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Ryan Ayers

Class: Sophomore
Position: DB
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180

Previous School: South Paulding HS (Georgia Tech)

Hometown: Dallas, Ga.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• Very familiar with the program, as his brother played for Coach Roberts at Liberty
• Takes great notes in meetings
•  Very talented, smart player
• Has the potential to be a dynamic cover corner at Liberty
• Physical football player

2011 (R-Fr.)
• Competed in 10 games, making three starts
•  Started the first three games of the season at free safety
•  Made 19 total tackles (eight solo, 11 assisted)
•  Totaled two solo tackles in season opener at N.C. State, and again versus Coastal Carolina
•  Set career high with four tackles against Charleston Southern, including three assisted stops
•  Helped Liberty's defense finish the season ranked No. 31 in scoring defense (22.00 points per game)
•  Flames finished No. 32 in red zone defense (74.2 percent) and No. 38 in total defense (343.27 yards per game)

Previous School
• Transferred to Liberty from Georgia Tech
• Redshirted during the 2010 season

Prep
• Graduated from South Paulding High School
• Came out of high school ranked as the 22nd-best prospect in the state of Georgia by Superprep
• Ranked No. 27 by Rivals.com, and rated No. 21 on the AJC Fab 50 list
• Finished his senior season with 34 tackles, while returning two interceptions for 128 yards
• First team 4A all-state honoree
• Played in the third annual Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Personal
• Birthday is on Sept. 15
• Exercise science major at Liberty