There might not be a more beloved football player at BYU than linebacker Kyle Van Noy, the two-time All-American who returned for his senior season when he quite likely would have been a high NFL draft pick. Van Noy graduated with a degree in history and a minor in communication last month, then played in his final game last week, a 31-16 loss in the Fight Hunger Bowl to Washington.
Shortly after the game, Van Noy wrote an open letter to BYU fans, administrators, coaches and teammates.
Here it is:
"When I first stepped onto BYU's campus as a student in 2010, I never could have imagined how quickly my four years in Provo would fly by. I waited a long time to be a Cougar, and not a day passes by without my thinking how fortunate I am for my decision to attend BYU.<