All-America Lineman and Co-Captain Among Players Honored at Senior Banquet
Ryan Scherer continues to work hard on the practice field and in the weight room in his bid to break into the wideout rotation. Scherer played in two games last year and gained significant experience during spring practice. He has good hands and continues to make steady progress up the depth chart. Scherer is another member of the 2011 squad who has family ties to Penn State football. A Dean's List student, Scherer owned a superlative 3.76 cumulative grade-point average through the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. He is on schedule to graduate in December.
2010 Junior Season
Scherer continued to improve and saw action against Youngstown State and Kent State, while also playing an important role on the foreign team.
2009 Sophomore Season
Scherer made his Nittany Lion debut in the win over Eastern Illinois.
2008 Freshman Season
Scherer was an all-conference wide receiver, safety and kick returner for Coach Dave Dlugosz at Avon Lake HS. A two-year starter and letterman, Scherer was named first-team All-Southwest Conference, All-Lorain County, All-Northeast Ohio District, and honorable-mention All-Ohio. He made 27 receptions for 571 yards and eight touchdowns, along with 19 kick returns for 166 yards as a senior. He also made 28 tackles and grabbed an interception in his senior season and helped his team to conference championships in 2005 and 2007. He played in the 2008 Lorain County All-Star game. Scherer was captain of the track and field team and was third-team all-conference in the 4x400 and a district finalist his junior and senior years.
Full name is Ryan Michael Scherer. His parents are Rip and Michele Scherer. His father was a graduate assistant coach at Penn State in 1974 and '75 and his grandfather, William Scherer, played for the Nittany Lions from 1945-49. Rip Scherer is the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach at the University of Colorado and the former head coach at James Madison and the University of Memphis. Ryan has two older siblings, Scott and Melanie. Scott played quarterback at Memphis from 1999-2002. Ryan enjoys music, movies and spending time with friends. Scherer is a finance major in the Smeal College of Business and owned a superlative 3.76 cumulative grade-point average through the spring semester. Born May 14, 1990 in Tucson, Ariz.