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#22 Ryan Baker
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 213 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Grand Ridge, Fla.
High School: Blountstown HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 10/27/1989
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Ryan Baker Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/20/2012

2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches)

NFL
Signed free agent contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER
Started for two years at linebacker for the Tigers, finishing his career with 184 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks ... In two years as a starter, LSU's defense ranked No. 12 nationally in total defense (307.2 ypg in 2010) and No. 2 (261.5 ypg in 2011) ... Played in 50 games with 25 starts ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior in 2011.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played and started in 13 of LSU's 14 games ... Ranked fourth on team with 64 tackles ... Added 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Helped anchor an LSU defense that ranked among the top 10 in the nation in rushing yards (No. 5 at 90.07), total defense (No. 2 at 261.5), scoring defense (No. 2 at 11.29), and pass defense (No. 8 at 171.43) ... Had season-best nine tackles in win over Western Kentucky ... Had four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack for a 5-yard loss in win over Arkansas ... Had eight tackles in overtime win over Alabama ... Added three tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in road win over Mississippi State ... Missed the Northwestern State game due to a violation of team rules.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Played and started 12 games at Will linebacker ... Missed the season-opener against North Carolina after suffering a broken jaw during August camp ... Returned to action the following week against Vanderbilt and played with his jaw wired shut for the first month of the season ... The Vanderbilt game was the first start of his career ... Second on the team and 12th in the SEC in total tackles with 87 ... Led the Tigers and ranked sixth in the SEC with 7.0 sacks for 60-yards in losses ... Added 11.0 tackles totaling 83 yards in losses ... Led team in tackles in three games - 10 vs. Mississippi State, 12 vs. Auburn and 10 vs. Alabama ... The 12 tackles for Auburn marked a career-best and it included nine solo stops to go with a forced fumble ... Added 1.5 sacks for 13-yards in losses to go with the 10 tackles in win over Alabama ... In first action of year, had six tackles, 3.0 tackles for 28-yards in losses and one sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Vanderbilt ... Contributed at least one tackle for a loss in eight of 12 games ... Had two sacks and nine total tackles in win over McNeese State ... Had one 12-yard sack against Tennessee ... Tallied eight tackles, second on the team, including one tackle for loss and a pass breakup against West Virginia.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Backup linebacker who was a standout on special teams for the second straight year ... Played in 12 games with no starts ... Finished with 17 tackles and one sack for an 8-yard loss ... Eleven of his 17 tackles came on special teams ... Had season-high four special teams tackles in win over Tulane ... Finished Tulane contest with a career-high six tackles ... Sack came in win over Auburn ... Had two tackles vs. Mississippi State and Auburn ... Broke up a pass vs. UL-Lafayette.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in all 13 games with no starts in his first year with the Tigers ... Saw action on special teams in all 13 games ... Finished year with 16 tackles, seven of which were solo stops ... In first game of career, had four special teams tackles vs. Appalachian State ... Had three special teams tackles against Arkansas in regular-season finale.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top linebackers in the nation ... Named to the Rivals.com Top 100 players in 2008 ... Named All-America by SuperPrep ... Ranked as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com with a four-star rating ... Member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 and a first team selection to the Tallahassee Democrat's All Big-Bend team ... Earned Class 2B all-state team honors as both a senior and a junior ... Named a finalist for Class 2B Mr. Football in the state of Florida as a junior ... Had 139 tackles as a senior ... Registered 139 tackles (22.5 for losses) and 8.5 sacks his junior year ... Also added 974 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns ... Coached by Greg Jordan.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ryan Michael Baker ... Born Oct. 27, 1987 ... Parents are Terry and Lynn Baker ... Majoring in education.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 12 at Auburn, 2010
Tackles for loss: 3 at Vanderbilt, 2010
Sacks: 2 vs. McNeese State, 2010 

BAKER'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2008

13-0
7
9
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

2009

12-0

7

10

17

1.0-8

1.0-8

1

0

0

0

0

2010

12-12
37
50
87
11.0-83
7.0-60
1
1
0
1
0
2011

13-13

23

41

64

3.5-15

1.5-10

0

3

0

0

0

Totals

50-25
74
110
184
15.5-106
9.5-78

2

4

0

1

0
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