDFA Rookie). Recorded no stats in Oakland’s 20-12 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
    • John Denney (LS, Miami Dolphins, 11th season). Recorded no statistics in Miami’s 31-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
    • Hebron Fangupo (DL, Kansas City Chiefs, 2nd season). Recorded one solo tackle in Kansas City’s 14-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
    • Alani Fua (LB, Arizona Cardinals, UDFA rookie). Recorded one solo tackle in Arizona’s 22-19 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
    • Spencer Hadley (LB, Oakland Raiders, 2nd season). Recorded no statistics in Oakland’s 20-12 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
    • Paul Lasike (RB, Arizona Cardinals, UDFA Rookie). Recorded no statistics in Arizona’s 22-19 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
    • Jordan Leslie (WR, Minnesota Vikings, UDFA Rookie). Recorded no statistics in Minnesota’s 20-12 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
    • Devin Mahina (TE, Washington Redskins, UDFA Rookie). Recorded no statistics in Washington’s 21-17 victory over the Detroit Lions.
    • Dennis Pitta (TE, Baltimore Ravens, 6th season). Pitta is currently on the injured list (hip) and did not play in Baltimore’s 40-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
    • Dallas Reynolds (G, New York Giants, 4th season). Recorded no statistics in New York’s 22-12 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
    • Daniel Sorenson (DB, Kansas City Chiefs, 2nd season). Recorded two solo tackles and a sack in Kansas City’s 14-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Uani (Devin) Unga (LB, New York Giants, 2nd season). Recorded five solo tackles, one assisted tackle, and one pass deflection in New York’s 22-12 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • De’Ondre Wesley (OT, Baltimore Ravens, UDFA Rookie). Recorded no statistics in Baltimore’s 40-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Kyle Van Noy (LB, Detroit Lions, 2nd season). Recorded three solo tackles and three assisted tackles in Detroit’s 21-17 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Other players of Note:

  • Brad Sorenson, (BYU transfer to SUU, QB San Diego Chargers, 3rd season). Went 13-25 for 122 yards (.522) in San Diego’s 22-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.  Recorded 0 TDs and 1 INT, QB rating of 49.1.
  • Tayo Fabuluje (former BYU student, OT, Chicago Bears, 1st season).  Struggled in Chicago’s 23-11 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with the Chicago Tribune noting he “looks like a project at right tackle.
  • Jake Heaps (BYU transfer to Kansas, Miami; QB, New York Jets, 1st season).  Despite the troubles at the QB position, Heaps was held out of play for a second straight week.  He is yet to play a down in the NFL but is listed at #3 on the QB depth chart.
  • None of the four players with mini-camp invites seem to have found roster positions (Harvey Jackson, Carolina; Skye PoVey, Green Bay; Solomone Kafu, Arizona; Ross Apo, Seattle).
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Tyler Christensen is a teacher, sports writer, speaker, and ultra-marathon runner. He is the founder of BYU Insider, D1 Recruiting, Virtual School Assembly, and After the Run. When he's not writing or speaking, he's spending time at home in southern Utah with his amazing wife and four children.

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