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Rookie Report: Ezekiel Ansah Has Taken Lions Defensive Line From Great to Elite

As a college sophomore, Ezekiel Ansah decided to join the BYU football team. Three years and just nine college starts later, the Ghana-born defensive lineman impressed enough to be drafted 5th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Still learning as he goes, the elite athlete continues to surpass expectations based on his football experience, leading all rookies in sacks. And playing...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziggy Ansah will be out for his second consecutive game

In week 8 ZiggybAnsah suffered a high-ankle sprain and will now miss his second consecutive game. The Lions will miss Ansah. He has registered 19 tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. @ davebirkett Yes. I’m not expecting him Sunday at this point “@rollie: is it a high ankle sprain for Ziggy? I’m SURE I […]
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November 16, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lions’ Ziggy Ansah could have concussion, but nothing is certain

The Lions have high hopes for Ezekiel Ansah, whom they took with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately, after being blindside by Leroy Harris during a non-padded practice on Saturday, he may miss some time. Ansah finished the Saturday practice, but unable to work on Sunday and was taken to the locker room during team stretches. When ask about the injury Head Coach...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Shwartz on Ziggy Ansah: “the best is yet to come”

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah caught plenty of eyes during draft season. Lions coach Jim Schwartz says Ansah’s inconsistency has left the best unseen. Please click here to read this story. The post Jim Shwartz on Ziggy Ansah: “the best is yet to come” appeared first on Players View.
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions postgame notes: preseason opener

Havard Rugland happy to be in the NFL (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Takeaways “Ziggy” Ansah stops running back Bilal Powell for no gain (Photo Credit: Kirthmon Dozier/Detroit Free Press) -Two international players with the least amount of football experience, but with the most impressive nicknames delighted Detroit Friday night.  Rookie Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah of Ghana showed...
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Ansah Rocks 3D Glasses Without Lenses at NFL Draft, Offered Free IMAX Movies for 1 Year (Photo)

Ezekial “Ziggy” Ansah made waves in the social media world at the 2013 NFL draft when he was seen wearing and interesting choice of eye wear as his name was called. The Detroit Lions drafted the defensive end out of BYU with the fifth overall pick, and Ansah used the opportunity to make a fashion statement. When the cameras zoomed in on Ansah’s face, viewers noticed he...
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

IMAX Offers Lions DE Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah Free Movie Tickets For A Year

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah took the stage with a pair of eye-catching lensless 3D glasses when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (No. 5 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25. While it may have started out just as a dare from the folks at BYU, it has now turned into a pretty sweet perk for Ansah, who picked up the glasses when he went to...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Getting to know the newest Detroit Lions: First Round Pick Ezekiel Ansah

With the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah. It was a highly questionable pick. Ansah has a big up side but the Lions need guys who can come in and produce right now. They did not need another project and never mind their poor track record when [...]
Via Detroit Sports 360
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Select Ezekiel Ansah 5th Overall

1.5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU (6-6, 270) Ezekiel Ansah was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 5th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. He fills an immediate need for the Lions as they were coming into the draft without either of their starting defensive ends from last season. Ansah may be the rawest prospect that got selected in the first round but I believe he also...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2013 bold mock draft: Days 2 and 3

After selecting Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah fifth overall last night, the Detroit Lions still have seven picks remaining in the 2013 NFL Draft, which is fortunate, because they still have quite a few holes to fill. Writing a mock draft is always a fool’s errand, but I want to make some educated guesses [...]The post Detroit Lions 2013 bold mock draft: Days 2 and 3...
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