Former Cougs Shine on Championship Sunday, BYU Football Pro Tracker


There were three former BYU football players in action this weekend and all three of them made a major impact for their teams. M

Taysom Hill (QB, New Orleans, No. 7).  Hill was a backup quarterback in New Orlean’s 26-23 overtime loss to LA. He had one rush for zero yards, one incomplete pass, and one receptin for a two yard touchdown. Hill played just 11 snaps on offense (16%) but played 30 more on special teams (86%).  

Season Totals: Four games as starter, 14 games as a substitute; 40 rushes for 204 yards, two rushing touchdowns, three-of-seven passing for 64 yards and an INT, four receptions for six yards and a touchdown, 14 kickoff returns for 348 yards, one punt return for zero yards, five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, one blocked punt.

Kyle Van Noy (LB, New England, No. 53). Van Noy started in New England’s 37-31 overtime victory over the Chiefs.  He did just about everything for the Patriots with eight solo tackles, two assisted tackles, two sacks for 29 yards, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry, and a forced fumble. Van Noy played all 52 snaps on defense (100%) and 10 more on special teams (32%).  

Season Totals: 18 games as starter; 68 solo tackles, 37 assisted tackles, three passes defended, 10 quarterback hurries, six tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, one interception, two fumble recoveries with one returned for a touchdown, two forced fumbles, one touchdown on a blocked punt.

Daniel Sorensen (S, Kansas City, No. 49).  Sorensen started at safety in Kansas City’s 37-31 loss to New England.  He had the best game of his career with 11 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, a pass defended, and a 24 yard interception. He played all 97 snaps on defense (100%) and two more on special teams (6%).

Season Totals: Five games as starter, four games as a substitute; 26 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, three passes defended, one quarterback hurry, one fumble recovery, two interceptions returned 78 yards and one touchdown.



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