BYU Football: Pro Tracker, NFL Week 17 (end of regular season)

The BYU Football pro tracker gives you week-by-week summaries and statistics for all BYU alumni currently playing professional football. 

Of note this week: Ziggy Ansah had three tackles and a sack, KVN had a tackle, Daniel Sorensen had two tackles, and Dallas Reynolds played nearly every offensive snap.   Aside from that it was a pretty quiet week for BYU alums.  All NFL Week 17 and 2015 regular season cumulative statistics for former Cougars are outlined below.

Stat Lines (alphabetical)

  • Ziggy Ansah (DE, Detroit Lions, 3rd season). Ziggy had three solo tackles and a sack in Detroit’s victory over the Bears. He played 38 defensive snaps (73%) and twosnaps on special teams (9%). He is third in the NFL with 14.5 total sacks this season. Season Stats (16 games): 47 tackles (39 solo, 8 assists), 14.5 sacks, 4 FF, 2 FR, 1 PD, 4 TFL.
  • John Denney (LS, Miami Dolphins, 11th season). Denney recorded no stats but had 11 snaps (37%) on special teams as the deep snapper in Miami’s win over New England.
  • Alani Fua (LB, Arizona Cardinals, UDFA rookie). Fua recorded no statistics in Arizona’s loss to Seattle.  He played 18 snaps on special teams (64%).  Season Stats (17 games): 5 solo tackles, two assisted tackles, one fumble recovery.
  • Dennis Pitta (TE, Baltimore Ravens, 6th season). Pitta spent the entire season on the injured list (hip).
  • Dallas Reynolds (G, New York Giants, 4th season). Reynolds played 75 snaps (89%) of offense and six snaps (20%) for special teams in New York’s loss to the Eagles.
  • Daniel Sorensen (DB, Kansas City Chiefs, 2nd season). Sorensen had one solo tackle and one assisted tackle in Kansas City’s win over Oakland.  He played 38 defensive snaps (67%) and 24 special teams snaps (83%). Season stats (16 games): 20 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, 2 pass deflections, 1 sack, 1 blocked kick.
  • Uani (Devin) Unga (LB, New York Giants, 2nd season). Uani did not play in New York’s loss to the Eagles. Season stats (11 games): 59 tackles (42 Solo, 17 Assisted), 2 TFL (STF), 4 PD, 2 FF, 2 INT.
  • Kyle Van Noy (LB, Detroit Lions, 2nd season).  Van Noy one tackle in Detroit’s victory over the Bears.  He played 2 defensive snaps (4%) and 15 special teams snaps (65%). Season stats (15 games): 8 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, one sack, one TFL
  • De’Ondre Wesley (OT, Baltimore Ravens, rookie season). Wesley played four special teams snaps (14%) in the Raven’s loss to the Bengals.  He played in six total games this season after getting called up from the practice squad.

Players on NFL practice squads

  • Craig Bills (S, Philadelphia Eagles, rookie season). Signed to the practice squad on December 14th but dropped later that week as he failed the physical.
  • Hebron Fangupo (DL, 3rd season). Started the season on the Kansas City Chief’s practice squad but was cut on November 18th.
  • Rob Daniel (CB, Green Bay Packers, rookie season). Didn’t make the active roster this season, but did play in two pre-season games, recording one tackle.
  • Paul Lasike (RB, Chicago Bears, rookie season).

Players in the Canadian Football League (CFL) – Season has now concluded

  • John Beck (QB, BC Lions, 2nd season). The Lions season has concluded and Beck has announced he will retire from playing football. Season stats: 50-79 (.633) passing for 498 yards, four TDs, and four INTs.  3 carries for 32 yards.  QB rating of 76.9.
  • Austin Collie (WR, BC Lions, 1st season).  Season stats: 43 receptions for 439 yards (10.2 ave.) and seven TDs; 1-1 passing for 21 yards and one touchdown; one tackle.
  • Cody Hoffman (WR, Montreal Alouettes, 1st season). The Alouettes season has concluded.  Season stats: six receptions for 104 yards (17.3 ave.) and one TD.
  • Quinn Lawlor (OL, Montreal Alouettes, 1st season).

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