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Ryan Monk
Ryan  Monk

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Dallas, Pa.

High School:
Dallas

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 282

Position:
DT

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Bob Zaruta

Major:
Rehabilitation & Human Services


2017 Sophomore Season

Season: Appeared in two games.

Akron (9/2): Made his first career tackle in the fourth quarter...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game. Georgia State (9/16): Saw time on defense.

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

Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut.

2015 True Freshman Season
Redshirt season.

High School
Four-year letterman for head coach Bob Zarula at Dallas High School...Was a two-time team captain...Earned honorable-mention all-state AAA honors as a senior...Was a three-time All-Wyoming Valley Conference selection...Claimed WVC Big School Defensive MVP as a senior...Two-time first-team all-district in junior and senior years...As a senior, had 60 tackles, 7.0 sacks, 11.0 tackles for loss, three blocked field goals and a forced fumble...Recorded 45 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 11.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked punt as a junior...Had 42 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 9.0 TFLs, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his sophomore season...Played on the offensive line as a freshman, helping a rushing attack that averaged 10.2 yards per carry...Helped the Mountaineers to a 10-2 record and a WVC Championship as a freshman...Earned four letters as a wrestler in the 285-pound weight class...Was 140-34 during his wrestling career, including two WVC championships (2014, 2015), two district titles (2014, 2015), a regional championship (2015), a PIAA AAA third-place finish (2015) and a PIAA AAA sixth-place finish (2014).

Personal
Full name is Ryan Daniel Monk...Son of Holly and Dan Monk...Has two brothers, Robert and Jim...Grandfather, Francis Fry, wrestled at Penn State (1947-48)...Mother, Holly, played field hockey at Misercordia (1980-81)...Brother, Robert, played football at Lock Haven (2008-09)...Aunt, Robin Cumming, played basketball at Pitt (1975-79)...Enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends...Majoring in rehabilitation & human services...Born October 3, 1996 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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