Kyle Van Noy Athlete Profile

#3 Kyle Van Noy

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 245 Roster Years: 2010-2013 Hometown: Reno, NV Last School: McQueen High School


  • Son of Kelly and Layne
  • Born in March 1991
  • History major
  • Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track
  • Recruited by UCLA, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Nevada, UNLV, Washington, Oregon State, Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona, San Diego State and LSU

Before BYU

  • First-team all-state
  • Played linebacker and receiver, helped lead his team to a perfect 14-0 record and 4A state title in 2008
  • Caught 35 passes for 731 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed the ball 10 times for 121 yards
  • Defensively, had 79 tackles (55 solos), 10 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 14 sacks and one interception for a score
  • As a junior had 69 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven fumbles caused and two interceptions while totaling 805 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns on offense
  • Was an all-conference and all-area selection as a sophomore and was also an all-league performer in track (4x100, 4x200 and 4x400)

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Played in every game while starting in two
  • Recorded 35 tackles, including 24 solo
  • Third on the team with 7.5 tackles-for-loss including 2.0 sacks
  • Also had two forced fumbles, two quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery
  • Recovered fumble at Colorado State, taking it 44 yards for a touchdown
  • Had seven tackles, one TFL and a forced fumble at Utah State
  • Tied season high with seven tackles at Utah

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in all 13 games and started eight
  • Recorded 68 tackles and led the team with 15.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with three interceptions
  • Only FBS Division I player to record a stat in the following categories: tackle, tackle for loss, sack, interception, pass breakup, quarterback hurry, fumble recovery, forced fumble, blocked kick and touchdown
  • Named to Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team and FBS All-Independent Team ... three-time FBS Independent Player of the Week award winner
  • Sacked Ole Miss quarterback, stripping the ball and recovered it for the game-winning touchdown at Ole Miss in season opener
  • Recorded eight tackles, one sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup vs. UCF
  • Had an interception return of 31 yards vs. San Jose State and a 41-yard return at Oregon State
  • Posted three tackles for loss, two sacks, three quarterback hurries and blocked a punt vs. Idaho State
  • Totaled 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and forced one fumble vs. Idaho
  • Set a career-high with five tackles for loss vs. Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl while totaling 10 tackles, two sacks, one quarterback hurry and forced a fumble

2012 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started all 13 games
  • Named All-America to AP Third Team, Honorable Mention, Second Team, Phil Steele Third Team, College Sports Madness Third Team
  • Led the team with 22 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, eight quarterback hurries and six forced fumbles
  • Added 53 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks
  • Recorded a stat in the following categories for the second year in a row: tackle, tackle for loss, sack, interception, pass breakup, quarterback hurry, fumble recovery, forced fumble, blocked kick and touchdown
  • CFPA National Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named to the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award and Bednarik Award Watch Lists
  • Named National Linebacker of Week 3
  • Had what many considered was the best defensive performance of the bowl season and was named to the All-Bowl team
  • Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two touchdowns, one interception for a 17-yard TD return, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in BYU's Poinsettia bowl win vs. San Diego State
  • Had a season-high 4.5 tackles for loss at Utah, along with a forced fumble, eight tackles and a pass breakup
  • Posted a season-high three sacks for a loss of 28 yards at New Mexico while adding five tackles

2013 | Senior Year

  • Named to five All-America teams: Walter Camp Second Team, Athlon Sports Third Team, Third Team, Lindy's Sports Third Team and Phil Steele Third Team and received honorable hention
  • FBS All-Indendent First Team
  • FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Year
  • SB Nation Independent Defensive Player of the Year
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
  • Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist
  • Butkus Award semifinalist
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy semifinalist
  • Senior CLASS Award Finalist
  • Lombardi Award semifinalist
  • Named Independent Defensive Player of the Year by College Sports Madness
  • Earned first-team All-Independent honors by College Sports Madness for the third consecutive year 
  • Midseason All-America First Team recognition from Yahoo! Sports, Phil Steele,, and
  • Ranked second in voting for midseason Defensive Player of the Year (
  • FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (9/29, 10/7)
  • CFPA National Linebacker of the Week (10/7)
  • Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week (10/17)
  • Recorded six tackles (five solo), three tackles for loss and three sacks vs. Georgia Tech
  • Intercepted the first pass of the game and returned it for a touchdown, recorded five tackles and one TFL against Utah State
  • Recorded eight tackles, one TFL, one sack and five quarterback hurries against Texas
  • Tallied eight tackles, two TFL and one interception against Wisconsin
  • Notched 10 tackles (five solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup versus Utah
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-American
  • USA Today Preseason All-American
  • Preseason All-American
  • Sporting News Preseason All-American
  • During the preseason was named to the Lott Trophy, Bednarik Award, Walter Camp, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi and the Butkus Award watch lists