Started all 13 games, recording 94 tackles, 17 pass breakups and four interceptions ... named to All-BIG EAST First Team at cornerback ... named All-America by Pro Football Weekly and Phil Steele (Fourth Team) ... selected to ESPN.com's All-BIG EAST Team ... honored on CBSSports.com's All-BIG EAST Team ... second-year starting cornerback who emerged as one of the best lockdown defensive backs in the BIG EAST last season ... named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award on Oct. 29, given annually to college football's top defensive back ... earned Axe Player of the Year at RU banquet ... recorded seven tackles and broke up two passes in the season-opening 24-12 win at Tulane (9/1) ... nine tackles and two pass breakups in the 23-13 win at USF (9/13) ... seven tackles, including 2.0 tackles-for-loss, in the 35-26 win at Arkansas (9/22) ... ended a deep Razorback drive with his first interception of the 2012 season in the end zone, downed for a touchback late in the third quarter ... five tackles and his second interception of the season in the 19-3 victory over Connecticut (10/6).
Six tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss during a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter, in the 23-15 victory over Syracuse (10/13) ... snagged third interception of the season and recorded three pass breakups in the 35-10 win at Temple (10/20), adding two tackles ... career-best 13 tackles in the Kent State game (10/27), also recording one pass breakup ... nine tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss for 13 yards lost, as well as one fumble recovery returned for 18 yards in the 28-7 win vs. Army (11/10) ... six tackles and snagged his fourth interception of the season in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17) ... led team in tackles with nine stops (eight solo) in the Pitt game (11/24), also recovering one fumble and breaking up one pass ... tied for team lead with 10 tackles in the Louisville game (11/29), including 1.0 tackle-for-loss ... seven tackles in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28) versus Virginia Tech ... named to Preseason All-BIG EAST First Teams by Athlon and Phil Steele ... three-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
Emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the BIG EAST after securing his starting position during 2011 preseason camp ... started all 13 games opposite teammate Brandon Jones ... recorded 67 tackles (48 solo), including 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 0.5 sack ... named All-BIG EAST Second Team for his efforts ... career-high 10 tackles and two forced fumbles at UNC (9/10) ... recorded seven tackles, 1.0 tackle-for-loss, broke up four passes and recovered a fumble in the 19-16 double overtime victory at Syracuse (10/1) ... notched the first two interceptions of his career in the 34-10 win vs. Pitt (10/8), returning the second pick 45 yards to the end zone ... earned a helmet sticker from ESPN's Lou Holtz on College GameDay Final for his efforts against Pitt.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his game against Pitt ... nine tackles and broke up his team-leading eighth pass of the season in the 20-17 overtime win over USF (11/5) ... seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss, in the 27-13 win vs. Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium ... contributions against the Cyclones included three pass breakups and one interception, which he returned for 11 yards ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
Appeared in 11 games at cornerback ... nine tackles on the year ... made collegiate debut vs. Norfolk State (9/2) ... first career start at FIU (9/11) ... career-best two tackles vs. Tulane (10/2) and at USF (11/3) ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
Did not see game action.
Played for head coach Dan Spittal at Eastern High School ... rated as the No. 1 cornerback in New Jersey by Rivals.com ... ranked overall as the No. 9 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com and the No. 15 cornerback prospect nationally by ESPN.com ... SuperPrep Magazine's No. 13 prospect in New Jersey ... starred at both quarterback and cornerback on a 7-3 Eastern HS team, throwing for 1,070 yards and eight touchdowns and rushing for 699 yards and nine touchdowns while running a spread offense ... also tallied 43 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and five interceptions in earning South Jersey Player of the Year Defensive honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer ... over his final two scholastic campaigns, Ryan threw for more than 2,500 yards and accounted for 35 total touchdowns in guiding Eastern to a 16-5 record and consecutive state playoff berths ... one of seven members of the 2009 Rutgers recruiting class selected to play in the New Jersey vs. Northeast All-Star Classic at Rutgers Stadium ... tied for the team lead with six tackles and a pass breakup in the game.