Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 11/18/14
As stated from the outset, the focus of this top 10 was inspired by one player on last year's Brigham Young Cougars' football team: Ezekiel Ansah. His story about going from not knowing anything about football before 2010 to meteorically rising to the top of the NFL draft has been told and retold countless times already this year. Nevertheless, his play on the field in 2012 is worth another look.Ever since the 6-foot-5, 271 pound Ansah joined the football team as a walk on in 2010, there were rumblings about him. Die hard fans started daydreaming that one day this mammoth man who could run like a gazelle would wreak havoc on the field. Ansah had the measureables of a highly coveted SEC recruit. There was just one catch--he didn't know a lick about football.For two years, Ansah learned the game. Little by little his play on special teams and at the end of blowouts increased. By the end of the 2011 season, Ansah had played in 18 games and made a total of 10 tackles. As 2012 approached...
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