Dick Harmon: BYU's Kyle Van Noy reaches out to Cougar fans, thanks them for ongoing support

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  • Clovis Fan Clovis, CA
    Jan. 6, 2014 5:51 p.m.

    Thank you Kyle for becoming the man you are. You and others like you are the reason I love collegiate sports and especially sports at BYU. We are going to miss having you on the field harassing the opposing offenses. I loved watching all the great plays that you made. You really made it exciting and entertaining to watch BYU football. I am excited to follow your career in the NFL and wish you all the best.

    Larry/Clovis, CA

  • Deanvrtc Vancouver, WA
    Jan. 6, 2014 12:19 p.m.

    You were one of the few reasons I enjoyed watching the cougars this year. What a class act and talented athlete. I will enjoy watching you succeed at the next level. Thanks for making BYU a better place...we will miss you.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    Thank you Kyle. As great as it was watching you make incredible plays on the field, it was an even greater privilege to see you grow and develop as a person. You are a great example of what it means to be a BYU student-athlete, and I wish you all the best in your future career and family pursuits. Like the rest of Cougar nation, I will be following you closely and hoping for your success! Rise and Shout!!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 5, 2014 8:35 p.m.

    As a Ute fan and season ticket holder for over 30 years, congratulations Kyle. A class act, and a great football player.

  • Buffalo1 McLean, VA
    Jan. 5, 2014 1:24 p.m.

    KVN #3 -- Thanks for the memories. God Bless & God Speed !!!


  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Jan. 4, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    Great job Kyle Van Noy!! Best of luck in the future no matter where you go. Thanks for all the good memories!

  • Utah Valley Guy Springville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 8:42 p.m.

    The humbly repentant often become great; Kyle Van Noy obviously takes great pride in BYU - BYU and us alums can clearly take great pride in Kyle Van Noy!

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 3:48 p.m.

    I really believe that KVN would not have turned out to be the player or man he is if he had played anywhere else. BYU turns good men into great men with the school, coaches and the code. My three kids all look back at BYU for the wonderful people they turned out to be.
    Thank you KVN for your example and BYU for making good men great!

  • Chad S Lorton, VA
    Jan. 4, 2014 11:10 a.m.

    Thanks for letting us cheer for you KVN3! You'll always be remembered in Cougar Town!

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Good Luck Kyle, remember God first and all your dreams will be added to you! Thank you for the memories! Sure will miss watching you at BYU but looking forward for your success in the next level.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Jan. 4, 2014 7:24 a.m.

    You are an amazing player and a credit to BYU. You epitomize the highest ethics of the game. From the Ole Miss game to the Hunger Bowl, you were a pleasure to watch.

    Good luck in all your future endeavors. May the Force be with you.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 6:20 a.m.

    And some would say the Honor Code impedes a man's natural course and development.

    It is clear by this young man's example that he has already secured his future on and off the field. I look forward to seeing him continue on in life with much success. His influence will be undoubtedly significant.

    Thank you Kyle for coming to Provo. It's been our honor and pleasure to have you come into our lives.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 4, 2014 3:53 a.m.

    What a great note KVN, you are not only one of the most talented players to ever put on a BYU uniform but you are also an outstanding young man... Your parents and fiancé and your coaches have to be very proud of the person that you have become over the past 4 years.

    I personally look forward to following your NFL career and whatever team you end up on you will already be my favorite player on that team... You are one class act and it is players like you that make it so fun to be a BYU Football Fan... Good luck and may God bless you.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 4, 2014 12:49 a.m.

    Makes me proud to be a Cougar fan.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:01 p.m.

    KVN's two touchdowns against SDSU will be watched for years to come and could become as timeless and oft watched as Danny Ainge's coast to coast.

  • haunyocker Springville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 9:57 p.m.

    Thanks to KVN. As for me, who did a couple of really stupid things in high school, like getting drunk and throwing up all over the gym during a dance. Didn't have the skills to play in there, just throw up! Not one of my proudest moments. But hearing you tell your story and then watch you grow into the committed man you are helped me not feel so stupid.

    Which ever team selects you in the NFL will have a new fan in me. I tend to watch players rather than teams. I hope you make millions and I know you'll continue to be the quality person you are. What a wonderful example you set and how high is that standard for all of us. Oh, there's one more request. I hope you'll come back to BYU frequently so we can continue cheering you on.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    We will undoubtedly be watching Kyle VanNoy replays for years to come. Stellar plays!

    Our best to you. Stay in touch!

    Go Cougars!

  • Rockyrd Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 3, 2014 6:08 p.m.

    Thank you for what you have given to BYU! You are an amazing young man and a credit to the uniform. We will look forward to your future success on and off the field. Go Kyle! Go Cougars!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Jan. 3, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    Good on ya' Kyle.

    I hope you don't mind a fanatical Ute fan wishing you all the best. You were great to watch on the field and there's no question you're the real deal off the field. In your honor allow me to make a rare exception to my sports partisanship and say Go Cougars!

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    An uplifting letter. Thanks!

  • my3cents Nashville, TN
    Jan. 3, 2014 5:02 p.m.

    I so appreciate the contributions of KVN and all the guys who don Cougar Blue. You add greatly to my life. I know you gentlemen sacrifice a lot for BYU football. Many of you will carry lingering injuries for the rest of your live. In exchange, however, you receive experiences money can't buy, lifelong friends, an opportunity for a BYU education and my deepest gratitude. Go Cougars! Go Kyle VanNoy! Good luck in your NFL ambitions.

  • Deserthiker SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    THANK YOU for your many contributions, on and off the field, to BYU. We wish you the best as you continue your journey through life, look forward to seeing you from time to time at alumni events, and will follow your NFL career with excitement. Good luck in all you do. My family will always remember your immense talent, your consistent effort, and your great character. You've already made our personal college football hall of fame!!

  • Sally Smiles-a-Lot Vernal, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 4:49 p.m.

    Thanks for the great memories, Kyle. My husband doesn't like to watch football (I'm the football fan in our marriage!), but he has enjoyed watching you play. He kept close track of that #3 on your jersey to see where you sent during a play. You have done an outstanding job as a football player, and an even more outstanding job in maturing into a good man. We both with you all the best in your future in the NFL. As one poster said, don't forget to stay true to what you know to be right when you get into the crazy world of the NFL. And congrats on your engagement. We love you!!

  • daver Provo, 00
    Jan. 3, 2014 3:48 p.m.

    Kyle, you are the public version of all of us. Your love and humility has had a profound affect on me personally. Love ya and God bless!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 3, 2014 3:26 p.m.

    There are things greater than football. Good for Kyle, and hope things go well for him.

    My years at BYU was great also

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 3:21 p.m.

    Very Classy Mr. Van Noy. Thank you for coming to BYU and representing us so well.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 3:20 p.m.

    A classy exit by a fantastic player.
    From another Ute fan, wishing all the best to Kyle in the NFL and the rest of his endeavors.

  • WJCoug South Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 3, 2014 3:07 p.m.

    Kyle Van Noy is a great example of what young men can do with their lives. It is refreshing to see athletes like Kyle Van Noy, Spencer Hadley, and Brandon Davies (among others) who make mistakes but are man enough to do what needs to be done to continue at BYU. Thank you for the example you set for thousands and thousands of young and old alike who watch not only what you say, but particularly what you do. You truly do make a difference.

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 2:28 p.m.

    The kid is a class act. I wish he would have played for Utah.

    I have nothing but respect for Van Noy and I wish him nothing but the best in his carrier and in life.

    Go Utes!

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 2:05 p.m.

    Well done Kyle.

    Good luck in the NFL - you'd look great in the Packer green and gold.

  • CougarColby Fort Benning, GA
    Jan. 3, 2014 1:50 p.m.

    Good luck Kyle we all are going to miss watching you in Saturday's in a BYU uniform, but look forward to seeing you fulfilling your career in the NFL (hopefully with the Steelers or Lions!).

    From this Cougar fan, thanks for the past four years!

  • kitsutsuki South Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:46 p.m.

    What a classy letter! Sometimes fans get caught up in wins and losses and forget that there is more to an athlete's life than what happens on Saturday.

    I still remember when you signed with BYU out of high school. Then came the issues leading to your suspension. I never thought we would see you playing in Cougar blue.

    Clearly you got the last laugh.

    Congratulations on a great collegiate career! You have been a wonderful example to all - including my four sons, all of whom love BYU sports. My 14 year-old is particularly fond of the his picture with you at a BYU basketball game you both attended. He asked if he could take one and you willing agreed.

    Congratulations on your degree, your opportunity to play in the NFL, and maybe most importantly, your recent engagement to Marissa!

    Although you went 0-4 against your rival, as one frequent poster likes to point out, I really don't care. What I do care about is my association with BYU and the opportunity to watch young men, such as yourself, represent BYU and the church in such a wonderful manner.

    Thanks for the memories!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:45 p.m.

    Yes time has come and gone. Glad you played for BYU and good luck wherever you go like 49ers or maybe join with you buddy Ziggy at Lions. Stay in touch with you friends and Bronco M. Go Cougars!

  • brs27 Beaver, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    Thank you Kyle. This is a special time to be a Cougar fan, and you have contributed in a significant way to bringing it about. You have epitomized everything I hope BYU athletics will always stand for. I have believed that since early in your career when the TV showed you, after a game, making a bee-line for an opposing coach after being called for a late hit on his quarterback. You obviously wanted to make sure things were right between the two of you. That kind of character and accountability is an example to us all. I hope that I can overcome the mistakes in my life as magnificently as you appear to have overcome yours. Whether you are a 10-year Pro-bowler, or never play a down in the NFL, I will be proud to be a member of the BYU family with you. All the best to you in whatever you do. Tradition. Spirit. Honor. Go Cougars!

  • Spoons Minden, NV
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:19 p.m.

    Do not like the Cougars, but very much enjoyed watching Van Noy. The bowl game against San Diego State was one of the best individual performances I have ever seen in a college football game. Good luck to him in the future. Go Utes.

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    Thanks Kyle! Stay true when you get out into the NFL world

  • JN Chubbuck, ID
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:14 p.m.

    Kyle you are a great man. Thank you for making BYU football so great for me and my family. I look forward to watching you excel in the NFL

  • Brutus ,
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:07 p.m.

    Thanks for the good example for my boys, who loved watching you play for the Cougs.

  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:02 p.m.

    Kyle is an amazing football player, but an even better man. Best of luck on your next chapter of life.

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    Great player, but a better man!

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:53 a.m.


    Hope the Steelers pick you up in the NFL draft (my favorite NFL team)!

    Good luck.

  • sdunn Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    The best defensive player to ever come out of BYU.

  • Cougar in Texas Houston, TX
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:33 a.m.

    It is we who thank you, Kyle.

    Thanks not only for your on-field performance, but for sharing your inspiring personal story with Cougar fans and the world.

    We'll be cheering you on wherever you end up!

  • gee-en Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:25 a.m.

    I knew he was a stud football player, but now that he even used the word alumnus correctly... What an AWESOME STUD!

  • Kenster72 Fresno, CA
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    Thank You Kyle. I think most Cougar fans would be grateful for the way you represented BYU.

  • nhatch82 Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    Class act, he will be greatly missed. Look forward to him have a great career in the NFL.

  • Duckhunter SLC, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 11:09 a.m.

    Thank you Kyle. As great a player as you have been, and you have been among the greatest to ever play at BYU, you have proven to be an even better person. I am proud that you represented BYU in the manner that you did. I am looking forward to supporting you in your future endeavors, I have no doubt you will do it with class.

  • BayAreaCougar Pleasanton, CA
    Jan. 3, 2014 10:56 a.m.

    Thank you Kyle, you are an example of why I am and will always be a BYU fan. The way you played the game and lived your life will continue to have a positive impact on those around you. I wish you good luck.

  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    Thank Kyle that is a Great Quote.

    "Go Cougars. “Too blessed to be stressed. Kyle Van Noy #3."

    Kyle Van Noy