Van Noy can make plays all over the field. As a junior in 2012, he had 13 sacks, two interceptions, six forced fumbles, and 22 tackles for loss. Van Noy is a favorite to win both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive players in the country. If he makes enough highlight-reel plays, he could be the rare defender who receives Heisman consideration.
Text: Allie Chinander
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