Several former Cougars saw action during week three of the NFL. Unfortunately, two did not. Ziggy Ansah sat another game after spraining his ankle last week while Paul Lasike was waived from the Bears after playing in their first two games this season Meanwhile, Dennis Pitta continued his comeback from injury with another solid game (six receptions for 42 yards) while Kyle Van Noy got a start for the Lions and recorded four tackles. And the big play of the week was Daniel Sorensen’s interception, the first of six Chief’s interceptions against the Jets. All statistics and snap counts are recorded below.
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah (DE, 2010-12; Detroit). Detroit (1-2) fell to Green Bay 34-27 with Ansah out due to a high ankle sprain which came in last weeks contest against Tennessee. He is expected to miss this weeks game vs. the Bears. Season Totals: two tackles (1 solo, 1 assisted), one tackle for loss
John Denney (LS, 2001-04; Miami). Miami (1-2) defeated Cleveland 30-24 for the Dolphin’s first win of the season. Denney played ten snaps on special teams (29%) and recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Alani Fua (ILB, 2010-14; Arizona). Arizona (1-2) fell to Buffalo 33-18. Fua played 27 snaps on special teams (84%) and recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Paul Lasike (RB/FB, 2012-14; Chicago). Lasike was waived prior to Chicago’s 31-17 loss to the Cowboys this weekend. In two games this season he played 21 snaps and had one carry for two yards. Season Totals: one rush for two yards
Dennis Pitta (TE, 2004, 2007-09; Baltimore). Baltimore (3-0) defeated Jacksonville 19-17. Pitta started and was targeted 8 times. He had six receptions for 42 yards (7 ypc), playing ? . He led 49 offensive snaps (73%). Season Totals: 18 receptions for 183 yards
Daniel Sorensen (DB, 2008, 2011-13; Kansas City). The Chiefs (2-1) defeated the New York Jets 24-3. Sorensen turned out a fantastic performance with two solo tackles and an interception, the first of six Chief picks (see video here). He played 37 snaps on defense (54%) and 14 snaps on special teams (78%). Season Totals: 4 tackles (4 solo, 0 assisted); one INT.
Kyle Van Noy (LB, 2010-13; Detroit). Detroit (1-2) fell to Green Bay 34-27. KVN bounced back from injury and started for the Lions. He had four tackles (three solo), playing 48 snaps on defense (89%) and eight more on special teams (28%). Season Totals: 5 tackles (four solo, one assisted)
Cougars on the injured reserve:
- Bronson Kaufusi (DE, 2012-15). On injured reserve for Baltimore Ravens.
- Uani ‘Unga (MLB, 2011-13). On the injured reserve for New York Giants
- De’Ondre Wesley (OT, 2013-14). On injured reserve for Baltimore Ravens.
In the Canadian Football League (CFL) Cody Hoffman has rejoined the Montreal Alouettes as a wide receiver. He has played in one game but recorded no stats.