Bryan Kehl
Linebacker 41
231 lbs.
Salt Lake City, 
Last School
Brighton High School
Roster Years
2002 | 2005-2007

Career Summary

The third Kehl son to play BYU football, Bryan Kehl came from Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kehl was named the team's defensive MVP and received the Strength and Conditioning Award in 2007. He recorded the second-most tackles that year with 84, including 48 tackles on his own. Kehl captained a defense that ranked 10th in the nation and did not allow a 100-yard rushing game all season. He also received All-Mountain West Conference academic honors in both his junior and senior years. 


  • Selected in the fourth round and 140th overall by the New York Giants in April 2008


  • Born in Salt Lake City
  • Parents are Gary and Nancy
  • Older brothers Ed and Brandon played for the Cougars
  • Recruited by Utah, Oregon, Utah State, Harvard, Yale, Penn and Idaho State
  • Served a Church mission in Toronto, Canada
  • Married Jessica Bingham
  • Majored in mechanical engineering

Before BYU

  • Received Salt Lake Tribune First-Team All-State honors as a senior
  • Earned Academic All-State honors with a 4.0 grade-point average at Brighton High School
  • Led team to an 11-1 record and a Region 2 championship as a senior
  • Team MVP and Region 2 MVP as a senior
  • Earned second-team all-region honors as a junior 
  • Three-year letter-winner


Yr   Solo   Ast   Total   TFL/Yds   Sacks/Yds   Int/Yds   PBU   QBH   FR  FF
2002    6     8      14     0.0/0     0.0/0        0/0      0     0     0   0
2005   15    15      30     1.0/1     0.0/0        0/0      1     0     1   1
2006   35    35      70     8.0/33    3.0/18       0/0      6     1     1   0
2007   52    39      91    11.5/49    4.0/27       3/75     4     1     1   1
Total 108    97     205    20.5/83    7.0/45       3/75    11     2     3   2
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2002

Earned letterman honors as a true freshman ... saw action in 11 games at linebacker ... credited with 14 tackles on the season, including six solo takedowns ... earned the prep team defensive player-of-the-week award (vs. Utah State).

Sophmore Year 2005

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... named Academic All-MWC ... played 11 out of 12 games on the season ... credited with 30 tackles, including 15 solo takedowns ... against Utah, had nine tackles, including five solo takedowns ... had four tackles in the Las Vegas Bowl against California ... had three tackles, one fumble recovery and one tackle for a loss of one yard against San Diego State ... recorded one punt return for 11 yards ... blocked a punt that led to BYU's only score against Boston College.

Junior Year 2006

Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... ranked third on the roster with 70 tackles, including 35 solo takedowns ... averaged 5.2 tackles per game against MWC opponents ... had eight tackles for a combined loss of 33 yards as a junior ... credited with three sacks ... led all BYU linebackers with three pass break-ups ... part of a BYU defense that ranked 10th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 14.7 points per game ... part of a BYU defense that ranked fourth in the nation and tops in the Mountain West Conference in turnover margin (1.08) ... part of a defensive unit that ranked second in the MWC in third-down defense, allowing opponents to convert just 53 of 161 (32.9 percent) attempts ... a 2006 All-Mountain West honorable mention selection.

Senior Year 2007

Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors ... named the team's defensive MVP and earned the Strength & Conditioning Award ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 84 tackles on the season, including a team-high 48 solo takedowns ... averaged 7 tackles per game ... credited with double-digit tackles in three games this season, including a season-high 11 tackles against UCLA ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 11 tackles for a combined loss of 48 yards on the season ... had four sacks on the season ... credited with a career-high three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... earned MWC Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors after picking up 10 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a sack in the Cougars' 31-24 win at Wyoming ... against New Mexico, credited with his first-career interception, returning it 36 yards for a touchdown ... had an interception in three straight games (New Mexico, UNLV, Eastern Washington) ... part of a defensive unit that has not allowed a 100-yard rusher all season ... captained a BYU defense that ranks 10th nationally, allowing a MWC leading 307.2 yards per game.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Bryan Kehl walk-off TD in 2022 alumni game