Ryan Van Bergen 53
Ryan  Van Bergen

RS Senior

Whitehall, Mich.

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Height / Weight:
6-6 / 288



Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)

Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)


Postgame Quotes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)

Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)


Sugar Bowl Notebook: New Year's Day

Sugar Bowl Notebook: New Year's Day


Robinson Voted Team MVP for Second Straight Season

Robinson Voted Football's Team MVP for Second Straight Season


Molk Named Top Offensive Lineman to Headline Big Ten Awards

Molk Named Top Lineman to Headline Big Ten Football Awards


Ryan Van Bergen Talks Defense, OSU (11/22/11)

Ryan Van Bergen talks defense and Ohio State preparation.


Michigan Rewind - Illinois

Coach Hoke joins Jim Brandstatter to recap the victory at Illinois.


Ryan Van Bergen Midweek Interview (10/26/11)

Ryan Van Bergen talks defense and Purdue.


Ryan Van Bergen Discusses MSU Rivalry (10/10/11)

Ryan Van Bergen discusses Northwestern victory and the MSU rivalry.


7, three times (last vs. Purdue, Nov. 26, 2011)
Solos: 5, three times (last vs. Ohio State, Nov. 26, 2011)
Asst: 5, vs. Indiana (Sept. 26, 2009)
TFLs: 3, twice (last at Illinois, Nov. 12, 2011)
Sacks: 2.5, at Illinois (Nov. 12, 2011)
Int.: None
FR: 1, four times (last vs. Nebraska, Nov. 19, 2011)
PBUs: 2, vs. Indiana (Sept. 26, 2009)

At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... played in 50 contests and made 38 starts along defensive line ... started 18 games at defensive tackle and 20 contests at defensive end ... surpassed 100 career tackles against San Diego State (Sept. 24, 2011).

Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... named to the Ted Hendricks Award preseason watch list ... co-recipient of U-M's Robert P. Ufer Bequest (senior demonstrating most enthusiasm and love for Michigan) ... played in all 13 games; started 12 games on defensive line (Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia Tech), contributing on special teams in 11 games ... led the team with 12.5 TFLs and 5.5 sacks ... had second-most fumble recoveries on the team with three ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... recorded four tackles and half a sack ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... posted career-best-matching seven tackles, including two for a loss, an assisted sack and a pass breakup ... finished with nine TFLs in his last five regular-season games ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... recorded two tackles -- both for a loss -- and a sack to go along with fourth career fumble recovery and a PBU ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... matched a career high with seven tackles and three TFLs ... set new career best with 2.5 sacks ... named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week ... named the CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week and National Defensive Lineman of the Week ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... tallied two solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8). ... made pass breakup and three tackles ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... recorded one sack for four yards ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... notched first forced fumble of career, also had a tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... made one tackle-for-loss and recovered a fumble ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... recovered a fumble.

Senior/Junior (2010)
... earned third varsity letter ... started all 13 games at defensive end ... recorded 37 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, five sacks and one pass breakup ... contributed four tackles vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... assisted on two stops and batted down one pass at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... helped make one tackle for loss vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... earned his first sack of the season in start vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... had one tackle for a loss of two yards in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... recorded one sack for a loss of 12 yards in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... tallied two stops in start vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... registered a season-high six tackles at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... assisted on two tackles in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... posted four solo tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack in start against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... assisted on a tackle in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... notched five solo tackles, including a career-high three tackles for loss, and a sack in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... registered a career-high seven tackles in start at defensive end vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.

Junior/Sophomore (2009)
... earned second varsity letter ... started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... recorded 40 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, one fumble recovery and four pass breakups ... scored first career touchdown on a 14-yard fumble return for a score at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... made second career start at defensive tackle vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), recording two tackles and first career assisted sack ... posted two tackles vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... tallied four tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... recorded a career-high six tackles, including his first solo sack, and broke up two passes vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... his sack resulted in a loss of 12 yards and forced IU to punt which led to U-M's game-winning scoring drive ... posted five tackles and one sack at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... matched career high with six stops and an assisted TFL at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... recorded one solo tackle vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... made three tackles and assisted on a sack against Penn State (Oct. 24) ... posted three tackles and one sack at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... totaled five stops, one sack and one pass PBU vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... returned a fumble 14 yards for his first career touchdown at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... added one solo stop against the Badgers ... contributed two tackles vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).

Sophomore/Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... recipient of U-M's John F. Maulbetsch Award as the distinguished freshman athlete given on the basis of desire, character, capacity for leadership and potential for future success following spring drills ... played in all 12 games and made one start at defensive end ... posted 13 tackles and one pass breakup ... recorded one tackle and contributed on special teams vs. Utah (Aug. 30), his first collegiate action ... posted two tackles vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... assisted on two tackles at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... contributed on defense and special teams vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... posted one stop from defensive end spot vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... recorded three tackles in first career start vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... played defensive end and special teams at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... recorded first career pass breakup vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... recorded one stop at defensive end and contributed on special teams at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... played defensive end and special teams at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ...recorded one solo stop vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... registered two tackles at Ohio State (Nov. 22).

Freshman (2007) ... did not see game action.

Prep ... attended Whitehall Senior High School (2006) coached by Andy Malbouef ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... National Honor Society member ... All-West Michigan Conference Academic Award winner ... Fox/McDonald's Scholar-Athlete ... earned 11 varsity letters during prep career ... Key Statistics ... posted 199 tackles, 11 sacks, 44.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four interceptions during his career ... recorded seven career carries for 36 yards and a touchdown ... made 58 receptions for 932 yards and scored seven receiving TDs in his career ... collected 76 tackles, four sacks and 11 TFLs as a senior ... blocked three punts, kicked three field goals and had 19 receptions for 258 yards and three TDs as a senior ... racked up 65 solo tackles as a junior, including 32 TFLs, seven sacks and four interceptions ... posted 20 catches for 275 yards and four TDs from the tight end position junior year ... tallied 74 stops as a sophomore, including 19 TFLs, three interceptions and forced one fumble ... Honors and Rankings ... listed as an All-American by PrepStar Magazine ... ranked the No. 8 defensive end in the country and a four-star prospect by Scout.com ... four-star prospect, the No. 17 strongside defensive end nationally and the No. 11 player in Michigan by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 7 recruit in the state of Michigan by the Detroit Free Press ... considered the No. 22 player on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest list ... named to the Detroit News "Dream Team" and Associated Press All-State team following senior season ... All-West Michigan Conference first team selection at defensive end and tight end as a junior and senior ... first-team all-area junior and senior year ... selected to participate in Michigan East vs. West All-Star game ... Detroit Athletic Club 2007 Michigan High School Male Athlete of the Year ... Whitehall High School and Muskegon Area Hall of Fame Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Other Sports ... lettered in track and basketball ... captain and MVP of the basketball team as a junior and senior ... averaged 15 points and 13.5 rebounds per game as a junior ... all-area and all-conference selection in basketball as a junior and senior ... Detroit Free Press All-State honorable mention senior year ... set school record in the discus with a throw of 163 feet ... regional discus champion junior and senior year.

Personal ... Ryan Charles Van Bergen was born March 18, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... attended the 2005 and 2006 Michigan Summer Football Camps ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in sociology.


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