Dennis Pitta returned to action, as did Austin Collie, and one former Ute had a standout defensive effort in week 14 of the NFL season.

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Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Detroit Lions (BYU)

Ansah had three tackles, two of them solo, in Detroit's 34-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. One of his tackles was for a loss.

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

Asiata, had a solo special teams tackle in Minnesota's 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

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

Beadles started at left guard and helped produce 51 points and 551 yards of total offense in Denver's 51-28 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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

Bush defended two passes and had an interception to help clinch a 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Austin Collie, WR, New England Patriots (BYU)

Collie was re-signed by the Patriots and had one catch for four yards in New England's thrilling 27-26 comeback win over the Cleveland Browns.

Will Davis, DB, Miami Dolphins (Utah State)

Davis didn't record a stat in Miami's 34-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

John Denney, DL, Miami Dolphins (BYU)

Denney handled long-snapping duties and had two tackles, one of them solo, in Miami's 34-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Loni Fangupo, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers (BYU)

Fangupo did not record a stat in Pittsburgh's 34-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Jordan Gross, OL, Carolina Panthers (Utah)

Gross started at left tackle in Carolina's 31-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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

Havili had two special teams tackles, one of them solo, in his team's 42-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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

Keisel was inactive due to injury in Pittsburgh's 34-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

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

Kruger had a big game in Cleveland's 27-26 loss to the New England Patriots. The former Ute tallied two sacks, defended a pass and had four tackles, one of them for a loss, in the game.

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

Lotulelei had two solo tackles, one of them for a loss, in Carolina's 31-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Brice McCain, DB, Houston Texans (Utah)

McCain had four tackles, three of them solo, in Houston's 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Paul McQuistan, OL, Seattle Seahawks (Weber State)

McQuistan started at left guard in Seattle's 19-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Koa Misi, LB, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Misi had two tackles, one of them solo, in Miami's 34-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

Ngata had just one tackle in Baltimore's 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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

Paea did not record a stat in Chicago's 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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

Penn started at left tackle in Tampa Bay's 27-6 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens (BYU)

Pitta returned from his hip surgery to play a big part in Baltimore's 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The former Cougar had six receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown in the win. It was his first game played this season.

Caleb Schlauderaff, OL, New York Jets (Utah)

Schlauderaff was listed as the backup center in New York's 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Derrick Shelby, DE, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Shelby had two solo tackles in Miami's 34-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sealver Siliga, DT, New England Patriots (Copper Hills HS/Utah)

Siliga had six tackles in New England's improbable 27-26 comeback win over the Cleveland Browns.

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (Utah)

Smith had 14-20 passing for 137 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City's 45-10 win over the Washington Redskins. He also ran the ball two times for seven yards.

Sean Smith, DB, Kansas City Chiefs (Utah)

Smith had two solo tackles and defended a pass in Kansas City's 45-10 win over the Washington Redskins.

Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers (Utah)

Smith had six receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's 31-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Paul Soliai, DL, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Solilai had two tackles, one of them for a loss, in Miami's 34-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also had a sack and defended a pass.

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

Sorensen was listed as the third-string quarterback in San Diego's 37-14 win over the New York Giants.

RJ Stanford, DB, Miami Dolphins (Utah)

Stanford did not record a stat in Miami's 34-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Turbin had two rushes for 12 yards in Seattle's 19-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Wagner led his team with nine tackles, seven of them solo, in Seattle's 19-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers (Utah)

Weddle had four solo tackles in San Diego's 37-14 win over the New York Giants.