Cougars in the pros: Taysom Hill scores fourth-quarter touchdown

From the NFL to the EuroLeague, former Cougars can be seen all over professional sports. Follow along with us week by week as we show the notable stats from the BYU alumni in the pros.


Do-it-all quarterback Taysom Hill of the New Orleans Saints had a critical 20-yard reception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, to go along with his 35 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards. The Saints went on to win 26-23 in overtime against the Chicago Bears.

Safety Daniel Sorenson was the Kansas City Chiefs’ leading tackler with nine total tackles, to go along with his forced fumble that helped in the 35-9 win over the New York Jets.

Running back Jamaal Williams ran for 75 yards over sixteen carries for the Green Bay Packers in a 28-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy was a big part of the Miami Dolphins’ defense with his nine total tackles, two passes defended and a fumble recovery that he ran all the way to the one-yard line to set up a touchdown at the end of the first half. That was the last score for the Dolphins who brought home the 28-17 victory against the Los Angeles Rams.

Cornerback Michael Davis had one pass defended and three total tackles for the Los Angeles Chargers in a narrow 31-30 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Linebacker Fred Warner of the San Francisco 49ers had four tackles, including one hit on the quarterback, in the 37-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Linebacker Sione Takitaki had three tackles for the Cleveland Browns in their 16-6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.


Jimmer Fredette filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block for the Shanghai Sharks in a 119-105 loss to the defending champions Guangdong Southern Tigers on Oct. 29. He is averaging 17.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game through seven contests this season.

TJ Haws contributed 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in Trefl Sopot’s last game, where they narrowly lost 82-77 to King Szczecin. He is averaging 10.4 points a game since he began playing in Poland.

Zac Seljaas has scored in double digits in each of his team’s four games this season. Most recently he contributed 11 points, eight rebounds and two assists for Prievidza in a 77-71 loss to Lucenec.

Kyle Collinsworth of the Mikawa Seahorses in Japan recorded eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in the 98-76 loss to Osaka Evessa.

Erik Mika, who recently started playing in Yugoslavia, had four points, six rebounds and one assist for Partizan BC in a 90-84 loss to Igokea.

Brandon Davies had four points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals for Barcelona in a win over Iberostar Tenerife, 81-74.

Elijah Bryant of Maccabi Tel Aviv had nine points, four rebounds and four assists in the 75-65 loss to Fenerbahce.

Yoeli Childs is making his mark at the NBA Draft Combine. At least three teams have expressed interest in him, including the Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Childs recorded a 38.5-inch vertical at the combine, which would have been No. 1 among power forwards in last year’s combine.

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