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Ryan Maxwell
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Ryan Maxwell 187677
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Dana Point, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita/UC-Davis
Experience: Transfer

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He enters the fall listed third at the "z" wide receiver grouping on the depth chart.  Had an impressive spring and finished with three receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown in three scrimmages.

2008 (Fr.) -Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules, but practiced all season at wide receiver.

AT UC DAVIS (2007/Fr.)-Redshirted; did not see game action but practiced at wide receiver during the fall.

HIGH SCHOOL-He was ranked the No. 80 wide receiver prospect by Rivals.com after earning three letters in football at Santa Margarita Catholic High School under coach Mike Jacot.  He set 11 school records in football while at SMCHS.  Nine of his school record came returning punts, where he holds records for longest return (88 yards vs. Dorsey as a junior), career yards (535) and touchdowns (six) among others.  He finished third in school history for career receptions (111) and career receiving yards (1,552).  He earned All-State, All-Southern League, All-Orange County and All-Trinity Leauge honors as a wide receiver and was the Trinity League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior when he also All-Orange County honors at safety on defense while leading SMCHS to a 10-3 record. He finished with 49 receptions for 601 yards and four touchdowns and also had 33 rushes for 233 yards and returned 16 punts with an average of 13.69 per return.  Defensively, he had 40 tackles, nine pass break-ups and four interceptions along with one forced fumble.  He returned 16 punts for 219 yards (13.7 per return) with a long of 74 yards and had eight kickoff returns for 182 yards (22.8 per return).  He earned first-team All-Trinity League three times and was named the team's Player of the Game 10 times, including six times as a senior.  He started every game as a junior and caught 40 passes for 679 yards and six touchdowns.  He also had 13 rushes for 112 yards and one touchdown and also completed his only pass attempt for 12 yards.  Defensively, he had 20 tackles, four pass break-ups, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He returned 21 punts for 248 yards (11.8 per return) and 13 kickoffs for 212 yards (16.3 per return).  As a sophomore, caught 22 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns and also had eight rushes for 47 yards.  He had 14 tackles defensively and returned seven punts for 76 yards (10.9 per return) and 11 kickoffs for 158 yards (14.4 per return). Also an accomplished track and field athlete, he lettered three times and won eight Trinity League titles in three years, including both the 100-m and 200-m championships as a junior.

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in integrated physiology at Colorado.

PERSONAL-He was born August 10, 1988.  Hobbies include surfing and snowboarding (he calls himself a self-proclaimed "beach bum"), playing the ukulele and listening to reggae music.  He claims to have too many superstitions to list. He would like to pursue physical therapy as a career choice after college.



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