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Ryan Allison
Ryan Allison

Hometown:
Lake Orion, Mich.

High School:
Lake Orion

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 224

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/02/1987

Experience:
4L


AS A SENIOR: Fifth-year player changed positions from wide receiver to safety in bowl practice in winter 2007, then transitioned into a WILL linebacker during 2008 spring practice . . . saw time in nickel packages and against spread offenses because of his speed . . . saw action in 44 career games, primarily on special teams . . . played in 12 games his senior year with four starts (Michigan, Purdue, Penn State, Georgia) . . . tied for sixth on the team with 50 tackles, including 2.5 for losses of 4 yards . . . entered week seven against Northwestern with three tackles all season, but after playing a majority of the snaps against NU's spread offense, recorded a then-career high 11 tackles, which tied for the team lead . . . also tallied two pass break-ups, the first ones of his career . . . recorded four tackles and forced a fumble vs. Ohio State . . . made his first start on defense at Michigan and produced four tackles . . . did not play vs. Wisconsin due to an ankle injury . . . in his second career start, produced a career-high 12 tackles on Senior Day vs. Purdue in his last game at Spartan Stadium . . . also had a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss (4 yards) against the Boilermakers and was credited with a half sack and a quarterback hurry . . . tied for second on the team with eight tackles at Penn State . . . earned the start vs. Georgia in the Capital One Bowl and responded with eight tackles and a fumble recovery . . . AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 11 games, primarily onspecial teams . . . had eight tackles on the season, with two each against Michigan, Penn State and Boston College . . . forced two fumbles vs. Penn State . . . also completed a 23-yard pass to Kellen Davis vs. Penn State at the PSU 2-yard line, setting up a Spartantouchdown in the third quarter . . . had a 23-yard rush vs. Indiana . . . AS A SOPHOMORE:Played in all 12 games in 2006, including two starts (vs. Indiana and Purdue) . . . ranked10th on the team in special teams production points with 63 . . . made five tackles (3solos, 2 assists) . . . career-best two tackles vs. Pittsburgh . . . his only reception of the2006 season came vs. Ohio State, good for 3 yards . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action innine games in 2005 . . . sidelined for two games with a knee injury (DNP vs. Ohio Stateand Penn State) . . . caught four passes for 43 yards (10.8 avg.) . . . had a season-bestthree catches for 34 yards vs. Northwestern, including a 13-yarder from Drew Stantonearly in the fourth quarter . . . had a 9-yard grab from Brian Hoyer in his collegiate debutvs. Kent State . . . tallied 56 production points on special teams . . . made a solo tacklevs. Kent State . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . ratedamong the nation's top 40 wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 29), Max Emfinger (No. 29)and Collegefootballnews.com (No. 31) . . . named to PrepStar's, SuperPrep's and PrepFootball Report's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by theDetroit Free Press (No. 16), SuperPrep (No. 46) and Prep Football Report (No. 51) . . .ranked among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 4), Rivals.com (No.4), The Detroit News (No. 8) and Detroit Free Press (No. 12) . . . three-year starter for CoachChris Bell at Lake Orion (Mich.) High School . . . all-state receiver caught 54 passes for926 yards (17.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns in 2004 . . . rushed for 100 yards on sixcarries and scored one rushing TD as a senior . . . averaged 39.0 yards on kickoff returnsin 2004 . . . accounted for 208 all-purpose yards and two TDs vs. Troy Athens, scoring ona 90-yard bomb in the first quarter and an 80-yard kickoff return in the second quarter .. . had 12 catches for 182 yards and three TDs vs. Birmingham Groves . . . scored on a 63-yard run vs. Rochester Adams, plus caught nine passes for 109 yards, including a 36-yardTD grab . . . had 30 receptions for 540 yards (18.0 avg.) and five TDs as a junior . . . hisprep career totals include 94 catches for 1,842 yards (19.6 avg.) and 13 TDs . . . alsocompeted in track as a sprinter and hurdler . . . advanced to the 2004 state finals(Division 1) in the 110 hurdles . . . son of Roger and Laurie Allison . . . born April 2, 1987. . . his father played football at Michigan Tech . . . brother Roger played fullback atMichigan . . . majoring in hospitality business.

CAREER HIGHS:
Tackles: 12, vs. Purdue (11/8/08)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, vs. Purdue (11/8/08)
Pass Break-Ups: 2, vs. Northwestern (10/11/08)

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