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BYU's Stephenson, Van Noy earn AP All-America honors

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 5 2015 6:33 a.m. MDT

BYU's #3 Kyle Van Noy defends Notre Dame's #7 TJ Jones as BYU and Notre Dame play Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in South Bend. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) BYU's #3 Kyle Van Noy defends Notre Dame's #7 TJ Jones as BYU and Notre Dame play Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in South Bend. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

PROVO — BYU punter Riley Stephenson and linebacker Kyle Van Noy continued to add to their postseason honors Tuesday.

Stephenson was named to the Associated Press All-America second team, while Van Noy earned third-team honors.

It marks the first time the Cougars have had more than one AP All-America selection since 1989, when Bob Davis, Moe Elewonibi and Chris Smith accomplished the feat.

Before this season, BYU's most recent AP All-America was Dennis Pitta in 2009.

Stephenson is No. 2 in the nation in punting, averaging 47.31 yards per attempt. He has 26 punts that traveled at least 50 yards and 24 that landed inside the 20-yard line.

Van Noy is No. 11 in the country in sacks with 11. He is also No. 13 in tackles-for-loss, with 18 for minus-110 yards.

Brigham Young Cougars punter Riley Stephenson (99) punts during first half action as BYU plays Idaho in the Cougar's final home football game on 2012  Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012,in Provo, Utah.  
 (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars punter Riley Stephenson (99) punts during first half action as BYU plays Idaho in the Cougar's final home football game on 2012 Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012,in Provo, Utah. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Stephenson and Van Noy were named to CBSSports.com's All-America second team last week.

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