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 team?s 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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