On McMackin: New Jersey native comes off a prep year at Milford Academy in New York ... Anticipated to come in and make an impact ... Very mature player ... Comes from football family where he brothers played at Hofstra and Towson in the Atlantic 10/CAA ... Big physical player.
As a freshman in 2009: Redshirt season.
Before UMass: Played a prep year at Milford Academy in Milford, N.Y. ... Played four years at Paramus Catholic under Coach John Whitehead prior to graduation in 2007 ... Helped the Palindens to a 10-1 record at a New Jersey state title during his sophomore season ... Was named to the Second Team All-County following his senior season.
Personal: Ryan J. McMackin ... Born March 6, 1990 in Ridgewood, N.J. ... Son of Robert and Donna McMackin ... Has two siblings, Robert and Shawn ... Intends to major in Criminal Justice.
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