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71 Ryan Childress
Ryan  Childress


Shawsville, Va.

High School:
Shawsville H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 209



WORTH NOTING:Returns for his fourth season as the team?s long snapper ? very reliable ? has been good on 99.1 percent of placekicking snaps and 97.5 percent on his punt snaps in his career ... competing this fall as a graduate student.

AT VIRGINIA: 2002?Handled the team?s long snapping duties on punts and place kicks ? was a perfect 61 of 61 long snapping on field goals and extra points and 66 of 68 on punts ? had a string of 46 consecutive on-target punt snaps ? best punt performance came against Duke when he was true on all eight snaps ? top kicking effort was nine for nine against Maryland ? had seven good snaps on field goals/extra points against both Akron and North Carolina ? perfect on seven place-kick snaps and a punt snap against West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl ? frequently the first man down in punt coverage ? led the team with 12 tackles on the punt team ??had a career-high three tackles vs. Wake Forest and two more the next week against Duke, the second-best total of his career ... earned his third letter. 2001?Snapped in all 12 games ? went a perfect 65 of 65 on punt snaps and six of six on field goal snaps ? snapped a season-high seven of seven against Wisconsin, Richmond, North Carolina, and Florida State ? went six of six in place-kicking attempts vs. Wake Forest ... lettered for the second time. 2000?Won the long snapping job during training camp ... did a very good job snapping on punts and place-kicks ... snapped in all 11 regular season games and in the O?ahu Bowl ... was good on 62 of 65 snaps on punts (.954) and 42 of 43 (.977) place-kicking attempts ... didn?t bounce any snaps and had just one snap sail (punt vs. Florida State) ... was true on all 10 punt snaps and both place-kick attempts vs. Clemson ... had good snaps on 10 punt snaps vs. Virginia Tech ... snapped at least seven times in every regular season game ... lettered for the first time. 1999?Joined the team as a walk-on ... red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... in uniform against Duke and Florida State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner in football at Shawsville High School for head coach Brett McPherson ... played running back and linebacker, and was the team?s long snapper ... named All-Three Rivers District at linebacker his junior and senior seasons ... led the district with 148 tackles as a senior ... finished his career with 515 tackles ... totaled 1435 yards rushing during his junior and season seasons ... returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown as a senior ... earned three letters in baseball at Shawsville High School ... twice named All-Three Rivers District.

PERSONAL: Ryan White Childress ... born 5-27-81 in Salem, Va. ... son of Marty and Sue Childress ... has two sisters, Kate (19) and Sarah (17), and a brother, Allen (14) ... twice named to Who?s Who Among American High School Students ... participated in Broomin? and Bloomin? county cleanup project ... likes reading and hunting ? received his undergraduate degree in government in May of 2003.

Childress Defensively

Year GP Plys S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int BlK
2000 11 69 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 12 65 5 4 9 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 14 68 1 11 12 1/1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 37 202 6 15 21 1/1 0 0 0 0 0 0


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