BYU football: Kyle Van Noy, Riley Stephenson named to All-America second team

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  • LivinginUtah Sandy, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 6:29 a.m.

    The bickering between Utah and BYU is lame. As an independent, BYU has the ability to create a better schedule (see 2013) and increase its exposure (see every game televised in 2011 and 2012 whereas many Utah games couldn't be seen by Directv customers). I thought Utah had a really strong defense this year and was in most games even though their record was poor. If BYU had let Lark play when Nelson was hurt, perhaps they would have won at Utah and Boise State and perhaps they could have pulled it out at San Jose State. The reality is we have two good college football teams here in Utah. Rivalry is one thing but it makes both teams better when both teams are good. Kudos for BYU having two linebackers who are NFL bound and for having another punter who will most likely end up there as well.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    Good to see the DesNews covering college football so closely -- still waiting on that article about Reggie Dunn being named 1st team All-American and Star being named 2 team.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Dec. 4, 2012 12:05 p.m.


    Maybe in a day or two. At last count, there were 8 articles about Majerus. The D-news probably feels they've reached the saturation point for Utah-related articles.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    So where is the story on the Ute players D-News? I like to see both programs do well. And if there are any Utah State Aggies that made these teams, let's get on it.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    More Cougar All Americans. The list continues to grow.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Dec. 4, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    Going to the NFL is not the most important thing in the world or the safest. It's a dog eat dog frenzy.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    Dec. 4, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    What a let down. When I saw the headline, I thought the Riley was Riley Nelson, what a letdown when I read further to find out it was the other Riley. Obviously the voters didn't know what Bronco knows.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 7:09 a.m.

    Children, please stop the very childish bickering. The two BYU players mentioned in the story deserve credit not childish taunts. I am also sure their is a story out their about the two Utah players named to the list. They too deserve credit for their accomplishments. Congrats to all the players. It is an accomplishment just to be on a team. So many are not.

  • Pa. Reader Harrisburg, PA
    Dec. 4, 2012 6:10 a.m.

    Why would Kyle come back next season? The only chance he will return is if draft advisors can't assure him he'll be taken in the first few rounds. Otherwise there is no incentive to return. He already suffered an injury that could have ended his career and was fortunate it did not. If he is going to stick on an NFL roster then he should absolutely go. We will miss him tremendously if he does leave but he has to do what's best for his future.

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    Chris B

    Winning record in your conference?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 10:23 p.m.


    "It just seems odd that the Dnews would mention KVH and the punter but not Reggie and Star from the same list. Why is that? I mean, I would comment on the article mentioning the 1st and 2nd team All-Americans from the U, but there isn't one. Go figure."

    Obviously they don't like utah as much and are trying to ignore them. You should complain. More.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 9:52 p.m.

    Cool for Van Noy, I hope Reggie Dunn was MVP as a special teams player, best return man perhaps in the history of football.

  • Solomon Levi Alpine, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 7:42 p.m.

    So. Cal Reader

    "Do I see another Cougs [Ziggy] over-hype?

    If you think Ziggy is over-hyped by BYU fans, checkout this weeks cover and 4-page article in Sports Illustrated.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    big 12 call yet?

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:12 p.m.

    So. Cal Reader

    I think you are referencing "Ziggy". I'll give you credit for not following very closely. Shoot, a lot of true cougar fans haven't followed very close.

    Ziggy has come out of nowhere to show good performance now, with huge upside for growth. These awards don't reward future upside, they recognize present performance.

    Pro scouts will have to decide just how much better he can become and if he is worth the high pick. It will be fun to watch.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 3, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    Great honors for two individuals who will be playing on Sundays. I only hope I get to see one more year of KVN in Blue and White, but my best guess is he will move on to the NFL next year.

    crissy b - do a little research to understand how many times your Utes punted versus how many times the Cougs punted and how many 3 and outs your Utes had versus how many BYU had.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Dec. 3, 2012 4:37 p.m.

    Great honors to both. Job well done! I'm selfish, but I hope Kyle returns for his senior year. Just curious- if, indeed, Izzy (who I do like; amazing story) is supposed to be a nat'l first round darling, as has been written about by this paper over & over again but no mention of him even as an honorable mention. Do I see another Cougs over-hype?

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:45 p.m.


    "It just seems odd that the Dnews would mention KVH and the punter but not Reggie and Star from the same list. Why is that?"

    Utah football writers have to pace themselves since it's going to be a looooong December with practically nothing else to write about for the Utes.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:37 p.m.


    Another departure into Ute fantasy land, brought back to reality.

    Utah 64 punts - 42.8 avg
    BYU 52 punts - 47.0 avg

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:28 p.m.



    It just seems odd that the Dnews would mention KVH and the punter but not Reggie and Star from the same list. Why is that? I mean, I would comment on the article mentioning the 1st and 2nd team All-Americans from the U, but there isn't one. Go figure.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    @chrissyB, later to the punch than usual.

    Great job by both players!

  • CG Orem, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    Chris B

    BYU vs Utah
    51st vs 100th passing
    63rd vs 94th rushing
    66th vs 78th points

    Utah fans who live in glass houses should avoid tossing stones.

    Enjoy the coach potato bowl!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    Stepehsneon sure had a lot of chances to show his stuff this year.

    And its another cougar....3 and out!

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 2:37 p.m.


    Get over your jealousy.

    A couple of BYU players being named All-Americans has nothing to do with U!

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Dec. 3, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    Congrats Kyle & Riley! Wish you could have had great coaches to match your great efforts!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    Reggie Dunn is 1st Team and Star is 2nd team. I'm sure the dnews will get around to it shortly though.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Congratulations Riley and KVN - great honors!

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Is this actually bad news for cougar fans? Me thinks BYU will really need Van Noy to come back next year ... but will he?