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Ryan Kerrigan
Ryan Kerrigan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muncie, Ind.

High School:
Muncie Central

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 263

Position:
Defensive End



2010 Unanimous All-American Ryan Kerrigan

Career: Tied for the all-time Football Bowl Subdivision record with 14 fumbles forced (Big Ten record) ... tied for second all-time at Purdue with 33.5 sacks ... fifth in Purdue history in tackles for loss with 57.0.

2010: Team co-captain ... received team's Most Valuable Player Award for defense ... first unanimous All-American at Purdue since 1980 and merely the seventh in school history ... named first team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association, The Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America, the Associated Press and The Sporting News ... Si.com first team All-American ... Rivals.com first team All-American ... Collegefootballnews.com first team All-American ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (coaches and media votes) ... Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (coaches) ... first team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... runner up for the Ted Hendricks Award (nation's outstanding defensive end) ... semifinalist for Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy ... led the Football Bowl Subdivision in tackles for loss in the regular season (26.0) ... finished the regular season tied for second in fumbles forced (5) ... finished the regular season third in the FBS in sacks (12.5) ... led the Big Ten in all three categories ... finished third in a season in school history in TFLs and sixth in sacks ... started all 12 games ... had at least one sack in nine of 12 games, one TFL in 11 of 12 and multiple TFLs in eight games ... 70 total tackles were a career high and the most by a defensive lineman in the Big Ten during the regular season ... Nov. 15 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after posting 10 solo tackles, including 5.0 for losses with 4.0 sacks, two fumbles forced and one recovered against Michigan on Nov. 13. Sack total against the Wolverines tied the school game record ... seven total tackles, including 2.5 for losses and a sack, safety and fumble forced at Notre Dame on Sept. 4 ... career-high 12 total tackles, including 4.0 for losses with a sack, and a fumble forced against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... 10 total tackles, including 3.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks, against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... 2.5 TFLs and a sack at No. 11 Ohio State on Oct. 2.

2009: Received team's Pit Bull Award - Defense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring practice ... named to Ted Hendricks Award watch list (nation's outstanding defensive end) ... second team All-American by Rivals.com ... honorable mention All-American by College Football Insiders and SI.com ... first team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches ... second team Academic All-American ... Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten ... received team's Most Valuable Player Award for defense ... started all 12 games ... led nation with school-record-tying seven forced fumbles (also James Looney, 1979) ... seven forced fumbles are second-most in Big Ten history (Jonal Saint-Dic of Michigan State had eight in 2007) ... topped Big Ten and ranked third nationally with 13.0 sacks ... ranked fourth in Big Ten with 18.5 tackles for loss ... fourth on team with 66 tackles (41 solo, 25 assists) ... had two pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... had seven tackles (4 solo, 3 assists), including 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks, vs. Notre Dame on Sept. 26 ... Bronko Nagurski and Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording season-high nine tackles (5 solo, 4 assists), including career highs of 4.0 for loss and 3.0 sacks, forcing two fumbles and recovering one vs. Ohio State on Oct. 17 ... equaled season high of nine tackles (6 solo, 3 assists), including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks, at Wisconsin on Oct. 31 ... forced two fumbles and registered 2.0 sacks at Indiana on Nov. 21.

2008: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by media ... Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-District V ... appeared in all 12 games, including 11 starts ... ranked seventh in Big Ten in sacks (7.0) and 10th in tackles for loss (11.5) ... topped team in both categories ... shared team lead with two forced fumbles (also Frank Duong and Torri Williams) and ranked tied for 10th in Big Ten ... ranked fourth with 56 tackles (31 solo, 25 assists) ... had four pass breakups and one interception ... did not start opener vs. Northern Colorado on Sept. 6 while recovering from sprained ankle suffered during training camp ... registered 3.0 tackles for loss, including 2.0 sacks, at Ohio State on Oct. 11 ... picked off first career interception vs. Minnesota on Oct. 25 ... had career highs of 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists), including 3.5 for loss and 3.0 sacks, vs. Michigan on Nov. 1 ... also had a pass breakup and forced fumble in that game ... recorded eight tackles (3 solo, 5 assists) at Iowa on Nov. 15.

2007: Appeared in 12 games ... had 18 tackles (12 solo, 6 assists), including 1.0 sack ... recorded sack at Toledo on Sept. 1 ... had six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.

High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 43 strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 3 overall prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com ... three-year starter in high school ... first team all-state and coaches' Top 50 selection as senior after leading state with 19 sacks among 90 tackles ... Defensive Lineman of the Year in Mr. Football voting ... had 40 receptions for 789 yards (19.7 average) and six touchdowns as tight end ... first team all-state as junior after recording 67 tackles, including 14 sacks, with two fumble recoveries and one interception (returned 83 yards for a touchdown) ... had 27 receptions for 443 yards (16.4 average) and two touchdowns ... coach was John Hochstetler ... also played baseball and basketball.

Personal: Given name is Patrick Ryan Kerrigan ... born Aug. 16, 1988 ... education major ... enjoys sports, video games and reading ... father, Brendan, played football at Ball State ... brother, Kyle, swam at DePauw.