Former BYU Cougar Ezekiel Ansah highlighted the efforts of local players with ties to the state of Utah in Week 12 of the NFL season.

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Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Detroit Lions (BYU)

Ansah returned to action in Detroit's 24-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ansah had a big day, recording two sacks and two tackles for loss.

Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings (Utah/Snow College/Hunter HS)

Asiata returned to action, but did not record a stat in Minnesota's 26-26 tie with the Green Bay Packers.

Zane Beadles, OL, Denver Broncos (Utah/Hillcrest HS)

Beadles started at left guard in Denver's 34-31 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.

Jarrett Bush, DB, Green Bay Packers (Utah State)

Bush had two tackles, one of them solo, in Green Bay's 26-26 tie with the Minnesota Vikings.

Will Davis, DB, Miami Dolphins (Utah State)

Davis did not record a stat in Miami’s 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

John Denney, DL, Miami Dolphins (BYU)

Denney handled long-snapping duties but did not record a stat in Miami’s 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Loni Fangupo, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers (BYU)

Fangupo did not record a stat in Pittsburgh's 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Jordan Gross, OL, Carolina Panthers (Utah)

Gross started at left tackle in Carolina’s 20-16 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Stanley Havili, RB, Indianapolis Colts (USC/Cottonwood HS)

Havili was inactive due to injury in his team's 40-11 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Brett Keisel, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers (BYU/Snow College)

Keisel was listed as inactive due to injury in Pittsburgh's 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Paul Kruger, LB, Cleveland Browns (Utah/Timpanogos HS)

Kruger had five tackles, two of them solo, in Cleveland's 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Star Lotulelei, DL, Carolina Panthers (Utah/Snow College/Bingham HS)

Lotulelei had just one solo tackle in Carolina's 20-16 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Brice McCain, DB, Houston Texans (Utah)

McCain had three tackles, two of them solo, and defended a pass in Houston's 13-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Paul McQuistan, OL, Seattle Seahawks (Weber State)

McQuistan and the Seahawks had a bye in Week 12.

Koa Misi, LB, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Misi had two solo tackles and defended a pass in Miami's 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Haloti Ngata, DL, Baltimore Ravens (Oregon/Highland HS)

Ngata had one solo tackle in Baltimore's 19-3 win over the New York Jets.

Stephen Paea, DL, Chicago Bears (Oregon State/Snow College/Timpview HS)

Paea was inactive with a toe injury in Chicago's 42-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Donald Penn, OL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Utah State)

Penn started at left tackle in Tampa's 24-21 win over the Detroit Lions.

David Reed, WR, Indianapolis Colts (Utah)

Reed had four kickoff returns for a combined 115 yards in his team's 40-11 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He was also targeted twice by quarterback Andrew Luck, but did not record a reception.

Caleb Schlauderaff, OL, New York Jets (Utah)

Schlauderaff was listed as the backup center in New York's 19-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Derrick Shelby, DE, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Shelby had two solo tackles in Miami's 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (Utah)

Smith had 26-38 passing for 298 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Kansas City's 41-38 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Sean Smith, DB, Kansas City Chiefs (Utah)

Smith had three solo tackles and defended a pass in Kansas City's 41-38 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers (Utah)

Smith again led Carolina with five receptions for 69 yards in a 20-16 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Paul Soliai, DL, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Soliai had one solo tackle in Miami's 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Brad Sorensen, QB, San Diego Chargers (Southern Utah)

Sorensen was listed as the third-string quarterback in San Diego's 41-38 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

RJ Stanford, DB, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Stanford did not record a stat in his team's 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Turbin and the Seahawks had a bye in Week 12.

Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Wagner and the Seahawks had a bye in Week 12.

Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers (Utah)

Weddle had six solo tackles in San Diego's 41-38 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.