Ryan played for three years in this rivalry game. He helped lead his team to a second consecutive WPI AAL championship and State PIAA finals appearance. Ryan played at the University of Michigan, where he graduated and played his final eligibility year at WVU and worked on his master’s degree. Ryan was then drafted to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2008 NFL draft. He played in Super Bowls in 2008 and 2011 with the Steelers.