BYU’s linebacker Kyle Van Noy is going into his last season the same way he has entered every other year. Despite his shoulder injury last year, Van Noy is 100 percent right now and is working on getting in better shape, getting faster and getting stronger.
While some team leaders lead through words, Van Noy is known for showing his leadership through actions.
“I want to be able to change the momentum of games and help out the team as best as possible,” Van Noy said. “And if I do that, everything else will fall into place.”
He doesn’t pride himself in his experience at BYU, but wants to encourage and help his teammates to know that they have the potential to be great.
“I’m not the cheerleader type of guy, but I think my play and how I go into meetings and practice speaks volumes,” Van Noy said. “So I hope that they can follow in that matter.”
His passion is shown through his determination in keeping a strict diet of chicken, salad and rice, with an occasional ice cream, as well as his attitude.
“I’m too blessed to be stressed,” he said. “I’m going to keep saying it because it’s true.”
Van Noy didn’t need to answer which opponent he was looking forward to because everybody knew. However, he didn’t think of Utah as “unfinished business.” The only unfinished business he has is with himself.