The watch list: BYU, Utah, USU players named candidates for 2013 college football awards
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School: BYU Cougars
Award: Bronko Nagurski Award (College Defensive Player of the Year)
Award: Bednarik Award (College Defensive Player of the Year)
Award: Lott IMPACT Trophy (Best defensive IMPACT player, Most personal character)
Award: Butkus Award (Best linebacker in college football)
Award: Walter Camp Award (College football's most outstanding player)
Kyle Van Noy, regarded as a strong professional prospect after his very successful junior season, is giving one more year to the Cougar faithful.
Van Noy was named a third-team All-American, an SI.com Honorable Mention All-American, a CBSSports.com Second Team All-American, Phil Steele Third Team All-American and College Sports Madness Third Team All American in 2012. He was also named the CFPA National Defensive Player of the Year.
He led the Cougars in 2012 with 22 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, eight QB hurries and six forced fumbles. He also logged 53 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks.
Van Noy's best game of 2012 was, without question, the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl. He recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. The interception and the fumble resulted in two touchdowns for Van Noy as he singlehandedly outscored his opponent 12-6.
His best regular season game came against the Utes, when he registered a season-high 4.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, eight tackles and a pass breakup.
Van Noy, among the most high-profile athletes at BYU, will anchor the BYU linebacking core in 2013.
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