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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