Ryan Gunderson Athlete Profile

#56 Ryan Gunderson

Ryan Gunderson
Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-4 Weight: 280 Roster Years: 1997 | 2000-2003 Hometown: Gresham, OR Last School: Sam Barlow High School

Personal

Parents are Grant and Gaye... served an LDS Church mission to Georgia... recruited by Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State and Utah.

At BYU

In 2002: Named as a preseason third-team All-MWC selection by Phil Steele.


In 2001: Competed in all 14 games for the Cougars... recorded 18 takedowns on the season, including 10 solo tackles... credited with one quarterback sack for a loss of three yards... made two pass deflections.


In 2000: Credited with stats in three games on the season... recorded three tackles in a backup role at defensive tackle, including one unassisted and two assisted takedowns.

Before BYU

Lettered in football three times, track and wrestling four times at Sam Barlow High... first-team Mount Hood Conference 1994-96... all-state selection in 1995 and 1996... selected to play in 1997 Shrine All-Star Game?coached by Jerry Williams (Southern Oregon)... two-time state champion in wrestling (heavyweight).

Stats

GUNDERSON's Personal Best 
UT: 3 (New Mexico, Oct. 13, 2001)
AT: 7 (Air Force; Oct. 12, 2002)
TFL/Yds: 1/7 (Louisville, Dec. 31, 2001)
FF: 1 (Louisville, Dec. 31, 2001)
PD: 1 (Miss. St., Dec. 1, 2001)
Hur: 1 (Tulane, Aug. 25, 2001)
Sacks/Yds: 1/7 (Louisville, Dec. 31, 2001)
GUNDERSON's Career Stats
Year Gms UT AT TFL FR FC PD BK Hur Sck
2000 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 14 10 8 1 1 0 2 0 2 1
2002 12 2 35 2 1 0 0 0 1 .5
Total 29 13 45 3 2 0 2 0 3 1.5



2000 | Freshman Year

Credited with stats in three games on the season... recorded three tackles in a backup role at defensive tackle, including one unassisted and two assisted takedowns.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Competed in all 14 games for the Cougars... recorded 18 takedowns on the season, including 10 solo tackles... credited with one quarterback sack for a loss of three yards... made two pass deflections.

2002 | Junior Year

Competed in spring drills ... a third-team All-MWC preseason selection by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... played in all 12 games as a junior, including 11 starts at right tackle ... saw significant action against Syracuse, recording one assisted tackle ... credited with four takedowns in the Cougars' 35-32 win over Hawaii, including two unassisted and two assisted tackles ... posted one QB hurry against the Warriors ... registered a season-high 7 tackles against Air Force ... credited with 6 tackles against Colorado State ... finished the season with 37 takedowns.

2003 | Senior Year

Saw limited action during spring drills due to a back injury ... is expected to compete for playing time on the defensive line.