Coach Tiller's final game sees Old Oaken Bucket returned to West Lafayette.
2008: Received team's Pit Bull Award - Defense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring season for second straight year.
2007: Received team's Pit Bull Award - Defense for spring season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 13 games ... finished season with 22 total tackles (12 solo, 10 assists), including 4.0 for loss, with one pass breakup ... had three games with one tackle for loss: vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 15; vs. Ohio State on Oct. 6; and at Michigan on Oct. 13 ... recorded season-high four tackles (all assists) vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.
2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 14 games, including 11 starts ... tied for second on team with 6.0 sacks (also Cliff Avril) and ranked third with 8.5 tackles for loss ... had 25 tackles (15 solo, 10 assists) with one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup ... came up with career-high 2.0 sacks at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ... equaled career high of 2.0 sacks to go with first career interception vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 21 ... had career-high five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists) vs. Penn State on Oct. 28 ... recovered fumble at Hawai'i on Nov. 25.
2005: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 11 games, including two starts ... had 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists), including 0.5 sack ... recorded half sack vs. Akron on Sept. 10 ... had season-high two tackles (both solos) vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... equaled season high of two tackles (both solos) vs. Illinois on Nov. 12.
2004: Played as reserve vs. Syracuse on Sept. 5 before being sidelined with quadriceps strain ... did not have any statistics ... moved from tight end to defensive tackle during bowl practice.
High School: Ranked as nation's No. 3 tight end by Tom Lemming ... No. 11 strongside defensive end and No. 2 player in Indiana by Rivals.com ... four-year starter at tight end and defensive end ... All-American, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year, runner-up for Indiana Mr. Football, Indiana Defensive Lineman of the Year, Indianapolis Star City Player of the Year and team Most Valuable Player as senior ... recorded 52 tackles, including 18 for loss and eight sacks ... caught eight passes for 192 yards (24.0 average) ... selected for U.S Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and received U.S. Army of One Award for commitment to classroom and community ... selected for Indiana All-Star Game ... had 68 tackles, including 17 for loss and nine sacks, along with 13 receptions for 251 yards (19.3 average) his junior season ... first team all-state honoree and member of back-to-back-to-back state championship teams as junior and senior ... career statistics included 223 tackles, school-record 61 tackles for loss, 31 sacks and 90 quarterback pressures ... coach was Vince Lorenzano ... teammate of current Boilermaker Frank Halliburton ... also played basketball ... named City Male Athlete of the Year by Indianapolis Star his senior year.
Personal: Given name is Ryan Edward Baker ... born Nov. 25, 1984 ... management major ... enjoys listening to music ... brother, Stephen, and sister, Chrissie, attended Indiana.