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Ryan Baker

| | College: LSU
 
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Career Notes

Hard-hitting senior who has taken over for the departed Kelvin Sheppard as the leader of the LSU defense in 2011 … Tough player who played the first month of the 2010 season with his mouth wired shut due to broken jaw … The leading returning tackler for LSU in 2011 … Has played in 49 games with 24 starts … Career stats: 178 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble.

2011 Season

Fourth on the team in tackles with 58 and added 3.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries … Played and started in 12 games this season at Will linebacker … Posted a season high of nine tackles against Western Kentucky … Led the team in tackles versus Alabama … Finished with four tackles, including a sack and 1.5 TFLs, against Arkansas … Picked up 1.5 TFLs and a half sack at Mississippi State … Forced to sit out the game against Northwestern State for violation of team rules.

2010 Season

Played and started 12 games at Will linebacker … Missed the season-opener against North Carolina after suffering a broken jaw during August camp … Returned to action the following week against Vanderbilt and played with his jaw wired shut for the first month of the season … The Vanderbilt game was the first start of his career … Second on the team and 12th in the SEC in total tackles with 87 … Led the Tigers and ranked sixth in the SEC with 7.0 sacks for 60-yards in losses … Added 11.0 tackles totaling 83 yards in losses … Led team in tackles in three games - 10 vs. Mississippi State, 12 vs. Auburn and 10 vs. Alabama … The 12 tackles for Auburn marked a career-best and it included nine solo stops to go with a forced fumble … Added 1.5 sacks for 13-yards in losses to go with the 10 tackles in win over Alabama … In first action of year, had six tackles, 3.0 tackles for 28-yards in losses and one sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Vanderbilt … Contributed at least one tackle for a loss in eight of 12 games … Had two sacks and nine total tackles in win over McNeese State … Had one 12-yard sack against Tennessee … Tallied eight tackles, second on the team, including one tackle for loss and a pass breakup against West Virginia.

2009 Season

Backup linebacker who was a standout on special teams for the second straight year … Played in 12 games with no starts … Finished with 17 tackles and one sack for an 8-yard loss … Eleven of his 17 tackles came on special teams … Had season-high four special teams tackles in win over Tulane … Finished Tulane contest with a career-high six tackles … Sack came in win over Auburn … Had two tackles vs. Mississippi State and Auburn … Broke up a pass vs. UL-Lafayette.

2008 Season

Played in all 13 games with no starts in his first year with the Tigers … Saw action on special teams in all 13 games … Finished year with 16 tackles, seven of which were solo stops … In first game of career, had four special teams tackles vs. Appalachian State … Had three special teams tackles against Arkansas in regular-season finale.

High School

One of the top linebackers in the nation … Named to the Rivals.com Top 100 players in 2008 … Named All-America by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com with a four-star rating … Member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 and a first team selection to the Tallahassee Democrat's All Big-Bend team … Earned Class 2B all-state team honors as both a senior and a junior … Named a finalist for Class 2B Mr. Football in the state of Florida as a junior … Had 139 tackles as a senior … Registered 139 tackles (22.5 for losses) and 8.5 sacks his junior year … Also added 974 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns … Coached by Greg Jordan.

Personal

Full name is Ryan Michael Baker … Born Oct. 27, 1987 … Parents are Terry and Lynn Baker.

 
Latest News
12/07/2011 - 2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB - Ryan Baker, LSU, has been selected All-SEC Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the SEC head coaches. In 12 games, Baker produced 58 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks, and he served as a leader on the defensive side of the ball all season. - LSU football

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