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    Ryan Keenan
    Ryan Keenan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westlake, Ohio

    High School:
    Saint Edward

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 295

    Position:
    OL

    Birthdate:
    08/18/1983



    The 2006 Scouting Report: Excellent athlete who made the transition from defense to offense in 2004 ... Three-year letterwinner ... Developed into a solid offensive guard in 2005 ... Tabbed the "quickest offensive lineman" by Sporting News ... Solid technician ... Professional prospect.

    2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... Co-recipient of team's Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award (given for work ethic, toughness and attitude of a warrior) ... Played in 2007 Hula Bowl postseason all-star game ... Starting right tackle ... After playing guard the entire 2005 season, was moved to tackle at the start of preseason camp, replacing Austin Matthews who was injured much of the year ... Team's off-season strength and conditioning champion.

    2005: Starting right guard ... Registered the top point total (Iron Cat points) during Northwestern's 2005 off-season conditioning program ... Playing key role in NU's record-setting offensive success ... Started all 12 games.

    2004: Switched from defensive tackle to offensive tackle to tight end during the open date week ... Played tackle and end on defense first six games ... Named team's Offensive Practice Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin.

    2003: Played reserve tackle in 12 games ... Notched a season-high six tackles vs. Minnesota ... Had three solo hits vs. Miami and Michigan ... Registered two tackles and two hurries vs. Duke ... Finished season with 26 tackles.

    2002: Did not see action.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Midwest Region ... All-state, all-district, all-county and Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Area team member ... Sun News Player of the Week ... Defensive Line team MVP in 2000 and 2001 ... During career (three years), totaled 172 tackles, 23 sacks, 14 pass breakups, six caused fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... School record holder in the shot put ... Team went from 4-6 his sophomore season to 11-1 his senior year with a second-round playoff appearance ... Honor Roll all four years and National Honor Society ... Coached by John Gibbons.

    Personal: Born Ryan Matthew Keenan on 8/18/83 ... Son of Robert and Marie Keenan ... Chose NU over Louisville, Virginia and Pittsburgh ... Communication studies major.

    Keenan's Career Statistics

    TACKLES	G	UA	A	Total	TFL	Yds	PD	FF	FR
    2003	12	11	15	26	0.0	0	0	0	0
    2004	12	5	5	10	2.0	5	0	0	0
    2005	12	0	0	0	0.0	0	0	0	0
    2006	12	1	0	1	0.0	0	0	0	0
    TOTAL	48	17	20	37	2.0	5	0	0	0
    

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2003 12 0 0 0.0 0 2004 12 1 0 1.0 4 2005 12 0 0 0.0 0 2006 12 0 0 0.0 0 TOTAL 48 1 0 1.0 4