COLLEGE: Bruising defensive end with unrivaled size and raw talent who possesses the ability to play multiple roles along the defensive line. Started the final nine games of his career at Brigham Young, appearing in 31 total games where he registered 72 tackles (39 solo), 4.5 sacks (20 yards), 13 tackles for loss, 10 pass defenses, one interception and one forced fumble.
2012: An All-American Super Sleeper selection by The NFL Draft Report, Ansah also received All-American honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly and was an All-Independent first-team choice by Phil Steele.
2011: Appeared in 12 games on special teams and as a reserve outside linebacker.
2010: Saw action in the Cougars’ final six games on special teams and the defensive line as he recorded three tackles and a pass defense.
PERSONAL: Youngest of five children, son of Edward and Elizabeth. Hails from Accra, Ghana.
It appears the Lions hit a home run with the selection of Ziggy Ansah in last year's draft, while fourth-round pick Devin Taylor has shown to be a solid choice as well. Do the Lions go to the well one more time in 2014?
Last year's Senior Bowl proved to be fruitful for the Lions -- both Ansah and Warford drew attention with their practice and play in Mobile
Ansah led all NFL rookies with eight sacks, a total that ranks second behind Ndamukong Suh’s 10 in 2010 for the franchise rookie record
Ziggy Ansah led all rookies with eight sacks this season and plans to workout with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the offseason to get into even better shape
Tim and Mike discuss the performances of Defensive ends Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor, cornerback Darius Slay and punter Sam Martin in the Lions' Thanksgiving Day win over Packers.
Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah recovers a fumble by New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen.