Ryan Harrison
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    Ryan Harrison

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Keller, TX

    High School:
    Keller

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 175

    Position:
    PK/P

    2007 (Junior) - Led MWC with 33 touchbacks ... had a career-best 81-yard punt against Wyoming, which is the fifth-longest punt in school history ... his 59.3 punt average against Wyoming is the best single game average in Air Force history (min. three punts) ... averaged 42.9 yards per punt which ranked fourth in the conference ... did not have enough attempts to qualify for the national statistics ... hit 19 of 27 field goals (70.4 percent) and 44 of 46 extra points ... 19 field goals tied as the most in school history (Dave Adams, 2000; Dave Lawson, 1974) ... one of only two kickers (Lawson, 1975) to have three field goals of over 50 yards in one season ... his 50-plus-yard field goals came vs. TCU (57), Colorado State (52) and Army (56) ... has made nine straight field goals dating back to the Wyoming game (five games, dating back to Oct. 20) ... scored a team-best 101 points on the year, the 10th most in school history and most ever by a kicker ... the previous most for a kicker was 94 points by Dave Adams in 2000 ... his 57-yard field goal vs. TCU is the sixth-longest in school history ... hit the game-winning 33-yard field goal in overtime vs. TCU ... his 27 field goal attempts are the third-most in school history for a single season and trail only Dave Lawson, who attempted 28 in 1975 and a school-record 31 in 1974 ... tied for third in the conference and 27th nationally in field goals with an average of 1.46 per game ... ranked fourth in the conference in PAT kicking percentage with a 95.7 mark ... tied for third in the conference in scoring with an average of 7.8 points per game ... is tied with BYU's Harvey Unga as the conference's top returning scorer for 2008.

    2006 (Sophomore) - Did not see any varsity action.

    2005 (Freshman) - Kicker and punter on the junior varsity ... played in the TCU and UNLV games as the kickoff specialist ... kicked a 44-yard field goal in the annual Blue-Silver Spring game.

    High School - Lettered three years in football and soccer ... second-team all-district kicker as a junior and second-team all-district punter as a senior ... first-team all-state 5A as a kicker as a senior ... three-time all-district midfielder in soccer ... first-team all-area as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society ... football coach was Kevin Atkinson.

    Personal - Parents are Todd and Shelly Harrison ... has two siblings, Sean (19) and Lindsay (15) ... father graduated from the Air Force Academy, class of 1982 ... father is a pilot ... birth date is June 6, 1987 ... born in Japan .... major is foreign area studies with a minor in Chinese ... member of Cadet Squadron 15 ... great uncle, Jim Cason, was a back with the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams from 1950-56 ... Cason played back at LSU and was a seventh-round draft pick in 1948 ... aunt (mom's step-sister) is Cher ... on the athletic's list six times and the commandant's list twice for military excellence ... is the honor NCO in his squadron, responsible for teaching honor to other cadets ... hopes to go to pilot training after graduation ... long-term goal is, after flying for the Air Force, to work as a missionary pilot in southeast Asia or Africa ... also recruited by the University of Texas ... person in history he would most like to meet is Christopher Columbus because "I would like to know what it was like to discover a land that no one else has ever seen or heard of" ... hobbies are travel, golf, bible study and all outdoor activities ... credits his mom and dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Tiger Woods ... favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys ... wears the No. 13 for many different reasons : 1. because it is associated with being unlucky, "but I will change that"; 2. 1 for extra points and three for field goals; 3. there were 12 disciples plus Jesus makes 13. 4. "it's my mom's favorite number."

    Career Kicking Statistics
    Year	G	FG-Att	Pct	XP-ATT	Pct.	Pts
    2007	13	19-27	70.4	44-46	.957	101
    

    Career Punting Statistics Year G Punts Avg. TB FC I20 Long 2007 13 46 42.9 3 10 8 81 (TCU)

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