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Lions trade up to draft OLB Kyle Van Noy out of BYU

The Lions finally made some sort of splash on the second day of the NFL Draft trading up to the 40th pick with the Seahawks to take OLB Kyle Van Noy out of Brigham Young University. Van Noy offers tremendous versatility for the Lions as he’s able to play near the line of scrimmage, rush the quarterback off the edges and be a guy that can drop back into pass coverage. Bottom line...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Very Early Look at BYU’s 2013 College Football Schedule

Kyle Van Noy returns a fumble for a TD against San Diego State.   2012 was a disappointing year for BYU football. They went 8-5 against a tough schedule, memorably dropping winnable games on the road to Utah,  Boise State, Notre Dame, and San Jose State by a combined 13 points. The silver lining was the emergence of their defense, which was 3rd in the nation in points allowed...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fan support lands BYU's Van Noy on the cover of football preview magazine

If you are a BYU football fan, you have probably heard by now that Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy will grace one of the 11 covers of Phil Steele's 2013 College Football Preview magazine. What you probably have not heard is why Mr. Steele and his team decided to put Van Noy on the cover.Van Noy will appear in an inset box on the Pac-12 cover with the three other...
Via Blue Cougar Football
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU LB Van Noy opts to return for senior year

Brigham Young will have playmaking linebacker Kyle Van Noy back for another season. The school announced Monday that Van Noy will not declare early for the NFL draft but instead return for his senior season. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Van Noy says he wants to ''finish what I started.'' He led BYU's No. 3-ranked defense with 13 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, eight...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU LB Kyle Van Noy staying for senior season

In a press release from the Brigham Young Cougars, Kyle Van Noy made it official that he will stay for his senior season. Van Noy was named second-team All-American and Poinsettia Bowl Defensive MVP in 2012. In the press release, Van Noy states his reason for staying as follows: I’ve decided to stay and complete my senior season at BYU. I plan to finish what I started and feel...
Via Blue Cougar Football
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU LB Van Noy scores 2 TDs in Poinsettia Bowl win

The Poinsettia Bowl was ponderous, even boring, until Brigham Young linebacker Kyle Van Noy took over. Van Noy scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone and then on an interception return to lead Brigham Young to a 23-6 victory over San Diego State on Thursday night. ''Turnovers were huge for us,'' said Van Noy, who had two of BYU's five takeaways. '&...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU junior LB Van Noy considers early jump to NFL

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By LYNN DeBRUIN AP Sports Writer Kyle Van Noy's career at Brigham Young was nearly derailed before it started because of a stupid mistake. Now there's a chance it will end a year early - after his junior season - if the scouts who have been checking out the playmaking linebacker convince him the NFL is a better option than another year...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU linebacker Van Noy close to duplicating rare achievement

Last year, Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy had his breakout season. He displayed a wide array of skills and talents as he made plays all over the field. By season’s end, he was the only college football player to have recorded a stat in all the major defensive statistical categories. With a blocked punt against Georgia Tech, Van Noy has nearly duplicated his rare...
Via Blue Cougar Football
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Did you know? (Kyle Van Noy’s National Rankings)

The 2011 season saw Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy emerge as the playmaker of the Cougar defense. He showed great versatility by piling up strong numbers in several different statistical categories. Did you know that Kyle Van Noy ranked in the top 50 of five different statistical categories in 2011?Those five categories were: tackles-for-loss, forced fumbles, punt...
Via Blue Cougar Football
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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