Provo • The biggest playmaker from a BYU defense that ranked among the best in the country last season used the last day of 2012 to announce he is returning in 2013.
Linebacker Kyle Van Noy announced Monday that he will remain at BYU for his senior season and not declare for April's NFL draft. Last Friday, BYU junior receiver Cody Hoffman said he plans on returning as well, meaning the Cougars will have their two best players back from the team that went 8-5 and defeated San Diego State 23-6 in the Poinsettia Bowl.
"I have decided to stay and complete my senior season at BYU," Van Noy said in the release. "I plan to finish what I started and feel like I've still got some unfinished business. I am looking forward to being on the field this next season with my Cougar teammates."