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#52 Ryan Willis
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 269 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Holy Cross HS
Ryan Willis Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/08/2007

2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Played in 36 games with four starts during his LSU career ... Part of LSU’s defensive line rotation as both a junior and senior ... Finished career with 38 tackles, five tackles for losses and one sack ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll four times during his career ... Graduated in December of 2006 with a degree in kinesiology ... Signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams following the NFL Draft in April of 2007.

SENIOR SEASON (2006)
Played in all 13 games with three starts ... Credited with 21 tackles and a broken up pass ... Turned in the best game of his career against Tulane, recording four tackles ... Made three tackles against both Auburn and Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played in 12 games with one start ... Started in place of Chase Pittman at defensive end against North Texas ... Finished the regular season with 12 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks ... Had a sack for a 7-yard loss against Mississippi State and another for a 3-yard loss against Auburn ... Added 5 quarterback hurries and batted down 3 passes at the line of scrimmage ... Had 3 tackles in back-to-back games against Auburn and North Texas.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Played in seven games with no starts ... Posted 3 tackles and a tackle for a 2-yard loss ... Tackle for loss came against Georgia ... Added a quarterback hurry against Mississippi State.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Played in three games for the Tigers and recorded 2 tackles, both coming against Arizona.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
Redshirted in 2002 as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL
First-team all-district and All-New Orleans Metro after posting 71 tackles and 5 sacks for Holy Cross ... Also intercepted 3 passes and forced 2 fumbles ... Ranked ninth in his class with a 3.82 grade point average ... Academic all-state selection for football ... Defensive MVP of team ... Standout pitcher on the baseball diamond ... Coached by Scott Bairnsfather.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ryan Fortier Willis ... Born Oct. 5, 1983, in New Orleans ... Parents are Terry and Dawn Willis ... Has one brother, T.J., and a sister, Amie ... His father and uncle both signed scholarships to play football with LSU in 1976 ... His father spent one season with the Tigers as a vital part of the LSU Freshmen Team in 1976.

Willis’ Career Highs
Tackles: 4 vs. Tulane, 2006
Sacks: 1, twice (Last time: vs. Auburn, 2005)
Tackles for loss: 1, five times (Last time: vs. Kentucky, 2006)

Willis' Career Defensive Stats

Year

G-GS

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

Int

2003 Fr.-RS

3-0

1

1

2

0

0

0

2004 So.

7-0

2

1

3

1-2

0

0

2005 Jr.

13-1

8

4

12

3-11

2-10

0

2006

13-3

1

12

21

1-2

0

0

Totals

36-4

20

18

38

5-15

2-10

0

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