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Ryan McManus
Player Profile:
Ryan McManus 758627
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minn.
High School: St. Thomas Academy
Major: History

Ryan McManus Finished career third at Dartmouth in career receptions (172) and fourth in receiving yards (2,268) ... also had the eighth-most yards in a game (188), two of the top four single-game reception marks (13, 12) and three of the top 25 marks for receptions in a season when he graduated.

FIFTH-YEAR (2015)
Granted a fifth year due to a junior year cut short by injury ... team captain ... All-Ivy League First Team at wide receiver, second team as a return specialist ...semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy ... NFF Hampshire Honor Society ... Academic All-Ivy ... recipient of the team’s Alan Hewitt ’34 and Robert Hewitt ’40 Award for his combination of excellence on the field and in the classroom ... sixth in the Ivy League in per game averages for both receptions and receiving yards ... second in the conference and 27th in the FCS with an 8.6-yard punt return average ... topped team in receptions in four games, receiving yards in five with two 100-yard showings ... jumpstarted the season with a 63-yard punt return to set up the first Big Green touchdown of the year en route to a 31-10 win at Georgetown ... also had returns of 16 and 23 yards to earn Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week honors while leading the team ... even led the team in receiving yards with 65 receiving yards on four catches ... last reception was a 20-yarder that knocked him out the game and forced him to miss the next two contests ... returned with a vengeance against Yale with six catches for a team-best 116 yards, including one grab going for 41 yards ... all five receptions at CCSU went for first downs and came in the second half to help the Green turn a 14-7 halftime lead into a 34-7 win over the Blue Devils ... posted 40 yards in both punt returns and receiving, with three of his four catches coming during the opening touchdown drive against Columbia in a 13-9 triumph ... amassed a season-high 135 yards on nine receptions with a season-long 43-yard catch in the epic battle at Harvard ... led the team again with seven grabs and 79 yards against Cornell, including an eight-yard score to break a 7-7 deadlock just before halftime in the 21-3 victory ... six of those seven catches went for first downs ... hauled in a season-best 10 receptions for 82 yards against Princeton, plus had a 29-yard punt return that set up a game-tying field goal in the fourth quarter as Dartmouth went on to clinch a share of the Ivy League title with a 17-10 win ... caught two passes for 32 yards on the final drive that led to the game-winning touchdown with 24 seconds to play. Preseason honors: College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League First Team.

SENIOR (2014)
All-Ivy League First Team at both wide receiver and return specialist, making him the second player in Big Green history to receive first-team honors at two positions in one season (Shawn Abuhoff twice) ... FCS Athletics Directors Assocation Academic All-Star ... Academic All-Ivy ... recipient of the team’s Coach Bob Blackman Trophy as the team MVP ... twice named the Ivy Offensive Player of the Week ... ranked fourth in the league and among top 20 in the FCS with 68 receptions (fourth most in program history) and 879 receiving yards (most by a Dartmouth receiver in 12 years) ... led Ivy receivers with eight touchdown grabs ... led squad seven times in receptions, six times in receiving yards ... 10.9-yard punt return average topped the loop, ranked 13th nationally ... opened season with a bang, snaring six throws for 117 yards — his first of three 100-yard games on the season — and a key touchdown late in the third quarter in a 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... set personal records with a dozen receptions for 188 yards plus a 30-yard TD in the thrilling 38-31 win at Yale ... had catches of 42 and 40 yards as well, plus returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown against the Bulldogs, the only punt brought to the house by an Ivy Leaguer all year ... earned DartmouthSports.com/Northeast Credit Union Male Athlete of the Week honors for his performance ... hauled in eight catches for 89 yards and a TD in 24-21 win over Holy Cross ... made seven more grabs for 76 yards the following week at Columbia in the 27-7 triumph ... posted his 100th career reception in the Harvard game ... grabbed a 30-yard scoring strike at Cornell in the 42-7 blowout win ... recorded 13 catches (third most in the program’s history) for 154 yards and the first three Dartmouth TDs to help defeat Brown, 44-21 ... first Big Green receiver with three scores in 13 years ... ended season with 10 more receptions for 96 yards and a TD, plus returned five punts for 67 yards with a long of 30 in 41-10 victory at Princeton.

JUNIOR (2013)
Season was derailed by a crunching hit against Holy Cross that sidelined him for the remaining eight games of the season ... opened the campaign with six catches for 60 yards in the 30-23 win at Butler ... had four receptions for 30 yards and returned four punts a total of 31 yards versus the Crusaders before the fateful blow.

SOPHOMORE (2012)
All-Ivy honorable mention at wide receiver ... recipient of the team’s Doten Award given annually to the sophomore that made the most significant contribution to the success of the squad ... eighth in the conference with 664 receiving yards, just 18 behind team leader Michael Reilly ... also second on the squad to Reilly in receptions (44 to 42), but led the Big Green with 15.8 yards per catch ... 31 of those 42 catches went for first downs ... led Dartmouth in receptions in five of the 10 contests ... caught at least two passes in every game ... served as the squad’s only punt returner during the season ... snared five throws in the season opener against Butler ... hauled in 17-yard reception in final seconds at Holy Cross to set up the 31-yard game-winning field goal ... also brought back a Crusader punt 24 yards, his longest return of the season ... first career touchdown was a 15-yard reception that came with 3:33 to play against Penn to bring the Green within seven points ... had a 33-yard catch among his team-high five receptions in Dartmouth’s first win against Yale in 10 years ... showcased in the two-minute drill at Columbia, catching four passes for 63 yards on the final drive to help Big Green rally for a 21-16 triumph ... overall had a season-high seven receptions versus the Lions ... snagged four tosses in each of the final four contests ... topped triple digits for the first time in his career with 103 yards against Harvard, including a dazzling 68-yard touchdown catch that made ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays ... led Dartmouth with 73 receiving yards at Cornell and 76 against Brown ... put all his athletic abilities on display in the season finale at Princeton with four catches for 76 yards, three punt returns for 37 yards, a rush for three yards and a 54-yard touchdown bomb thrown to Bo Patterson in the 35-21 win.

FRESHMAN (2011)
Limited to four games due to injuries ... saw action in the season opener, a 37-20 victory over Colgate ... back on the gridiron at Yale, hauling in four passes for 37 yards, including a season-best 16-yarder ... suffered a concussion on that long catch but returned two weeks later to catch a throw in the 37-0 whipping of Columbia.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped St. Thomas to a 10-0 regular season by doing a little bit of everything including completing 32-of-50 passes (64 percent) for 444 yards with six touchdowns and one interception ... all-metro, all-conference and all-state honorable mention choice ... team finished 12-1 overall ... captained football and baseball teams, earning three letters in each.

PERSONAL
Majoring in history ... son of Timothy and Amy ... full name is Ryan Greeley McManus ... born on April 21, 1993 ... has two sisters and two brothers ... older brother Timmy was a three-time captain for the Big Green ... younger brother Danny joined the Big Green for the 2013 season ... sister Colleen is a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2018 ... father played at Drake.


Complete Career Statistics

RECEIVINGgrecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2011 4 5 37 0 16 1.2 7.4 9.2
2012 10 42 664 2 68 4.2 15.8 66.4
2013 2 10 90 0 13 5.0 9.0 45.0
2014 10 68 879 8 42 6.8 12.9 87.9
2015 8 47 598 1 43 5.9 12.7 74.8
TOTAL 34 172 2268 11 68 5.1 13.2 66.7
 
RUSHINGgattyardstdlongavg/cavg/g
2011 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 10 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3
2013 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2015 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 34 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.1
 
PASSINGgcmp-att-intyardstdlongpctavg/pavg/geffic
2011 4 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 10 1-1-0 54 1 54 100.0 54.0 5.4 883.6
2013 2 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 10 0-1-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 8 0-1-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 34 1-3-0 54 1 54 33.3 18.0 1.6 294.5
 
TOTAL OFFENSEgrushpasstotalavg/g
2011 4 0 0 0 0.0
2012 10 3 54 57 5.7
2013 2 0 0 0 0.0
2014 10 0 0 0 0.0
2015 8 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 34 3 54 57 1.7
 
SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2011 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2012 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 1.2
2013 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2014 10 9 0 8 1 0 0 0 54 5.4
2015 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.8
TOTAL 34 12 0 11 1 0 0 0 72 2.1
 
PUNT RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2011 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 10 21 159 0 24 7.6 15.9
2013 2 5 33 0 15 6.6 16.5
2014 10 23 250 1 60 10.9 25.0
2015 8 25 216 0 63 8.6 27.0
TOTAL 34 74 658 1 63 8.9 19.4
 
ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2011 4 0 37 0 0 0 37 9.2
2012 10 3 664 159 0 0 826 82.6
2013 2 0 90 33 0 0 123 61.5
2014 10 0 879 250 0 0 1129 112.9
2015 8 0 598 216 0 0 814 101.8
TOTAL 34 3 2268 658 0 0 2929 86.1
 
TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2011 4 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
2012 10 1 2 3 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
2013 2 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
2014 10 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
2015 8 1 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
TOTAL 34 2 2 4 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
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