2017 NFL Draft

Ryan Spadola, WR

School: Lehigh  |  Conference: PAT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Howell, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 204 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Latest News
12/29/2012 - Lehigh University's Ryan Spadola will get a chance to make an impression on one of the NFL's biggest stages. The senior wide receiver has been invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis, according to a message by Lehigh coach Andy Coen on Twitter. He will be the second Mountain Hawk to attend the event in three years, the other being offensive lineman Will Rackley, who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Spadola, who is second in Lehigh history in career receiving yardage and receptions, caught 57 passes for 851 yards and four touchdowns during a senior season that was hampered by a bout with mononucleosis. During his junior season, the Howell, N.J., native set a single-season Patriot League record with 1,614 receiving yards, and had 11 touchdowns on 96 catches. - The Express Times, Lehigh Valley Live

11/06/2012 - NOV 5 PATRIOT LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, HONORABLE MENTION: Ryan Spadola, WR, Lehigh Sr., 6-3, 205 (Howell, N.J./Freehold Township)...Spadola had eight receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 33-yard reception with 2:00 left, to help keep No. 6/8 Lehigh undefeated with a 36-35 win at Holy Cross on Saturday. Spadola moved up to second in Patriot League history in career receiving yards (3,438) and tied for third in receptions (217) with the performance. - Patriot League football

07/30/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL TEAM (COACHES): WR Ryan Spadola, Lehigh Sr., has been selected First Team Preseason All-Patriot League football for the 2012 college football season as chosen by the Patriot League head football coaches. Spadola was recently one of 20 FCS student-athletes named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in the football championship subdivision. A preseason All-American and one of the top wide receivers in the FCS, Spadola followed a breakout sophomore campaign with an outstanding junior season, where he caught a school record 96 passes for a Lehigh and Patriot League record 1,614 yards. Spadola added 11 touchdown receptions and was named a first team All-Patriot League selection for the second straight year, while also becoming a two-time All-American, garnering first team All-America honors from the AFCA, Associated Press and the Sports Network among others. - Lehigh football

07/25/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON PATRIOT LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Lehigh senior wide receiver Ryan Spadola caught 96 passes for a Patriot League-record 1,614 yards with 11 touchdowns last season for the Mountain Hawks, who won the Patriot League for the second year in a row and advanced to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. Spadola's 1,614 yards were the eighth-highest single-season total in FCS history. He finished his junior season ranked second in the FCS in receiving yards per game and sixth nationally in receptions per game. Spadola enters the 2012 season with career totals of 175 receptions, 2,760 yards and 20 touchdowns, putting him in range to finish among the top Patriot League wide receivers in each of the three categories. He has earned consecutive first-team All-Patriot League honors, and received All-America recognition in each of the past two years with numerous first-team nods following last season. - Patriot League football

07/12/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST: Ryan Spadola, WR, SR, Lehigh...If there was an explosive offensive play from Lehigh last season, chances are Spadola was in the middle of it. The All-America first-team selection, known for his speed and excellent hands, caught 96 passes for a Patriot League-record 1,614 yards (an average of 16.8 yards per reception) and 11 touchdowns. Over the last two seasons, Spadola has caught 174 passes for 2,754 yards and 20 touchdowns to dominate the FCS ranks and help the Mountain Hawks to consecutive unbeaten records in league play. He has moved on from a suspension before the FCS quarterfinals at North Dakota State last season for his retweet of an offensive slur. - The Sports Network

07/11/2012 - 2012 SPORTS NETWORK FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM: Ryan Spadola, Lehigh, WR, Sr, has been selected Preseason FCS First Team All-American for the 2012 college football season by The Sports Network. The two-time All-American is coming off a record-setting junior season in which he caught 96 passes for 1,614 yards and 11 touchdowns. This marks the second straight season in which Spadola was named to a Sports Network Preseason All-America team. This summer Spadola has already been tabbed as one of the top ten wide receivers in the FCS according to the Sports Network. He was also named to the College Football Performance Awards FCS Wide Receiver watch list. Spadola followed up a breakout sophomore campaign with an outstanding junior season in which he set a school record for receptions and established Lehigh and Patriot League record for receiving yards. He added 11 touchdown receptions in 2011 for the Mountain Hawks, who went 11-2 and advanced to the NCAA FCS quarterfinals. Spadola earned his second straight first-team All-Patriot League honor and earned first team All-America laurels from the AFCA, Associated Press and the Sports Network among others. After catching just one pass for 16 yards as a freshman, the Howell, N.J. native has totaled 174 receptions for 2,744 yards and 20 touchdowns over the last two seasons, while helping lead the Mountain Hawks to back-to-back Patriot League titles. - Lehigh football


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