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Ty’Son Williams and Zach Wilson have outstanding NFL debuts: BYU Football Pro Tracker Week 1

The Baltimore Raven’s top three running backs (Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Smith, and Gus Edwards) are all battling injuries, but former BYU player Ty’Son Williams was ready for his turn.  He was promoted to RB1 in week 1 and made the most of his opportunity by scoring his first NFL touchdown in the first quarter of Monday night football. Williams finished with nine carries for 65 yards and a touchdown and three receptions for 29 yards.

Ty’Son wasn’t the only Williams with an outstanding week one performance. Jamaal Williams had an incredible game for his new team (the Detroit Lions). He finished with nine carries for 54 yards and a touchdown to go along with eight receptions for 56 yards.

And, of course, the whole nation was watching the debut performance of Zach Wilson who didn’t disappoint.  He finished with 20-for-37 passing for 258 yards and two touchdowns.

In total there were 15 former BYU players in action during week one, another six on practice squads, and nine looking for playing opportunities.  Below are the snap counts and statistics for each player.

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Active Roster (16)

  • Zayne Anderson (CB, Chiefs). Activated from practice squad to active roster on September 11th, wore no. 39 for season opener and saw some action on special teams (7 snaps, 29%). No stats
  • Francis Bernard (LB, Cowboys). Out with a hamstring injury, no stats.
  • Brady Christensen (OL, Panthers). Played just four snaps on special teams (14%). No stats.
  • Michael Davis (CB, Chargers). Played 53 snaps on defense (96%) and five snaps on special teams (22%). Four tackles (four solo).
  • Taysom Hill (QB, Saints). Played 22 snaps on offense (35%), and one snap on special teams (5%). 1-for-1 passing for three yards, 2 rushes for one yard.
  • Harvey Langi (LB, Patriots). Played nine snaps on special teams (43%), no stats. Will be wearing jersey no. 52 this season.
  • Dallin Leavitt (DB, Raiders). One tackle.
  • Dax Milne (WR, Washington). Played two offensive snaps (4%) and recorded no stats.
  • Daniel Sorensen (S, Chiefs). Played all 59 defensive snaps (100%) and two special teams snaps (8%). Finished with four tackles (two solo), and one quarterback hit.
  • Sione Takitaki (LB, Browns). Played 22 defensive snaps (34%) and 14 snaps on special teams (58%). One tackle.
  • Khyiris Tonga (DT, Bears). Started at nose tackle, played 13 snaps (25%), and six snaps on special teams (30%), no stats.
  • Kyle Van Noy (LB, Patriots). Played 35 defensive snaps (65%) and one special team snap (5%). Three tackles (two solo), one sack, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, one pass defended.
  • Fred Warner (OLB, 49ers). Played 77 defensive snaps (84%) and three snaps on special teams (10%) and finished with 11 tackles (eight solo).
  • Jamaal Williams (RB, Lions). Played 32 offensive snaps (35%) and finished with nine carries for 54 yards and a touchdown, and eight receptions for 56 yards.
  • Ty’Son Williams (RB, Ravens). Played 51% of the offensive snaps, and finished with nine carries for 65 yards and a touchdown, and three receptions for 29 yards.
  • Zach Wilson (QB, Jets). Played all 65 offensive snaps (100%) and went 20-for-37 for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Practice Squads (6)

  • Matt Bushman (TE, Raiders).
  • Bronson Kaufusi (TE, Packers).
  • Corbin Kaufusi (OT, 49ers).
  • Kai Nacua (S, 49ers).
  • Troy Warner (S, Rams).
  • Chris Wilcox (DB, Buccaneers).

Free Agents (9)

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), Tristen Hoge (OT, Jets), Isaiah Kaufusi (LB, Colts), Dayan Lake (S, Rams), Micah Simon (WR, Panthers).

Highlights from Week 1

Ty’Son Williams (RB, Ravens)


Zach Wilson (QB, Jets)

Kyle Van Noy (LB, Patriots)

Fred Warner (LB, 49ers)

Jamaal Williams (RB, Lions)

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