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Dan Van Sweden Athlete Profile

#44 Dan Van Sweden

Dan Van Sweden
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 232 Roster Years: 2003 | 2006-2009 Hometown: West Point, UT Last School: Northridge High School

Personal

  • Parents are James and Michelle Van Sweden
  • Served a Church mission to Louisville, Kentucky (July 2004 - July 2006)
  • Married to Dallas Dastrup
  • Recruited by Utah, Utah State, Idaho State, Weber State, Southern Utah and Wyoming

Before BYU

  • First-team all-state selection
  • Credited with 29 receptions for 532 yards, including 4 touchdown receptions
  • Earned Region 1 Defensive Player of the Year honors
  • Earned team Defensive Player of the Year honors
  • Named team captain
  • Recognized as the Most Improved Offensive Player
  • Tallied 39 solo tackles and 46 assisted takedowns, including 10 sacks and 22 hurries
  • Under the direction of head coach Fred Fernandez, helped lead Northridge to an 11-2 record and a third-straight Utah 5A championship
  • Also lettered in basketball and track

Stats

YEAR GMS SOLO AST TOTAL
2006 11 2 2 4
2007 13 - 1 1
2008 5 1 - 1
TOTAL 29 3 3 6


2003 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted as a true freshman

2006 | Freshman Year

  • Earned lettermen honors as a redshirt freshman
  • Saw action in 11 of the Cougars' 13 games
  • Made a significant impact as a special teams performer
  • Totaled four tackles on the season
  • Contributed to a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally
  • Part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg)

2007 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars
  • Contributed on special teams and as a reserve linebacker
  • Totaled one tackle during the season

2008 | Junior Year

  • Suffered a season-ending injury during fall camp

2009 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Saw action in five games
  • Contributor on special teams
  • Recorded a tackle in the bowl game against Oregon State
  • Carried out the team flag prior to the Oregon State game