DETROIT, Michigan – The Detroit Lions fifth all-time career sacks leader, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah was designated as the Lions franchise player on February 27th, 2018. The Detroit Lions re-signed their former 2013 first round draft pick(5th overall) to a multi-year deal. Ansah started 14 games last season and compiled 12 sacks for the Detroit Lions.
The Defensive end out of Brigham Young, career totals include 73 games (71 starts), 44.0 sacks, 207 total tackles (155 solo), 10 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His 44.0 career sacks rank fifth all-time in Lions history (official statistic since 1982).