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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.
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 after the loss at Michigan State.
Jake Ryan on Friday of Ohio State week.
Tackles: 11, twice, last vs. Illinois (Oct. 13, 2012)
Solos: 8, vs. Michigan State (Oct. 20, 2012)
Asst: 4, four times, last at Minnesota (Nov. 3, 2012)
TFLs: 4, vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 3, 2012)
Sacks: 1.5, vs. Illinois (Oct. 13, 2012)
FR: 2, vs. San Diego State (Sept. 24, 2011)
PBUs: 2, vs. Air Force (Sept. 8, 2012)
At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 34 contests at linebacker and defensive end, making 29 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 25 of his last 30 games.
Senior/Junior (2013) ... Named Team Captain ... Roger Katcher 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 Katcher 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, is a 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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