An open letter to Cougar Nation

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By Kyle Van Noy

After playing in his final football game as a Cougar on Dec. 27, BYU standout and All-American Kyle Van Noy wrote an open letter to Cougar fans thanking them for their continued support during his BYU career. The letter has not been edited.

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.

Kyle Van Noy celebrates a tackle during the game against Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Utes beat the Cougars 20-13. Photo by Sarah Hill.
Kyle Van Noy celebrates a tackle during the game against Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Utes beat the Cougars 20-13. Photo by Sarah Hill.

I have grown a great deal in the past four years.  I have matured as a person.  I have become a college graduate.  I have developed as a football player.  This growth is directly attributed to my time at and the positive influence of BYU.

As I move on to pursue my dream of playing in the National Football League, I wanted to send out a few special thank yous:

–        To my family, friends and fiancée, Marissa:  Thank you for your love and support.  I never would have made it this far without all of you.

–        To my teammates and coaches:  Thank you for making me a better football player.  I took great pride in representing the “Y” with all of you.

–        To the football training staff:  Thank you for working to keep me healthy and on the football field.  I appreciate all your dedication, time and energy.

–        To the BYU athletic and sports information departments:  Thank you for making me look good in the public eye!  In all seriousness, I was honored to represent the university and I look forward to continue in this role as an alumnus.

–        To the BYU fans across the state, country and world:  Thank you for your support, passion and loyalty.  There are a lot of terrific things happening within the BYU football program and I am excited to cheer on our future success with all of you.

It has been a remarkable four years as a BYU Cougar.  Thank you for all the memories.  Thank you for your love and support.  Thank you for helping me mature into the man I am today.

Go Cougars!

“Too blessed to be stressed.”

Kyle Van Noy #3

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