Bryan Kehl Athlete Profile

#41 Bryan Kehl

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 231 Roster Years: 2002 | 2005-2007 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Brighton High School

Personal

Born in Salt Lake City ... parents are Gary and Nancy ... older brothers, Ed and Brandon, played for the Cougars ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... served a Chuch mission in Toronto, Canada ... married to Jessica Bingham ... recruited by Utah, Oregon, Utah State, Harvard, Yale, Penn, Idaho State.

Player Chat: January 29, 2009

Before BYU

Earned Salt Lake Tribune First-Team All-State honors as a senior ... earned academic recognition at Brighton HS with a 4.0 grade-point average ... earned Academic All-State honors ... a three-year letterwinner ... led team to an 11-1 record and a Region 2 championship as a senior ... earned second-team all-region honors as a junior ... named the team MVP as a senior ... also named Region 2 MVP as a senior.

Stats

Yr   Solo   Ast   Total   TFL/Yds   Sacks/Yds   Int/Yds   PBU   QBH   FR  FF
2002    6     8      14     0.0/0     0.0/0        0/0      0     0     0   0
2005   15    15      30     1.0/1     0.0/0        0/0      1     0     1   1
2006   35    35      70     8.0/33    3.0/18       0/0      6     1     1   0
2007   52    39      91    11.5/49    4.0/27       3/75     4     1     1   1
Total 108    97     205    20.5/83    7.0/45       3/75    11     2     3   2


2002 | Freshman Year

Earned letterman honors as a true freshman ... saw action in 11 games at linebacker ... credited with 14 tackles on the season, including six solo takedowns ... earned the prep team defensive player-of-the-week award (vs. Utah State).

2005 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... named Academic All-MWC ... played 11 out of 12 games on the season ... credited with 30 tackles, including 15 solo takedowns ... against Utah, had nine tackles, including five solo takedowns ... had four tackles in the Las Vegas Bowl against California ... had three tackles, one fumble recovery and one tackle for a loss of one yard against San Diego State ... recorded one punt return for 11 yards ... blocked a punt that led to BYU's only score against Boston College.

2006 | Junior Year

Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... ranked third on the roster with 70 tackles, including 35 solo takedowns ... averaged 5.2 tackles per game against MWC opponents ... had eight tackles for a combined loss of 33 yards as a junior ... credited with three sacks ... led all BYU linebackers with three pass break-ups ... part of a BYU defense that ranked 10th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 14.7 points per game ... part of a BYU defense that ranked fourth in the nation and tops in the Mountain West Conference in turnover margin (1.08) ... part of a defensive unit that ranked second in the MWC in third-down defense, allowing opponents to convert just 53 of 161 (32.9 percent) attempts ... a 2006 All-Mountain West honorable mention selection.

2007 | Senior Year

Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors ... named the team's defensive MVP and earned the Strength & Conditioning Award ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 84 tackles on the season, including a team-high 48 solo takedowns ... averaged 7 tackles per game ... credited with double-digit tackles in three games this season, including a season-high 11 tackles against UCLA ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 11 tackles for a combined loss of 48 yards on the season ... had four sacks on the season ... credited with a career-high three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... earned MWC Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors after picking up 10 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a sack in the Cougars' 31-24 win at Wyoming ... against New Mexico, credited with his first-career interception, returning it 36 yards for a touchdown ... had an interception in three straight games (New Mexico, UNLV, Eastern Washington) ... part of a defensive unit that has not allowed a 100-yard rusher all season ... captained a BYU defense that ranks 10th nationally, allowing a MWC leading 307.2 yards per game.