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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Ezekiel Ansah (#47) and Braden Hansen (#76) run through drills during Alumni Day and the final day of spring football practice at BYU in Provo on Friday, March 30, 2012.

BYU linebacker Ziggy Ansah, a native of Ghana, is expected to make big contributions this season. Ansah has come a long way since the first time he tried out for the Cougars and didn't know how to put on his pads. Until just two years ago, he had never played football.

KSL.com's Jeremiah Jensen chronicles Ansah's journey.

Former BYU running back Fahu Tahi is trying to make the Jacksonville Jaguars roster. The Florida Times-Union has his story.

Greg Wrubell reports that former BYU quarterback John Beck spent time with coach Bronco Mendenhall's staff at the Houston Texans' camp.