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NFL players with BYU ties (8 items)

By , Deseret News

Sept. 3, 2014

BYU has seven players who survived Saturday's final cuts — including two Super Bowl champions and an undrafted free-agent rookie.

1 of 8. Ezekiel Ansah

DE, Detroit Lions

Led the Lions in sacks as a rookie in 2013.

2 of 8. John Denney

DS, Miami Dolphins

Has been with the Dolphins since 2005 as their primary deep-snapper.

3 of 8. Brett Keisel

DL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Also Snow College

Has played a big role along Pittsburgh's defensive front since 2002.

4 of 8. Dennis Pitta

TE, Baltimore Ravens

Sat out most of 2013 with injury after a big 2012 season.

5 of 8. Dallas Reynolds

OL, New York Giants

Also Timpview HS

Has bumped around the league since graduating.

1. Amazed
Bountiful, UT,
Sept. 4, 2014

On my list of things that serve as a measure of a quality local college football program, placing players in the NFL, somewhere they can earn a nice living, and get the crap kicked out of them for a paycheck, is very high. Jr. Jazz on the other hand - fun to coach and watch as a parent.