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Ryan Buchholz
Ryan  Buchholz


Malvern, Pa.

High School:
Great Valley

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 273



H.S. Coach:
Dan Ellis

Media Studies


Seventy-Eight Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients

2016 Redshirt Freshman Season
Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten.

Season: Appeared in 13 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.

Kent State (9/3): Made two tackles, including his first career sack...Combined with Brandon Bell for his first career stop in the first quarter...Sacked Kent State quarterback Mylik Mitchell to end KSU’s final drive of the game for a loss of seven yards...Penn State’s seven sacks were the most since logging seven at Northwestern in 2011. at Pitt (9/10): Made two stops - both solo. Temple (9/17): Had one tackle...Combined with Parker Cothren on a second-quarter tackle for loss...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Made one tackle. Maryland (10/8): Made two assisted tackles. Ohio State (10/22): Made a career-high three tackles, including two solo. at Purdue (10/29): Took down Purdue quarterback David Blough on the first play of the fourth quarter for his second career sack, his lone stop of the game. Iowa (11/5): Made one tackle, a solo sack of C.J. Beathard for a loss of seven yards in the fourth quarter. at Indiana (11/12): Made two tackles. Michigan State (11/29): Dropped running back LJ Scott for a loss of five yards for his only tackle of the game in the first quarter.

2015 True Freshman Season
Redshirt season.

High School
Three-year letterman and two-year team captain at Great Valley High School for head coach Dan Ellis...First-team all-state (AAA) by Pennsylvania Football News...MaxPreps Medium School All-American and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2014...Recorded 28 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2014, while leading Great Valley to a 12-2 record, a district title and the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals...Selected to play in the 2015 Big 33 Classic...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star player by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout...Ranked as the 15th-best defensive end in the nation and the seventh-best player in Pennsylvania by 247Sports and Scout ranked among the top 15 prospects in the state...Lettered four years in basketball, helping lead Great Valley to the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2013.

Full name is Ryan Peter Buchholz...Son of Larry and Rebecca Buchholz...Has two brothers, Carl and Erik, and one sister, Hannah...Carl wrestled at Rutgers and Maryland and played football his senior year at Maryland...Erik played football at James Madison...Cousin, Dan, played football at Duquesne...Majoring in media studies...Born April 8, 1997 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


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