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Ryan Rickel
Ryan  Rickel

Graduate Student

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Westminster Academy

Last College:
Santa Barbara City College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190



Business Management, May '17

MBA Entrepreneurship


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Graduate student (2017)

  • Tallied five punts for 216 yards and an average of 43.2 points per punt versus Navy. Two landed inside the 20 and his longest was a 53-yarder
  • Recorded 11 punts for a total of 442 yards for an average of 40.2 yards per punt at Wisconsin. His longest was a 53 yarder
  • Had a light night versus Bethune with just three punts his longes was a 43 yarder, none were returned and he averaged 32.0 yards per punt
  • Tallied four punts at Buffalo for a total of 165 yarads for an average of 41.2 yards per punt where his longest was a 51-yarder and two were TBs
  • Had three punts in the MT game that tallied 159 yards for an average of 53.0 yards per punt, longest of the night was a 63 yarder
  • Tallied four punts for a toal of 195 yards for an average of 48.5 yards per punt versus ODU, two were returned and his long of the night was a 54 yarder
  • FAU's record play saw him only needed as a holder for two field goals, 44 and 24 yards, and nine extra points. Was not called for punt duties
  • Tallied four punts for 176 yards for an average of 44.0 yards per punt with a long of 51 yards, but he used his legs twice in the game, including once for 22 yards on fourth and four to prolong the drive, add a score and ice the game for FAU versus WKU
  • Called into action four times versus Marshall and averaged 42.8 yards per punt, his longest a 52-yarder, just one was returned for -5 yards
  • Had just two punts for a total of 83 yards, his longest a 47 yarder, at La Tech
  • Served as the team's holder and was called into action once as a punter, a 43 yarder, versus FIU in Shula Bowl 2017
  • Called into action just once as a punter, a 28-yardeer and acted as the holder on a 37 yard field goal and on four PATs
  • Punted away four times for a total of 185 yards, an average of 46.2 yards per punt in the 2017 C-USA Championship victory over North Texas and served as the team holder on three field goals and five PATs
  • Had one punt for 34 yards, kicked one extra point, and held for five extre points

Senior (2016)

  • Worked with the team and preserved his year as a redshirt

Junior (2015) 

  • Had one punt at Tulsa for 34 yards...dropped the punt inside the 20
  • Called into action four times...tallied 119 yards for an average of 29.8 yards per punt and the ball was downed 3 of the 4 times inside the 20 versus were returned
  • Tallied three punts at Charlotte for 115 yards and 38.3 yards...two were downed inside the 20 and one was a touchback
  • Had one punt versus Rice a 47-yarder
  • Called to action just once versus Marshall...punt was a 37 yarder and landed inside the 20 and was not returned

Sophomore (2014) 

  • Recorded his first punt of the season, a 23-yard pooch punt that was downed at the No. 2 Alabama 26
  • Had one punt versus Tulsa in the season home opener, for 30 yards, landed inside the 20 and was not returned
  • Tallied four punts at Wyoming, two of which he placed on the one but the Owls were unable to keep it from the end zone
  • Averaged 41.2 punts, one inside the 20 and three were touchbacks
  • Longest punt of the day at Wyoming was 44 yards...had one punt for 31 yards which landed inside the 20
  • Had just two punts at FIU both were inside the 20 and one was downed on the FIU 1
  • Booted three punts at No. 23 Marshall for an average of 34.3 yards per punt...two were inside the 20
  • Tallied four punts for 147 yards for an average of 36.7 yards per punt at North Texas
  • Recorded two punts for a total of 72 yards in the ODU game
  • Both were downed inside the 20
  • Ended his first season with the Owls averaging 35.4 yards per punt, but placed 10 inside the 20 and seven were fair caught

Junior College

  • Attended Santa Barbara City College where he was the team's kickoff specialist and a member of the honor roll

High School 

  • Played for Jake Sorg at Westminster Academy where he earned all-conference honors as a punter in both the SFC and the SACC
  • Earned first team all-county honors by the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel as a senior
  • Four-year varsity letterwinner in three sports (football, soccer and track)
  • Earned all-conference honors in soccer (SAAC)...had a 2012 state fifth place finish in the high jump


  • Business Management major, May '17 - MBA Entrepreneurship
  • Son of John Rickel and Doria Yeaman-Rickel
  • Born April 20, 1995 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla

at Alabama (P: 1-23); Tulsa (1-30); Wyoming (4-165, 41.2 ypp); UTSA (1-31); FIU (2-67); Marshall (3-103, 34.3 ypp); North Texas (4-147=36.8); Old Dominion (2-72)
2015: Tulsa (1-34=34.0 ypp); Buffalo (4-119=29.8 ypp); Charlotte (3-115=38.3 ypp); Rice (1-47=47.0 ypp)
2016: Redshirted
2017: Navy (5-216=43.2ypp), Wisconsin (11-442=40.2 ypp); Bethune (3-96=32.0 ypp); Buffalo (5-165=41.2 ypp); MT (3-159=53.0 ypg); ODU (4-195=r8.8 ypp); WKU (4-176=44.0); Marshall (4-171=42.8 ypp); La Tech (2-83=41.5); FIU (1-43=43 ypp); Charlotte (1-28=28); NT (4-185=46.2)

Career Game Highs
Punts:  11 vs Wisconsin (9/9/17)
Average Yards Per Punt: 53.0 MT (9/30/17)
Longest Punt: 63 MT (9/30/17)

2014 Season Game Highs
Punts: 4 2X
Average Yards Per Punt: 41.2 at Wyoming (9/20/14)
Longest Punt: 44 at Wyoming (9/20/14)

2015 Season Game Highs
Punts: 4 Buffalo (9/19/15)
Average Yards Per Punt: 53.0 versus Rice (10/10/15)
Longest Punt: 47 versus Rice (10/10/15)

2017 Season Game Highs
Punts: 11 Wisconsin (9/9/17)
Average Yards Per Punt: 53.0 MT (9/30/17)
Longest Punt: 63 MT (9/30/17)


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