In December, Ziggy will graduate with a degree in actuarial science. His only regret is that his parents have never seen him play. Neither of them has had the opportunity to visit BYU since Ziggy arrived in Provo five years ago. "My mother knows I play football," Ansah said, "but she doesn't really know what is going on. She just tells me to stay humble." His father is a different story altogether. "Every time I talk to my dad, he asks me how is basketball going. And every time I laugh and tell him, 'Dad, I play football.'"
No one, though, is laughing harder than Frei, the accidental recruiter. "I never imagined I'd find a guy who would end up as a top draft pick in the NFL," he says. "That wasn't the mission. But it is a nice side benefit."
The System by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian will be published by Doubleday in fall 2013.