RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- McQueen grad Kyle Van Noy has been drafted to the Detroit Lions.
Van Noy, a graduate of BYU, was selected with the 8th pick in the second round, 40th overall.
"The Lions are starting a BYU pipeline," BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "Detroit will not be disappointed. Kyle has matured and grown as a person and as a football player, and I couldn't be more proud of him. He's a fantastic football player. I'm looking forward to following his career in the NFL."
Van Noy was named to nine All-America teams over his final two season with the Cougars. As a senior in 2013, Van Noy received five All-America citations after being named to four All-America teams in 2012. The Senior CLASS Award finalist was named the 2013 FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Year after being named the 2012 National Defensive Player of the Year by College Football Performance Awards, an award that is exclusively based on scientific statistical rankings in determining overall contributions to a team.
In his four-year career at BYU, Van Noy played in 52 games and tallied 26 sacks, 62 tackles for loss, 153 solo tackles, seven interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, three blocked kicks, five defensive touchdowns and one safety. He helped BYU go 3-1 in the postseason with three bowl victories, including an MVP performance in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl.
Van Noy graduated from BYU in December with a bachelor’s degree in history.