Ryan Callender
Ryan Callender


Dallas, Texas

High School:
Hillcrest High

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 223



Will help solidify an outstanding group of Bear inside linebackers and push for a starting role in his senior year ... Tallied 5 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

2012: Earned a pair of starts and saw action in 11 games during a successful junior campaign ... Dropped 33 total ball carriers and had a sack ... Notched a career-high 11 total tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12), including 5 solo stops ... Recorded a sack and 5 tackles in a starting role in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Contributed 5 stops against Southern Illinois (9/22/12) as a starter.

2011: Played all 11 games and started the first two contests of the season ... Posted 47 total tackles, which ranked seventh on the club ... Notched 8 total stops in season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11) and at Oregon (9/17/11) with 5 solo stops, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss against the nationally-ranked Ducks ... Posted season-high 9 tackles against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had a half sack at North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Was in on 7 tackles at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11).

2010: Played just 2 games before a season-ending injury that resulted in a medical redshirt ... Recorded a tackle in each of the first 2 games, vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) and at Kansas State (9/11/10).

2009: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman ... Was a key special teams performer ... Notched 3 tackles on the season, including solo stops against UT Martin (9/12/09) and Western Illinois (10/17/09) ... Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for team's 31-7 win over Indiana State (11/7/09).

High School: A two-time all-district linebacker at Hillcrest (Texas) High who also played wide receiver as a standout prep performer ... He was team captain as a senior and helped Coach Andy Todd's Panthers to a 7-4 record in 2008 and a berth in the Texas Class 4A playoffs.

Personal: Ryan D. Callender was born 12/15/90 in Shreveport, La. ... Son of Tommy Tryant and Brenda Rhineheart of Dallas, Texas ... Has three brothers, Tommy, Ronald and Anthony, and two sisters, Kim and Mikkia ... Majoring in Criminology.

Loading Football Stats...

Official Store

    Watch Video