Ryans Named National Defensive Player of the Week

MidtownJacket

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When is the last time one of our players got a national defensive player nod like this?
I'm used to ACC honors. I'm not used to news on national honors. Is this a new thing?
Ryans, a 6-5, 265-pound sophomore from Kennesaw, Ga., is the fourth Georgia Tech player to receive the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honor and the first in nine seasons (linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu in 2011).
 

UpperNorth

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In case anyone missed it last year, here’s a great article by Ken about Curtis’ high school career and recruitment. I’m unclear if he was considered a walk-on or a late signee. I didn’t see him listed on the rivals’ 2018 commitment list. Either way, great find by the former staff, great development by the current staff, and excellent job by him taking advantage of his opportunity. Those were big time plays he made Saturday and something tells me he hasn’t come close to reaching his ceiling.

 

LibertyTurns

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When is the last time one of our players got a national defensive player nod like this?
I'm used to ACC honors. I'm not used to news on national honors. Is this a new thing?
Justin Thomas won for offense in 2016. Not sure when the last defensive player was.

Edit: Attaochu back in 2013 maybe?
 

Buzztheirazz

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He reminds me of Jadeveon Clowney. Who do you think weighs more?

If you said Clowney-WRONG. Ryans outweighs him by 10#’s

255 to 265 Both are 6’5
 

malak05

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I mean Curtis Ryans size and length is impressive and if he uses and develops his Pass Rush he can continue to be a cog in lineup and rotation.
 
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