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Ryan Wheat
Ryan Wheat

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Flint, Mich.

High School:
Carman-Ainsworth

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 297

Position:
NT

Birthdate:
11/19/1988

Experience:
RS


Second-year player figures to see playing time at nose tackle . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2007 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (East-West) All-Star Game . . . ranked among the nation's top defensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 48) and Scout.com (No. 55) . . . rated among the Midwest's top prospects by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 55) and SuperPrep (No. 66) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among the state's top 30 seniors by The Detroit News (No. 12), Lansing State Journal (No. 17), Scout.com (No. 17), Rivals.com (No. 24) and Detroit Free Press (No. 29) . . . Dream Team selection by both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press . . . three-year starter for Coach Jerry Parker at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Mich. . . . recorded 56 tackles, including 13.5 sacks, and 13 quarterback hurries as a senior . . . also forced two fumbles . . . consistently graded out near 90 percent on his blocking assignments as an offensive tackle . . . did not allow a sack in 2006 . . . son of Donald Wheat and Allyson Jones . . . born Nov. 19, 1988 . . . majoring in criminal justice.