Finished the 2003 season with 447 receiving yards (34.4 per game) and six touchdown catches?started 2003 off with a bang when he caught five passes for 78 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown grab from Paul Peterson, in the season opener vs. Wake Forest?one assist at Connecticut?one solo tackle, one reception for eight yards vs. Miami?four catches for 36 yards, 2 TD catches, one two-point conversion reception vs. Ball State?two catches for 32 yards, one TD reception at Temple?led team with four TD catches after game at Temple?two receptions for 16 yards vs. Syracuse?one catch for 25 yards vs. Notre Dame?two receptions for 36 yards vs. Pittsburgh?had a career high eight receptions for 90 yards vs. West Virginia, his second two touchdown game of the season and career?had four catches for 51 yards, a long of 20, also had one assist vs. Rutgers?three catches for 37 yards at Virginia Tech?recipient of the Orrie T. Scarminach ?71 Memorial Athletic Scholarship.
Started every game for the Eagles at tight end?caught 23 passes for 280 yards (12.2 per catch) and 3 touchdowns on the year?caught two passes for eight yards and a touchdown in the Stanford game?three catches for 28 yards vs. Miami?two catches for 30 yards vs. Central Michigan, including one 30-yard grab?one catch for 11 yards vs. Navy?two catches for 19 yards, including his second touchdown grab of the year, vs. Pittsburgh?two catches for 12 yards vs. Notre Dame?three grabs for 33 yards vs. West Virginia, including a 22-yarder?shared the Orrie Scarminach Award for Most Valuable Player of the Syracuse game (with Derrick Knight); career-high six catches for 105 yards, one touchdown.
BC?s starting tight end in all 11 games and the Music City Bowl?was the fifth-leading receiver on the team with 17 receptions for 223 yards and three touchdowns?after spending the 2000 season on the defensive side of the ball, moved over to tight end for 2001...in two years, has 17 career starts, plus two bowl games?had three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 20) and also had TD receptions vs. Navy (Sept. 22) and Miami (Nov. 10)?had two receptions in five games?had a 20-yard reception in the Music City Bowl.
Started six games for the Eagles at defensive end, plus the bowl game vs. Arizona State...had six tackles in win over Syracuse (Oct. 14)...had 29 tackles with seven for a loss and a pair of quarterback sacks...the seven for a loss was second on the team.
New York all-state selection in 1997?all-city and all-league selection in 1995-96-97?also a talented lacrosse and basketball (all-state) player?attended Worcester Academy for two years.
Sean Ryan, born March 27, 1980?enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in history?Sean is the only child of Joseph and Eileen Ryan.