Looks to compete for playing time at free safety Also a key special teams player Has played in 18 career games, starting once.
2001: Played in 10 games as a backup outside linebacker, earning one start Also a key contributor on special teams Recorded 26 total tackles on the season, including 16 solo stops Had a career-best and team-leading 12 total tackles at Maine in his lone start of the season Recorded six total tackles in the victory over Northeastern, while also blocking a field goal in the fourth quarter when the game was tied Made four tackles and a quarterback hurry against New Hampshire Also had tackles against Richmond, James Madison, Delaware and William & Mary.
2000: Saw action in eight games on special teams Made two tackles at Rhode Island.
Before UMass: Transferred to UMass from the University of Central Florida prior to the 2000 season Did not see any action for the Golden Knights in 1999 Played his prep ball at Spruce Creek High School Had 103 tackles, three interceptions and three sacks during his senior season Named All-District, All-Area, All-Five Star Conference and third team All-State Two-time Daytona Quarterback Club Player of the Week Port Orange / South Daytona Rotary Club Player of the Month Served as team captain during his senior year, and was named the teams Defensive MVP Played in the 1999 Funcoast All-Star Game Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Ryan James McHugh Son of Jim and Judy McHugh Born July 13, 1981, in Houston, Texas Majoring in Economics.
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