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Ryan Majerus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oelwein, IA

High School:
Oelwein HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 245

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
10/14/1983

Hawk-Item - - Moved from outside linebacker to tight end after redshirt year in 2002.

2006 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . 2006 - - listed as third team tight end following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had one reception for three yards vs. Montana . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no receptions . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in Alamo Bowl vs. Texas, but had no statistics.

2005 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2005 - - Started at tight end in opening win over Ball State, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end at Iowa State . . . two receptions for 32 yards at ISU for career-highs in both catches and yards . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Ohio State, recording two receptions for 15 yards . . . saw action in win over Illinois as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . one reception for 11 yards vs. Illini . . . saw action in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 total yards . . . three catches for 21 yards at Purdue, including first career touchdown reception on a three-yard reception in the first period . . . saw action in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin . . . one reception for13 yards vs. Badgers resulted in second career touchdown, giving Iowa 17-10 advantage in the third quarter . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording one reception for three yards as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, but had no statistics.

2004 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2004 - - not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in all 12 games, with two receptions for 15 yards . . . and recorded three tackles and one blocked punt on special teams . . . saw action in opening win over Kent State, with one reception for seven yards and one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Arizona State, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Michigan State, but had no statistics, as offense gained-season best 464 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Ohio State as offense totaled 448 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Penn State, with one reception for eight yards . . . saw action in win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU . . . first blocked punt of career came in win over LSU.

2003 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2003 - - Saw limited action in opening win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in wins over Buffalo and Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in Outback Bowl win over Florida, but had no statistics.

2002 - - redshirted.

High school honors - - First team all-state . . . first-team all-conference his final two years at Oelwein . . . named team MVP all three years in high school . . . team captain as a senior . . . Career - - played linebacker and wide receiver . . . lettered three times in football and basketball and twice in track . . . 329 career tackles with 85 career tackles for loss and eight interceptions . . . totaled 30 career sacks and five blocked punts . . . scored four defensive touchdowns . . . 40 career receptions for 623 reception yards and nine touchdowns . . . senior totals show 140 tackles, 31 for loss, 14 sacks and four interceptions.

Personal - - Born 10/14/83 . . . political science major . . . parents are Kim and John Majerus . . . named to first academic all-state team and was member of the National Honor Society . . . named to school's academic honor roll four straight years . . . prep teammate of WR Chris Aldrich and OL Chris Felder . . . high school coach was Jim Yokas.

Majerus' Collegiate Stats

Receiving No Yards Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0 0 - - -
Sophomore 2 15 7.5 0 8
Junior 10 95 9.5 2 27
Senior 1 3 3.0 0 3
Career 13 123 9.5 2 27
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