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Ed Kehl Athlete Profile

#56 Ed Kehl

Position: Defensive End Height: 6-4 Weight: 300 Roster Years: 1994-1998 Hometown: Sandy, UT Last School: Brighton High School

Career Summary

Ed Kehl lettered in football at Brighton High School before coming to BYU. He was named Outstanding Defensive Lineman by the BYU coaching staff in three games as a senior. Kehl recorded five tackles, a sack and a QB hurry against Murray State in his best game of the season. He received the John Farley Award from the coaches as a junior. 


  • Born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Parents are Gary and Nancy
  • Served an LDS Church mission in Fresno, California
  • Likes horseback riding and skiing
  • Married Jana Fullmer in January 1996
  • Majoring in business

Before BYU

  • Lettered in track, wrestling, and football at Brighton High
  • Played defensive end, guard, tackle, tight end, center, and long snapper

1995 | Freshman Year

  • Ascended to the starting defensive end spot in the spring
  • Backup deep-snapper
  • Coaches' lineman of game vs. SDSU for eight tackles, one tackle for a loss and 1.5 sacks
  • High ankle sprain at ASU
  • Played first series only vs. Wyoming
  • Did not play vs. Hawai`i
  • Had a fumble recovery vs. Tulsa

1996 | Sophomore Year

  • Called critical slant read to set up Omarr Morgan's fourth quarter interception in the Cotton Bowl against Kansas St.
  • Had five tackles and two tackles for losses vs. New Mexico
  • Coaches' lineman of the game vs. UNM and TCU
  • Had two sacks vs. SMU
  • Had a pass deflection tip vs. USU

1997 | Junior Year

  • Started most of the games
  • Selected by the coaches as the winner of the John Farley Award
  • Had four tackles, three pass deflections and a quarterback hurry to be selected as coaches' defensive lineman of the game against Utah St.
  • Had five tackles, including two for losses against Hawai`i
  • Had seven tackles and two QB hurries at UTEP

1998 | Senior Year

  • Started 11 games for the Cougars at defensive end
  • Participated in the 1999 Hula Bowl All-Star Game
  • Named BYU's outstanding defensive lineman by the coaches for games Murray State, San Jose State and Utah
  • Had his best game of the season vs. Murray State, including five tackles, a sack and a QB hurry