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#53 Zack Ryan
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 212
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Westlake, Ohio
High School: St. Ignatius
Major: Undeclared
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Zack Ryan Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/06/2012

 

2013 (Fr.):  Made first career start in the season opener vs. Illinois State . . . started 12 games . . . third on the team with seven tackles vs. Illinois State . . . first career tackle for loss and first career pass breakup vs. Illinois State . . . led team with career high 11 tackles vs. Army . . . tied career high with 11 tackles at Northern Illinois . . . second on the team with seven tackles at North Texas . . . third on the team with 10 tackles at Eastern Michigan . . . credited with first career sacks with 1.5 at Eastern Michigan . . . seven tackles and first career fumble recovery vs. Toledo . . . seven tackles at Virginia . . . seven tackles, including one tackle for loss vs. Kent State . . . first career fumble forced vs. Kent State and second at Akron.

2012:  Redshirted as a walk-on

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for Coach Chuck Kyle at St. Ignatius . . . helped team to a 13-2 overall record as a senior . . . helped team to a state title as a senior . . . all-conference second team as a senior . . . managed 138 total tackles, including 70 solo tackles as a senior . . . registered nine sacks as a senior and 18 sacks in career . . . totalled 240 tackles, including 90 solos, in career . . . named St. Ignatius' Most Valuable Linebacker as a senior.

PERSONAL:  Son of Tim and Sue Ryan . . . three brothers . . . father played football at Wake Forest . . . brother, Connor Ryan, is a senior captain on the Ball State football team . . . brother, Jake, played football at Michigan . . . born Jan. 20, 1994, in Fairview, Ohio . . . full name is Zachary Francis Ryan.

INTERCEPTIONS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2013  13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014  12 1 27 0 27 27.0 2.2
TOTAL  25 1 27 0 27 27.0 1.1

 

ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2013  13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2014  12 0 0 0 0 27 27 2.2
TOTAL  25 0 0 0 0 27 27 1.1

 

TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblkqbh
2012  0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2013  13 42 50 92 8.0 1 2 1 0 1
2014  12 35 56 91 6.0 2 2 1 0 1
TOTAL  25 77 106 183 14.0 3 4 2 0 2

 

SACKS  g ua a total yards
2012  0 0 0 0.0 0
2013  13 2 1 2.5 13
2014  12 1 0 1.0 9
TOTAL  25 3 1 3.5 22

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
All-purpose yards: 27, Akron, 10/25/2014 
Interceptions: 1 [t-7th], Akron, 10/25/2014 
Long interception return: 27, Akron, 10/25/2014 
Tackles: 15 [t-5th], Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 (7-8)
Sacks: 1.5, at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013 (1-1)
Tackles for loss: 2.5 [t-8th], Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 2 [t-1st], Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], at TOLEDO, 09/20/14 ; Toledo, 9/28/2013 
Pass breakups: 1, Western Michigan, 10/11/2014 ; Illinois State, 8/29/2013 
 

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