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Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 7:17 a.m. MDT

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COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

Love me some Ziggy.

Hondo
Scottsdale, AZ

Imagine a scenario in which Lotulelei had qualified academically and attended the school he really wanted to go to AND Ansah was at that same school.

That D would have been virtually unstoppable!

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Ziggy Ziggy Zig ah

Hondo
Scottsdale, AZ

"Love me some Ziggy."

That's kind of weird, but I do, too.

TXBYUFAN
Spring, TX

I wish he'd last until Houston's pick. I know there is no way. I'd hate to see him in Jacksonville where we'd have to face him twice a year. I'd hate it even worse if he winds up in Oakland. A guy as good as Ansah does not deserve to play in Oakland. They'd find a way to ruin his career.

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

Not an NFL fan in particular, so I will happily root for whatever defense Ziggy plays on.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Love Ziggy, but the more stories I hear like this the more it scares me for BYU this coming season! Very difficult to replace Ansah, thank goodness Kyle Van Noy is back!

mindgames
Aurora, CO

These stories about Ziggy and the reactions to his play are incredible. To have an unknown enter a game and have the opposing coaches scratching their head and wondering "WHO IS THIS GUY" is remarkable in an age when social media makes everybody's life an open book.

To watch his quick rise in the draft by, seemingly, people in the know makes me wonder just how good he will become in the NFL. There are still many who are concerned about his lack of understanding of the game, but his willingness to embrace whatever he sets his mind to is a testiment of his work ethic.

The other parts of the game -- size, speed, agility, strength, etc. -- seem to be easily measurable and nobody is concerned about those.

Congratulations to Ziggy and to the coaching staff at BYU for having the faith in a dedicated young man and finding a place on the Cougar team for a deserving player.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

STUD

souptwins
Lindon, UT

Given the fact that he came to BYU on an academic scholarship-- no easy thing-- I'm sure he'll "understand the game" in no time at all. He's already made amazing progress in that dept. in a very short time.

Samwise
Salt Lake City, UT

Ziggy is a beast! I knew him before he started playing football and the fame has not gotten to his head. He is still the same awesome, pretty humble, and sometimes sometimes goofy guy as before.

Om a different note, it is interesting reading the comments on the ESPN article on ESPN. He got some love from a Ute fan, which is nice. I likewise am rooting for Star to shine in the NFL (no pun intended). It was also interesting the absolute arrogance from posters who are apparently fans of teams in the SEC (South Eastern Cheaters... I mean Conference). They seem to think that because he didn't play for one of the "big boys" that he will be a bust. I can't wait until he does better than any rookie from that conference (okay, maybe that is a little bit of hyperbole).

Go Ziggy and Go Cougars!

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

Isn't it amazing how someone with so little exposure to american football can be in a position to make a lot of money playing it? It's true that he is a physical anomaly, but it does teach the lesson of not giving up. He was rejected a few times before finding a home. Way to go Ziggy...Isn't he part of the Indominable Lions legacy from Ghana?

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