Bryan Kehl is a former Brigham Young University football star and a linebacker for the Giants and then the Rams in the NFL (6'2" and 237 lbs.). He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon Church, and one of the three adopted children of Gary and Nancy Kehl who are bi-racial. The Kehl family has nine children, six of whom are adopted.
Kehl was born on June 16, 1984, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His black, Catholic biological father was Maurice Turner, then a student at Utah State University. Kehl's biological mother was white and Mormon. A series of "blessed events" has reunited Kehl with his biological parents (to read more, click here).
Kehl was originally a 4th round (123rd pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2008. He has made contributions on both special teams and on defense for the Giants. Kehl was waived by the Giants on September 14, 2010. He was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams on September 15.
Kehl majored in mechanical engineering at BYU, taking two years off to serve an LDS mission for the Church in Toronto, Canada. 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.