Rookie Spotlight: Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah - DE - BYU

Detroit Lions - #5 Pick Overall


During his remarkable senior year at BYU, he went from a back up player to a sensation and became one most intriguing prospects in the NFL Draft.


5 Random Facts


1. He was born in Accra, Ghana.


2. A natural athlete he played soccer as a child and originally came to BYU to pursue basketball and track.


3. He put up terrific numbers at the Draft Combine, including the best DL time for the 20-yard shuffle. (4.26)


4.  Ansah had a sizzling performance at the 2013 Senior Bowl where he recorded 7 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble.


5.  His nickname was given to him by a high school friend in Ghana.


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