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Logan Daniel Ryan (born February 9, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.

Logan Ryan
Logan Ryan
Ryan with the Titans in 2018
No. 26 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-09) February 9, 1991 (age 28)
Berlin, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Eastern Regional
(Voorhees Township, New Jersey)
College:Rutgers
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019
Total tackles:493
Sacks:8.0
Defensive touchdowns:1
Interceptions:15
Forced fumbles:5
Pass deflections:64
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

A native of Berlin, New Jersey, Ryan attended Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, New Jersey, and played for the Eastern Vikings high school football team. He was an all-state selection at both cornerback and quarterback. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Ryan was ranked the No. 32 cornerback prospect in his class. [1]

College careerEdit

While attending Rutgers University, Ryan played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team from 2010 to 2012. He was a second-team All-Big East Conference selection as a sophomore in 2011, and a first-team All-Big East selection as a junior in 2012. He was also named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly in 2012.[2]

On December 31, 2012, Ryan announced that he would forgo his senior year at Rutgers and declared for the 2013 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Coming out of Rutgers, Ryan was projected to be a third round by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts. He attended the NFL combine and completed all of the required combine and positional drills. On March 13, 2013, Ryan participated at Rutger's pro day along with were Marcus Cooper, Duron Harmon, Steve Beauharnais, Mark Harrison, Brandon Jones, Jawan Jamison, Khaseem Greene, and seven others. NFLDraftScout.com ranked him the 13th best cornerback prospect in the draft.[4]

External video
  Logan Ryan's NFL Combine Workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
191 lb
(87 kg)
31 38 in
(0.80 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.56 s 1.58 s 2.65 s 4.06 s 6.69 s 32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
14 reps
All value from NFL Combine[5][6]

New England PatriotsEdit

The New England Patriots selected Ryan in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[7] He was the 14th cornerback drafted in 2013.

2013 season: Rookie yearEdit

On May 16, 2013, the New England Patriots signed him to a four-year, $2.77 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $563,252 [8]

He competed for a starting cornerback job behind Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington, and Ras-I Dowling. Head coach Bill Belichick named him the fourth cornerback on the Patriots' depth chart to begin the 2013 season, behind Dennard, Talib, and Arrington.[9]

Ryan made his professional regular season debut in the New England Patriots' season-opening 23–21 victory over the Buffalo Bills.[10] During a Week 6 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Ryan made his first career start, helping the Patriots earn a 30–27 victory.[11] On October 20, 2013, Ryan made four solo tackles, a pass deflection, and his first career interception off a pass from New York Jets' quarterback Geno Smith during their 27–30 loss. He returned the interception for a 79-yard touchdown, marking the first of his career.[12] The following week, he recorded a season-high four solo tackles, defended a pass, forced a fumble, and was credited with the first 1½ sacks of his career after taking down Ryan Tannehill in a 27–17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.[13]

On November 24, 2013, Ryan was named the starter over Alfonzo Dennard, who had been battling a knee injury. He recorded four combined tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass by Peyton Manning during a 34–31 victory over the Denver Broncos.[14] The following week, he started in place of Dennard, who was inactive, and recorded three solo tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted a pass attempt by Case Keenum during the Patriots' 34–31 victory over the Houston Texans.[15][16] On December 22, 2013, he recorded a tackle, a season-high two pass deflections, and intercepted Joe Flacco twice, as the Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens 41–7.[17]

Ryan finished his rookie season with 35 combined tackles (29 solo), 1.5 sacks, five interceptions, ten passes defended, and a forced fumble in seven starts and 16 games.[18]

2014 seasonEdit

 
Ryan in 2014

Ryan competed against Alfonzo Dennard, Darrelle Revis, Kyle Arrington, and Brandon Browner for the vacant starting cornerback position left by the departure of Aqib Talib. He was named the third cornerback on the Patriots' depth chart to begin the regular season.[19]

On September 14, 2014, Ryan earned his first start of the season after Alfonzo Dennard was unable to play after suffering a shoulder injury. He recorded three combined tackles, defended two passes, and intercepted Teddy Bridgewater during a 30–7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.[20][21] The next game, he recorded a season-high four solo tackles and deflected a pass during a 16–9 win against the Oakland Raiders.[22] On December 28, 2014, Ryan collected a season-high five combined tackles during a 9–17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.[23] He was named the starter after Alfonzo Dennard suffered a hamstring injury earlier in the week.[24] He finished the regular season with 42 combined tackles (29 solo), six pass deflections, and two interceptions in six starts and 16 games.[17]

The Patriots finished the season atop the AFC East with a 12-4 record.[25] On January 10, 2015, Ryan played in his first career playoff game and made one tackle and forced a fumble in a 35–31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.[26] On February 1, 2015, Ryan appeared in Super Bowl XLIX and made a tackle and pass deflection during the Patriots' 28–24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.[18]

2015 seasonEdit

Ryan competed with Malcolm Butler, Justin Green, Bradley Fletcher, and Tarell Brown for the vacant starting cornerback positions throughout training camp after Darrelle Revis, Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, and Brandon Browner left during the off season.[27] Head coach Bill Belichick named him the third cornerback on the depth chart behind Malcolm Butler and Tarell Brown to start the 2015 season.[28]

During Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, Ryan recorded four combined tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted a pass attempt by Tyrod Taylor, as the Patriots won 40–32.[29] The following week, he was named the starting cornerback after Tarell Brown was unable to play due to a foot injury.[30] Ryan made four combined tackles during the 51–17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[31] On October 11, 2015, Ryan recorded three combined tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass attempt by Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Brandon Weeden during the Patriots' 30–6 victory.[32] On October 18, 2015, he recorded a season-high nine combined tackles and defended the pass during a 34–27 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.[33] He was named the indefinite starting cornerback for the remainder of the season after the game, replacing Tarell Brown who was placed on injured/reserve. He finished the 2015 season with a total of 74 combined tackles (58 solo), a career-high 14 pass deflections, and four interceptions in 16 games and 14 starts.[34]

The Patriots finished first in the AFC East with a 12-4 record and received a playoff berth.[35] On January 16, 2016, he made his first career start in the postseason and recorded nine combined tackles during their 27–20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.[36] The following week, he made five solo tackles and defended a pass, as the Patriots lost 18–20 to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship.[17]

2016 seasonEdit

Ryan was named the starting cornerback, along with Malcolm Butler, for the second consecutive season.[37]

On October 2, 2016, Ryan recorded a career-high 17 combined tackles in the Patriots' 0–16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.[38] Ryan was delegated to the third cornerback on the depth chart for Weeks 7-8 after Eric Rowe emerged as the starter after being inactive for the first five games while rehabbing an ankle injury.[39] In Week 11, Ryan was moved to starting nickelback after struggling against receivers as the starting outside cornerback. Eric Rowe replaced starting outside cornerback as Ryan took over slot coverage duties from Patrick Chung. He developed into a viable starting nickelback and gave up only four receptions on 11 targets through Weeks 11-12.[40] Through Weeks 11-16, he was called for one penalty and allowed no touchdown receptions and only 11 catches on 30 pass attempts.[41]

On December 18, 2016, Ryan recorded seven solo tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted quarterback Trevor Siemian as the Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 16–3.[42] On January 1, 2017, he made seven combined tackles, defended a pass, and intercepted Ryan Tannehill during a 35–14 Patriots' victory.[43] Ryan finished the season with a career-high 92 combined tackles (74 solo), 11 pass deflections, two interceptions, a sack, and a forced fumble while appearing in all 16 games and starting 13. He started six games as the outside cornerback with Malcolm Butler and started seven games as the nickelback.[17]

The Patriots finished atop the AFC East after achieving a 14-2 record in 2016.[44] On January 14, 2017, he started at nickelback in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs and collected seven combined tackles, three pass deflections, a sack, and intercepted a pass attempt by Houston Texans' quarterback Brock Osweiler, helping the Patriots defeat the Texans 34–16.[45] On February 5, 2017, Ryan started in the Super Bowl LI for the first time of his career and recorded six combined tackles, as the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34–28 in overtime after trailing by 25 points in the third quarter.[46]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On March 10, 2017, the Tennessee Titans signed Ryan to a three-year, $30 million contract with $12 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2 million.[8][47][48]

2017 seasonEdit

He was named the Titans' starting cornerback, opposite Adoree' Jackson, to begin the 2017 regular season.[49] Ryan made his Titans' debut in their season-opener against the Oakland Raiders and recorded a tackle and forced a fumble during their 16–26 loss.[50] On September 24, 2017, Ryan earned a season-high six solo tackles and a season-high three pass deflections, as the Titans defeated the Seattle Seahawks 33–27.[17] Ryan finished the season with 62 tackles, 1 forced fumbles, and 11 pass deflections.[51]

2018 seasonEdit

Ryan entered the 2018 season as a starting cornerback alongside Adoree' Jackson and former Patriots teammate Malcolm Butler. He started the first 14 games before suffering a broken fibula in a Week 15 17-0 victory against the New York Giants.[52] He was placed on injured reserve on December 18, 2018.[53] He finished the season with 76 tackles, eight passes defensed, no interceptions, and a career-high four sacks, which led all defensive backs at the time of his injury.

2019 seasonEdit

Ryan returned from his injury in time for the Titans' season opener against the Cleveland Browns. In that game, he made 8 tackles, sacked Baker Mayfield 1.5 times, and intercepted a pass from him once as the Titans won 43-13.[54] In week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan intercepted former Patriots teammate Jacoby Brissett once as the Titans lost 19-17. [55]

NFL statisticsEdit

Legend
Team won the Super Bowl
Bold Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack PD INT Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2013 NE 16 7 47 38 9 1.5 10 5 82 16.4 79T 1 1 0
2014 NE 16 6 46 33 13 0.0 6 2 0 0.0 0 0 2 0
2015 NE 16 14 74 58 16 0.0 14 4 39 9.8 25 0 0 0
2016 NE 16 13 92 73 19 1.0 11 2 46 23.0 46 0 1 0
2017 TEN 15 15 62 50 12 0.0 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
2018 TEN 14 14 76 54 22 4.0 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2019 TEN 1 1 8 7 1 1.5 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 94 70 405 313 92 8.0 61 14 167 11.9 79T 1 5 0

PostseasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack PD INT Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2013 NE 2 0 12 9 3 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2014 NE 3 0 4 4 0 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
2015 NE 2 2 14 13 1 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2016 NE 3 3 22 16 6 1.0 4 1 23 23.0 23 0 0 0
2017 TEN 2 2 15 13 2 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 12 7 67 55 12 1.0 6 1 23 23.0 23 0 1 0

Personal lifeEdit

Ryan and his wife, Ashley, have two kids, Avery and Otto. Ryan and his wife are the founders of The Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation (ryananimalfoundation.org). RARF works with animal welfare organizations to promote adoption and provide grants and educational opportunities. Every month on the 26th—the day corresponding to his jersey number—Ryan posts a photo on social media with a dog that is in need of adoption along with the hashtag #ryansmonthlyrescue. Ryan's older brother, Jordan, attended Drexel University and is now an engineer.[56]

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