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Jake Ryan | Linebacker

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 236

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Michigan redshirt senior LB Jake Ryan will attend the East-West Shrine game.
Ryan tore his ACL in March of 2013, but was able to return for the final portions of last season. The veteran has started every game this season and is used in a variety of alignments. Nov 19 - 9:44 AM

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Mlive.com reports that Michigan redshirt senior LB Jake Ryan has been named as a Butkus Award semifinalist.

On Monday, the 6-foot-3, 236-pound Ryan was added to the 2014 Dick Butkus Award semifinalist list. The Butkus Award is given to the nation's top linebacker. This season, the Wolverines LB has 68 tackles, 10 for a loss, in eight games. Ryan also has 2 sacks with 10 tackles for a loss. In 2012, Ryan led the Wolverines in tackles (88), tackles for loss (16.0) and sacks (4.5).
Source: Mlive.com
Oct 27 - 2:12 PM

Michigan redshirt senior LB Jake Ryan could be a top-120 draft pick with a big final season of eligibility, projects TFY Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Ryan is a tough, slug it out defender with good measurables," Pauline wrote. "A good senior campaign could push him into the top 120 picks." The 6-foot-3, 242-pound linebacker tore the ACL in his right knee in March 2013 and played in only five games during the second half of the season. In 2012, Ryan led Michigan in tackles (88), tackles for loss (16.0) and sacks (4.5). CBS Sports' Dane Brugler thinks Ryan could be a top-50 pick.
Aug 8 - 1:47 PM

Michigan redshirt senior LB Jake Ryan is a "top-50 draft pick" that "can line up at several linebacker spots in any scheme."

"With a healthy and productive senior season, Ryan is viewed by scouts as a possible top-50 draft pick and a player who can line up at several linebacker spots in any scheme," Brugler wrote. In 2012 Ryan had a break-out year, leading Michigan in tackles (88), tackles for loss (16.0) and sacks (4.5). The 6-foot-3, 242 pound LB tore the ACL in his right knee in March 2013 and played the second half of the season starting in only five games. The Wolverines' captain has "a high football IQ" and "always seems to be around the ball, displaying the point-of-attack toughness to consistently finish," according to Brugler.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 12:21 PM

Michigan junior LB Jake Ryan will dress for the first time this season against Penn State on Saturday.

Ryan, Michigan's top front seven player, has missed time since tearing his ACL last March. The goal has always been to return in October, and Ryan looks like he will meet that target date. Head coach Brady Hoke did not confirm that Ryan will play, but he will at least suit up.
Source: MGo Blue TV
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Michigan junior LB Jake Ryan could return against Penn State, according to head coach Brady Hoke.

Ryan was recently cleared by doctors and is getting closer to playing. "We'll have a good practice with him tomorrow. We'll just see," Hoke said. Ryan, who is one of Michigan's top defenders, has been sidelined since March after suffering a torn ACL. October has been the target date all along.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Michigan junior LB Jake Ryan is already running and participating in team walk-throughs.

Head coach Brady Hoke previously said he expected Ryan to be on the field in October after the team's top linebacker suffered a torn ACL last March. As of now, that timeline appears to be in reach. "Jake Ryan has really gotten stronger," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison added.
Source: MLive
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke believes top junior LB Jake Ryan will return to the field in October.

"His worth ethic in his rehab has all been real positive," Hoke said. "I haven't had a chance to watch him do anything, but I think he's still ahead of schedule. I think in October he'll be (ready)." Ryan suffered a torn ACL last March and his absence will be a major blow to the Wolverines' defense. We still wonder if Ryan will attempt to play this season or sit out all of 2013.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Michigan sophomore LB Jake Ryan suffered a torn ACL on Tuesday and is out indefinitely.

Ryan was the school's leading tackler in 2012 after seeing snaps at linebacker and weak side defensive end. It is a major blow for the Wolverines, and we wonder if Ryan will attempt to play this season or sit out all of 2013.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Due to the lack of depth at the position, Michigan sophomore LB Jake Ryan will likely see snaps at weak-side DE.

Ryan has a limited amount of experience at the position after lining up there in sub-packages last season. Currently, Ryan is ticketed for the starting strong-side linebacker role, but defensive coordinators main objective is to get the best 11 players on the field at once. The sophomore finished last season with 37 tackles, including 11 for loss. Senior Craig Roh played the weak-side spot last season, but moved to the strong-side during the offseason.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 08:43:00 AM