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Warner back to All-Pro form: BYU Football Pro Tracker, Week 8

Fred Warner appears to be back to his All-Pro form as he recorded eight tackles and a pass defended in San Francisco’s 33-22 victory over the Bears in NFL week 8 action.  Warner is currently no. 16 in the league for total tackles.

Several other former Cougs also made an impact for their teams this past weekend. Khyiris Tonga (NT, Chicago) had his first tackle for loss of the season, Dax Milne (WR, Washington) had a 22 yard reception, Sione Takitaki (LB, Cleveland) had three solo tackles, and KVN (LB, New England) had two solo tackles.

Unfortunately, Injuries led to several former Cougs being inactive for week 8, including starters Taysom Hill, Harvey Langi, Jamaal Williams, and Zach Wilson.

Regarding Wilson, the Jets made an interesting mid-season move by hiring his personal coach—former BYU QB John Beck.  The Jets haven’t formally announced the hire, but Beck was wearing team apparel and a headset on the sideline during the Jet’s 34-31 victory over Cincinnati.

For week 8 there were just two former Cougs that got starts for their NFL teams (Warner and Davis), with another six coming off the bench, five injured, and two having byes.  Six remain on practice squads.  Below you get the snap counts and statistics for each active player.

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Active Roster (10)

  • Brady Christensen (OL, Panthers). Played five snaps on special teams (19%), no stats.  Season totals: Eight games, two starts, one solo tackle.
  • Michael Davis (CB, Chargers). Started and played 19 snaps on special teams (25%) but recorded no stats. Season totals: Seven games, seven starts, 26 tackles (21 solo), two fumble recoveries for 36 yards.
  • Dallin Leavitt (DB, Raiders). The Raiders had a bye in week 8. Season totals: Six games, 16 tackles (seven solo), one pass defended.
  • Dax Milne (WR, Washington). Had 21 offensive snaps (30%) and one snap on special teams (5%) and had one reception for 22 yards on two targets. Season totals: Seven games, three receptions for 44 yards
  • Daniel Sorensen (S, Chiefs). Played 27 defensive snaps (45%) and 10 snaps on special teams (40%). He had two solo tackles.  Season totals: Eight games, five starts, 38 tackles (29 solo), two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, one pass defended.
  • Sione Takitaki (LB, Browns). Played 22 defensive snaps (30%) and 15 snaps on special teams (79%). He had three solo tackles. Season totals: Seven games, three starts, 17 tackles (nine solo), one quarterback hit, two tackles for loss, one fumble recovery.
  • Khyiris Tonga (DT, Bears). Played 5 snaps on defense (9%) and seven snaps on special teams (26%) and had one solo tackle and one tackle for loss. Season totals: Seven games, one start, nine tackles (seven solo), one tackle for loss.
  • Kyle Van Noy (LB, Patriots). Played 42 defensive snaps (70%) and had two solo tackles and a pass defended. Season totals: Seven games, one start, 16 tackles (12 solo), one sack, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, two passes defended, one fumble recovery.
  • Fred Warner (OLB, 49ers). Stared and played all 70 defensive snaps (100%). Had eight tackles (five solo), and one pass defended.  Season totals: Six games, six starts, 53 tackles (36 solo), four tackles for loss, one pass defended, one fumble recovery.
  • Ty’Son Williams (RB, Ravens). Baltimore had a week 8 bye. Season totals: Five games, three starts, 33 rushes for 181 yards and one touchdown, nine receptions for 84 yards.

On Roster but Inactive (6)

  • Francis Bernard (LB, Cowboys). Has missed this whole season with a hamstring injury.
  • Matt Bushman (TE, Raiders). After playing his first NFL game in week seven, Bushman stayed on the bench for the week 8 game. Season totals: one game, no stats.
  • Taysom Hill (QB, Saints). Hill sat out once again after experiencing a scary concussion in week five. Season totals: Five games, four starts, 3-for-4 passing for 12 yards and an interception, three receptions for 37 yards, 16 rushes for 75 yards and three touchdowns, one tackle.
  • Harvey Langi (LB, Patriots). Langi got his first start in week 7, but he 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). After starting every game this season and averaging a career-best 4.4 yards per carry, Williams suffered a thigh injury in the Lion’s week 7 matchup and was inactive for week 8. 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 last week’s matchup. 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 (6)

  • Zayne Anderson (CB, Chiefs). 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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