USF Football BIO
97 Ryne Giddins
2012 First-Team All-BIG EAST
GIDDINS' CAREER HIGHS
FR: 1 (Rutgers, 2011)
2013: Finished second on the team with five sacks and added 27 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in his final campaign…started two games and played in all 12…forced a fumble on a sack at No. 17 UCF…forced a fumble on a sack of a UConn quarterback that was returned 44 yards for a touchdown in a USF victory…logged two tackles and one TFL, including a crucial fourth-and-one stop late in the fourth quarter of a victory over Cincinnati one day after funeral services for his mother who passed after a long battle with cancer…earned team’s Tough Man Award…had four tackles and 0.5 TLF at Rutgers…posted two tackles and one TFL in season-opener against McNeese State…finished his career ranked third at USF in sacks (19.5) and ninth in career tackles for loss (33)…played in 51 career games, making 33 starts, while totaling 118 tackles, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and an interception.
2012: Played in all 12 games, starting seven, at defensive end ... tallied 25 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four TFLs, two pressure and a PBU despite battling a shoulder injury for much of the season ... posted four tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pressure against Chattanooga ... added four tackles versus Rutgers ... notched four tackles, a sack and 1.5 TFL at Miami ... tallied four tackles, a sack and a pressure at Cincinnati ... broke up a pass against Pitt.
2011: Started all 12 games at defensive end ... named second-team All-BIG EAST ... posted 44 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 11 TFL, three pressures, a PBU, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... opened the season with three tackles at Notre Dame ... added two stops against Ball St. ... had a half TLF and three pressures versus FAMU ... posted four tackles and a sack against UTEP ... tallied three stops, a TFL and a forced fumble at Pitt ... established career highs with 11 tackles and 3.5 TFL at UConn, while matching his career high in sacks with two ... also forced a fumble and had a PBU against the Huskies ... posted six tackles and 1.5 TFL against Cincinnati ... tallied nine tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 TFL, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Rutgers ... added a sack at Syracuse ... tallied three stops against Louisville.
2010: Appeared in 12 games, earning two starts ... missed the opener with a foot injury ... named to ESPN.com's All-BIG EAST Freshman team ... posted 19 tackles, 3.5 sacks, six TFL and an INT ... notched a tackle against WKU ... tallied two tackles and a sack versus FAU ... posted two tackles, including 1.5 TFL, at WVU ... notched three tackles, a half sack and two pressures at Cincinnati ... tallied four tackles and his first career INT at Louisville ... added a sack versus Pitt ... earned his first career start at Miami and posted six tackles, a sack and two TFL ... also started against Connecticut.
2009: Played in three games before ankle injury ended his season ... his first two career tackles were both sacks against WKU ... totaled three tackles during the season.
ARMWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Sean Callahan ... earned CSTV National Defensive Player of the Year and USA Today and Parade Magazine first-team All-America honors following his senior campaign ... also named to the 2008 EA Sports All-America team ... selected for the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... was a two-time first-team all-county selection by both the Times and the Tribune ... also voted a two-time defensive player of the year by the Times ... first-team Reebok Florida Phenom selection as a senior ... named Bright House Sports Network Defensive MVP of the Year as a junior and was a Class 4A first-team All-State and All-Sun Coast selection ... one of the nine best prospects in the Tampa area according to the Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times ... a three-year starter and team captain at Armwood High School ... recorded 75 tackles, six sacks, 18 TFL, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two fumbles returned for touchdowns, 21 pressures and 10 PBU as a senior ... compiled 98 tackles, 21 TFL and 21 sacks as a junior, becoming Armwood High School's all-time sack leader.
PERSONAL: Majoring in communication science disorders.