Cougars in the Pros

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Dennis Pitta

Baltimore Ravens
Tight End
Hometown:
Moorpark, Calif.
Years at BYU: 2004, 07-09
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Drafted: 2010 - Round 4

Dennis Pitta is currently on the Baltimore Ravens' squad as the first-string tight end, and is one of QB Joe Flacco’s favorite targets. In Baltimore’s week seven game at Houston Pitta had 5 receptions for 33 yards, his longest catch going for nine yards.

Stats
2012 Season: 30 receptions, 276 yards, 2 touchdowns (Averaging 9.2 yards per catch)

Team
Baltimore Ravens: 5-1
Last: Loss at Houston Texans 43-13
Next: at Cleveland Browns

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Brett Keisel
Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive End
Hometown:
Greybull, Wyo.
Years at BYU: 1997, 2000-01
NFL Experience: 11th season
Drafted: 2002- Round 7

Brett Keisel has played 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning two Super Bowls (XL, XLIII) and three AFC Championships (2005, 08, 10). During the end of the 2010 NFL season, Keisel and his playoff “rally beard” gained nationwide attention. He shaved the rally beard in 2011 and raised $40,000 for charity.

In week seven at Cincinnati, Keisel recorded one assisted tackle in the Steelers win.

Stats
2012 Season: five solo tackles (one for a loss), six assisted tackles

Team
Pittsburgh Steelers: 3-3
Last: Win at Cincinnati Bengals 24-17
Next: vs. Washington Redskins

Follow Brett on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bkeisel99

 

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John Denney


Miami Dolphins
Long Snapper
Hometown:
Thornton, Colo.
Years at BYU: 2001-04
NFL Experience: 8th season
Drafted: Undrafted in 2005 - Signed by Miami Dolphins (Free Agent)

John Denney has enjoyed all eight years of his NFL career with the Dolphins. Currently, he’s the starting long snapper.

Stats
Season: 1 tackle, week 4 at Arizona.

Team
Miami Dolphins: 3-3
Last: Bye
Next: at New York Jets

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Bryan Kehl
Kansas City Chiefs
Linebacker
Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Years at BYU: 2002, 05-07
NFL Experience: 5th season
Drafted: 2008 - Round 4

Bryan Kehl was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 4, after spending the previous four seasons with the New York Giants and the St. Louis Rams. He’s become a reserve linebacker for the Chiefs. In Week 5 he saw action in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but he didn’t record a stat.

Stats
2012 Season: None to date.

Team
Kansas City Chiefs: 1-5
Last: Bye
Next: vs. Oakland Raiders

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Vic So’oto
Oakland Raiders
Linebacker
Hometown:
Carlsbad, Calif.
Years at BYU: 2005-10
NFL Experience: 2nd season
Drafted: Undrafted in 2011 - Signed by the Green Bay Packers (Free Agent)

Vic So’oto was signed by the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 25, 2012, after being cut by the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 10. He is currently the second-string strong side linebacker for the Raiders. So’oto played for the Packers for the 2011-2012 NFL season. So’oto saw time in the Raiders win vs. Jacksonville in week 7.

Stats
Season: None to date.

Team
Oakland Raiders: 2-4
Last: Win vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 26-23
Next: at Kansas City Chiefs

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Dallas Reynolds
Philadelphia Eagles
Guard/Center
Hometown:
Provo, Utah
Years at BYU: 2005-08
NFL Experience: 1st season
Drafted: Undrafted in 2009 - Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles (Free Agent)

Dallas Reynolds is now the starting center in Philadelphia after Jason Kelce suffered ACL and MCL injuries during the Eagles week two win vs. Baltimore. His younger brother, Matt, has joined the team on their practice squad.

Stats
Season: None to date.

Team
Philadelphia Eagles: 3-3
Last: Bye
Next: vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Hebron “Loni” Fangupo
Seattle Seahawks
Defensive Tackle
Hometown:
Santa Ana, Calif.
Years at BYU: 2011
NFL Experience: 1st season
Drafted: Undrafted in 2012 - Signed by the Houston Texans (Free Agent)

Hebron “Loni” Fangupo was picked up this season by the Seattle Seahawks and was signed to their practice squad on Sept. 11, after being cut by the Houston Texans on Aug. 31, 2012.

Stats
2012 Season: None to date.

Team
Seattle Seahawks: 4-3
Last: Loss at San Francisco 49ers 13-6
Next: at Detroit Lions

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Austin Collie
Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver
Hometown:
El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Years at BYU: 2004, 07-08
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2009 – Round 3

Austin is in his fourth season with the Indianapolis Colts. The past two seasons have been injury plagued with concussions being the main issue for the wide receiver. This season was cut short for Austin due to a right patellar tendon rupture he suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week three. He underwent surgery on Sept. 26, and has been placed on the Colts' Injury Reserve roster.

Stats
2012 Season: 1 reception, 6 yards.

Team
Indianapolis Colts: 2-2
Last: Win vs. Green Bay Packers 30-27
Next: at New York Jets

Follow Austin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AKCollie_17

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John Beck
Free Agent
Quarterback
Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.
Years at BYU: 2003-06
NFL Experience: 6th season
Drafted: 2007 – Round 2

John Beck didn’t see any action this year as part of the Houston Texans and was released in week five of the season. He was third string quarterback, behind Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates. During his six years in the NFL, Beck has played for the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Houston Texans.

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Ray Feinga
Free Agent
Right Tackle
Hometown:
West Valley City, Utah
Years at BYU: 2004-08
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Drafted: Undrafted in 2009 - Signed by St. Louis Rams (Free Agent)

Ray Feinga was cut from the second string right tackle position for the Miami Dolphins. He has been on the roster for the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Miami. He was signed on Dec. 15, 2009 to the Miami practice squad. He was released by Miami back on Aug. 31, but was resigned on Sept. 4 after Artis Hicks was placed on the injury reserve, but was released again on Sept. 25, 2012.

Stats
Season: None to date.

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Matt Reynolds
Philadelphia Eagles
Offensive Tackle
Hometown:
Provo, Utah
Years at BYU: 2007-11
NFL Experience: 1st season
Drafted: Undrafted in 2012- Signed by Carolina Panthers (Free Agent)

Matt Reynolds has rejoined his older brother Dallas in Philadelphia. Matt is currently on the Eagles’ practice squad after being cut by the Carolina Panthers on August 31.

Stats
Season: None to date.

Team
Philadelphia Eagles: 3-3
Last: Bye
Next: vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Harvey Unga
Free Agent
Running Back
Hometown:
Provo, Utah
Years at BYU: 2006-10
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Drafted: Round 7 of the 2010 Supplemental Draft                                                             

Harvey Unga has been with the Chicago Bears off and on for just over two seasons. He was released from the Bears practice squad on Oct. 9, 2012 when WR Kamar Aiken was added to the squad.

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Ben Archibald
British Columbia Lions (Canadian Football League)
Offensive Tackle
Hometown:
Tacoma, Wash.
Years at BYU: 1996-97, 2000-02
CFL Experience: 5thseason
Drafted: Undrafted - Signed by San Francisco 49ers (Free Agent)

Ben Archibald started his professional football career with the San Francisco 49ers, before becoming a New Orleans Saint. After two NFL seasons, Archibald headed north of the border to play in the Canadian Football League. He has won two CFL Grey Cups (equivalent to the Super Bowl); one in 2008 with the Calgary Stampeders and the other in 2011 with the B.C. Lions. He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2010 and is looking to help the Lions capture first place in the West Division this season with B.C.

Stats
Season: None to date.

Team
B.C. Lions: 12-4
Last: Win vs. Edmonton Eskimos 39-19
Next:  at Calgary Stampede

 

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