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#39 Ryan Aweida
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Broomfield, Colo.
High School: Broomfield/Denver
Experience: Transfer

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He joined the team as a walk-on this past spring.  He practiced the entire session, but did not get an opportunity to kick in one of the three main scrimmages.  A soccer player most of his life, this is his first try at football.

OTHER YEARS (U. of Denver)-He lettered twice as a midfielder in soccer at the University of Denver (2007, 2008), starting 28 of 36 games over those two seasons including all 19 as a sophomore.  He earned honorable mention All-MPSF honors as a sophomore, when he scored two goals and had four assists in helping DU to the Sun Belt Conference title.  He scored two goals with an assist as a freshman; he had the game winning goal in a 2-1 overtime win over San Jose State (for which he was named the MPSF player of the week).  He earned DU's John Byrden Award as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL-An NSCAA All-American as a junior and senior in soccer, when he earned All-Colorado honors.  He was also first-team all state as a sophomore, junior and senior and was his team's most valuable player those three years as well.  He helped lead Broomfield to the state title his senior year in 2006.  Earned four letters in all in the sport, with 74 career goals and 43 assists; he had 23 and 16 respectively as a senior and 22 and 15 as a junior.  His summer club team, the Colorado Rush, was a six-time state champion; he was captain of the team from 2003-07, and was named the 2005 State Cup MVP.  He was a member of the Olympic Developmental Program regional and state teams from 2003-06, making the national pool in 2003.

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Business Management at Colorado.  He earned Academic All-MPSF honors as a sophomore at Denver.  An NSCAA First-Team Academic All-American as a senior.

PERSONAL-Born January 3, 1989 in Boulder.  His hobbies include golf, swimming, camping, traveling and snowboarding.   He has performed a lot of community service, ranging from coaching young athletes with disabilities to teaching English to children in Argentina.

(Last name is pronounced uh-wade-uh.)

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