Jake Ryan 47
Jake Ryan

RS Senior

Westlake, Ohio

High School:
St. Ignatius

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 236



Ryan, Wile Earn Share of Big Ten Weekly Honors

Ryan, Wile Earn Share of Big Ten Football Weekly Honors


Unorthodox is the Normal for Ryan

Unorthodox is the Normal for Football's Ryan


Michigan Defense Responds to Challenges in Loss to Utah

Football's Defense Responds to Challenges in Loss to Utah


Michigan Stifles Miami (Ohio) with Run Defense, Blitz Combos

Football Stifles Miami (Ohio) with Run Defense, Blitz Combos


Ryan Selected to Butkus, Lombardi Watch Lists

Ryan Selected to Butkus, Lombardi Watch Lists


Under the Lights III Preview

Wolverine players talk about the range of emotions heading into the first-ever Big Ten Conference night game at the Big House on Saturday (Oct. 11) when the Nittany Lions visit Ann Arbor.


Football Press Conference: Players

Michigan football players Frank Clark, Jake Ryan, and Dennis Norfleet met with the media on Monday.


Football Fun at B1G Media Day

Lights, Camera, Action! Frank Clark, Devin Gardner and Jake Ryan unwind from the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago with a little fun.


Big Ten Football Media Day

Head coach Brady Hoke was joined by U-M players Frank Clark, Devin Gardner and Jake Ryan at the annual Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago.


Jake Ryan - Ohio State Week

Jake Ryan Ohio State Week


13 - Utah, 2014
Solos: 8 - twice (last: Rutgers, 2014)
6 - Notre Dame, 2014
4 - Virginia Tech, 2011^
Sacks: 1.5 - Illinois, 2012
FR: 2 - San Diego State, 2011
^Allstate Sugar Bowl(Jan. 3, 2012)

At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 41 contests at linebacker and defensive end, making 36 starts ... prior to Air Force game on Sept. 8, 2012, switched from No. 90 jersey to No. 47 for remainder of career in honor of "Michigan Football Legend" Bennie Oosterbaan ... has registered a TFL in 29 of his last 37games ... rankes 15th on U-M's career tackles for loss list (37.5).

5th (2014) ... tied for 11th in Big Ten in tackles per game (8.0 avg.) ... has appeared in sevengames, making sevenstarts ... PENN STATE (Oct. 11) ... posted 10 tackles and three TFLs, including one sack... RUTGERS (Oct. 4) ... recorded eight tackles, including two TFLs... MINNESOTA (Sept. 27) ... posted five tackles ...UTAH (Sept. 20) ... tallied a career-high 13 tackles, including a season-high three TFLs... MIAMI (OH) (Sept. 13) ... recorded six tackles and two quarterback hurries ...NOTRE DAME (Sept. 6)... matched career high with 11 tackles ... APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30) ... posted three tackles, including one TFL.

Senior/Junior (2013) ... Named Team Captain ... Roger Zatkoff Award (given to U-M's top linebacker) ... Named to 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List ... earned third varsity letter ... appeared in eight games at linebacker, making five starts ... made 30 tackles and 4.5 TFL ... KANSAS STATE (Dec. 28) ... tallied four tackles, including 0.5 for a loss ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 30) made four solo tackles, including one TFL ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 16) ... registered four tackles ... MICHIGAN STATE (Nov. 2) ... made first start of the season ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... made season debut after injuring ACL in spring practice ... registered one TFL.

Junior/Sophomore (2012) .... All-Big Ten second team (media) and honorable mention (coaches) ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-Big Ten second team ... Roger Zatkoff Award (given to U-M's top linebacker) ... earned second varsity letter ... started all 13 games at linebacker and/or defensive end ... led team in total tackles (88), solo stops (56), tackles for loss (16), sacks (4.5) and forced fumbles ... ranked third in Big Ten in tackles-for-loss with 16.0 ... tied Michigan single-season record for forced fumbles (4) ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15 ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... tallied four tackles, 1.5 TFLs and a half-sack .... posted one fumble recovery ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... recorded nine tackles, 2.0 TFLs, two forced fumbles and one sack ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... tallied nine tackles and 3.0 TFLs ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... tallied four tackles and 0.5 TFLs ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... posted 10 tackles, one sack, one TFL and one forced fumble ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... matched career high with 11 tackles, including 3.5 TFLs ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... recorded six tackles and 2.0 TFLs, including one sack ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... posted five tackles (all solo stops) and one pass breakup ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... recorded four tackles and 0.5 TFLs ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8.) ... tallied a career-high 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, two pass breakups and 1.0 TFLs ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... tallied five tackles and 0.5 TFLs.

Sophomore/Freshman (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned first varsity letter ... ESPN.com and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... played all 13 games at linebacker and/or defensive end, starting 11 (Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Minnesota, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia Tech) ... had 37 tackles, 11 TFLs, three sacks and two fumble recoveries ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... set career high and tied Sugar Bowl record with four TFLs ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... made three tackles and added an assisted sack ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... recorded three tackles, an assisted sack and first career forced fumble ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... four tackles, including one TFL for a loss of five yards ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... made one solo tackle for first career sack ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... recorded five tackles, including one for a loss, and first two career fumble recoveries ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... made career debut and first collegiate start at strongside linebacker, notching one assisted tackle and deflecting a pass into the air that Brandon Herron intercepted and returned 94 yards for a touchdown.

Freshman (2010) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.

Prep ... attended St. Ignatius High School (2010) coached by Chuck Kyle ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds ... member of the state championship team during his junior year ... Key Statistics ... registered 104 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... earned All-Ohio honors as a senior ... shared Defensive Player of the Year honors for Northeast District senior year.

Personal ... Jacob William Ryan was born Feb. 27, 1992 ... brother, Connor, was a wide receiver at Ball State ... father, Tim, was a wide receiver at Wake Forest (1980-84) ... grandfather, Francis Sweeney, was a defensive tackle at Xavier and went on to play in the Canadian Football League ... from the same high school as former Wolverines Pat and Mike Massey, Pat Kratus and Trent Zenkewicz ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in sociology.


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