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Zach Wilson and Taysom Hill show their worth: BYU Football Pro Tracker, Week 4

It was business as usual for former BYU football players in the NFL.  Offensive starters Zach Wilson, Taysom Hill, and Jamaal Williams all had great games, while defensive starters Daniel Sorensen, Fred Warner, and Michael Davis all continued to fill the stat sheet.

Zach Wilson went 21-for-34 passing for 297 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception en route to his first victory as an NFL starter.  Meanwhile, in his role as Swiss army knife Taysom Hill completed two-for-three passing for nine yards and an interception, caught two passes for 26 yards, and rushed six times for 28 yards and two touchdowns.  Jamaal Williams continued to pound it out, rushing 14 times for 66 yards.

On defense Daniel Sorensen had nine solo tackles, Fred Warner also had nine tackles (five solo), while Michael Davis five tackles in Monday night football.

In total there were 12 former BYU players in-action during week two (with three in-active), another seven on practice squads, with ten still looking for playing opportunities.  Below you get the snap counts and statistics for each active player.

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In-Action Week 2 (12): Eight starters and four reserves

  • Brady Christensen (OL, Panthers). Played five snaps on special teams (17%), no stats.  Season totals: four games, one solo tackle.
  • Michael Davis (CB, Chargers). Started and played all 57 defensive snaps (100%) and one snap on special teams (4%). He recorded five tackles (four solo). Season totals: four games, 18 tackles (14 solo), two fumble recoveries for 36 yards.
  • Taysom Hill (QB, Saints). Started and played 34 snaps on offense (50%) and three snaps on special teams (12%). He completed two-for-three passing for nine yards and an interception, caught two passes for 26 yards, and rushed six times for 28 yards and two touchdowns.  Season totals: four games, 3-for-4 passing for 12 yards and an interception, caught two passes for 26 yards, 16 rushes for 75 yards and three touchdowns, one tackle.
  • Harvey Langi (LB, Patriots). Played two defensive snaps (3%) and 19 snaps on special teams (66%) and recorded no snaps. Season totals: four games, one solo tackle.
  • Dallin Leavitt (DB, Raiders). Played one defensive snap (1%) and 16 snaps on special teams (59%), no stats. Season totals: two games, five tackles (one solo), one pass defended.
  • Daniel Sorensen (S, Chiefs). Started and played 73 defensive snaps (99%) and one snap on special teams (4%). Had nine solo tackles.  Season totals: three games, 30 tackles (23 solo), two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, one pass defended.
  • Sione Takitaki (LB, Browns). Started and played 24 defensive snaps (36%) and had three tackles (two solo). Season totals: three games, six tackles (three solo), one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery.
  • Khyiris Tonga (DT, Bears). Played seven defensive snaps (10%) and two snaps on special teams (10%), one solo tackle. Season totals: four games, six tackles (four solo).
  • Kyle Van Noy (LB, Patriots). Started and played 75 defensive snaps (96%) and had one solo tackle. Season totals: three games, seven tackles (five solo), one sack, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, one pass defended.
  • Fred Warner (OLB, 49ers). Started and played all 56 defensive snaps (100%), recorded nine tackles (five solo), one tackle for loss. Season totals: four games, 35 tackles (20 solo), two tackles for loss.
  • Jamaal Williams (RB, Lions). Started and played 21 offensive snaps (30%) and rushed 14 times for 66 yards. Season totals: four games, 42 carries for 187 yards and two touchdowns, 13 receptions for 93 yards.
  • Zach Wilson (QB, Jets). Started and played all 61 offensive snaps (100%) and went 21-for-34 passing for 297 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed three times for -2 yards. Season totals: four games 79-for-139 passing (.568), 925 yards, four touchdowns, eight interceptions.  Seven rushes for 19 yards.  He has been sacked 16 times (four sacks/game avg).

On Roster but Inactive Week 4 (3)

  • Francis Bernard (LB, Cowboys). Was inactive in week 4 (hamstring injury).
  • Dax Milne (WR, Washington). Was inactive in week 4. Season totals: three games, no stats.
  • Ty’Son Williams (RB, Ravens). Was inactive in week 4. Season totals: 27 rushes for 165 yards and one touchdown, five receptions for 45 yards.

Practice Squads (7)

  • Zayne Anderson (CB, Chiefs). Season totals: one game, no stats
  • Tristen Hoge (OT, Browns).
  • Matt Bushman (TE, Raiders).
  • 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).

Highlights from Week 4

Zach Wilson

Taysom Hill

Jamaal Williams

Khyiris Tonga

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