Former Cougar Kyle Van Noy starred in the Patriots win in the AFC Championship against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BYU had one alumni representing the University during this weekends Championship round of the NFL playoffs, Kyle Van Noy.
Van Noy showed up with strong play in one of the biggest games of his young NFL career finishing the game as the highest graded out Patriots player on the defensive side of the ball. He saw the second most amount of snaps at the linebacker position playing 61% of the possible snaps on the defensive side of the ball.
Finishing the game with four solo tackles, Van Noy’s biggest play came in the third quarter with the Steelers trying to find their way back into the game – Van Noy forced a fumble on the Steelers first play from scrimmage in their own territory. The Patriots recovered the ball on the 28 yard line and were able to punch in the ball four plays later to put the nail in the coffin as the Patriots went up 33-9.
— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) January 23, 2017
With the win, the Patriots will head to Super Bowl LI to face the Atlanta Falcons. Van Noy will play to be the first former BYU player to earn a Super Bowl ring since Dennis Pitta in Super Bowl XLVII.