Brigham Young will have playmaking linebacker Kyle Van Noy back for another season.

The school announced Monday that Van Noy will not declare early for the NFL draft but instead return for his senior season.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Van Noy says he wants to "finish what I started."

"It may shock some people but there are still things to accomplish and I want to stay," Van Noy said. "I want to get better at the college level and I want to help people."

Van Noy said he was told he'd be drafted in the first or second round but "I felt like this was the right thing to do."

Van Noy led BYU's No. 3-ranked defense with 13 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries, a school-record six forced fumbles, two interceptions, two blocked kicks, a fumble recovery and two TDs.

He is the only player in the nation to record a stat in every major defensive category each of the last two seasons.