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Ryan Folsom Athlete Profile

#30 Ryan Folsom

Position: Running Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 195 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2007 | 2010-2011 Hometown: Medford, OR Last School: North Medford High School


  • Parents are David and Melinda
  • Born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Served in the Korea Seoul West Mission (2008-10) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Speaks Korean
  • Married to wife Lauren
  • Brother played baseball at Oregon State University
  • Eagle Scout
  • Majoring in neuroscience
  • Also recruited by Southern Oregon, Pacific and Western Oregon

Before BYU

  • Prepped at North Medford High
  • Three-year letterwinner for coach Rod Rumrey
  • Earned second-team all-state honors as a running back
  • Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a linebacker
  • Named the Southern Oregon Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior
  • Also lettered in wrestling, placing fifth at 160 pounds in both 2005 and 2006

2007 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Played in seven games
  • MWC Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Rushed 92 yards on eight carries for the season
  • Had BYU's longest rush of the season, a career-high 74-yard jaunt at Colorado State
  • Finished sixth on the team in total offense

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in 12 games
  • Had two rushes for five yards against Idaho State
  • Also played special teams