10/15/2012 - LB Doug Rippy was limited in the first two games this season due to an injured knee and did not even play in the last three contests. The senior was upgraded to probable for UCLA but did not play. Sophomore Brady Daigh made his first collegiate start against Sac St. and started again at Wazzu. Rippy is yet again probable for this week's contest as the bye week has given him time to heal. - College Injury Report
09/09/2012 - LB Doug Rippy left the game with a knee injury and will be re-evaluated this week.
08/09/2012 - Senior linebacker Doug Rippy appears to be fully healed from a knee injury that cut short his junior year. He ranked fifth on the team with 62 tackles and earned all-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention despite missing five games because of injury. He averaged 8.9 tackles per game which was tied for the team lead. - The Sports Xchange
07/20/2012 - Top-five Colorado prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. OLB Doug Rippy...Rippy only played in three Pac-12 games in 2011 and yet still was voted an honorable mention member of the all-conference team by league coaches. Rippy had racked up an impressive 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks -- numbers that if pro-rated over the course of the season would have led the Buffs in each category -- but suffered a torn ACL against Washington, ending his junior season prematurely. The fact that Rippy received acknowledgement from rival coaches at all was a significant statement as he'd struggled to earn playing time prior to the 2011 season, shifting back and forth between inside and outside linebacker during the Hawkins era and entering the year having only accounted for a combined 10 tackles over the first three years (redshirted in 2008) of his collegiate career. The light seemed to come on for Rippy last season, however, making the timing of his injury all the more unfortunate. Though Rippy did not participate in spring practices, Colorado expects him to be back in action in the fall. Blessed with size, speed and power, Rippy looks the part. With an impressive senior season, he could make a significant leap up draft boards. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
07/18/2012 - 2012 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Douglas Rippy, Colorado, has been selected to the Preseason Butkus Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the top linebacker in college football by the Butkus Foundation. Rippy led the team with 62 tackles (19 solo) in the first seven games last season before suffering a season ending injury. He had three games with 10 or more tackles and averaged 8.9 tackles per game - tied for the most on the team with Anthony Perkins. The Columbus, Ohio native also finished with three sacks and had two more tackles for a loss. He sacked or assisted with a sack of the quarterback in each of the first four games of 2012. - Colorado football