The beginning of the end

Everybody -- even opponents he has torched -- has an Ezekiel Ansah story

Originally Published: April 15, 2013
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

WHEN EZEKIEL ANSAH ARRIVED ON the BYU campus in the fall of 2008, the trilingual former soccer player from Ghana had not only never played football, he'd never even seen a game on TV. He was an actuarial science major on academic scholarship. He was also 6'5" and 271 pounds, so he tried out for the Cougars' basketball team. He got cut. So he tried out again in 2009 ... and got cut again. Ansah then walked on to BYU's track team as a sprinter. But all the while, coaches and classmates ...

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