Ryan Van Diest
22  Ryan Van Diest
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lynden, WA

High School:
Lynden

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
WR

Age:
22


COLLEGE: Played in six games last season, making five starts ? Missed four games because of groin injury ? Caught 12 passes for 189 yards ? Started 10 games in 2001, missing Fort Lewis contest because of injury ? Caught 31 passes for 539 yards (17.4 average per catch) and 5 touchdowns with long of 47 ? Had career highs of 9 receptions for 141 yards against UC Davis, and caught 4 passes for 125 yards versus Humboldt State ? Played in all 10 games in 2000 ? Caught two passes for 43 yards, with long of 36 ? Redshirt in 1999 ? Three letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Washington State Sportswriters Association, Washington Prep Football Report, and Seattle P-I 3A all-State selection as senior at Lynden High School ? Also first-team Bellingham Herald all-County and all-Northwest League both ways ? Participated in East-West all-star game ? Set school career records for receptions (137), receiving yards (2,350) and tackles (198) ? Had 72 catches for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns as senior ? Also had 75 tackles, 7 pass interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles ? Captain's award winner and team all-academic pick ? Helped Lions to 11-2 record and semifinals of Class 3A state playoffs ? All-county and all-league as junior and sophomore, playing on teams that finished 9-2 and reached second round of the state playoffs ? Honorable mention all-league as freshman ? Started and lettered four years ? Also lettered four years in basketball and three in track.

PERSONAL: Major is general studies ? His father, Bill, played football at Western in 1979.