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Linebacker U? BYU Football Pro Tracker, Week 10

Ten former BYU football players saw action in the NFL for week 10, including some really impressive games at the linebacker position.

It’s undeniable that BYU has produced some really great linebackers over the last several years.  That was on display this weekend as several stepped up and had big games.  Francis Bernard had his first tackle of the season for the Cowboys while Kyle Van Noy had a season high five solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble for the Patriots.  Fred Warner was again very effective for the 49ers with eight tackles (five solo) and a pass defended, and Sione Takitaki had five tackles (two solo) and a tackle for loss for the Browns.

In addition to the linebackers a couple of defensive backs from BYU also had solid games. Daniel Sorensen (S, Chiefs) had one pass defended and his first interception of the season, while Dallin Leavitt (DB, Raiders) had a season-high five solo tackles.

And on offense Taysom Hill had a great game for the Saints. Hill went 2-for-2 for 11 yards, caught one pass for 15 yards, and rushed three times for 23 yards.  And wide receiver Dax Milne had two receptions for 22 yards and a fumble for the Washington football team.

In total there were three former Cougs that got starts for their NFL teams (Warner, Takitaki, and Van Noy), with another seven coming off the bench, four out with injuries, and seven on practice squads.  Below you get the snap counts and statistics for each active player.

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Active Roster (11)

  • Francis Bernard (LB, Cowboys). Played nine defensive snaps (17%) and 18 snaps on special teams (72%) and had one tackle. Season totals: Two games, one tackle.
  • Brady Christensen (OL, Panthers). Played 13 offensive snaps (17%) and six snaps on special teams (24%), no stats.  Season totals: Ten games, two starts, one solo tackle.
  • Taysom Hill (QB, Saints). Played 21 offensive snaps (31%) and nine snaps on special teams (31%). He rushed three times for 23 yards, caught one 15 yard pass, and completed both of his passing attempts for 11 yards. Season totals: Seven games, four starts, 7-for-8 passing for 56 yards and an interception, four receptions for 52 yards, 20 rushes for 102 yards and three touchdowns, one tackle.
  • Dallin Leavitt (DB, Raiders). Played 23 defensive snaps (30%) and 26 snaps on special teams (93%), had a season high five solo tackles. Season totals: Seven games, 18 tackles (eight solo), one pass defended, one fumble recovery.
  • Dax Milne (WR, Washington). Played 20 offensive snaps (27%) and had two receptions for 22 yards and a fumble. Season totals: Eight games, five receptions for 66 yards
  • Daniel Sorensen (S, Chiefs). Played 27 defensive snaps (50%) and eight snaps on special teams (29%) and had one pass defended and one interception. Season totals: Ten games, five starts, 39 tackles (30 solo), two tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, two passes defended, one interception.
  • Sione Takitaki (LB, Browns). Started and played 32 defensive snaps (48%) and 22 snaps on special teams (96%). He had five tackles (two solo) with one tackle for loss. Season totals: Eight games, four starts, 22 tackles (11 solo), one quarterback hit, three tackles for loss, one fumble recovery.
  • Khyiris Tonga (DT, Bears). The Bears had a bye in Week 10. Season totals: Eight games, one start, 10 tackles (seven solo), one tackle for loss.
  • Kyle Van Noy (LB, Patriots). Started, and played 37 defensive snaps (63%). He had five tackles (five solo), one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble. Season totals: Nine games, four starts, 23 tackles (19 solo), one sack, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit, four passes defended, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.
  • Fred Warner (OLB, 49ers). Started and played all 55 defensive snaps (100%). He had eight tackles (five solo) and a pass defended.  Season totals: Nine games, nine starts, 82 tackles (50 solo), four tackles for loss, three passes defended, one fumble recovery.
  • Ty’Son Williams (RB, Ravens). Played six special teams snaps (19%) but recorded no stats. Season totals: Seven games, three starts, 33 rushes for 181 yards and one touchdown, nine receptions for 84 yards.

On Roster but Inactive (3)

  • Michael Davis (CB, Chargers). Was inactive after sustaining a hamstring injury week 8. Season totals: Seven games, seven starts, 26 tackles (21 solo), two fumble recoveries for 36 yards.
  • Harvey Langi (LB, Patriots). Langi suffered a sprained MCL and was placed on injured reserve October 26. He is expected to miss a minimum of three games. Season totals: Seven games, one start, three tackles (one solo).
  • Jamaal Williams (RB, Lions). Williams missed the week 10 game with a thigh injury. Season totals: Seven games, seven starts, 71 carries for 312 yards and two touchdowns, 16 receptions for 99 yards.
  • Zach Wilson (QB, Jets). Inactive after sustaining a knee injury in week six. Season totals: Six games, six starts 104-for-181 passing (.575), 1168 yards, four touchdowns, nine interceptions. Eight rushes for 22 yards.  He has been sacked 19 times (3.2 sacks/game avg).

Practice Squads (7)

  • Zayne Anderson (CB, Chiefs). Season totals: one game, no stats
  • Matt Bushman (TE, Raiders). Season totals: one game, no stats.
  • Tristen Hoge (OT, Browns).
  • Bronson Kaufusi (TE, Packers).
  • Kai Nacua (S, 49ers).
  • Troy Warner (S, Rams).
  • Chris Wilcox (DB, Colts).

Free Agents (10)

The follow players had an NFL contract at some point in 2021 but are not currently signed to an NFL team: Ziggy Ansah (DE, 49ers), Zac Dawe (DL, Falcons), John Denney (LS, Saints), Kavika Fonua (DB, Panthers), Chandon Herring (OT, Titans), Aleva Hifo (WR, Cardinals), Corbin Kaufusi (OT, 49ers), Isaiah Kaufusi (LB, Colts), Dayan Lake (S, Rams), Micah Simon (WR, Panthers).

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