PROVO, Utah -- During halftime of the BYU men’s basketball game against Utah State Tuesday, junior football player Kyle Van Noy was presented the College Football Performance Award (CFPA) Defensive Performer of the Year and BYU honored its 39 All-Americans from 2012.
Bradley C. Smith, Executive Director of the CFPA presented the award to Van Noy following the All-America presentation. Check out this video of the presentation and some comments from Van Noy afterward as well as his BYUtv interview during the basketball game.
In addition to earning the Defensive Performer of the Year trophy, Van Noy was previously honored with the 2012 CFPA Linebacker Trophy, becoming the second Cougar to earn national CFPA individual honors, following 2009 tight end recipient Dennis Pitta.
A 6-foot-3, 235-pound outside linebacker from Reno, Nev., Van Noy earned 2012 All-America honors finishing the year ranked tied for No. 2 nationally in both sacks (13) and forced fumbles (6), while also ranking No. 4 in tackles for loss (22) and tied for seventh in blocked kicks (2).
Van Noy led BYU in sacks, tackles for loss, quarterback hurries (8) and blocked kicks. He also set a school record with six forced fumbles. He totaled 53 tackles while adding five pass breakups, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and two touchdowns to become the only player in the nation to record a stat in every major defensive category each of the last two seasons.
A 2012 All-Bowl Team selection, Van Noy also had what many consider the best defensive performance of the bowl season, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter of BYU's Poinsettia Bowl victory to help the Cougars claim their fourth straight bowl victory.
All-America honorees from last year’s winter sports and the recently-ended fall sports were recognized prior to the trophy presentation. Both All-America and Academic All-America awardees were honored.
For below for a complete list of 2012 BYU All-Americans and some photos from the evening.
Kristen Riley: AP Honorable Mention
Brandon Watson: NCAA Second Team
Mason Marshall: Louisville Slugger Freshman Team
Delaney Willard: NFCA First Team, Easton First Team
JC Clayton: Easton Second Team
Stacie Toney: CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
Women’s Indoor Track
Lacy Bleazard: USTFCCCA Distance Medley Relay First Team
Sarah Edwards: USTFCCCA Distance Medley Relay First Team
Christen Guenther: USTFCCCA Pole Vault Second Team
Katie Palmer: USTFCCCA 800m First Team, NCAA Distance Medley Relay First Team
Nachelle Mackie: USTFCCCA 800m First Team, USTFCCCA Distance Medley Relay First Team, USTFCCCA Academic All-America, CoSIDA All-America
Men’s Indoor Track
Miles Batty: USTFCCCA Mile First Team, USTFCCCA Distance Medley Relay First Team, USTFCCCA Academic All-America, CoSIDA All-America
Cade Lindahl: USTFCCCA 400m Second Team, NCAA Distance Medley Relay First Team
Ryan Waite: USTFCCCA 800m Second Team, NCAA Distance Medley Relay First Team
Rex Shields: USTFCCCA Distance Medley Relay First Team
Victor Weirich: USTFCCCA Pole Vault Second Team
Futi Tavana: AVCA First Team
Taylor Sander: AVCA First Team
Women’s Outdoor Track
Nachelle Mackie: USTFCCCA 800m First Team
Allyson Anderson: USTFCCCA Javelin Second Team
Men’s Outdoor Track
Miles Batty: USTFCCCA 1500m First Team
Chris Carter: USTFCCCA 400m Hurdles First Team, NCAA 4x400m Second Team
Jared Ward: USTFCCCA 10,000m First Team
Alden Bahr: USTFCCCA 10,000m Second Team
Jason Hinds: USTFCCCA 4x400m Second Team
Cade Lindahl: USTFCCCA 4x400m Second Team
Shaquille Walker: USTFCCCA 4x400m Second Team
Men’s Cross Country
Jared Ward: USTFCCCA First Team
Tylor Thatcher: USTFCCCA First Team
Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall: NSCAA First Team, Senior CLASS First Team All-America, TopDrawerSoccer All-America First Team
Jessica Ringwood: NSCAA Second Team
Carlee Payne Holmoe: NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team
Erica Owens: NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team
Cloee Cholohan: TopDrawerSoccer All-America Third Team
Michele Murphy: TopDrawerSoccer All Freshman First Team
Riley Stephenson: AP Second Team, SI.com Second Team, CBSSports.com Second Team, Phil Steele Third Team, College Sports Madness Third Team
Kyle Van Noy: AP Third Team, SI.com Honorable Mention, CBSSports.com Second Team, Phil Steele Third Team, College Sports Madness Third Team
Cody Hoffman: SI.com Honorable Mention
Ezekiel Ansah: Pro Football Weekly Honorable Mention
Jennifer Hamson: AVCA First Team, Volleyball Magazine Second Team
Nicole Warner: AVCA Honorable Mention, Volleyball Magazine Third Team
Heather Hannemann: AVCA Honorable Mention
Alexa Gray: AVCA Honorable Mention
Miles Batty: WCC Postgraduate Scholarship, NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship