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Published: Monday, Feb. 25 2013 8:10 p.m. MST

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phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

Chase

"Considering the lifespan of players, that kind of money needs results 'YESTERDAY' not in 3-4 years..."

There are many GMs (and team owners who will be writing the checks), who obviously don't share your opinion.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

He goes at 19.

U 90
Corona, CA

Confused, Ziggy played in 6 games his sophomore year. Bronco had him for 3 years

U 90
Corona, CA

Confused, Ziggy played in 6 games his sophomore year. Bronco had him for 3 years

THE MTN MAN
Taylorsville, UT

Agree with Phoenix. You don't just send a guy out on the field if he doesn't understand the rules - no matter how great an athlete he is. BYU waited until he was able to contribute to the team, and then they put him out there. And don't forget: Ziggy wasn't perfect, even during his senior year. He made a lot of mistakes and his stats were good but not great. The NFL guys want him for his POTENTIAL - not for his performance at BYU.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Great story. Go Ziggy. Make us all proud and you rich!

Go Cougars!

kaysvillecougar
KAYSVILLE, UT

I'm excited for Ziggy. It will be fun to see where he ends up being picked. Hope Star is ok and can return to football after all he's given to the Utah program. By the way, I have never seen so many classy comments from Utah fans. Thanks.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

Go Ziggy.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Ziggy Ansah

Sophomore season (2010)
Unfamiliar with American football, Ansah had to be instructed in the most basic rules and techniques, even needing help getting on his pads for the first time. Mid-way through he 2010 season Ansah made his first collegiate appearance in the Cougar's game versus Wyoming where he recorded his first tackle. During the 2010 season he saw action in six games on special teams and the defensive line, recording three tackles and a pass breakup.

Junior season (2011)
The 2011 season was Ansah’s fourth year in school but only third year of eligibility. He played sporadically on third downs as a defensive end or outside linebacker, recording seven total tackles for the season.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Ziggy (continued)

Senior season (2012)
For the 2012 season Ansah resumed his role as a situation player. However, during week four noseguard Eathyn Manumaleuna hurt his knee and Ansah took his place. Over the final nine games of the season Ansah was third on the team in tackles, second in sacks (4.5) and first in tackles for loss (13).

For the 2012 season, Brigham Young led the nation in red zone defense (opponent red zone percentage of .62), was second in rushing defense (84.25 yards/game), third in 3rd down conversion percentage (27.71%) and total defense (allowing 26.33 yards/game), fourth in First Downs defense (14.83/game), and fifth in scoring defense (176 total points). Additionally, the were in the top 25 in passing defense (13th), sacks (22nd), 4th down conversion defense (23rd), and tackles for loss (25th).

Even though he didn't start until the fifth game of the season, Ziggy was playing more minutes from the beginning of the season. Bronco slowly worked Ziggy into BYU's defense until he was ready to be a starter.

rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

There's a possibility that Ziggy Ansah will be picked before Manti Teo. Teo had a bad performance at the Combine.

U 90
Corona, CA

Deep Blue,

Thanks for chapters 1 and 2.

Like I said, it's a pretty big leap to go from a non-starter on an independent college football team in October to NFL top 10 draft pick 5 month later. Credit Bronco for recognizing raw talent, but then question him for not getting Ziggy on the field more/sooner.

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