BYU in NFL, Week 17: Unga activated, Fangupo crosses the country, Poppinga still popping people

The most exciting part of the final week in the NFL regular season for former Brigham Young Cougars was Harvey Unga finally being active for a game. Hebron Fangupo continued to play musical chairs leaving Seattle for Pittsburgh. Brady Poppinga continued to be a solid contributor in Dallas.Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight EndPitta caught zero passes as the Ravens lost to...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU in NFL Report, Week 16: Keisel and Poppinga strong in defeat, So’oto changes teams again, Fangupo active in Seattle

Two former Brigham Young Cougars in the NFL had their best games of the season. Four others were solid contributors for their teams. Vic So’oto has a new home, but there is a familiar face. Hebron Fangupo was cut from the Houston Texans before the season began, but now has a home with the Seahawks.  Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight EndPitta followed up his career day...
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December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU 2012 Preview: Defensive Line

Despite significant losses from the 2011 season, the Brigham Young Cougars defensive line is one of the deepest positions on the team in 2012. This unit should have no trouble producing even without Hebron Fangupo (Houston Texans), Graham Rowley (mission), and Travis Tuiloma (mission) who combined to produce 54 tackles (10.5 TFL), four pass breakups, and five quarterback hurries...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Poll Results: Which former BYU Cougar will have the best NFL career?

Of the four Brigham Young Cougars who signed free agent contracts following the NFL draft, Matt Reynolds was voted as the one who will have the best professional career. The new Carolina Panthers offensive lineman received 42% of the votes. Hebron Fangupo was second with 34% of the vote, followed by McKay Jacobson at 21% and Terrence Brown with the remaining 3%. While I will be rooting...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Four BYU Cougars sign NFL contracts

When the NFL draft ended Saturday night, not a single member of the 2011 Brigham Young Cougars football squad was associated with an NFL team. Later that night, three former Cougars signed free-agent contracts and one more signed a contract on Sunday.Offensive tackle Matt Reynolds signed a deal with the Carolina Panthers, fellow offensive lineman Terrence Brown with the Miami Dolphins...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Landing Spots for Four Former Cougars

The NFL draft starts Thursday, April 26, 2012, and continues through Saturday. About one dozen players from the 2011 Brigham Young Cougars have hopes of finding a home in the NFL. To help get ready for the draft, BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL has selected four former Cougars among those most likely to be drafted or signed as free agents and identified three possible landing spots for them...
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Kehl is First Former Cougar to Find a New Home During NFL Draft Week

While former Brigham Young Cougars Matt Reynolds, Hebron Fangupo, and others anxiously wait the to learn their NFL fate later this week, one former Cougar has already found his new home. Linebacker Bryan Kehl has signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins. Kehl played at BYU in 2002 and from 2005-07. In Washington, Kehl joins his former college teammate John Beck....
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Poll Results: How many BYU players will be drafted by the NFL in 2012?

The prevailing opinion of Brigham Young Cougars fans is that two former players will be selected in the upcoming NFL draft. Nearly half of all voters (48%) gave this response. Another 28% of the voters felt that just one former player would be selected. The remaining voters were equally split between being overly optimistic and excessively pessimistic. "Three or more" players...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Pro Day 2012

Representatives from more than half of the teams in the National Football League (NFL) attended the Brigham Young Cougars annual pro day. Eleven former Cougars, ten from the 2011 football team, worked out for the NFL scouts. For Matt Reynolds and Hebron Fangupo, this was their second audition for scouts after they participated in the NFL Scouting Combine approximately one month...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Did you know? (Big Bodies)

The Brigham Young Cougars have to replace some big bodies from the 2011 football team. Foremost among the big bodies are starters Hebron Fangupo, Terrence Brown, and Matt Reynolds. Did you know that Fangupo, Brown, and Reynolds are the 19th, 38th, and 73rd, respectively, biggest BYU football players ever?The official BYU all-time roster lists Fangupo at 331 pounds (eight pounds more...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Flashback: Big Cleats To Fill

The Brigham Young Cougars need to replace 323 pound defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo. Needless to say, at 323 pounds, that is a big body and cleats to fill. However, the hole left by Fangupo is nothing compared to the hole BYU had to fill 25 years ago. In 1987, BYU had not one, but two, defensive linemen to replace. Both were All-Americans, and both would be NFL first round draft...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Combine Results for Hebron Fangupo and Matt Reynolds

Former Brigham Young Cougars Hebron Fangupo and Matt Reynolds were in Indianapolis, Indiana as the NFL held its annual scouting combine from February 22-28. The combine is a great opportunity for pro prospects to be evaluated by the decision makers for all 32 teams. So, how did they do? Hebron Fangupo, DT, 6’1”, 323 lbs.40-yard dash: 5.18 seconds20-yard shuttle: 4.62 seconds3...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The BYU 2012 Recruiting Class in a Nutshell

On the eve of National Signing Day, Brigham Young Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall prepares to welcome the 2012 recruiting class. When looking at the list of committed players, it is hard to miss that the vast majority are defensive players. Eleven of the 16 commitments are expected to play D at the Y. That is a ratio of 2.2:1. The 16 total signees is the smallest class BYU has...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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