Loved this article. There were a lot of things I didn't know about KVN. I
did know he was a funny guy and well liked.His decision to wait a year
before enrolling and staying for his Senior year says A LOT about his character.
Very few stars with his talent level would do what he as done. I have a great
deal of respect for this guy.Is he healthy enough to be up to full
reps in practice yet?
Good, well grounded kid. Good luck to him for a healthy, very productive season
and his rightful spot as a high NFL draft pick this spring.
KVN is going to have an excellent year! Let the fun begin!GO
I had always wondered if he was adopted. It is interesting how BYU has had
several adopted players make a name for themselves. Let's hope that KVN has
a killer season.
I appreciate all that Kyle Van Noy has done to make it through a very difficult
predicament that he got himself into. I have seen so many people fail to climb
out of that hole including my own daughter so I know how hard it is. I salute
his self control and personal integrity that he had to rebuild.I
have been closely associated with a young man who was adopted as a baby and who
has risen to a similar position in that he as earned a Div I. scholarship. His
family is his family, it has nothing to do with being adopted and I find it
repugnent that some one would question whether or not he was adopted as if it
was important. Such players recognize only one family and acknowledge with
gratitude those families love and devotion to them.
Kyle is a flat out stud. I can't wait to see him play this season.
Van Noy seems like a solid player. But if he is as great as BYU fans say he is,
why didn't he declare himself for last year's NFL draft? Just
His greatness as a player is not dependent on what BYU fans say about him--his
play on the field speaks for itself. As far as why he decided to stay another
year, it is addressed in the article, although I suspect the reasons may be more
complex than what is written. Regardless, his reasons are his own and not
really anybody else's business.
One of my favorite BYU players of all time, and not just because of his
on-the-field accomplishments. His story is an inspiration to young people inside
and outside of the LDS faith. It is also very interesting to note that the last
two great BYU linebackers, KVN and Brian Kehl were both adopted. What a profound
message that is in and of itself. Every year, more than a million abortions take
place in this country, and one has to wonder how many other stories like Kyle
Van Noy or Brian Kehl would be out there if those babies had been given a chance
gored"But if he is as great as BYU fans say he is, why
didn't he declare himself for last year's NFL draft?"Lots of petty jealousy in that question. "Why" he didn't declare
for the NFL draft is a question only KVN can answer - there's absolutely no
doubt he would have been drafted.As for BYU fans saying how great he
is, well, either you didn't watch a single BYU football game last season,
or you were completely blinded by your crimson glasses.It's not
just BYU fans saying that KVN is great; fans, coachs and college football
experts across the country are saying he's great; KVN is listed on almost a
dozen national award watch lists for the coming season.Rewatch the
BYU-Utah and BYU-SDSU games, with your eyes open this time, paying particular
attention to #3 on defense, and you'll see for yourself how great KVN is.
@GoRed. I'm assuming your question was sincere and not a Chris B-esque
attempt to stir the pot.The fact is nobody can answer the question
as to why KVN didn't jump to the NFL if he was so good-- except for KVN
himself.But it is a known fact that NFL scouts had projected him a
likely draft pick. So the only thing we can conclude is that KVN may have one,
some, all or none of the following reasons:* Wants to leave BYU with
a degree* Loyalty to Bronco Mendenhall and or the BYU program.*
Figures he can raise his NFL stock even higher with a senior season that is
equal to or better than his junior.* And, as a BYU fan I hate this
one but will throw it out: He wants one last shot at the utes.Regardless of his reasons the fact that he didn't jump for the financial
aspects says a lot about him.
Thanks Dick for this insightful article. Living in Colorado we get to see all
of KVN's games but we miss the stories behind the games that you present.
I know from some posts that there are some who these are "puffy"
stories, but in fact they really help fans get to know these scholar-athletes
better.For those who question any young man's decision to
complete his college experience rather than dash for the cash of the NFL
don't understand that there is more to life than the pull of professional
football.Good luck to Kyle, hope he has an injury-free season and
one that he can reflect back on as the greatest decision in his life (inside and
outside of football).Enjoy your journey.GOOOOOO
COUGARS!!!!! Rack up a 10-2 season and enjoy another bowl game.And
Utah I hope you do well in games other than versus the Y. What great posts we
could see if you could make it to a bowl game too. Chris B. would be beside
himself if his Rose Bowl prediction for the Utes sometime in the 21st century
could come true this year.
Giving 2nd chances is a good thing.
gored"Just wondering..."No you don't. Your
either have a problem with short term memory or you enjoy questioning this
player for his choice and invoking some response for the obvious.You
asked the same dumb question a few weeks ago. Go read the responses back
then.GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UTIf he truly
was that good, why didn't he enter the NFL draft this past year?1:19
p.m. July 19, 2013
It's been great to be able to see him evolve and become a better person
over the past four years. This past game against Georgia Tech a bunch of his
buddies from Reno came to watch him play. They came to the game intoxicated and
were escorted out of the stadium after hopping on to the field after the game.
Seeing his buddies act like that really makes me appreciate the well-rounded
program of BYU athletics, and how it has also helped Kyle put into perspective
where he is now and where he came from.