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University of Miami Athletics

Rhyan Anderson


Defensive Line




282 lbs.


Redshirt Freshman


Oak Creek, Wis.

High School

Oak Creek HS

CAREER: Young defensive lineman who is seeing increased playing time…Was redshirted as a freshman in 2004, and then played in eight games in 2005…Tremendous all-around athlete who was considered the top prospect in Wisconsin as a high school senior in 2003…Has excellent agility, balance and strength…His quick hands help him shed blockers quickly, and he has a great upfield burst…Liberal arts major.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Backup defensive end who played in eight games…Tallied four tackles (all solo), with two tackles for loss, one sack for a 12-yard loss and one QB pressure…Played in his first game as a Hurricane vs. Colorado, seeing limited action in the fourth quarter…Played against South Florida and then notched his first sack vs. Duke, for a 12-yard loss…Saw limited action vs. Temple, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, then played much of the Wake Forest game, where he made three tackles, one tackle for loss and a QB pressure…Did not play against Georgia Tech and Virginia, then played as a reserve defensive lineman in the Peach Bowl against Louisiana State (no tackles).

2004 (REDSHIRT): A member of the Hurricanes’ scout team during his redshirt season…Underwent shoulder surgery on Sept. 20.

HIGH SCHOOL: Oak Creek (WI)…Consensus National Top 100 player…Widely regarded as one of the nation’s top defensive ends…Two-time All-State selection…Native of Tampa Bay area who moved to Oklahoma for grades 4 through 8 before moving to Wisconsin for his high school years…SuperPrep All-American…Rated the No. 27 player in the nation on SuperPrep’s National Elite 50…Rated the nation’s No. 6 defensive lineman and the No. 5 player in the Midwest by SuperPrep…Rated the No. 54 prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…Rated the nation’s No. 51 player on the National Top 100…Rated the nation’s No. 1 strongside defensive end and the No. 12 player on the Midwest Major 50…Rated the No. 1 prospect in Wisconsin by…An EA Sports All-American…Named the Lineman of the Year and the Player of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel…Wisconsin’s Gatorade Player of the Year…The No. 1 prospect in Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel…As a senior in 2003, made 118 tackles, 27 sacks, knocked down five passes, forced four fumbles and intercepted three passes when he led Oak Creek to a 12-1 record and the semifinals of the state playoffs…As a junior, made 91 tackles, including 21 quarterback sacks…Chose Miami over Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern California and Florida…Coached by Joe Koch.



Tackles Fumbles
2004 Did not play – redshirt season
2005 8/0 4 4 0 2-13 1 1.0-12 0 0 0 0-0