BYU football: Kyle Van Noy playing in second-straight Super Bowl


BYU football’s Kyle Van Noy will be playing in his second-straight Super Bowl as the New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC title game.

Kyle Van Noy – the lone BYU football alum remaining in the NFL playoffs – is playing in his second consecutive Super Bowl.

The former Cougar helped the New England Patriots come back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit against the Jacksonville Jaguars to win the AFC Championship, 24-20 on Sunday afternoon.

Van Noy finished with nine total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the come-from-behind win in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

In addition to the fourth-quarter sack, KVN added this pass breakup on a wheel route.

Van Noy has developed into a really solid player in New England’s defense. The pass-rushing linebacker has turned himself into the Patriots’ defensive signal caller and a play who is typically on the field for 90 percent of snaps.

Now, the former BYU football star turns his attention to Super Bowl 52 and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles decimated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game on Sunday night.

Super Bowl 52 is a rematch of Super Bowl 39. In that game, the Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21.

In Super Bowl 51, KVN finished with one tackle and .5 sacks against the Atlanta Falcons. But last season he didn’t play nearly as many snaps as he has this year. Part of that is due to Dont’a Hightower’s season-ending injury.

But regardless of how he got here, no one can deny KVN is making the most of his chances.

Kyle Van Noy and the New England Patriots will take on the Eagles on Sunday, February 4 at 4:30pm MT. The game will be broadcast on NBC.