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Bryan Kehl
No. 53     New York Giants
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: June 16, 1984 (1984-06-16) (age 25)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Debuted in 2008 for the New York Giants
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Mountain West Conference (2007)
Stats at NFL.com

Bryan Kehl (born June 16, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Brigham Young University. Bryan is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also referred to as the Mormon or LDS Church.

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College career

As a freshman Bryan was recruited by Utah, Oregon, Utah State, Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Idaho State. He eventually decided to play his college ball at Brigham Young University in 2002 while majoring in mechanical engineering. He played his freshman year as a reserve right outside linebacker before taking time off from school and football to participate in an LDS Church mission to Toronto for two years. His freshman year he recorded 14 tackles, 6 of which were solo tackles in 11 games. He also earned the “prep team defensive player of the week award” versus Utah State along with letterman honors. In 2005 when he returned for his second year of college, Bryan played in 11 games as a backup right outside linebacker. He recorded 30 tackles, 15 of which were solo and received letterman honors. Some of these tackles included 4 which were in the Las Vegas Bowl against California. He also blocked a punt that propelled BYU to its only score against Boston College.

In 2006 when Bryan was a junior, he started as BYU’s weakside linebacker. This season he was ranked third on the team with 70 total tackles, 30 of which were solo and 8 tackles for a total loss. He also had three sacks, a recovered fumble, and led BYU linebackers during the season with 6 pass break-ups. He was an honorable mention All-Mountain West and Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors recipient. In 2007 as a senior, Kehl received First-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. He was named the team’s defensive MVP, one of the captains, and earned the Strength and Conditioning Award. He ended his senior year with a career-high 91 tackles, 52 of which were solo. He put up 11.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and caused and recovered a fumble during his senior year. He deflected four passes and had an interception in three consecutive games, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

Professional career

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Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2¼ ** 242 ** 4.56 ** 1.55 ** 2.62 ** 4.18 ** 6.54 ** 35" ** 10'02" ** 26 * 29 *
* represents NFL Combine **represents BYU Pro Day

New York Giants

Bryan Kehl was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. The Giants traded up (from 130 to 123 overall) by swapping picks with the Pittsburgh Steelers and giving up one of their sixth round picks (194 overall). He was placed second on the depth chart as weak side linebacker behind Gerris Wilkinson. Kehl made his first NFL start on October 26th for the injured Gerris Wilkinson when the Giants beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Bryan got his first interception of his NFL career in this game. He picked off Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and ran it back for 17 yards.

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