LOGAN RYAN

Cornerback

Rutgers University Scarlet Knights

#11

5:11.1-191

Berlin, New Jersey

Eastern High School

 

OVERVIEW

Ever since Ryan first arrived on the Rutgers University campus and stepped into the football complex, the staff and veteran players noticed something very different from the incoming freshman – a high level of maturity. They quickly noticed another one of his outstanding traits – a tireless work ethic.

 

While others rushed out the door after practices, Ryan lagged behind, either spending a few extra hours in the weight room until the trainer shooed him out and shut the place down, or he’d be residing in the dark film room going over and over tapes of his upcoming opponents.

 

Still, the coaches were being cautious with their prized recruit, determined to bring him along slowly rather that “throw him to the wolves” as a starter during his first year with the team. So, Ryan patiently waited for his opportunity. When the 2010 season ended, players again went about their other business. For the Eastern High School product, his “only” business was winning a starting job.

 

Countless hours in the training room by himself was seen by the scattered few Scarlet Knights that ventured by the football complex during the winter. Soon, Ryan had company. Just a few players at first, but the buzz word was out – this kid wants it! By the time 2010 spring camp opened, there was #11 lining up with the first unit at field corner-back. He was a welcomed veteran now, not some greenhorn.

 

Another trait that emerged during those workouts that increased in population daily – Ryan had that innate leadership ability and the older players soon began to emulate. After all, this was the same group of players who struggled through a 4-8 season in 2010 while Ryan was limited to mop-up duties. They had finished 55th in the nation in pass defense (217.75 ypg) and 65th in total defense (374.17 ypg) that year and any help from anyone in improving those mediocre figures would be welcome.

 

Ryan has always been known for his leadership skills, ever since first suiting up for head coach Dan Spittal at Eastern High School. The staff instantly noticed this and he was soon starring on both sides of the ball. First, it was a wide receiver and safety, as he pulled down 28 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown, along with picking off five tosses with the defensive unit in 2006.

 

The coaches asked Ryan to shift positions during his junior season, taking over both boundary cornerback and quarterback duties. In a run-oriented formation, he led his team to a 9-2 record before losing in the second round of the state playoffs. As a quarterback, he threw for 1,400 yards and five touchdowns and also added thirteen rushing touch-downs along with 625 yards. At cornerback, he registered 50 tackles, with ten pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals.

 

Eastern High would compile a 7-3 record during Ryan’s senior season, as the quarterback threw for 1,113 yards and ten touchdowns and rushed for 838 yards and nine more scores while running a spread offense. He also tallied 58 tackles (43 solos), two sacks and seven stops-for-loss while also producing five interceptions and five pass deflections in earning South Jersey Player of the Year Defensive honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Ryan was rated the top cornerback and the ninth-best player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service also placed him 32nd among the nation’s corner-backs while handing him a four-star prospect rating. ESPN.com ranked him 15th among the country’s cornerbacks and Super Prep Magazine’s rated him the 13th-best prospect in New Jersey.

 

Ryan graduated with a 3.5 grade point average. He signed his national letter of intent to attend Rutgers on June 23rd, 2008, prior to his banner senior season. In his last two years at Eastern High, he guided the team to a 16-5 record and consecutive berths in the state playoffs, throwing for over 2,500 yards and accounting for a total 37 touchdowns in the process.

 

The 2010 Rutgers season was a learning experience for Ryan, but he much preferred to learn “in battle” on the field than on the sidelines. He would go on to earn All-Big East Conference honors for both his football and academic success in 2011. He started all thirteen games, finishing third on the team with 67 tackles (48 solos), delivering six of those hits in the backfield for losses. He caused and recovered a pair of fumbles and ranked with the nation’s leaders with seventeen passes defended (fourteen break-ups) and three interceptions).

 

Good, but not great, the perfectionist in Ryan thought, “wait until next year.” While that has been the rallying cry of Chicago Cubs fans for over 100 years, Scarlet Knight fans would enjoy back-to-back 9-4 campaigns with Ryan leading the secondary. In 2012, he shifted to boundary cornerback, where he worked in tandem with linebacker Khaseem Greene to terrorize receivers and ball carriers along the sidelines.

 

Ryan would garner All-American consideration, as the two-time All-Big East pick, who was a reserve when Rutgers ranked 65th in the nation in total defense in 2010 (374.17 ypg), demanded only the best from himself and others around him. The Knights placed 14th in the nation in total defense (314.17 ypg) during his first season as a starter, but in his junior campaign, they continued their rise to a Top 25 team, yielding just 317.36 yards per game.

 

Ryan established himself as the best man coverage defender on the East Coast, as he deflected seventeen passes and intercepted four others in 2012. He produced a career-high 94 tackles (59 solos) and made five of those stops behind the line of scrimmage while recovering a pair of fumbles.

 

Three days after Rutgers lost in overtime to Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Ryan announced that he was not returning to school and planned on playing in the National Football League in 2013. The cornerback, in typical fashion, ended his career in style, recording seven tackles with three pass deflections while not allowing any receptions vs. the Hokies.

 

“Logan embodies everything we look for when recruiting a potential student-athlete,” said Rutgers coach Kyle Flood in the school’s official release. “He is a smart, tough, disciplined player with a tremendous work ethic and talent. He has represented our program in first-class fashion, and we know he will continue to excel when playing on Sundays.” The junior is the team’s highest rated draft prospect and has been favorably compared to former Rutgers standout Devin McCourty, the only cornerback in school history to have been drafted in the first round.

CAREER NOTES

Ryan started 27-of-37 games at Rutgers – fourteen at boundary cornerback and thirteen at field cornerback…Recorded 170 tackles (111 solos) with an assisted sack, 11.5 stops for losses of 49 yards and a quarterback pressure…Caused two fumbles and recovered four others, returning one 18 yards…Deflected 32 passes and intercepted seven others for 73 yards in returns (10.43 avg), including one touchdown.

 

2012 SEASON

Ryan received All-American first-team honors from Pro Football Weekly and second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report, as the All-Big East Conference and Academic All-Big East choice started all thirteen games at boundary cornerback…Recorded 94 tackles (59 solos), second-best on the team, as he added five stops for losses of 22 yards and two fumble recoveries, advancing one 18 yards vs. Army…Credited with 21 passes defended, as only Jason Verrett of Texas Christian, Will Davis of Utah State and Dee Milliner of Alabama (all with 22) had more than the Scarlet Knights cornerback among major college players…That total included a career-high seventeen pass break-ups and four pass thefts for 17 yards in returns…Recorded seven tackles and broke up two passes in the season-opening 24-12 win at Tulane…Added nine tackles and two pass break-ups in the 23-13 win at South Florida, followed by seven tackles, including two stops-for-loss in the 35-26 win at Arkansas, as Ryan 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…Produced five tackles and his second interception of the season in the 19-3 victory over Connecticut…

Had six tackles, including a stop-for-loss during a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter vs. Syracuse…Snagged third interception of the season and recorded three pass deflections in the 35-10 win at Temple…Registered a career-best 13 tackles in the Kent State game as he also recorded one pass break-up. After the game, he was named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to college football’s top defensive back…Responded to that news by posting nine tackles, including a tackle for 13 yards lost, as well as one fumble recovery returned for 18 yards in the 28-7 win vs. Army…Produced six tackles and snagged his fourth interception of the season in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati…Led the team in tackles with nine stops (eight solo) in the Pittsburgh game, also recovering one fumble and breaking up one pass…Tied for the team lead with 10 tackles in the Louisville game and closed out his career with seven tackles (4 solos) and three pass deflections vs. Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

 

2011 SEASON

Ryan earned All-Big East Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and was a second-team choice by the league’s coaches after he earned a starting job for all thirteen games at field cornerback…Emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the East while helping the Scarlet Knights quickly forget a 4-8 2010 season, as the team compiled a 9-4 record and Ryan finished third on the team with 67 tackles (48 solos) that included an assisted sack, 5.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and a QB pressure…Caused and recovered two fumbles…Led the team with fourteen pass deflections and gained 56 yards with a touchdown on three interceptions, as his total of seventeen passes defended ranked 12th in the nation…Posted a season-high 10 tackles and two forced fumbles at North Carolina…Delivered seven tackles, a stop-for-loss, broke up four passes and recovered a fumble in the 19-16 double overtime victory at Syracuse…Notched the first two interceptions of his career in the 34-10 win vs. Pittsburgh, returning the second pick 45 yards to the end zone to earn a helmet sticker from ESPN’s Lou Holtz on College GameDay Final for his efforts vs. the Panthers, along with receiving Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors…Added nine tackles and broke up his team-leading eighth pass of the season in the 20-17 overtime win over South Florida…Produced seven tackles, including 2.5 behind the line of scrimmage in the 27-13 win vs. Iowa State in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium, as he also contributed three pass break-ups and one interception, which he returned for 11 yards…Was named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team after the season.

 

2010 SEASON

Ryan earned Big East All-Academic team honors and appeared in eleven games at the boundary cornerback position, making his only start vs. Florida International…Finished with nine tackles (4 solos) that included a stop for a 2-yard loss and a pass deflection… Had a pair of tackles in each of the Tulane and South Florida contests.

 

2009 SEASON

Ryan red-shirted as a freshman.

 

INJURY REPORT

No major injuries reported.

 

AGILITY TESTS

4.56 in the 40-yard dash…1.65 10-yard dash…2.64 20-yard dash…4.06 20-yard shuttle…

11.28 60-yard shuttle…6.69 three-cone drill…32 ½-inch vertical jump…9’8” broad jump… Bench pressed 225 pounds 14 times…31 3/8-inch arm length…9 5/8-inch hands…76 3/8-inch wingspan.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan attended Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) High School, playing football for head coach Dan Spittal…In his last two years at Eastern High, he guided the team to a 16-5 record and consecutive berths in the state playoffs, throwing for over 2,500 yards and accounting for a total 37 touchdowns in the process…As a sophomore, he was a wide receiver and safety, as he pulled down 28 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown, along with picking off five tosses with the defensive unit in 2006…Shifted to boundary cornerback and quarter-back as a junior, and in a run-oriented formation, he led his team to a 9-2 record before losing in the second round of the state playoffs…As a quarterback, he threw for 1,400 yards and five touchdowns and also added thirteen rushing touchdowns along with 625 yards…At cornerback, he registered 50 tackles, with ten pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals…Eastern High would compile a 7-3 record during Ryan’s senior season, as the quarterback threw for 1,113 yards and ten touchdowns and rushed for 838 yards and nine more scores while running a spread offense…Tallied 58 tackles (43 solos), two sacks and seven stops-for-loss while producing five interceptions and five pass deflections in earning South Jersey Player of the Year Defensive honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer…Was rated the top cornerback and the ninth-best player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service also placed him 32nd among the nation’s cornerbacks and handed him a four-star prospect rating…ESPN.com ranked him 15th among the country’s cornerbacks and Super Prep Magazine’s rated him the 13th-best prospect in New Jersey…Graduated with a 3.5 grade point average.

 

PERSONAL

Labor Studies major…Born 2/09/91…Resides in Berlin, New Jersey.

 

PLAYER STATISTICS

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
STATS GP GS TK SO AS FR FC INT TFL PBU SACK PRES
2010 11 01 009 004 005  00  00  00 01.0-02   01  0.0-00    00
2011 13 13 067 048 019  02  02  03 05.5-25   14  0.5-04    01
2012 13 13 094 059 035  02  00  04 05.0-22   17  0.0-00    00
TOTAL 37 27 170 111 059  04  02  07 11.5-49   32  0.5-04    01

 

INTERCEPTION RETURNS ADVANCED FUMBLE RECOVERIES
STATS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
2011  03        56 18.67  01    45  00        00 00.00  00    00
2012  04        17 04.25  00    17  01        18 18.00  00    18
TOTAL  07        73 10.43  01    45  01        18 18.00  00    18

 

RYAN GAME BY GAME LOG

2012 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Int. Ret.

Fum. Ret.

Tackles

PBU

FC

Pres

No

Yds

TD

No

Yds

TD

Ast

Solo

Asst
Loss

Solo
Loss

Loss
Yds

Tulane 09/01/12 at Tulane 24-12

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

5

0

0

0

2

0

0

Howard 09/08/12 Howard 26-0

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

South Fla. 09/13/12 at South Fla. 23-13

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

0

0

0

2

0

0

Arkansas 09/22/12 at Arkansas 35-26

Yes

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

5

0

2

7

0

0

0

Connecticut 10/06/12 Connecticut 19-3

Yes

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

1

0

0

Syracuse 10/13/12 Syracuse 23-15

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

0

1

1

0

0

0

Temple 10/20/12 at Temple 35-10

Yes

1

17

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

3

0

0

Kent St. 10/27/12 Kent St. 23-35

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

4

0

0

0

1

0

0

Army 11/10/12 Army 28-7

Yes

0

0

0

1

18

0

5

4

0

1

13

3

0

0

Cincinnati 11/17/12 at Cincinnati 10-3

Yes

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pittsburgh 11/24/12 at Pittsburgh 6-27

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

8

0

0

0

1

0

0

Louisville 11/29/12 Louisville 17-20

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

5

0

1

1

0

0

0

Virginia Tech 12/28/12 Virginia Tech 10-13

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

Season Totals

4

17

0

1

18

0

35

59

0

5

22

17

0

0

 

2011 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Int. Ret.

Tackles

Sacks

PBU

FC

Pres

No

Yds

TD

Ast

Solo

Asst
Loss

Solo
Loss

Loss
Yds

Ast

Solo

Yards

N.C. Central 09/01/11 N.C. Central 48-0

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

North Carolina 09/10/11 at North Carolina 22-24

Yes

0

0

0

3

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Ohio 09/24/11 Ohio 38-26

Yes

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Syracuse 10/01/11 at Syracuse 19-16

Yes

0

0

0

1

6

0

1

1

0

0

0

4

0

0

Pittsburgh 10/08/11 Pittsburgh 34-10

Yes

2

45

1

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Navy 10/15/11 Navy 21-20

Yes

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Louisville 10/21/11 at Louisville 14-16

Yes

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Virginia 10/29/11 West Virginia 31-41

Yes

0

0

0

2

4

0

1

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Fla. 11/05/11 South Fla. 20-17

Yes

0

0

0

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Army 11/12/11 Army 27-12

Yes

0

0

0

0

3

0

1

5

0

0

0

1

0

0

Cincinnati 11/19/11 Cincinnati 20-3

Yes

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

Connecticut 11/26/11 at Connecticut 22-40

Yes

0

0

0

1

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Iowa St. 12/30/11 Iowa St. 27-13

Yes

1

11

0

2

5

1

2

11

1

0

4

3

0

0

Season Totals

3

56

1

19

48

1

5

25

1

0

4

14

2

1

 

 

2010 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Tackles

Sacks

PBU

FC

Pres

Ast

Solo

Asst
Loss

Solo
Loss

Loss
Yds

Ast

Solo

Yards

Norfolk St. 09/02/10 Norfolk St. 31-0

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

FIU 09/11/10 at FIU 19-14

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Carolina 09/25/10 North Carolina 13-17

Yes

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tulane 10/02/10 Tulane 14-17

Yes

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Connecticut 10/08/10 Connecticut 27-24

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Army 10/16/10 Army 23-20

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pittsburgh 10/23/10 at Pittsburgh 21-41

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Fla. 11/03/10 at South Fla. 27-28

Yes

0

2

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Syracuse 11/13/10 Syracuse 10-13

Yes

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cincinnati 11/20/10 at Cincinnati 38-69

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Louisville 11/26/10 Louisville 13-40

Yes

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Virginia 12/04/10 at West Virginia 14-35

Yes

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season Totals

5

4

0

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

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