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Report: Teams wonder about Ansah’s age

Ziggy Ansah

Brigham Young defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah is pictured during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)


As if BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah didn’t already face enough questions regarding whether his production will match his potential at the next level, he now faces questions regarding whether his birthday matches his birth certificate.

Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (via, some teams believe Ansah looked “old in the face” at his Pro Day workout. (Greg Oden doesn’t know what that means.)

Mort reports that Ansah has sent his passport to a “select group of teams,” which shows that he’s 24.

Ansah is regarded as a raw prospect with a high upside. He unsuccessfully tried multiple other sports before finding football (Danny Zuko doesn’t know what that means), and Ansah now is regarded as one of the top prospects in the draft.

Unless someone thinks his passport has been forged (which is highly unlikely), it’s safe to say he won’t be going from old in the face to long in the face next Thursday night.