Kyle Van Noy, Andy Phillips earn mid-season All-American honors from various sources

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  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Oct. 18, 2013 11:22 a.m.


    "Good for all those individuals, too bad football is a team sport (with 3 teams on each side)."

    Not too surprising that a Utah fan would fail to understand that national individual awards in major college football are as much a team accomplishment as an individual accomplishment.

    Do you honestly think any quarterback, no matter how skilled, could be a serious Heisman candidate without having a great offensive line to block for him and a great group of receivers to catch his passes?

  • LoveTheKittens The Middle Of, UT
    Oct. 18, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    @Christy B
    Good for all those individuals, too bad football is a team sport (with 3 teams on each side).

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 17, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    Congrats to both of these players. Both are well deserving of the accolades.

    I love to watch Andy week in and week out. I am glad we don't have to face KVN any more, he is an awesome LB and will do well in the NFL.

    Thank you Christy B for taking a nice story about well deserved national attention being given to two classy, talented football players, and turning it all about you and your Utah obsessed agenda.

    Go Utes!!
    All hail Prince Phillips!!
    Keep up the good work KVN!

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Congrats to both of these players! Both of them should have long NFL careers should they choose to explore that opportunity, and should they avoid injury!

    I'm really not sure what the two publications that didnt have both on the first team were thinking, but thats college football. Don't understand how you can be perfect in FGs, PATs, as well as 2 for 2 on onside kicks, and still not be first team, but that's just me using logic I guess.

    Oct. 16, 2013 11:42 p.m.

    Cool story. Good for them, they were great players. Don't remember ever saying anything to try to discredit them or their accomplishments, like you did.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 16, 2013 10:15 p.m.


    Alex Smith finished 4th in Heisman voting and Lee Grosscup finished 10th.

    In more than half a dozen seasons, BYU quarterbacks finished higher in Heisman voting, including, of course, Ty Detmer, who won the Heisman in 1990 and finished 3rd in 1991.

    Gary Shiede 8th
    Gifford Nielsen 6th
    Marc Wilson 3rd
    Jim McMahon 5th and 3rd
    Steve Young 2nd
    Robbie Bosco 3rd and 3rd
    Ty Detmer 9th, 1st, and 3rd

    Gary Shiede, Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Robbie Bosco, Ty Detmer, and Steve Sarkisian all won Sammy Baugh Trophies (nation's best passer)

    Jim McMahon, Steve Young, and Ty Detmer all won Davey O'Brien Awards (created in 1981 to recognize the nation's best quarterback)

    Oct. 16, 2013 9:06 p.m.

    Christy, Lee Grosscup and Alex Smith were both Heisman finalists.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 16, 2013 7:26 p.m.

    Good luck KVN and Andy.

    Adding a Dick Butkus Award to BYU's long list of national individual awards would be a fitting finish to KVN's BYU career.

    King Louie is the only Ute ever to come close to winning a national individual award for the Utes.

    Oct. 16, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    @Chris B

    I'd prefer to not have it come down to a last second field goal..

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    Our new King Louie! Way to go Andy!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Go Utes.

    The skier is going to kick a last second field goal one of these games. Keep working hard guys! Proud of you.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 16, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Congrats to two great players.

  • Deamon North Logan, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    From a died-in-the-wool Aggie, I have to say that Van Noy is the best college linebacker I have ever seen. I watch to see where he is on every play. I sure wish he had taken his chance to go pro after last season.