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Clifton Ryan
Clifton Ryan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saginaw, Mich.

High School:
Arthur Hill

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 302

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
02/18/1984

Experience:
3L


A strong candidate for playing time at defensive end in 2003...heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at RUSH end, behind veteran Greg Taplin...capped off a solid spring with five solo tackles, including three sacks (18 yards), in the April 19 scrimmage...2002 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt...made two brief appearances in 2002 - vs. Eastern Michigan and California - playing only nine minutes...posted two tackles vs. California, including a solo hit...named Spartan Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American...named to SuperPrep's, PrepStar's and Prep Football Report's All-Midwest Teams...ranked among the nation's top 25 athletes by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming (No. 13)...listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 39) and Tom Lemming (No. 47)...rated among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 27)...first-team Class A all-state pick by The Detroit News as a senior...three-time All-Saginaw Valley Conference selection...recorded 87 tackles, including four sacks, in 2001...also rushed for 376 yards and four touchdowns as a senior...produced 108 tackles, including 11 for losses, and forced three fumbles as a junior...gained 250 yards (41 carries) and scored four rushing TDs in 2000...had 115 stops as a sophomore...three-year starter and two-time captain for Coach Jim Jones at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Mich....finished his prep career with 310 tackles, including 12 sacks...also lettered in basketball and track...attended the same high school that produced Spartan basketball All-American and NBA first-round draft pick Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors)...son of Regina Ryan...born Feb. 18, 1984.

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