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Ryan Manalac
Ryan Manalac

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pickerington, Ohio

High School:
Pickerington

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
10/20/1985

Experience:
3L



2007: Finished third on the team and second in the linebacker corps with 76 stops ... shared second on the team with two forced fumbles ... started the fi nal 10 games at middle linebacker ... carded 11 tackles on three different occasions ... forced two fumbles to go with a sack and a pair of tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State ... totaled six tackles in his first start vs. Marshall ... carded a game-high 11 tackles and came up with the key interception on the Bearcats' 13-yard line with 1:19 left in the win at Rutgers ... tallied 11 stops, including one for loss at Pittsburgh ... notched 11 solo tackles, including two for loss, and a fumble recovery at USF ... registered seven stops in the Papajohns.com Bowl win over Southern Miss.

2006: Started the opener at outside linebacker ... competed as a backup in the final 11 games ... posted fi ve tackles each in back-to-back performances at Ohio State and Virginia Tech ... registered two stops vs. Akron ... a regular contributor on special teams ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007).

2005: Competed in all 11 games at middle linebacker, making starts vs. Western Carolina and at Miami (OH) ... recorded a career-high six tackles vs. West Virginia, and matched that the following game at USF ... recorded four tackles, all solos, vs. Western Carolina ... named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Football Team ... Topcat Scholar (Fall 2005) ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2006, Spring 2006).

2004: Redshirted ... twice named Scout Team Player of the Week ... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2004-05) ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004, Winter 2005).

Pickerington Central High School: Three-year letterman under the coaching of Jay Sharrett ... earned first-team all-league and all-district honors as a senior while leading the Tigers to the state playoffs ... also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track.

Ryan Joseph Manalac: Born Oct. 20, 1985 ... son of Steve and Michele Manalac.

Academic Major: Finance.

Single Game Bests:
Solo Tackles: 4 (twice) last at Ohio State (9/16/06)
Assisted Tackles: 5 at USF (11/19/05)
Tackles: 6 (twice) last at USF (11/19/05)