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Ezekiel Ansah
DE #94
Height:
6-6
Weight:
270
Age:
24
College:
Brigham Young
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
32
SCK
8.0
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 32 19 13 8.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2013 DET 14 12 32 19 13 8.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN W 34-24 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @ARI L 21-25 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS W 27-20 7 4 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 CHI W 40-32 1 0 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @GB L 9-22 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 @CLE W 31-17 3 0 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CIN L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 DAL W 31-30 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @CHI W 21-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 27-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 TB L 21-24 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 GB W 40-10 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PHI L 20-34 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 BAL L 16-18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG L 20-23 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 13-14 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round (5th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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.

  • Prior to joining the BYU football team in 2010, competed for the Cougars track team and ran personal bests in the 100-meter dash (10.91) and 200-meter dash (21.89).

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.

  • Finished his senior year with 62 tackles (35 solo), ranking fourth-best on the team. Also ranked second on the team with 4.5 sacks (20 yards) and placed third on the team with 13 tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery.
  • Burst onto the scene vs. Boise State, snuffing out a fake punt and posting eight tackles (2.5 for loss), one sack and one pass defense.
  • Produced three tackles for loss vs. Utah State, including two sacks while coming up with five stops in a 6-3 victory.
  • Recorded a six-yard sack vs. Georgia Tech to go along with eight tackles (five solo).
  • Assisted on a sack while making two stops for loss and four tackles vs. New Mexico State.
  • Finished the Poinsettia Bowl vs. San Diego State with five solo tackles, a forced fumble and one interception.

2011: Appeared in 12 games on special teams and as a reserve outside linebacker.

  • Totaled seven tackles (three solo) on the season.
  • Posted a season-best two tackles vs. Idaho and had one stop with a pressure against Utah State.

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.

  • Produced his first career tackle vs. Wyoming.

PERSONAL: Youngest of five children, son of Edward and Elizabeth. Hails from Accra, Ghana.

  • Originally tried to walk on to BYU’s basketball team as a power forward after watching his brother play basketball in Ghana.
  • Active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Speaks Twi and Fante, two local Ghanaian dialects.
  • A basketball fan, grew up idolizing LeBron James.
  • Actuarial science major with a minor in mathematics.

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