Van Noy Among Inaugural FBS Independent Players of the Week

Kyle Van Noy scored the game-winning touchdown against Ole Miss, stripping the ball from the Rebel QB and ultimately recovering it and taking it in for the BYU score. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor, Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy and Navy placekicker Jon Teague have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games through Sept. 3. Proctor and Floyd share the inaugural weekly award on Offense, while Van Noy receives Defensive honors and Teague is cited on Special Teams.
 

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Navy QB Kriss Proctor

A senior from Big Bear City, Calif., Proctor led Navy to a season opening 40-17 home win over Delaware, the 5th-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision.  Proctor rushed 22 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard scoring sprint on the third play from scrimmage.  Proctor was also 4-for-7 through the air, throwing for 46 yards and his first career passing touchdown.  

Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd

A senior from St. Paul, Minn., Floyd recorded a career-high 12 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns, as Notre Dame rallied but fell short at home to South Florida by a score of 23-20.  Floyd ended the game with 183 career receptions, four ahead of previous school record holder Jeff Samardzija.  Floyd also extended his Notre Dame touchdown receptions record to 30, and his 14th 100-yard receiving game leaves him only one behind the Fighting Irish record of 15 century games, held by Golden Tate. 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BYU LB Kyle Van Noy

A sophomore from Reno, Nev., Van Noy was the difference-maker on defense as BYU overcame a 13-0 fourth quarter deficit to defeat Ole Miss, 14-13, on the Rebels home field in Oxford.  With his team trailing 13-6, Van Noy caused a fumble that he also recovered, taking it three yards into the end zone for the decisive score and his second career defensive touchdown.  Van Noy ended the day with four tackles, including a tackle for loss, to go with his fumble forced and recovered.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Navy PK Jon Teague

A senior from Hickory, N.C., Teague set a career and Navy record with a 54-yard field goal as the Midshipmen defeated Delaware (No. 5 FCS) 40-17.  Teague added a 36-yard field goal and was 4-of-5 on PATs (one attempts was blocked); he also recorded two touchbacks on eight kickoffs.

 

The FBS Independent Players of the Week are selected by members of a nationwide media panel, which also includes equal representation from each of the independent institutions’ coverage markets.