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

A 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.